Home to an expanding culinary scene from authentic taquerias and global-inspired plates, to nationally-recognized breweries Grand Rapids is one of the best places to be if you’re hungry or thirsty.

The city of Grand Rapids is gearing up for its ninth-annual Restaurant Week GR (RWGR), which is a 12-day event dedicated to celebrating the city’s vibrant food scene.

Restaurant Week GR 2018 is bringing exciting new options for all palettes and taste buds from August 8-19.

Here’s what’s in store for Restaurant Week GR 2018:

Over 70 Participating Locations

Whether you’re looking for authentic cuisine from around the world, or unique takes on classics, this year’s Restaurant Week GR won’t lack options due to over 70 participating restaurants! Visit the RWGR page to view participating restaurants and their menus.

Newly-opened restaurant, Linear, is offering a Chef's Choice option. You can select five courses for $35, including this vegan farro risotto.

Photo Credit: Linear

New Chef’s Choice Option

This year you can expect three different options and price points:

  • Two courses for $15 per person (lunch and dinner)

  • Two courses for $25 per person (dinner)

  • Chef’s Choice for over $25 per person (dinner)

RWGR’s new Chef’s Choice option allows restaurants to showcase their talent and culinary creativity. For foodies seeking a unique culinary experience, the Chef’s Choice option is for you.

“Customers are seeking creative, fun dishes. The Chef’s Choice option gives the restaurants the opportunity to deliver,” says Kate Lieto, Director of Marketing for Experience Grand Rapids.

In 2017, RWGR added the successful Lunch Option for participating restaurants. This year, restaurants can choose to offer a special menu for lunch, dinner, or for both meals.

“Restaurant Week GR is about enjoying great food and trying new restaurants. All of the options provide those opportunities at various price points,” says Lieto.

Brass Ring Brewing's bone marrow is the first of two dinner courses offered for $25 during RWGR.

Photo Credit: Brass Ring Brewing

Search Menus Online

While visiting the RWGR page you’ll have access to all Restaurant Week GR menus. The page offers convenient filter settings that allow users to narrow down their specifications by menu options, dietary restrictions, neighborhoods, cuisine type, if the location accepts reservations, and if outdoor seating is available.

Supporting Local Students

While visiting RWGR participants, you’ll also be supporting students at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. For every Restaurant Week meal sold, $1 will be donated to the program’s scholarship fund.

Fact: Since 2010, RWGR has raised over $143,000 for the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education!

Visit the Restaurant Week GR page for updates.

Are you hungry yet? Begin planning your Restaurant Week GR adventures by viewing the menus online. Don’t forget to document your Restaurant Week GR activities by using the hashtag “#RWGR” on social media posts.