DFW Restaurant Week lasts a full month, officially August 8-14, but many restaurants are extending deals through September 4 and, oh yes, there’s a preview weekend August 4-7. When it comes to good food and raising money for charity, precise deadlines and choice of words are just quibbles.
DFW Restaurant Week, which kicks off on July 11, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a few new additions. At its core, it’s a great way to explore some of North Texas’ best dining options that you may have been hesitant to try due to the expense.
For this event, restaurants are offering a pre-fixed meal at a fixed price, with 20% of each meal going to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) or the Lena Pope Foundation in Tarrant County, which is an organization in nonprofit that focuses on improving child well-being through early intervention services. In 25 years, 11 million dollars have been raised for the NTFB alone.
Last year we did quite a bit of research during DFW Restaurant Week with this insider’s guide to the best reservations for DFW Restaurant Week and found it to be excellent in terms of food, quality and price. .
There are five options for the week-month of this year. There’s a new Signature Experience dinner, which costs $100 and includes a VIP experience with a cocktail, chef’s table and additional plushies. Another new option is a weekend brunch for $29. As always, dinner is a three-course meal for $39 or $49 at upscale locations. Lunch is $24 for a two-course meal. Many restaurants offer them to take away.
Reservations open July 11 through Open Table, but be sure to mention DFW Restaurant Week when you go to get that specific menu and ensure charities get their donation. Check the DFW Restaurant Week website for a specific link for reservations through OpenTable, or directly with restaurants.