More than a dozen restaurants are participating in this year’s Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week January 21-28. Foodies from all over the Bay Area can enjoy menu discounts ranging from 15-20% when they present the Dining Passport (which is free to download). Unlike neighboring restaurant weeks, Benicia eateries prefer their patrons to choose from the full menu instead of limiting you to a prix fixe selection. What’s the point? To dig in and see how many restaurants you can hit in one week.
Here’s the list of participating restaurants:
Aroma Indian Cuisine – Order it how you like it! There is something for everyone at this delicious Indian restaurant. They even offer a buffet lunch and great to-go options. Be sure to try one of the Biryanis. Passport Offer: 15% off second entrée.
Dianna’s Bakery & Café – Grab a cup of joe or stay for lunch. This bakery/café has everything from croissants to salads to sandwiches. The BLTs is a local favorite. Remember to order at the counter before you grab a table. Passport Offer: 15% off entire order ($10 min.)
Double Rainbow Café – Who doesn’t love ice cream! This small down sweets shop includes a great selection of frozen and baked goods. Try the brownie ice cream or one of their cookies. If you can’t decide ask one of the staff, they know all of the best flavors. Passport Offer: 15% off entire order ($10 min.)
First Street Café – A pet friendly patio, music upstairs (on weekends), and known locally for their breakfast, this little café delivers big time. Check out the corn beef hash or crab sandwich. Passport Offer: 15% off entire order.
Forever Sala Thai – If you are seeking authentic Thai food, this is the place. Be prepared to get a visit from Kay, the chef. She is always popping out of the kitchen to make sure her guests are happy. Enjoy the Pad See Ew or Mango Sticky Rice. Passport Offer: 15% off (excluding beverages).
Got Plate Lunch – Hawaiian food that never disappoints and is all over Instagram. Follow them to see what the latest specials are. Favorites include the Kalua Pork and Garlic Shrimp. Passport Offer: 15% when you purchase 2 plate lunches.
Kinder’s – A great spot when you are in the mood for some good barbeque or a sandwich. Try the rib eye, filet mignon, or mac salad. Here it’s all about the sauce. Passport Offer: 15% off of 2 entrées.
Lucca Bar & Grill – Lucca’s has a quaint restaurant, casual bar, and incredible food. Top picks include the burger, Brussels sprouts, and homemade chips. This is another great place with a pup friendly patio. Passport Offer: 15% off (excluding alcohol).
Pacifica Pizza – Pizza is usually rated by the sauce and crust, but at Pacifica Pizza we have got to include the toppings. Here you can count on hot, cheesy slices of deliciousness. Try it plain or loaded with every meat you can think of. Pizza lovers of every age won’t be disappointed. Try their delicious pasta menu, too. Passport Offer: 20% off entire order.
Rookies Bar & Grill – If big screen TV’s, a full bar, and fried food is what you are looking for, Rookies is your spot. Look forward to friendly servers, attentive bartenders, and a lively atmosphere. Passport Offer: 15% off lunch only.
Rosanna’s Bakery – This is a must-do for sweets in Benicia. The cakes and pastries are out of this world and will remind you of mom’s. Top picks include the princess cake, carrot cake. and chocolate custard éclair just to name a few. Passport Offer: 20% off entire order.
The Rellik Tavern – This place has edgy chic perfected with a sexy lounge and fun bar scene. But don’t let the bar sway you from ordering food. Their dining options will pleasantly surprise you. Enjoy some sriracha slaw, fried pickles, and fried chicken. Passport Offer: 15% off (excluding Happy Hour and beverages).
Union Hotel Restaurant – Known for its historical heritage, seafood, steak, and pasta, the Union Hotel has been serving happy customers for decades. Guests can enjoy live jazz music on the patio during Sunday brunch or reserve a quiet table inside for a more romantic setting. Passport Offer: 15% off (excluding alcohol).
Venticellos – Your one stop shop for authentic Italian food, even if you are gluten-free. Try a homemade pasta, the chicken parmesan, or one of their specialty desserts. Passport Offer: 20% off entire order.
For a complete list of restaurant locations, hours, and contact information please go to visitbenicia.org/businesses.