March 1-11 , 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a restaurant week?
It's a celebration of the culinary talents of area restaurants. During restaurant week, restaurants offer specially priced three-course meals. Chefs work hard year round to take care of their customers. During restaurant weeks, they go above and beyond. The first restaurant week concept originated in New York City in the early nineties and caught on in Maine in 2009.

What are the special menu prices?
Depending on the restaurant, either 25, 35, 45 or 55. Also some participating restaurants will serve prix fixe lunches starting at 15.

Does this price include taxes and tips?
No. And please remember to tip your bartender and server well. Like the chefs, they're some of the hardest working people around.

Is every Maine restaurant participating?
No, although every Maine restaurant is welcome to register and join the celebration. Restaurants should sign up here.

Do I need to make reservations?
Calling ahead and asking about the need for a reservation is always a good idea.

Are hotels and inns offering special stay-and-dine packages?
A list of fantastic places to stay is listed here.

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Number 9!

This ninth annual MRW ... 9 winters worth of celebrating Maine's local- and independently owned restaurants