SWFL Restaurant Week, Winter 2017 edition, is nearly here! From Nov. 30 to Dec. 13, 62 local restaurants from Sanibel to Marco Island will be featuring three-course prix fixe menus for $25-35. It’s as good—or better!—of a deal than many restaurants offer even in the slower summer months, so if there’s a spot you’ve been meaning to try, now’s the time. Even better, The Humane Society Naples and Gulf Coast Humane Society will receive a portion of proceeds from restaurant participation fees.

Here are eight spots we can’t wait to eat during SWFL Restaurant Week (and scroll to the bottom for a listing of all participating restaurants, including links to view full menus and make reservations):

1 | TIMELESS – AN MHK EATERY

One of our favorite new restaurants this season, Timeless offers a three-course menu (with dessert to be shared) for $35. Four of their delish coal-fired pizzas are also options for your second course.

Our Restaurant Week menu picks:
  • Beet and Watermelon Salad with ginger-pistachio vinaigrette
  • Timeless House Blend Burger
  • Chocolate Banana Nut Bread Pudding with bananas Foster sauce

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2 | CAFÉ LURCAT

Lurcat is a Naples dining classic. We love sitting on the patio for prime views and people watching along Fifth Avenue South—a bonus with their amazing food and wine selections.

Our Restaurant Week menu picks:
  • Apple, Cheese and Chive Salad
  • Beer-Brined Chicken with roasted vegetables and pan jus
  • Lurcat Doughnuts

3 | 21 SPICES BY CHEF ASIF

21 Spices is a delicious take on contemporary Indian cuisine. If you’ve not been there before—or even if you have—take advantage of their $35 three-course menu to try a little bit of everything! (It’s a particularly great spot for vegetarians.)

Our Restaurant Week menu picks:
  • Kerala-Spiced Calamari with spicy tomato chutney aioli
  • Vegetable Jalfrezi with paneer, green beans, carrot, potatoes, Tandoori spice and tomato juice
  • Sesame Creme Brulee

4 | BAYSIDE SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR

Any of Bayside’s waterfront views of Venetian Bay can’t be beat, but we’re partial to the open-air Upper Deck Bar. Pair it with a glass of wine (and a three-course $35 menu), and you’re all set for the perfect Naples evening!

Our Restaurant Week menu picks:
  • Black Pepper-Crusted Ahi Tuna with wasabi, soy sauce and fried ginger (pictured above)
  • Miso-Glazed Salmon with roasted vegetables
  • Key Lime Tart

5 | RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL

This iconic restaurant in the historic Third Street South district is a must during SWFL Restaurant Week. There are tons of selections on their three-course menu for $35, which also includes complimentary Parker House rolls and Castelvetrano olives.

Our Restaurant Week menu picks:
  • Artisanal Greens with a classic herb vinaigrette
  • Florida Gulf Grouper Fish and Chips with cole slaw, fries and remoulade sauce
  • Carrot Cake

6 | SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE

The quintessential American steakhouse, Shula’s offers two options, including a $35 three-course menu and a $65 premium menu. Either way, you aren’t going home hungry, and you’re still spending less! Wins all around.

Our Restaurant Week menu picks:
  • Burrata Salad
  • Mushroom Ravioli with Braised Short Rib, forest mushrooms, red wine demi and grilled asparagus
  • Individual Lava Cake

7 | OCEAN PRIME

Dining at Ocean Prime during Restaurant Week should be a requirement. They offer a large three-course $35 menu, with a special Chef’s Suggestions menu for $45 per person (which we totally recommend, because you can get this Chilean Sea Bass, and why wouldn’t you? It’s still the most perfectly cooked fish we’ve ever had.)

Our Restaurant Week menu picks:
  • Ocean Prime House Salad with romaine, field greens, Granny Smith apples, walnuts, goat cheese and sherry mustard vinaigrette
  • Chilean Sea Bass with whipped potatoes and champagne truffle sauce (pictured above)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie (pictured below)


8 | BLEU PROVENCE

Bleu Provence is our pick for French cuisine in Naples, thanks to its charming streetside seating, delish food and huge wine selection (like, more than 3,000 of them). Choose three courses for $35 during SWFL Restaurant Week.

Our Restaurant Week menu picks:
  • Provencal Fish Soup, served with rouille, croutons and gruyere cheese on the side
  • Duck Leg Confit with orange and Grand Marnier demi-glace, served with mango fries and sweet potato gratin
  • Melody of Sorbets with raspberry, mandarin and lemon
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Participating restaurants include:

Naples
1500 South
21 Spices by Chef Asif
7th Avenue Social
Barbatella
Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar
Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro
Bleu Provence
Cafe & Bar Lurcat
Cafe Alfredo
Campiello
Chops City Grill
Coast at Edgewater
Cooper’s Hawk Winery
D’Amico & Sons
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
Lamoraga
Martin Fierro Restaurant
McCormick & Schmick’s
Mediterrano
Moura Bistro
Ocean Prime
Pazzo! Cucina Italiana
Real Seafood Co.
Ridgway Bar & Grill
Ristorante Ciao
Sails Restaurant
Sea Salt
Shula’s Steak House
T-Michael’s Steak & Lobster House
Tartine & Tartelette
The Continental
The Local
The Real Macaw
Timeless
Tommy Bahama’s
Veranda E at Escalante Hotel
Vergina’s
Yabba Island Grill
Zen Asian BBQ
Marco Island
The Oyster Society
Da Vinci’s Ristorante
Marco Prime Steak & Seafood

Bonita Springs
DeRomo’s Restaurant
Manhattan Steakhouse
Roy’s
South Fork Grille

Fort Myers
Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster
King’s Kitchen
Lamotta’s Italian Restaurant
The Firestone Grille
The Fish House (Fort Myers Beach)
The Standard
The Melting Pot

Sanibel
Sanibel Fish House
Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Resort

Cape Coral
Gather
La Corte Bistro
Maria’s Pizzeria and Restaurant
Point-57
Tasty Cultures

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