It’s time to start fasting responsibly ahead of San Diego’s biannual gastronomic blowout: Restaurant Week!

With its unbeatable climate, diverse landscapes, and abundance of creative and ambitious farmers, ranchers, vintners, brewers, and chefs, Greater San Diego must rank among the world’s greatest places to gorge. And San Diego Restaurant Week, which sees nearly 200 area restaurants offering special prix-fixe menus, is one of the best introductions to (and celebrations of) our county’s mighty food-shed.

Epicurean Touring for San Diego Restaurant Week

From September 20 to September 27, you can wander your way from downtown San Diego to the South Bay, from the North County coast to the inland valleys—hopping from taqueria to sushi bar, from French bistro to Argentinian grill-house.

Sitting down at one of the eateries participating in Restaurant Week, you’ll find two-course prix-fixe lunch menus costing just $10, $15, or $20 per person, and three-course prix-fixe dinners between $20 and $50 per person. And those irresistibly discounted meals will spotlight local produce, meat, seafood, libations, and other ingredients: It’s a great sendup of San Diego abundance, filtered through the specific traditions, skills, and imaginations of world-class chefs.

As always, a big part of the appeal of San Diego Restaurant Week is the fact that there’s no entry fee or ticket. Taking part in the festivities just means driving around amid the beautiful and varied scenery of San Diego County and enjoying the fruits of magical kitchens right where they’re based.

Keep in mind: While, as we said, there’s no special admission required for San Diego Restaurant Week, reservations are highly recommended!

Front-Row Seats to San Diego Restaurant Week

Conveniently perched in downtown San Diego, the Sofia Hotel offers premier accommodations for enjoying San Diego Restaurant Week. We’ll provide you an exquisite guestroom and topnotch hospitality in our historic hotel while you take full advantage of this epic expose of our big backyard’s culinary magic. Get in touch with us today to secure a room in time for this unbelievably tasty week!