5th Annual New Brunswick Restaurant Week Begins

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—With the summer season well underway, New Brunswick city officials and businesses owners are prepared to begin the fifth annual restaurant week.

Each year, dozens of New Brunswick-based restaurants participate in this two week event with various specials, discounts and deals for costumers. 

For 2014, Restaurant Week will span from the 12th to the 26th of July, and features 29 participants.  The two-week program is hosted by the New Brunswick City Market.

"New Brunswick has it all", reads a press release by the City Market. 

"The most delicious two weeks of summer gives the dining community an opportunity to enjoy exceptional meals, no matter what their budget is, offering a restaurant option for everyone."

Several new businesses, such as World of Beer and BurgerFi, will be participating in the program this year.

Other longtime establishments, such as Due Mari, had been a part of the city for many years, but will be participating in Restaurant Week for the first time.

Due Mari, located at the corner of Albany and Neilsen Streets, will offer 2-course menus for lunch, as well as 3-course menues for dinner.

Some stores will offer select discounts with a minimum dollar purchase.

BurgerFi, which had opened at the site of the former Qudoba, will offer $5 any $25 or more purchase. Patrons would have to mention the Restaurant Week special in order to receive it.

Red Mango Yogurt Cafe on Albany Street will offer 15% off any minimum $5 purchase.

Other stores will be offering "buy one, get one free" specials during Restaurant Week.

MaxiYumm's Crepes on Albany Street, will allow customers to buy two "savory" crepes and get a free "sweet" crepe. That special will only be offered during lunch and dinner.

Garden Steak on Spring Street will offer 25% off any sandwich purchase after 4 pm. Patrons must come in for a sit-down meal however, and mention the Restaurant Week special.

The Palace Dinner on George Street will be offering $1 off breakfast, or a cop or bowl of soup with lunch purchases. However, the Palace Dinner is only open from 7 am to 3 pm on Monday through Saturday, being closed on Sunday. 

The following restaurants will be participating: 

  1. 25 Burgers
  2. BurgerFi
  3. Caffe Bene
  4. Catherine Lombardi's
  5. Christopher's Restaurant at the Heldrich
  6. Clydz
  7. Delta's Restaurant
  8. Due Mari
  9. Fillippo's Famous Pizza 
  10. The Frog and the Peach
  11. Garden Steak
  12. Glass Woods Tavern at Hyatt Regency 
  13. Harvest Moon Brewery and Cafe
  14. Harvest Specialty Catering at N.B Elks
  15. Houlihan's
  16. Hotoke Japanese Restaurant
  17. Indochine Vietnamese
  18. Jersey Subs
  19. Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant
  20. Maoz Vegetarian
  21. MaxiYumm's Creperie 
  22. Mike's Courtside Sports Bar and Grille
  23. Muscle Maker Grille
  24. The Old Bay Restaurant
  25. Palace Dinner
  26. Panico's Brick Oven Pizzeria 
  27. Panico's Italian Restaurant
  28. Papa Grande Grille
  29. Red Mango Cafe
  30. Stage Left Restaurant
  31. Steakhouse 85 
  32. Stress Factory Comedy Club
  33. Tumulty's Pub
  34. Taste New Brunswick 
  35. World of Beer
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