Downtown Dining Week returns June 2-9
The sixth annual Downtown Dining Week, in which a number of Downtown restaurants offer fixed priced lunch and dinner menus, returns June 2-9.
Lunches are $10 and there are two tiers of dinner menus: at $20 and $30.
Although no special coupons are required to order from the menus, many of the restaurants fill up fast and organizer Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 recommends making reservations.
More than 215,000 diners have taken part in the event, which began in 2006. More than half of them said they were first-time visitors to one of the participating restaurants and more than a third did not work Downtown.
"Downtown Dining Week is a great way to kick off the summer," said Beth Nicols, executive director of Milwaukee Downtown. "It gives many restaurants an opportunity to showcase outdoor dining spaces or simply
remind guests to continue patronizing them between all the summer happenings."
Participating restaurants will be announced in April at MilwaukeeDowntown.com/diningweek.
However, last year's participants included: Benihana, Bistro 333, Buca di Beppo, Butch's Old Casino Steakhouse, Café Calatrava, Café at The Pfister, The Capital Grille, Charro, Club Charlies, Coquette Café, Eagan's on Water, Indulge, Joey Buona's Restaurant, Karl Ratzsch's, Kil@wat, The Knick, Libiamo, Louise's, Mader's, Mason Street Grill, Mi•keys, Milwaukee ChopHouse, Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern, Osteria del Mondo, Palms Bistro & Bar, The Red Accordion, RipTide Seafood Bar & Grill, Riverfront Pizzeria Bar & Grill, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Sabor, Sake Tumi, Swig, Third Ward Caffè, Tulip Restaurant, Umami Moto, Ward's House of Prime, Water Buffalo and Zarletti.
How stupid Red_5--A great way to meet new customers, and be busy. Nothing worse for a waiter than no customers. That would be the one 8 day period i would really want to wait on tables--more tips, more customers.
"take that week off" Why? The restaurants have the same number of tables they always do, so it's not like the workload is would be that far out of wack... As long as people remember to tip on the original menue price and not on the discounted price, I'd think they would welcome the extra business. DTDW has always been a good motivator to try some new places, and just enjoy Milwaukee. I've always had great service (on top of good food) each year. I've never seen any of the restaurants become chaotic or any such thingh during this annual event.
Ah yes DTDW. If you work in this business at any of these establishments do yourself a favor and take that week off.
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