OK. The list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week is up again and the usual restaurants are participating. 1789, which is usually one of the more popular choices for Restaurant Week, is NOT participating, although with a new chef and a regular pre-theater menu, I'm not surprised they bowed out.
I haven't received many responses to my inquiries yet, but when I do, I'll start posting what the restaurants are offering. If you can't wait to make your reservations, then I'd suggest that you go with one of these suggestions.
Corduroy is one of my favorite restaurants in the city due to their superior service, food, and wine. They always offer their full menu during Restaurant Week with a few upcharges, and with most entrees between $20 and $30, Restaurant Week makes Corduroy a very good deal.
Vidalia offers most of their regular menu for Restaurant Week. Their food is exceptional, and their wine list even better.
Tosca is probably one of the better and more expensive Italian restaurants in the city which makes it a great deal during Restaurant Week.
Kinkeads doesn't normally offer dinner service as part of their Restaurant Week offering. Since this is likely not to occur again, I'd take advantage of this while you can.
Also, here are some rules/tips for Restaurant Week for you newbies out there.
- Make sure when you make the reservation, that you tell the person on the phone that you are going to order the Restaurant Week menu.
- Go somewhere new. Take advantage of this offer and try a restaurant that you wouldn't normally go to.
- Think about how much you are actually saving by dining during Restaurant Week. Places that offer small plate or tapas probably wont give you the best bang for your buck.
- Keep in mind that this is one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants and they make their money on volume, so please be sure to be courtious and call to cancel your reservation if you can't make it.
- Have fun!
This also could be a good time to go to one of those restaurants that ISN'T participating in Restaurant Week. Everyone is crowding into restaurants that ARE participating, which makes it easier to get a reservation at places like Komi or Palena. Just a thought.
Here is the information on menus for Restaurant Week that I have:
Offering their Restaurant Week Menu throughout August for dinner starting on August 7th
Starters (choice of):
Moroccan Merguez Sausage
Entrees (choice of):
Sauteed Hybrid Bass with Garlic Broccolini, Fingerling Potatoes and Basil Sauce
Roasted Chicken Breast with Olive Oil Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Grill Kabob served with Basmati Rice and Yoghurt Mint Dip
Dessert (choice of):
Restaurant Week menu available here.
Lunch And Dinner Menu
Appetizer (choice of):
Heirloom Tomato Goat Cheese Tart with a Creole Viniagrette and Arugula Salad
any of our delicious homemade soups-Smoked Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Sweet Corn and Crab soup or Turtle Soup
Trio of Deviled Eggs
Mixed Greens with a Creole Molasses Viniagrette
CHOICE OF ANY!!!
Desserts (choice of):
Cafe au Lait Creme Brulee, Lemon Panna Cotta with Vanilla stewed Blueberries, or Bittersweet Chocolate Bread Pudding with Brandy Stewed Cherries
Beacon Bar and Grill
Select from any Appetizer, Entree and Dessert on the menu. Full menu available here.
Offering it's entire menu for Restaurant Week. A "sample" menu is available here.
Offering a special full menu for Restaurant Week. Their menu is available on their web site. Click "Events" and then "Restaurant Week".
Usually offers a wide selection of normal appetizers, entrees and desserts. Their menu isn't available online but double check the offering when you make a reservation.
Usually offers their full menu during Restaurant Week. Double check their offering when you make your reservation.
Corduroy always offers their full menu for Restaurant Week. Check their web site for the most recent menu.
Offering Restaurant Week option thru Thursday August 24.
Full menu available
First course: any small plate up to $12
Second course: any item up to $22
Dessert: Any dessert
Special 3 wine flight to go with restaurant for $10.
See the Dino Web Site for the most recent menu.
Offering a special tasting menu for dinner during Restaurant Week. Click here to see the menu.
Finn and Porter
Full menu available for Restaurant Week diners. See their menus here.
Their full menu is now available on their web site.
Mie N Yu
Offering the Restaurant Week menu through August 27th. Lunch and dinner, and brunch menus available on their web site.
New Heights Restaurant
Their full Restaurant Week dinner menu is available on their web site.
Neyla's Restaurant Week menu can be found on their web site.
Offering their Restaurant Week Menu from August 1 to September 9th.
Full Restaurant Week menu is on their web site.
Perry's has an extensive dinner offering for Restaurant Week. You can find their complete menu here.
Offering a max of three choices for each course on their lunch and dinner menus, although the dishes sound pretty good. Full menus can be found here.
Their Restaurant Week menu will be available here soon.
Sample Restaurant Week menu available here.
Offering their full regular menu for Restaurant Week for lunch and dinner. Their menus can be found here. Update: Viridian is extending Restaurant Week through next week as well. Just an FYI.