23 Syracuse restaurants on the menu for this yearâ??s Dining Week

The AmeriCU Credit Union Dining Week in Downtown Syracuse kicks off Friday and runs through February 28.

Check out the list below to see the participating restaurants.

The event features three courses for $25 or less from many restaurants in the Syracuse area.

Social media will have a big presence this year, as a Facebook and Twitter photo contest will be held all week. Diners are invited to take pictures of their meals and post them on the Downtown Syracuse Facebook page or tweet them using the hashtag #diningweeksyr for a chance to win prizes and gift certificates to downtown restaurants.

AmeriCU is giving away a $25 Visa gift card every day to those who enter on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Additionally, The Everson Museum of Art is offering a 20% discount on two adult admissions to their "American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keefe to Rockwell" exhibit with your receipt from a Dining Week participant.

Here is a list of the participating restaurants:

Ale 'N Angus Pub, 238 Harrison St., 426-9672

Anthony's Pasta Bar, 126 E. Genesee St., 422-4669

bc Restaurant, 247 W. Fayette St., 701-0636

Bistro Elephant Steakhouse, 238 W. Jefferson St., 475-1111

Bittersweet Wine & Dessert Bar, 127 W. Fayette St., 474-9463

Black Olive Mediterranean Taverna, 316 S. Clinton St., 399-5599

Bull & Bear Pub, 125 E. Water St., 701-3064

Byblos Mediterranean Cafe, 223 N. Clinton St., 478-3333

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., 476-4937:

Elbow Room Tavern, 122 E. Genesee St., 422-4669

Empire Brewing Company, 120 Walton St., 475-2337

Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub, 301 W. Fayette St., 424-1974

L'Adour Restaurant, 110 Montgomery St., 475-7653

La Taqueria Mexican Grill, 409 S. Clinton St., 422-8811

Lemon Grass, 238 W. Jefferson St., 475-1111

The Mission, 304 E. Onondaga St., 475-7344

Namu, 215 Walton St., 475-0220

Parisa, 317 Montgomery St., 565-5118

Pastabilities, 311 S. Franklin St., 474-1153

PJ's Pub & Grill, 116 Walton St., 478-3023

Prime Steakhouse, 101 E. Water St., 299-8047

Sakana-Ya Sushi Bar, 215 Walton St., 475-0117

Syracuse Suds Factory, 320 S. Clinton St., 471-2253