Pasta, Seafood & Steak: Spring Restaurant Weeks are Here

By: Toni Cunningham | March 23, 2014
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It’s that time again, Metro Detroiters! Restaurant weeks are upon us once again, the time of year in which surrounding cities show off the most excellent dishes from the top eateries in town. While some restaurant weeks take place only once a year, others are biannual and several of them occur in the spring.

Kicking off the festivities is Troy Restaurant Week, which began on Sunday, March 23 and runs through Friday, March 28. Special menus will be available at 17 restaurants in the city, none of which include fixed pricing.

Participating restaurants include: BRIO Tuscan Grille, Granite City Food & Brewery, Kona Grill, Kruse & Muer on Wilshire, Loccino Italian Grill & Bar, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mon Jin Lau, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ocean Prime, Papa Vino’s Italian Kitchen, Picano’s Italian Grille, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shield’s Restaurant Bar Pizzeria, Steelhouse Tavern, The Capital Grille, The Melting Pot of Troy, and Tre Monti Ristorante.

While most restaurants are contributing for both lunch and dinner, a handful of the aforementioned ones are only doing so for dinner. For details on each restaurant’s menu, check out the official website provided above or the Facebook page.

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As the food fest in Troy ends, another one begins. Royal Oak Restaurant Week kicks off on Friday, March 28 and goes through Sunday, April 6. Throughout the week, dine at over 20 select restaurants in the area for a three-course meal with a fixed price of $15, $25 or $35.

Restaurants taking part in Royal Oak Restaurant week include: Andiamo, bd’s Mongolian Grill, Blackfinn, Cantina Diablos, Fifth Avenue, Gusoline Alley, Lily’s Seafood, Monk Beer Abbey, Oak City Grille, Oxford Inn, Rock on Third, Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak, Town Tavern, Woody’s Diner, Zumba Mexican Grille, Bastone, Bigalora, Café Muse, D’Amato’s, Goodnite Gracie, Hamlin Corner, Lockahart’s BBQ, Mr. B’s, O’Tooles, Pronto, Royal Oak Brewery, Tom’s Oyster Bar, Vinotecca, and Ye Olde Saloon.

Lastly this spring season, Detroit Restaurant Week will take place on Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 20. Each three-course meal is priced at $30/person, and there will be approximately 20 participating restaurants this time around.

During Detroit Restaurant Week last fall, over 30,000 diners participated in the festivities, and even more are expected to do so this spring.

While the list of participating restaurants has not yet been announced, last fall’s selection included the likes of 24Grille, Detroit Seafood Market, Guns + Butter, Coach Insignia, Fountain Bistro, La Dolce Vita, Roma Café and Brizola.

Keep an eye on the official website in addition to the Detroit Restaurant Week Facebook page for further details as it gets closer to game time.

The best part of this spring season’s restaurant weeks is that they’re all spaced out and none of them overlap—meaning you can take part in each without a schedule conflict (or overstuffing yourself).