Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week kicks off today, followed by a week of special menus

Posted at 1:55 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 13:55:14-05

CLEVELAND — Cleveland foodies, this week is for you. The Cleveland Restaurant Week starts with a kick-off event Thursday followed by a week of mouth-watering prix fixe menus created by Cleveland's All-Star chefs and restaurants.

The kick-off event, hosted at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, will feature cooking demonstrations from past award winners while attendees will enjoy unlimited samples from 24 participating restaurants.

Tickets are available for the event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets can be bought here.

Schedule for cooking demonstrations during kick-off event:

Shift 1: 5pm-5:30pm
Johnny’s Downtown
Ruth’s Chris
7 Chefs Buffet

Shift 2: 5:30pm
Cleveland Chop
Boney Fingers
Pizza 216
Element's Bistro

Following the kick-off event, from March 1-10, restaurants around Cleveland will prepare prix fixe menus at special prices.

How it works:
Check out the menus from participating restaurants here.
Once you choose the place you want to try, go to the restaurant and ask your server for the Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week menu.

Use the hashtag #dtCLERW19 on social media to give a food review and share your experience.

After you have dined, visit Downtown Cleveland Alliance and cast your vote so the best restaurant can win! By casting your vote, you will automatically be entered to win a gift from participating establishments.

All Star line up of past award winners include:

Johnny’s Downtown-Judges Choice
Rusty Anchor at Music Box- Most Mouthwatering Menu
Elements Bistro- People’s Choice
Cleveland Chop- Downtown Restaurant of the Year

Pizza 216- Judge’s Choice
Boney Fingers- Best New Restaurant
Boney Fingers- Downtown Restaurant of the Year

Adega- Judge’s Choice
Rusty Anchor at Music Box- Judge’s Choice
Ruth’s Chris- Best New Restaurant
Boney Fingers- Downtown Restaurant of the Year