Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week takes appetites on a culinary journey throughout the city

Posted at 6:10 AM, Feb 15, 2017

Local restaurants will feed the hungry appetites of Clevelanders who want to get a taste of the city's culinary dishes from Cleveland's burgeoning food scene.

The 10th annual Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week will run from February 17 through February 26.

Akick-off party at the Hyatt Arcade on Thursday, February 16, will allow the public to get a taste of what the participating restaurants will be serving. Tickets are $25 and doors open at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The public will have the option to get $15, $30 and $40 lunch and dinner specials at select restaurants throughout Downtown Cleveland during the week.

This year, participating restaurants will compete in The Hungry Games - Battle of the Districts. Restaurant Week goers will vote for their favorite menus. Restaurants are competing for "Judge's Choice," "Best New Restaurant," "Restaurant of the Year," and "Best Dining District." 

Because the city has a plethora of restaurants, there are two restaurant weeks that are close together, but both are different. The Cleveland Restaurant Week will start on March 3 and end on March 16.

Below are the restaurants participating in the kick-off party. More than 50 restaurants will participate in the restaurant week.