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San Diego Restaurant Week

Fogo de Chao is among new eateries participating in Restaurant Week.

Fogo de Chao is among new eateries participating in Restaurant Week.

Eager to try one of San Diego’s new top-tier restaurants? Or to get back to one of your revered special-occasion favorites? But aren’t so sure your  budget can handle the hit?  No worries. San Diego Restaurant Week runs Sunday, Sept. 15 through Friday the 20th.   It’s a great opportunity to try someplace new or extra special at a discounted price.  More than 180 restaurants, including many award winners, are participating in this year’s event .

Restaurants are offering two- or three-course fixed-price lunches for $10, $15, or $20 and/or three-course fixed-price dinners for $20, $30, or $40. Go to SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com to search by cuisine, neighborhood, price or by restaurant name.

Brian Malarkey's Searsucker is another dining option.

Brian Malarkey’s Searsucker is another dining option.

Reservations, especially at top restaurants, are a must. But don’t despair if your favorite place is already sold out. Many restaurants plan to extend their participation an extra week.

Among new eateries joining the fun this year: Fogo de Chao, the Brazilian churrascaria in Gaslamp Quarter. Special-occasion favorites include Bertrand at Mister A’s, The Marine Room in La Jolla, Mille Fleurs Restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe and downtown’s Grant Grill.