(614) Restaurant Week is back and better than ever from Jan. 25-30, 2021. This year, the majority of meals are available for carryout, as well as the traditional dine-in, plus participants have the opportunity to raise money for Service!, a relief effort for hospitality workers.

In anticipation of this delicious week ahead, we’ve put together an FAQ for any first-timers.

What is (614) Restaurant Week?

(614) Restaurant Week is a bi-annual event in which restaurants from across the city offer three-course prix fixe meals at a fraction of their regular cost. Meals range from $15-40 (increasing in $5 increments) and typically feature a starter, main course and dessert.

Many places also offer specialty cocktails or recommended drink pairings, and thanks to new liquor laws in Ohio, those are available for carryout as well!

How does this support the restaurant industry?

With limitations on in-person dining and evening curfews, bars and restaurants have been devastated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, so any purchase, no matter how small, is needed and appreciated by local restaurants.

This year, the community has the chance to do even greater good by entering the restaurant week grand prize giveaway, for which each entry will be matched with a $.25 donation to Service! Service! was created at the beginning of the pandemic by a group of individuals in the hospitality community to help workers in need, and their goal is to help break the cycle of financial insecurity among those working in the service industry.

What types of meals are available?

Meal options range from comfort food to fine dining and everything in between. In true Columbus fashion, cuisine from around the world, including Indian, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, French and more. There are plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options as well. Menus can be sorted by price to make finding the right meal easy.

Check out a few of the menus most highly anticipated by our team:

Barcelona

This independently owned and operated restaurant features authentic Spanish cuisine. Their restaurant week offering is a three course meal for $35. Learn More

Hen Quarter

One of Dublin's Bridge Park's newer restaurants, Hen Quarter offers sophisticated Southern cuisine while creating memorable experiences. Visit for restaurant week to get a three course meal for $35. Learn More

High Bank Distillery

This microdistillery in Grandview is also a local full-service restaurant and bar. For $20 during restaurant week, you can dine in or carry out a three course meal. Learn More

Pecan Penny's

Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, Pecan Penny's offers central Texas-style smoked BBQ, house-made sides, local beers and craft cocktails. Their three course restaurant week menu is available for dine-in or carryout. Learn More

The Top Steakhouse

This locally owned neighborhood restaurant in Bexley serves juicy charbroiled steaks, jumbo lobster tails, slowly roasted ribs, seafood and exceptional martinis. For $40, you can get an upscale three course meal in a retro supper club atmosphere. Learn More

Wolf's Ridge Brewing

This independent, family-owned craft brewery and restaurant in downtown Columbus is offering a three course menu available for take-out only for just $25. You could even add on their own beer to carryout with dinner. Learn More

Where can I learn more?

Get all the details and enter giveaways here!

Pizza With A Purpose

Help raise money for the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund with purchases of pepperoni pizzas from select locations, Jan. 25-31.