OC Day Tripper
By Ellen Bell

Irvine Restaurant Week: Jan 11 - 17

It's Friday. The weekend spreads out before you with all of it's culinary possibilities. But instead of crossing something off your local dining Bucket List, you return to the same tried and true favorites...over and over again...

Irvine Restaurant Week, sponsored by Destination Irvine, gives you a chance to change all that.

Between January 11- 17, local diners can choose from over 35 participating restaurants, all offering special menus at special prices.

The Irvine dining scene is an eclectic mix; the ethnic diversity of the community creates a collection of restaurants to match.

All week you can sample sashimi from the sushi conveyor at Gatten Sushi or dip strawberries into molten chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot.Enjoy a perfectly prepared filet in sizzling butter at Mastro's Steakhouse or taste organic, vegan delights at Mother's Market.
Gatten Sushi

Whatever you crave, there's an Irvine Restaurant Week option ready for you.