11th Annual “Dine About Town San Francisco” returns

“Dine About Town San Francisco” returns for the second half of its eleventh year on June 1-15, 2012. A total of 111 top San Francisco restaurants are participating, offering a two-course lunch menu for $17.95 and/or a three-course dinner menu for $34.95. This pricing can represent up to a 25 percent savings off regularly priced a la carte items.

The complete restaurant list for “Dine About Town San Francisco” and reservations are available at http://www.dineabouttown.com, a website of the San Francisco Travel Association.

“People all over the Bay Area and Northern California look forward to ‘Dine About Town,’” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of San Francisco Travel. “They know they’re going to get great meals at significant savings at some of the best restaurants in the city. With 111 restaurants participating, there are more than enough opportunities to try a location or a cuisine that might be new to you.”

American Express is the preferred method of payment for Dine About Town. Cardmembers will earn a $15 statement credit when they dine three or more times during Dine About Town at any participating restaurants and pay with any registered American Express® Card. To take advantage of this offer, Cardmembers must register through the San Francisco Travel website http://www.dineabouttown.com.

Eight restaurants have joined since the first half of the promotion in January. For June 1-15, the following restaurants are also participating:

Burritt Room + Tavern
Fresca Restaurants in Noe Valley, West Portal and Fillmore
Nordstrom Café Bistro
Sauce Belden
Velvet Room

Restaurants that have participated since the first Dine About Town promotion in 2002 include Ana Mandara, AsiaSF, B44, Cliff House, Cosmopolitan, E&O Trading Company, Forbes Island, Fringale, Grand Café, Le Colonial, One Market, Restaurant Lulu, and Scoma’s. New restaurants to participate in the 2012 promotion include 54 Mint, Aurea, Bottle Cap, Café Claude, Caffe Como Eatery, Claudine, Cupola, Eastside West, Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana, Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen, La Mar Cebichería Peruana, Nordstrom Café Bistro, Presidio Social Club, Sauce Belden, Trace, Tres Tequila Lounge & Mexican Kitchen, and Txoko.

Dates and times of participation vary by restaurant. A la carte menus will also be available. Reservations are encouraged and may be made online at http://www.dineabouttown.com through a partnership with OpenTable.com. Information is also available by calling the San Francisco Travel Association at 415-391-2000.

Dine About Town San Francisco sponsors include American Express, BART, the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, 7 x7 and Westfield San Francisco Centre.

The San Francisco Travel Association is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, packages, activities and more, visit http://www.sanfrancisco.travel or call 415-391-2000.

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