Interior of Barrio Star
The interior of Barrio Star in Hillcrest. Courtesy San Diego Restaurant Week

More than 180 restaurants throughout San Diego County will offer special prix-fixe menus to encourage diners to explore when Restaurant Week returns on Sunday.

“San Diego Restaurant Week is the perfect platform for locals and travelers to discover and enjoy our vibrant restaurant community at a fantastic value. It is a great opportunity to take our new guests on an exciting journey through our culinary world,” said Chef Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room in La Jolla.

Among the other restaurants to explore are:

The annual fall season event is actually eight days long, from Sunday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 30.

Most restaurants are offering three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person.

You can see the complete list of participating restaurants online, and narrow your choice by cuisine and neighborhood.

The event, typically held twice a year, is organized by the San Diego County chapter of the California Restaurant Association.

Cassoulet d'Escargots at Bleu Bohème
Cassoulet d’escargots is on the menu for Restaurant Week at Bleu Bohème in Kensington. Courtesy of the restaurant

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.