San Francisco Peninsula kicks off Restaurant Week on May 13

Zareen’s is among the dozens of restaurants that have signed up to participate in Peninsula Restaurant Week this year. Photos by Natalia Nazarova.

BURLINGAME, California –– Peninsula Restaurant Week, celebrating the tremendous growth in the food and dining scene on the San Francisco Peninsula, will be held May 13th to 21st throughout San Mateo and north Santa Clara counties. In partnership with Embarcadero Media, The San Francisco Peninsula—the region’s Convention and Visitors Bureau—is sponsoring restaurant week to highlight local cuisine at no cost to participating restaurants.

The event will feature hundreds of restaurants offering special menus or discounted meals during the nine-day period and an opportunity for residents and visitors to discover new places or support old favorites after two difficult years for the industry. Diners can reserve tables and view special menus online at

 “We are honored to participate in Peninsula Restaurant Week and excited to offer THE BEST of 7 Mile House to visitors, new customers and our regulars! It’s such a great time for this event; to open up our region and revive the restaurant industry, and to support small businesses like ours on the peninsula.” said Vanessa Garcia, owner of 7 Mile House,  “I’m just so full of excitement and positivity as we welcome guests to our restaurant to show-off our new pandemic patios, which are ready and waiting for you to come have a great time and enjoy great food!”

This year’s participants will include a wide array of restaurants offering special menus

for dine-in, delivery, and takeout. Restaurants up and down the Peninsula, from the 32 cities and towns between South San Francisco and Sunnyvale and out to the coast have been invited to participate in the event. Participating restaurants will be listed and promoted at, with additional restaurants onboarding daily up until opening night on May 13th.

“We are excited to be the presenting sponsor for this special event, especially at a time when this industry needs our support more than ever,” said John Hutar, President and CEO of The San Francisco Peninsula, the region’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The Peninsula dining scene has quietly emerged as a unique place for innovative restaurant entrepreneurs offering locally sourced food prepared by highly respected chefs. It has a diversity of restaurants, from fine dining to the most informal, that rivals anything in San Francisco or other Bay Area cities.  With so many people still working remotely, this is a perfect time to have a wonderful dining experience and stay the night,” added Hutar.

Visitors to the Peninsula can find extraordinary hotel offers in the area through our promotion with Expedia using the following link.

Fans can also enter to win up to $850 in gift cards to local restaurants by posting a photo of their meal during Peninsula Restaurant Week from a participating restaurant to Instagram, tagging @peninsulafoodist @thesixfifty @thesfpeninsula and the restaurant they are visiting, and using #penrestaurantweek in the caption. Fans are also encouraged to follow @peninsulrestaurantweek on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and tag #penrestaurantweek and keep a lookout for more information on giveaways.

Peninsula Restaurant Week 2022 is in partnership with The Peninsula Foodist and The Six Fifty, two popular online publications featuring dining, food, and recreation coverage of the Peninsula.

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Restaurant Week comes as The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau recently introduced a rebrand for the destination previously referred to as San Mateo County/Silicon Valley. The new name for destination, The San Francisco Peninsula, and its tagline—South of San Francisco, North of Expectations—directly responds to feedback. This rebrand came as San Mateo County continues to recover from the impact the pandemic had on business and leisure travel. According to Visit California Travel Impacts Report 2021 direct travel spending in San Mateo County was down over 56% from the pre-pandemic high set in 2019. And although 2021 was better than 2020, these figures show the road to a full economic recovery in the area will be arduous.

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Our organization is the region’s official convention and visitors’ bureau focused on attracting meetings, conventions, business, and individual travelers, thereby enhancing the economic growth of the area we serve.

We offer assistance with convention site selection, official area visitor guides, site inspection arrangements, local supplier contact information, suggestions on things to do and see in the area, and more. Additionally, we are designated to handle the region’s official Film Commission duties.  We have full-time staff dedicated to making your meeting, production, or visit, perfect.

The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, DBA The San Francisco Peninsula, is a 501 C-(6) not-for-profit corporation chartered by the State of California and governed by a 27-member Board of Directors.