Get your appetites ready for Downtown Dining Weeks

The 12th Annual Downtown Dining Weeks takes on Syracuse from Feb. 15 to Feb. 29.

Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks is almost here. Here's some need-to-know information to plan your night out at some of the city's finest restaurants. 

Dining Weeks is a once-a-year opportunity to sample the city’s wide range of cuisines at an affordable price of no more than $25. Twenty-nine downtown Syracuse restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus to diners starting Feb. 15. Some restaurants will have different menus for each week of the event. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and their menu offerings. Dining Weeks will end Feb. 29.

Discounted parking will be offered at the Atrium Parking Garage and the Clinton Street Garage, as well as the lots at Fayette and Walton streets and Fayette and Clinton streets. Starting at 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, parking will be discounted to $5. 

Additionally, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse will be running a contest throughout Dining Weeks. The winner will receive a gift card or certificate to one of the participating restaurants. Here’s how it works: Each restaurant will have up to two chef’s hats hidden somewhere in the dining area. If you spot one, take a picture of it and email the Downtown Committee. If you don’t have a smartphone, a description of where the chef’s hat was discovered at which restaurant will also be accepted.

2016 marks the 12-year anniversary of Dining Weeks. According to Alice Maggiore, communications coordinator for the Downtown Committee, Dining Weeks is one of the most popular events during the winter. 

“Dining Weeks draws people from all throughout Onondaga County and significant amounts of people from neighboring counties like Madison, Oneida and Cayuga," she said. "It was estimated that in 11 years of Dining Weeks more than a quarter of a million people were brought into downtown Syracuse.”

Dining Weeks is presented by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse and Renzi Foodservice.

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