Restaurant Week Grand Rapids, a super-fun time in GR, to eat at over 60 different restaurants.

Okay, good luck with trying to cover all 60, but you can certainly give it the old college try, and, at a very reasonable cost.

Don't forget that it has moved to a new summer time frame, – August 15 through 25 – to capture the essence of the local West Michigan harvest. Participating restaurants are ready to showcase their 3-course dinners at $25 per person – or 2 people-for-$25 with a farm-to-table emphasis.

And, here is exciting news,  menus are now available for viewing on the newly updated website. The new website showcases all of the 60+ restaurants, their sumptuous 3-course menus and allows viewers to search by location, type of restaurant and price range. Diners are encouraged to make their reservations early in order to guarantee a spot at their favorite participating restaurants.

I thought I'd list the over 60 restaurants who are participating in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2012.  They include:

Amore Trattoria Italiana, Bar Divani, Big O’s Café*, Blue Water Grill, Bistro Bella Vita, Bonefish Grill*, Brann’s on Leonard, Brewery Vivant, Charley’s Crab, CitySen Lounge at CityFlats Hotel, Cygnus 27, Fire Rock Grille, Grand Woods Lounge, Grove, HopCat, Honey Creek Inn, Houlihan’s*, Louis Benton Steakhouse, Noto’s Old World Italian Dining, Mangiamo!, Marco New American Bistro, Marn E. Walkers*, McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, Olive’s Restaurant & Bar, One Trick Pony Grill & Taproom, Ottawa Tavern, Pearl Street Grill, Peppino’s Downtown, Pietro’s Italian Restaurant, Radix Tavern*, Red Jet Café, Reserve GR, Rockwell Republic, Rose’s, Rush Creek Bistro, San Chez Bistro & Café, Shiraz Grille Persian & Mediterranean Cuisine,, Schnitz Ada Grill, SpeakEZ Lounge*, Spinnaker Restaurant, Stella’s Lounge, Sundance Grill & Bar, The BOB: Monkey Bar, JBar, Gilly’s, Bobarino’s, Tavern on the Square, Timbers Inn, The Acorn Grille, The Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, The Bulls Head Tavern, The Green Well, The Walker Roadhouse*, Trillium Haven*, Watermark Grille, The Landing Restaurant at the Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids, The Melting Pot, The Viceroy, Tre Cugini, Z’s Bar & Restaurant.

*1st time restaurants to Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Happy dining!