Ogden Restaurant Week: Eat It Up!

This Mini Green Globe (thin-sliced avocado, spicy tuna and crab salad) is one of the entree specials offered at Tona Sushi Bar & Grill during Ogden Restaurant Week. Photo courtesy Tona Sushi Bar & Grill. Restaurant Week.

Ogden Restaurant Week is here, offering  a chance to break out of your restaurant rut and try more than two dozen participating restaurants without breaking your budget. From now through Saturday, April 15, you can get a two-course lunch for $10 and a three-course dinner for $17.  The courses, if purchased separately off the regular menu, would cost quite a bit more than the $10 price for lunch, and the $17 dinner price.

Each restaurant’s special menu can be found at OgdenRestaurantWeek.com. (And if it’s the special doesn’t appeal to you, the restaurants are still offering their regular menu at regular prices, too.)

Hosting a Restaurant Week makes a culinary statement about the quality of the city’s local, independently owned restaurants. Many major cities such as New York, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, San Diego and New Orleans have a Restaurant Week with dining deals. About 13 years ago, Salt Lake City’s downtown restaurants organized an annual Dine O’Round that takes place every September. Begun in 2013, Ogden Restaurant Week has added new participants each year.

Some tips for navigating Restaurant Week:

  1. Drinks, tax and tip are not included in the $10 and $17 prices, so budget accordingly.
  2. Check the menus on Ogdenrestaurantweek.com or by calling the restaurant. Most places offer several different choices. But if you don’t like any of them, you will end up ordinering from the regular menu, at  regular prices — no savings. can always order from the regular menu, and pay the regular price.
  3. Consider making reservations, if you’ve got a large group. Eateries tend to be fill up more quickly during Restaurant Week. You might want to time your visit before or after the usual rush hours.
  4. Be part of the buzz. Share your selfies and meal experiences on the Ogden Restaurant Week Facebook page.

Here are participating restaurants:

Bangkok Garden, 2426 Grant Ave.

Bigelow Grillthe Ben Lomond Hotel, 2510 Washington Blvd.

Even Stevens, 2214 Washington Blvd.

Harley & Bucks2432 Washington Blvd.

Harp & Hound2550 Washington Blvd.

Hearth on 25th195 25th St.

Hearth on 25th Street

Iggy’s Sports Grill2309 Washington Blvd.

Lighthouse Lounge130 25th St.

Lucky Slice Pizza200 25th St.

Lucky Slice Pizza

Pig and a Jelly Jar227 25th St.

Prairie Schooner Steakhouse445 Park Blvd.

Restaurant 1107 Ben Lomond Hotel, 2510 Washington Blvd.

Roosters Brewing Company253 25th St.

Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano174 25th St.

Sabores De Mexico2501 Grant Ave.

Slackwater Pizzeria & Pub1895 Washington Blvd.

Smoked Pork Chili Verde Nachos — one of Slackwater’s Restaurant Week appetizers.

Smokey’s BBQ and Grill11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Sonora Grill2310 Kiesel Ave.

Beef Taquitos are one of the appetizer specials offered at Sonora Grill during Ogden Restaurant Week.

Thai Curry Kitchen582 25th St.

Thai Curry Kitchen

Tokyo Station Teppanyaki & Sushi2259 Washington Blvd.

Tona Sushi Bar and Grill210 25th St.

Tona Sushi & Grill is a hybrid of the owner’s names — Tony and Tina.

Union Grill 315 24th St.

Waffle Love109 25th St.

Warren’s Craft Burger, 258 25th St.

Zucca Trattoria, 225 25th St.

 

 

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