1. i agree, restaurant week can be hit or miss. i love trying out a few pricey restaurants that i wouldn’t go to otherwise. i’ve heard great things about restaurant week at rialto (in cambridge) — apparently it’s delicious and not skimpy! i am hoping to try hamersly’s bistro this year. 🙂

    • Ohh, I really wanted to try Hamersly’s this year too, but didn’t see them on the restaurant week webpage:( I’ll def have to try Rialto though!

  2. I usually love restaurant week! The only time I was let down was when I went to one in NYC at a place called Asia de Cuba. The food was great, we had to ask to see the restaurant week menu and they tried to act like they didn’t know what we were talking about until we threatened to leave and the appetizer and dessert were shared which was kind of a bummer. But normally it is a good deal. Philly has 2 restaurant weeks in September and I can’t wait!

  3. I have had the best Restaurant Week experiences at places that are nice, but not ‘too’ nice. They seem to really want the business and try to create a nicer menu. Last year I had an amazing meal at the Beehive in the South End!

  4. Susan

    I live in Sonoma County, CA and we had our first restaurant week at the beginning of the year. I hope they do it again next year. What I did was go to the website that listed the participating restaurants and had menus. Then I compared the RW menus to the regular menus to make sure I was saving by going during restaurant week. We had $19, $29 & $39 levels. Looking at the regular menus, I found there wasn’t much value in the $19 restaurants. I had really good meals at the other levels, though. At the $39 level, I basically got two courses for free and I will definitely go back there again.

  5. I haven’t participated in the restaurant week in Houston yet, but I’ve heard good things. Over a hundred restaurants participate and everywhere puts their menus online for free. The husband and I are planning to attend next years, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  6. Ashley BW

    I went to Sel de la Terre on Boylston Street for dinner last week and the Restaurant Week menu was great! I agree that these things can be hit or miss, but this one was definitely worth it. Sel de la Terre is the less expensive, more low-key version of L’Espalier. It was a great chance to try several of their dishes at a lower price.

    They also have a lunch menu for Restuarant Week. Aside from the food- great cocktails and beer selection.

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