By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Apr 04, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District #21, and Downtown restaurants are lighting the burners on the ninth annual Downtown Dining Week, running June 5-12.

The eight-day feastival will highlight 40 local restaurants, each with a special three-course menu of favorites. Lunch selections are $12.50 throughout the week, while dinner dishes go for either $25 or $30.  

Among the 40 restaurants participating in Downtown Dining Week are Benihana, Bistro 333, Bourbon & Tunns Tavern, Cafe at The Pfister, The Capital Grille, Carnevor, Carson's, Club Charlies, Coquette Cafe, Distil, Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub, Indulge, John Hawks Pub, Kanpai, Karl Ratzsch’s, Karma Bar & Grill, Kiku, Kil@wat, The Knick, The Loaded Slate, Louise’s, Mader’s, Mason Street Grill, METRO, Mi•key’s, Milwaukee ChopHouse, Molly Cool’s Seafood Tavern, Port of Call Bistro & Beer Garden, Rock Bottom, Rodizio Grill, Rumpus Room, Sake Tumi, Smoke Shack, Swig, Trinity Three Irish Pubs, Tulip, Umami Moto, Ward’s House of Prime, Water Buffalo and Zarletti.

In case the food isn't enough, four diners will be awarded $500 in dining certificates. To enter, visit the Dining Week website and complete a survey following your dining experience. Four surveys will then be randomly selected at the end of the week for the prize. 

Participating restaurants' menus will be posted on the Downtown Dining Week website by early May. Reservations are encouraged.