DOC Restaurant Week – Fall Edition

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Columbus, Contest, Eating Local, Events, Restaurant Week

By popular demand, Dine Originals Columbus has decided to bring back the wildly successful Restaurant Week for a fall edition. I went gung-ho this spring, and went to 15 restaurants in 7 days. I won’t be able to be quite that enthusiastic this time around, but keep your eyes open starting Monday night for my Restaurant Week experiences. It will run this time starting Monday the 7th, and ending September 13th. You can view more details and the restaurant week menus on the Dine Originals Columbus site. Prices will be either $20.09 or $30.09 for a multi-course meal. The extra .09 per diner goes to charity, which is a nice touch.

So, I’ve got a little treat for you all. Karen Simonian of Dine Originals Columbus has provided me a $25 gift certificate (that can be used at any one of the 40 Dine Originals Columbus member restaurants) to give away to one of my readers. While this can’t be used during Restaurant Week, it will give one of you the opportunity to maybe try a restaurant you’ve been wanting to. So, how do you get your name in the hat to win?

In the comments section below, let me know either a) if you had to pick one, which Restaurant Week menu is your favorite OR b) about one of your DOC Restaurant Week experiences (from either this upcoming week or the spring edition. The random drawing will take place at the end of Restaurant Week, on September 13, 2009 at 11:59PM. One entry per person, please – and make sure your email address is linked in there somewhere. Bonus entry to those of you who Twitter this contest and leave a comment with your Twitter username so I can verify.

Good luck, everyone – and I hope you enjoy your meals out as much as I will!

Update: I threw everyone’s name (including bonus entries) into  and the winner is #3, Lynz. Congratulations!

23 Responses to “DOC Restaurant Week – Fall Edition”

  1. Laura Robertson-Boyd Says:

    Hi Becke- I LOVE the Dine Originals concept. My mom has been participating in a similar concept in Dayton for years, so I was thrilled to see it come to Columbus this past Spring. My favorite was dessert at Pistachia Vera in German Village: $15 for a sampling of desserts for two plus coffee or tea. The staff and service were so wonderful and pleasant, and the desserts so FABULOUS that I went TWICE!! I'm looking forward to trying some new places this upcoming week.

    I also tweeted your contest for the bonus entry, too. My twitter ID is chefrb. Thanks!!!

  2. Lynz Says:

    I cannot wait to try G. Michael's..and last spring everything that I had at Alanas was amazing! Every restaurant that I went to last spring had the friendliest service I've ever experienced.

    My twitter ID: lc17chic

  3. John Says:

    I would love to try the menu at L'Antibes.

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  5. Jayna Wallace Says:

    We tried out Handke's during Restaurant Week in the spring — glad we had a chance to visit while it was still open! We also tried out The Refectory (I had never been — it completely lived up to all the hype!) There are so many great restaurants on the list for the fall – hopefully we can make it out at least once or twice. :)

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  6. Kari Says:

    I am definitely excited about Bodega’s menu…you can’t go wrong with Sangria, pizza, and a cheese plate!

  7. Kate Says:

    I loved the spring Restaurant week! My husband and I had a fabulous "last supper" at Pistacia Vera – our son was born the very next day. I'll never forget how delicious the meal and that freedom was!

  8. Jean Says:

    In the spring we visited The Top for a wonderful dinner! This time we have several lined up…starting with The Burgundy Room!

  9. Albug_Cbus Says:

    I am really intrigued by Alana's menu this year. Last year, I thought Barcelona's several course tapas menu was a nice twist on the traditional 3 course restaurant week menus.

  10. MaureenMcCabe Says:

    decisions, decisions I think I want to try the menu at L'Antibes this week.

  11. Susan M. Says:

    I'd really like to try Deepwoods, I think.

  12. Sara Says:

    This time around, I think Black Creek Bistro has the most intriguing menu!

  13. Katie Says:

    Last spring I tried Cafe Corner and it was 1) a great bargain and 2) a great excuse to dine with old friends. Looking at another sandwich great (Katzinger's) for this time around. (Am on a just-graduated-and-can't-find-a-job budget so to the sandwich shops do I flock)

  14. Angela Says:

    G. Michael's has always been a fav

  15. Athena Says:

    I would try Pistacia Vera…their desserts look DELICIOUS!!

  16. Scott Says:

    The Worthington Inn menu appeals most to me.

  17. Jessica H Says:

    I really enjoyed trying out the Columbus Brewing Co in the spring – and I plan on going to Bexley Monk this week. Restaurant Week gives me such a great excuse to try new places!

  18. Charise Says:

    G. Michael's is my absolute favorite "nice" restaurant in Columbus, and their RW menu sounds amazing. We aren't going anywhere this week, and we are in the final crunch before our wedding/honeymoon, but oh man could I do some damage to my bank account at so many of the participating restaurants.

  19. Veronica Trommer Says:

    We LOVE Alana's Food & Wine, The food is always excellent and the wine selection is fantastic.
    We have never been disappointed!

  20. Kim Says:

    Black Creek's menu sounds amazing.

  21. Fllwrabbit Says:

    Pistacia Vera. Let the sweet tooth rule :-)

  22. Susan Says:

    I would love to try G. Michael's…we tend to dine out here in the burbs…lots of great restaurants but we need to drive a bit south and try some of these wonderful restaurants that you all write about on this fun, informative website!!

  23. Rachel Says:

    I really want to try the G. Michael's menu, especially after your review!

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