Restaurant Week New Orleans 2020 follows Coolinary with more dining deals

On the heels of Coolinary, Restaurant Week New Orleans launches another helping of dining deals to support local eateries during the pandemic.

Now in its 10th year, Restaurant Week features an updated format to include to-go options as part of this year’s promotion from Oct. 5 to Oct. 11.

Source: Restaurant Week New Orleans

Many restaurants are still trying to find their footing during the pandemic. However, New Orleans moving into the first stage of Phase 3 will offer more relaxed restrictions for restaurants, including 75 percent indoor capacity and 100 percent outdoor capacity with proper distancing.

During this weeklong celebration of New Orleans cuisine, participating restaurants in the New Orleans metro area will offer special pre-fixe menus including a two-course lunch for $25 or less and a three-course dinner or brunch for $45 or less.

So far, more than 60 restaurants are registered to participate, with options ranging from fine-dining establishments to neighborhood favorites.

Some newcomers to Restaurant Week in 2020 include Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco, Costera, Copper Vine Wine Pub, The Commissary, Espiritu, Cho Thai, Rosie’s on the Roof, The Bower and Acorn.

The Louisiana Restaurant Association, who partners with New Orleans & Company to organize the annual dining promotion, said favorable positive case data in Orleans and Jefferson parishes’ paved the way for this popular event’s return.

“Our restaurants have embraced the reopening guidelines as they focus on best practices in social distancing and sanitation to provide a safe environment for our guests and team members. Our world renowned cuisine remains the star of the show,” said LRA President and CEO Stan Harris.

The LRA projects the event will inject a sales boost into an industry that has struggled with closures and restrictions during the pandemic.

For a complete listing of participating restaurants and to browse their menus, visit www.restaurantweekneworleans.com. Diners can make reservations through the website or restaurant directly.