California Restaurant Month During January

Maybe you have New Year’s resolutions like eating healthy or dining locally. Fortunately, January is California Restaurant Month! Meaning that all month-long, many areas throughout the state will offer special deals, such as affordable prix-fixe menus and considerably discounted meals.

We’ve compiled a list of restaurant promotions happening throughout the month featuring locations from north to south in the state. Discover new hotspots this month with special January deals!

Bay Area:

Oakland Restaurant Week: January 9-20

Celebrating the 10th anniversary with special events and delicious menus over two weekends. 

3rd Annual Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week: January 17-26

30+ restaurants will offer special menus, prix-fixe menus or special offers. 

Vacaville Restaurant Week: January 17-26  

Specialty priced menus offered at local dining spots. 

Monterey’s “Get Hooked” Restaurant Week: January 20-27

A week-long celebration of locally and sustainably caught seafood, bringing awareness to Monterey Bay’s fishing community. 

7th Annual Berkeley Restaurant Week: January 21-31

Restaurants across Berkeley will offer prix-fixe menus for $25, $30 or $40.

San Francisco Restaurant Week: January 22-31

Nearly 130 restaurants offer a special prix-fixe menu to showcase their best dishes. Many menus feature a discount or special offer. 

Napa Valley Restaurant Week: January 26-February 1 

Guests can try the latest culinary hotspots through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20 or $30) and dinner ($38 or $48).

Central Coast: 

SLO CAL Restaurant Month: January 1-31

Participating restaurants will offer special three-course prix-fixe menus between $30 and $40 per person. 

Los Angeles:

Santa Monica Restaurant Week: January 6-12

Participating restaurants will create delicious and healthy meals centered around this year’s special ingredient: the kumquat. 

Newport Beach Restaurant Week: January 13-26

A 14-day dining event featuring local eateries with special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner, and brunch on the weekends. 

dineLA Restaurant Week: January 17 -31

A 15-day dining event showcasing culinary diversity. Lunch and dinner menus from some of the city’s best restaurants. 

Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week: January 26-31

In honor of Lionel Sternberger, the inventor of the cheeseburger, restaurants will offer their signature burgers and compete for the best burger in a number of categories.


15th Annual Dine Downtown Restaurant Week: January 10-20

Downtown Sacramento restaurants will offer a special three-course dining experience for $40. One dollar from each meal will be donated to social services and food literacy programs. 

San Diego:

San Diego Restaurant Week: January 19-26

Over an eight-day period, 180 restaurants will participate in the event. Restaurants across the county will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus between $20 and $60 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus ranging from $10 to $20 or $25 per person. Reservations are highly recommended due to popularity.

San Joaquin: 

11th Annual Stockton Restaurant Week: January 17-26

The event will feature two-course breakfasts and lunches, and three-or-more course dinner menus at a fixed price. 

Santa Barbara:

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week: January 19-31

Restaurants and wineries are offering specials for $20.20. Restaurants will provide a three-course tasting menu and wineries will have special wines served with food pairings. 

Looking for even more opportunities to dine local? Check out Visit California’s comprehensive list for California Restaurant Month.