Ah, the best time of the restaurant year… Tacoma Restaurant Week! This year April 2-6, 9-13, local Tacoma restaurants celebrate all things culinary with amazing deals on 3 course dinners for just $30. Date night, work dinner, celebration dinner, or just wanting to experience new food, Tacoma Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity. While choosing among the 19 restaurants can be daunting, we’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 best deals based on dish, ambiance, and overall bang for your buck.
The Melting Pot has a reputation of serving a one of a kind dining experience but highly priced. So if the price has been holding you back, Tacoma Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit! You get a salad course, a choice of beef, seafood, and or vegetarian spread for your main course, and you top it off with the iconic chocolate fondue course. They haven’t forgotten about the cheese course, it’s available at an addition price per person. The Melting Pot is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones.
Nestled up on the hill, Stanley and Seaforts has one of the best views of the city of Tacoma. In the distance you see the Tacoma Dome, the row of downtown museums, and the iconic Mt. Rainier. So when a great deal on their food is paired with the incredible view, it’s worth a visit. Arguably one of their most famous appetizers: Smoked Salmon Bisque is available for your starter course. Moving onto the main course, they provide a variety of proteins (salmon, chicken, and steak) to cater to anyone’s pallet. To top it off they offer their crowd pleasing key lime pie to leave you with a refreshing taste. Dinner with a view readily available here.
Steak steak steak! Being the top steakhouse of Tacoma, El Gaucho deserves a visit from all you steak lovers out there. They start you off with soup or salad and then comes their specialty. New York Steak and Top Sirloin are their steak options for the main course, they also provide a swordfish plate that is geared to the seafood lovers. Their dessert menu includes the rich chocolate ganache, as well as a homemade cheesecake and sorbet. Make sure to make reservations at El Gaucho since they are always packed.
Wildfin is a great place to take a group of people. They have one of the most extensive Tacoma Restaurant Week menu’s with four different appetizers and five main course meal options. They feature a spring chicken salad for the lighter eater and the chili prawn mac and cheese for the hearty eater. Whatever the desire of your company, Wildfin is sure to have an option to fit their desires.
If you’re feeling like Italian food, Verrazano’s has a great Tacoma Restaurant Week menu plus a killer view of Puget Sound. To start they offer a classic Italian appetizer, the mushroom crostini, then they move on to the Prawns and Clam Scampi, a white wine lemon caper sauce over spaghetti noodles, and to finish the meal, they have a classic cannoli which will leave your mouth with a sweet pastry. Verrazano’s is a great place to fill your Italian craving as they serve delicious authentic Italian dishes.
You can’t go wrong with any restaurant you choose during Tacoma Restaurant Week. The great thing about this program is you are able to try cuisines from around the world in your home city, and cost is not a factor. Click here to visit the full list of participating restaurants.