2019 Utica Restaurant Week kicks off on Friday and will run through Saturday, June 15th.

Restaurants will be offering breakfast and lunch specials, as well as 3-course dinner specials.

Regina Bonacci of the Downtown Utica Development Association says 53 restaurants throughout the city will be participating.

Bonacci says they're hoping that everyone uses this as a chance to explore a new restaurant or neighborhood they haven't tried before or to rediscover an old favorite they haven't been to in a while.

Menus are available at uticarestaurantweek.com.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX