Dine Downtown 2024

Join us and take part in the San Jose Downtown Association’s 16th Annual Dine Downtown week (San Jose’s very own Restaurant Week in partnership with the City of San Jose). This unique event highlights #DTSJ vibrant and diverse food scene. Attract new customers to your restaurant, offer diverse menu items, and get everyone talking about you on social media. Participation is free.

Due Dates to Remember

  • Friday, June 14 – Extended to Monday, June 24 – Sign up for Dine Downtown
  • Monday, June 24 – Extended to Friday, June 28 – Offers are due. You will receive an email reminder with more details. 

    The sooner your offer is up, the more people will learn about your restaurant.

About Dine Downtown

Dine Downtown’s extensive marketing and advertising campaign includes 

  • posters throughout downtown 
  • print, radio and digital advertising 
  • a dedicated Dine Downtown web page on our website, reaching over 25K unique visitors  
  • social media and numerous email blasts and newsletters 
  • Bay Area foodie influencers targeted social media posts, reaching 400K+ people last year.

Last year Dine Downtown social media posts reached 558K people on Instagram driving more people to and creating awareness and buzz for downtown restaurants. 

Choose How You’d Like to Participate

Dine Downtown for Full Service Restaurants

Full service restaurants can offer one or more of these specials:


Prix Fixe Menu

Traditional restaurant week option. Specially priced three-course meals, including appetizer, entrée and dessert (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).

Chef Special

Showcase your chef’s creativity by offering a special dish for Dine Downtown that might not be on your regular menu.


Food & Drink Pairing

Small plates with a craft beer, an entrée with a specialty cocktail, dinner with a wine pairing. Create the pairing and we will promote it.

Dine Downtown for Cafes and Casual Eateries

Casual restaurants and food market vendors can participate in Restaurant Week by offering a Dine Downtown special between July 11-21. (Could be a discount, a free item with purchase, or buy one, get one free.)

Get Promoted in Contests & Giveaways

To further support our downtown businesses, SJDA will purchase $25 and $50 gift cards from featured restaurants at a buy one, get one rate. If you would like to participate and offer matching gift cards, please let us know when you complete the sign-up form. 


If you have questions or would like help creating your Dine Downtown special, please email Julie Carlson at jcarlson@sjdowntown.com.

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