FAQ For Participating Restaurants

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Guide for Participating Restaurants

When is Spring San Francisco Restaurant Week?

Friday, April 14– Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Where do I register my restaurant to participate?

You can register here. Please note you must be a current GGRA member. If you are not a current member, please follow the directions on the event page to join or renew your membership before registering.

When is the deadline to register as a participating restaurant?

The registration deadline for all participating restaurants is Friday, March 24, 2023.

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What are the prix-fixe menu price points?

Brunch or lunch (2+ courses): $10, $15, $25, $30

Dinner (3+ courses): $30, $45, $65, $75

What service types are included?

Spring San Francisco Restaurant Week 2023 will be open to any SF restaurant offering outdoor dining, indoor dining, takeout and/or delivery.

Can we offer more than one type of menu?

Yes. Your restaurant can serve a special brunch or lunch and a special dinner menu if you choose.

What should we offer on our prix-fixe menu?

Many diners use Restaurant Week to try out new restaurants. This is your chance to connect with new guests that can become regular diners. For new diners, being able to try your signature dishes, is often a draw. You can also use the opportunity to test out a new menu item and see how it’s received. Any deals or special offers are welcome and encouraged during SF Restaurant Week.

We already offer a prix-fixe menu at a different price point, can we still participate?

Yes. Use the program as a chance to build in something special (i.e. a discount or a special menu item only available during SF Restaurant Week, etc.).

I don’t normally offer courses. Can I get creative with what I’m offering on my menu(s)?

Yes! As long as you meet the three criteria outlined above in the menu requirements, you are welcome to be as creative as you like to make SF Restaurant Week work for your restaurant!

Some ideas include:

  • Lunch or dinner for two
  • Meal kits
  • Beverage pairings (either included in the cost of the menu or offered as supplemental items)

You can find more ideas in our guide below:

Guide for Participating Restaurants

What are the menu requirements?

  • Your menu(s) must fall under one of the eight price points outlined above.
  • You must offer at least two items for brunch/lunch and at least three items for dinner
  • You must include the SF Restaurant Week logo on your menu
  • We ask that you offer your menu(s) consistently throughout the 10 days (within your restaurant’s regular operating days/hours)

Do we have to participate in the program over the weekend?

We ask that you offer consistent pricing through the 10 days of Restaurant Week. Data shows that many diners make their SF Restaurant Week reservations for the weekends. Not offering the menu continuously throughout the program generates considerable confusion for diners who come looking or expecting a special menu. If you are not going to offer the menu on weekends we suggest you contact all weekend reservation holders and notify them that you won’t be offering the Restaurant Week menu.

Do we have to use OpenTable as a reservation platform to participate in the program?

No. SF Restaurant Week is open to any restaurant that wants to participate regardless of whether you use OpenTable’s reservation platform.

Special Offer from OpenTable:

As a proud sponsor of San Francisco Restaurant Week, OpenTable is offering new restaurants that sign up to take advantage of the additional marketing support that we provide without long-term commitments.

All contracts are month to month for this offer, so if a restaurant wants to test OpenTable, they can terminate after the first month.

There are no charges from the GGRA website for covers booked.

There are no charges from a restaurants website so they can add a booking link.

There will be a $1 charge per cover for reservations booked on OpenTable.com or our partners. 

To take advantage of this offer, please reach out to Steven Weinbaum at sweinbaum@opentable.com

Where can I find a list of past participating restaurants?

You can find a list of our Spring 2023 participants here.

I still have additional questions, who should I contact?

If you still have questions, please send an email to ggra@ggra.org.