Mark your calendars: the 13th annual St. Charles Restaurant Week is back and is taking place from Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th. This is a great chance to add some fun to your week, and to try that spot you've been eyeing or to revisit a current favorite. Here's everything you need to know to make the very most out of St. Charles Restaurant Week.
How to Participate
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The culinary scene in St. Charles is outstanding, so it only makes sense that there's an event that showcases all the different flavors that this city has to offer. Participating in St. Charles Restaurant Week is easy:
Step 1: Visit our website to view all the participating restaurants, and choose which one you'd like to indulge at. There are 40+ restaurants that are participating this year, so you won't be short on spots to choose from. From breakfast and coffee shops, to Italian or Sushi dinners, there is something for everyone to enjoy! On the website, you'll find the location and direction of each restaurant, along with a link to their website so that you can look at their menu beforehand.
Step 2: Once you've selected which spot is a must to eat at, it's time to lace up your shoes and head out! When you've sat down to dine, mention to the waiter or waitress that you're there for St. Charles Restaurant Week, or show them the mailer that will be sent out by the St. Charles Business Alliance. You can print out a sheet here that you can also show!
Step 3: Because you've mentioned that you're there for St. Charles Restaurant Week, you'll now receive 15% off your total bill of $20 or more (excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity). This discount applies any time of the day the restaurant is open, and is for dine-in only.
Step 4: When your mouthwatering food has arrived at your table, take a second to admire it. Once you're finished with the admiration, take a photo your meal, tag @stcalliance and use #STCRestaurantWeek to share your scrumptious shots of your plate and for a chance to be featured on our social media.
Step 5: After you're stuffed from that tasty meal, revisit step one and start again!
Restaurant Week Challenge on the Travel St. Charles App
We know you're probably itching to get to that restaurant and start dining, but before you head out the door, be sure to download the Travel St. Charles App. This year, there is a fun St. Charles Restaurant Week Challenge where you can get the chance to win a $25 gift card to a participating restaurant! Here's how to get your entry:
Step 1: Download the Travel St. Charles app and create an account. You can download the app on Apple or Android. This is very important, as you won't be able to submit your entry into the giveaway without an account.
Step 2: Once you've created your account, you can find the Restaurant Week Challenge located under the "Challenges" tab. The Restaurant Week Challenge can only be found on the app during Restaurant Week.
Step 3: While you're dining at the restaurant of your choosing, open up the Restaurant Week Challenge on the Travel St. Charles app and click on the restaurant you're at. You'll be able to "Check-In" to the restaurant while you're there dining.
Step 4: When you check into one or more restaurants during Restaurant Week, you'll be entered to win a $25 gift card to a participating restaurant! The more times you check in to different restaurants, the more entries you'll get. This prize makes for a great excuse to get back out and keep dining!
Step 5: Keep an eye on your email! Six winners will be chosen and notified on February 27th.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to our website today and start planning out your 2023 St. Charles Restaurant Week. This is fantastic chance to get out in the community, and have a memorable experience trying new dishes!