This week’s Great Escape takes us south on I-880 to Santana Row, across the street from Valley Fair Mall. Get a free matinee when you eat at any of 10 participating restaurants through the end of this month.
Enjoy a two-course meal for $20 Monday through Thursday and present your same day receipt to the concierge to receive a free matinee movie ticket ($7.75 value) to CinéArts theater.
Many noteworthy eateries call the Row home and you’ll find an ample selection to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Each establishment offers soup, salad, and appetizer as the first course and multiple entrees consisting of beef, chicken, fish, or vegetarian dishes. Some offer dessert as well.
Try the Lamb Stew at Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub and Restaurant or try my favorite, the Spicy Dragon Prawns with Jasmine Rice and Broccolini at Sino.
The other participating restaurants are: Thea Mediterranean, Roux Louisiana Kitchen, Village California Bistro, Left Bank Brasserie, Straits, LB Steak, Pizza Antica and Yankee Pier.
Navigating the Row is easy and all parking is complimentary, except for valet of course. So get the moms together and load up the mini vans. With so many choices you could try a different dish every day.
Matinees include movies that begin at 5 p.m. The promotion expires at the end of March. For more information on this program or other events or to get listings of participating restaurants and menus check out www.santanarow.com.