Denver Restaurant Week will take place from March 11-20, 2022, celebrating The Mile High City’s resilient restaurant scene and encouraging the community to continue to support the hospitality industry, which has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. As always, Denver Restaurant Week will feature specially priced, multi-course menus at some of the top restaurants throughout the metro area, from neighborhood favorites to new hotspots; and restaurants will offer one of three available price points – $25, $35 or $45 per-person.
VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, which organizes the annual event, has engaged local restaurant partners to ensure that Denver Restaurant Week is as valuable as possible to these businesses as they continue to face ongoing challenges. After a successful fall iteration in 2020 that took advantage of to-go options, and a spring timeframe in 2021 that allowed restaurants to capitalize on expanded outdoor dining, VISIT DENVER and its partners have determined that the March dates, projected to be likely past the current surge, will see restaurants in good shape to host the ten-day event, encouraging people to return to in-person dining while still prioritizing the health and safety of everyone.
“Restaurants are a cornerstone of Denver’s hospitality and tourism industry and a vital part of our community,” said Richard Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER. “Denver Restaurant Week was originally designed to showcase Denver’s culinary offerings and award-winning restaurant scene; and now, we will use the platform to continue to support these businesses through the challenges they are facing and ensure they are here well into the future.”
VISIT DENVER and the Denver Restaurant Week sponsors will once again cover the promotional and operational expenses, making this a no-cost marketing program for all restaurants.
“Denver Restaurant Week is a longstanding celebration of our city’s fantastic dining scene and we’re thrilled that it’s coming back after a long, hard winter for our local restaurant industry,” said Sonia Riggs, president and CEO of Colorado Restaurant Association. “Omicron caused so many of our favorite spots to close, even if just temporarily, and, with a lack of federal funding so far this year, restaurants need all the help they can get to survive until the start of patio season. Please take advantage of Denver Restaurant Week in whatever way you can – by dining out or taking out – and help do your part to keep this industry alive and well.”
Registration for restaurants – which will be free to all restaurants once again – opened Tuesday, January 18. Interested restaurants can register at DenverRestaurantWeek.com. Participating restaurants and menus will be announced to the public on February 16, and diners will be encouraged to peruse the wide variety of restaurants and menus and make reservations early.