We hope you’re hungry — It’s time to book your reservation for the 25th Annual DFW Restaurant Week. Kicking off in August, foodies can explore delicious food + specials while supporting local eateries and nonprofits. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s festivities.
First thing’s first 🗓️
Despite its name, DFW Restaurant Week is a month-long event with a preview weekend running Thurs., Aug. 4-Sun., Aug 7. The official event will get underway Mon., Aug. 8-Sun., Sept. 4.
Supporting the community 💸
Jim White, the late radio host at 1080 KRLD, started the festival in support of local charities, like longtime partners the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope. Over the past 25 years, DFW Restaurant Week has raised nearly $11 million in charitable donations.
During the month-long celebration, participating restaurants in the Fort Worth area will donate 20% of proceeds to Lena Pope, a local nonprofit that helps Tarrant County kids in need. Dallas-area restaurants will donate their 20% to the North Texas Food Bank.
What to expect 🍽️
Reservations can be made for brunch, lunch, and dinner with an option to choose a two- or three-course meal. Here’s a breakdown of the pricing:
- $24 | Two-course lunch
- $29 | Two-course weekend brunch
- $39-$49 | Three-course dinner. Prices vary based on restaurant
- $99 | Signature experience. Options vary based on the restaurant but may include cocktails, sitting at the chefs’ table, or more than three courses.
Some of these options will be available to-go — check with participating restaurants beforehand. It should also be noted that wine and cocktails are not included in the listed price, apart from the signature experience.
Pro tip: If you spend $10 at a local FedEx store during the celebration, ask for a “fourth course certificate” and get an additional dinner course when you dine at a participating restaurant. Book your reservations.