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Restaurant Week set for downtown Albany

Restaurant Week set for downtown Albany

Downtown Albany Business Improvement District will hold its ninth bi-annual Downtown Albany Restaura

Downtown Albany Business Improvement District will hold its ninth bi-annual Downtown Albany Restaurant Week next month, slated for Saturday, April 20, through Friday, April 26.

Fourteen downtown Albany restaurants will offer a three-course meal worth at least $35 for $20.13.

Participating restaurants include: Wolf’s 1-11 Arena Sports Grill; The Victory Café; V&R Italian Ristorante; Taste; LaSerre; The Merry Monk; Katrinella’s Bistro; Jack’s Oyster House; Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood; The Hollow Bar + Kitchen (formerly the Bayou Café); Franklin’s Tower; Charter (Hilton Albany); Cafe Capriccio; and the Albany Pump Station.

Diners are encouraged to make advance reservations with specific restaurants after 2 p.m. daily.

“Since its inception in 2004, downtown Albany’s Restaurant Weeks have had a combined economic impact of over $5 million,” said Mayor Jerry Jennings in a news release. “Whether coming out to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Jack’s Oyster House or spend an evening at a favorite café, patrons have the opportunity to explore a variety of culinary offerings at exceptional prices during Restaurant Week.”

Four different promotions will be offered during the 2013 Spring Restaurant Week, including:

• Student Night, April 22: Area college students will be enticed to dine out at Jack’s Oyster House, LaSerre, V&R Italian Ristorante, Victory Cafe and Wolf’s 1-11 Arena Sports Grill at a further-discounted price of $15.13

• Date Night, April 23: The first 10 couples to dine at a Restaurant Week-participating restaurant will receive a complimentary rose.

• Capital Ticket, April 24-25: Parties of four or more participating in Restaurant Week will have a chance to win a $200 gift certificate to any business located within the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District. One winner will be awarded Wednesday and one Thursday.

• Surveys: Restaurant Week patrons can enter to win hundreds of dollars in downtown dining gift certificates by filling out a survey on their dining experience. Winners will be chosen at random from all completed surveys. A grand prize winner will receive four gift certificates totaling $200, a second-prize winner will receive two gift certificates totaling $100, and third-prize winners will receive gift certificates totaling $50.

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