Millburn-Short Hills restaurants are in the middle of offering special events and deals on meals as part of the first restaurant week.
As part of it, Q.J. Green Garden offered a Korean barbeque lunch on Wednesday. Meats and fish were grilled on a hot stone at the table with a variety of sauces. They were followed with hot pots of seafood. There also were salads as part of the meal.
Restaurant week, which is sponsored by the Millburn-Short Hills Business Coalition, continues through Sunday.
The Dining Room at the Hilton Short Hills will make a three-course dinner available during Restaurant Week at $35 per person. Choices will include vegetable or seafood appetizer, seafood, chicken or beef main course and a dessert favorite.
Benihana will offer prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at $15 and $30 respectively. Restaurant Week lunch specials will include selected appetizers, specified two-combination entrees and dessert. The $30 prix-fixe dinners feature one of two Benihana appetizers, four choices of entrée and dessert.
All menu items will be offered at a 20 percent discount at the newly-opened Short Hills Pizza near the Short Hills Train Station.
Q.J. Green Garden will create four pre-fixe dinner choices: $29.95 for a vegetarian dinner for two, $39.95 for a chicken or fish dinner for two, $59.95 for a three-person dinner and a dinner for four people for $79.95. All Q. J. Green Garden dinners will include soup, salad, chicken, fish or beef selections and fried rice, finishing with either ice cream or fruit dessert.
Semolina Restaurant will offer its Restaurant Week prix-fixe menu May 25-28. All dinners that week will be priced at $22 and will include menu choices of salad, a half-portion pasta dish and diner's choice of any Semolina chicken entrée. Mini-cannoli, tea or coffee will complete all meals.
Also participating in Restaurant Week are
- Café Luna, prix-fixe lunch at $12.95
- Café Monet, pre-fixe dinner at $32, Tuesday – Thursday
- Jade Lake Gourmet, offering 15 percent off all meals Tuesday and Wednesday
- Martini Bistro & Bar, Happy Hour Tuesday – Thursday
- Peter's, prix-fixe menu Tuesday – Thursday
- Rockn' Joe of Millburn, 15 percent discount after 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday
- Sakura Japanese Restaurant, pre-fixe dinner Monday – Thursday and special dinner tasting at 5 p.m. May 29
- Sapporo, prix-fixe dinner Thursday and 20 percent discount on all meals Monday – Wednesday
- Trattoria Gian Marco, discount on all meals.
Maplewood's Sona Indian Dining, a member of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce, has a Grand Gala Buffet on its menu, all you can eat, on May 26 and May 30, at $14.95. Sona will also feature a 10 percent discount on all dinner checks Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during Millburn-Short Hills Restaurant Week.
Please call individual restaurants for additional details, events or to make reservations. For a complete list of Restaurant Week events, visit www.downtownmillburn.org.