FAQs for Diners

What is Birmingham Restaurant Week?

From fine dining to down-home cookin’, food and drink lovers with a taste for adventure can enjoy special lunch or dinner 2 and 3-course, prix-fixe menus ranging from $5 to $50 per person – making it easy and affordable for everyone to enjoy a taste of Birmingham’s diverse dishes. BRW is inviting locally owned bars and food trucks to participate as well.

Family-style options will be offered on BRW menus also. Only locally owned and operated businesses will be allowed to participate this year, as BRW has decided to be hyper local and support the local community. 

When is Birmingham Restaurant Week?

BRW 2022 is February 17-26, 2022. Not all restaurants, bars, and food trucks will be open all 10 days of BRW. Please visit the Eat/Drink tab to view any changes to a restaurants participation in BRW.

How do I participate in BRW?

Just grab family and friends and Dine-In with restaurants safely, or order To-Go or Curbside Pickup meals. For many participating restaurants, mask requirements are encouraged when not eating or drinking. We ask that supporters of the event please be supportive of the measures implemented to improve the health and safety of the community.

How much does BRW cost?

Prices vary by restaurant and meal. Price points range from $5 to $50 per person for a wide variety of multi-course, prix-fixe menus. We will also have Family-style meal options available that will vary in price. Be sure to check each business’s menu for specific details and offerings (when menus are added).

When and where can I see each restaurant, bar or food truck’s menu?

We will have all menus available by that date if they have submitted their menu. Menus can be viewed by visiting the Restaurants tab on the website. If a menu is not available, that means it has not been finalized or submitted by the restaurant yet, so be sure to check back!

Does BRW offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options?

Yes. While not every restaurant is able to cater to each dietary preference, you can search our participant list and sort by dietary preference to view restaurants offering menus in line with your lifestyle.

Does BRW offer children’s menus?

Menu offerings are ultimately left to the discretion of each restaurant, bar or food truck to create and prepare. If a participant does offer a children’s menu, you will see it when viewing the restaurant’s menu in our Restaurants tab. You can also choose to order from the business’s regular menu during BRW, including children’s menus normally available at restaurants.

Is it safe to visit participating businesses during BRW?

All participating businesses are following CDC guidelines for dine-in customers. If you are interested in specific restaurants’ safety precautions, contact the business before your visit to learn more. Participating restaurants will also offer take-out and curbside pickup during BRW.

Will events take place in BRW 2022 – Winter Edition?

We are so excited to welcome in-person events back to BRW. The beloved Wine-O-Logy event will return this year, along with a Mix-O-Logy event featuring products from our food and beverage sponsors. Individual restaurants and sponsors are free to offer any type of event as a part of BRW, and we will partner and promote! Additionally, select restaurants, bars and chefs may host specialty meals and events for the most fervent foodies at their locations.

There’s a restaurant, bar or food truck I really want to be in BRW. How can I make it happen?

Email us at info@bhamrestaurantweek.com and let us know – we will contact them!

Or tell the restaurant manager or owner about us, and have them contact us at info@bhamrestaurantweek.com.

Or, they can go ahead and register by submitting their application at the Business Sign-Up tab on our website.

My organization/business is interested in sponsoring, participating and/or contributing to BRW. How can I find out more information about this?

BRW sponsors are a crucial component of Birmingham Restaurant Week and include a wide variety of local businesses, corporations, food and beverage vendors, media partners and more. We would be glad to discuss a potential partnership, sponsorship or other opportunities with your organization. Please email info@bhamrestaurantweek.com if you are interested, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us to stay connected.