The Seventh Annual Restaurant Week in Downtown Summit is set for February 20 through March 8, with thirty-five restaurants and food establishments offering special menu items, prix fixe meals, special discounts, and more.
Sponsored by Summit Downtown, Inc., the event will showcase a continually-updated list of participating restaurants, available on SDI’s website.
For the first time, SDI will be sponsoring an Instagram photo contest, where patrons visiting participating food establishments are encouraged to document their experience with some creative photography.
Any photograph taken at a participating establishment — and posted to Instagram with the hashtag “summitrestaurantweek” (#summitrestaurantweek) — will be entered. All entries must be posted by March 10. The entry with the most likes will win the People’s Choice Award and a $50 Summit Gift Certificate. Peter Wallburg of Peter Wallburg Studios will serve as judge to pick the winner of Best in Show. The winner will be awarded a free photography session with an 8” x 10” print from Peter Wallburg Studios — a $300 value — in addition to a $50 Summit Gift Certificate. Winners will receive a direct message on Instagram with instructions on how to claim their prize.
About Summit Restaurants:
During the summer there is a distinctly European feel to the area around Union Place, where there is café-style dining on the wide sidewalk. It is a wonderful spot to meet friends for a quick lunch or a leisurely dinner while watching the world go by. Fiorino’s on Maple Street is a top pick, and has earned glowing praise from Agata’s for its take on classic Tuscan cuisine. For a taste of contemporary India, try Dabbawalla, a modern canteen type restaurant on Springfield Avenue. At the top of Union Place you will find the unmistakable Summit Diner, which has been serving hearty breakfasts, snacks and suppers to the community for longer than most can remember. Broadway Diner on River Road is also a good place for great family breakfasts, and for informal family dinners head over to La Pastaria.
The Summit Food Market on Springfield Avenue, a traditional deli and grocery store, serves up a vast range of made-to order sandwiches from breakfast time on. Everyone raves about Roots Steakhouse on Springfield Avenue – not just for its superb dry-aged beef but also for the extensive wine list. Take a tip and book early! Winberrie’s restaurant and bar is a favorite after-work meeting place. It is in part of what used to be The Summit Opera House erected on Springfield Avenue in 1894 as a “dry entertainment” hall. It’s right across from our office, and you’ll be sure to see a few Keller Williams agents there for our weekly Thursday night Happy Hour. Jill, from our office, is “Chairman of the Bored” and makes sure it’s always a fun time for all.
Downtown Summit is located in the heart of the city and its charm and sophistication abounds with over 200 unique boutiques, variety of restaurants and services. Designated to the National Register of Historic Places, Summit downtown takes pride in its array of architecturally significant buildings that date back to the turn of the 19th century. Summit is easily accessible by various modes of transportation include NJ Transit (Mid-Town Direct), bus lines, Newark International Airport, the Garden State Parkway in addition to Routes 24, 78 & 287.
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