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Jun 19, 2007 02:33 PM

2007 Restaurant Week

Any idea when the 2007 Restaurant Week listing is going to come out? I know last year, the actual event dates were in August, not sure when the list will come out. I definitely want to get in first to sign up!!

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  1. Restaurant Week starts August 13th. They haven't sent out the list yet, and the restaurants aren't supposed to take resos until the announcement goes out, but a lot more places are doing more than one week

    1. Check out this link of the food bank. It says that KRLD will post the announcements late July. Enjoy!

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        1. re: teegee

          Wow - people have been making their reservations early this year! I just called Craft and all they had left on the days I could make it were 5:00 pm sittings.

          Just curious, what places are you other Chowhounds making reservations for?

          I decided on Craft and Nana this year. I've never been to either since they are normally so expensive.

          1. re: Webra1

            I am doing Nana (one of my faves) and Nove (thanks to my wife) -- can't say that I am looking all that forward to Nove -- one, because I haven't found any high quality Italian in Dallas and two, because it is a chain.

            1. re: Webra1

              I made reservations for N9NE and Nobu. Both are restaurants I probably wouldn't go to at the normal pricing. I'm hoping for a good experience!

              After reading poor reviews, i changed my Nobu reservation to Kenichi. I haven't heard much on Kenichi, so hopefully I made on OK choice there.

              Bijoux and York Street are very tempting, but I think I'd rather visit them on a non-RW occasion.

              1. re: cheryl29

                Going to Abacus & Al Biernat's this year (no I didn't do it alphabetically). Wanted to try Stephan Pyles, Craft, or Nana, but couldn't get any weekend reservations at a decent hour. I'll have to try again next year.

                1. re: donnaaries

                  Good luck with Abacus. I had one of the worst dining experiences of my life at Abacus during RW last year. We were told we would have the table for a limit of 1 1/2 hours - seemed like plenty of time. Except we were rushed out 55 minutes after being seated. And any attempt to space things out by eating at a reasonable pace resulted in them piling dishes for the next course on the table. As the parent of a small child, I'm a pretty fast eater and I don't think 10 minutes from appetizer to intermezzo would have been unreasonable - particularly given that the wine pairing arrived 5 minutes after our apps. Apparently, you get 10 minutes before they notice you, another 10 to the app and then 25 minutes to eat three courses.

                  The food was OK but dreadfully over salted.

                  1. re: dalaimama

                    So, working in a restaurant, I've "participated" in RW every year, however, I've never dined during that time. Does anyone have positive recs?

                    1. re: bnljane

                      We had a wonderful meal at Adelmo's last year (starter was rabbit with gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream sauce that was one of the top things I ate last year).

                      Other good places are steakhouses because they usually have a very nice meal for a fraction of the cost you'd normally pay.

                      Also, everyone remember that Central Market has 4th course vouchers!

                      1. re: bnljane

                        i had a great dining experience at Mercury Grill last year...service was good and food was delicious.

                        1. re: cheryl29

                          Funny, I had dinner there with friends about two months ago, and it was absolutely sub par...Expensive and dreadful...

                          1. re: jinet12

                            I went to Mercury last year and I thought that the food was wonderful, but the service was off. Not a place you go for service I guess, but my food has always been great.

                        2. re: bnljane

                          I would highly recommend Lonesome Dove.

                          I would strongly discourage Nobu.

                          1. re: MarcusB

                            Yes, don't do Nobu. That was awful. One of the courses was ice cream.

                  2. re: Webra1

                    Just an FYI....Restaurants tend to restrict their reservations to certain times for RW diners....keeping the prime time open for regular customers. Not saying I agree with it, but they do it.

                    1. re: bnljane

                      i didn't even realize this and made my N9NE reservation for 8:30 on a monday....they called me today and told me that they are only offering the RW menu between 5:30 & 7pm. I had to reschedule for 6:30, which is highly inconvenient with my work hours, but by then all their weekend slots had been booked.

                      Why do they even bother participating if they only do it 2 hours a night?

                      1. re: cheryl29

                        They do that because they still have to make some money. I don't think they make much on a $35 3 course. Usually you have a limited menu - RW only menu, portions are smaller than regular portions, and sometimes you have to split a dessert.

                    2. re: Webra1

                      Just made reservations for Nana and York St. York St. is taking RW reservations for lunch. Their dinner openings are only for 9pm--too late for us.

                      1. re: kuidaore

                        Went to Nana last year...chef had changed. Food was good, service was at it's worst during Restaurant Week.

                        I got reservations at Craft for 7:30 on a Friday for Restaurant Week just two days ago.

                        1. re: kuidaore

                          9 would actually work for me, do you think they'd be ok with a single diner?

                  3. Did anyone go to Nana for last year's RW? How was it? I'm thinking of changing my reservation to Mercury Grill since I've heard so many good things about it. But I don't want to give up the view at Nana!

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                    1. re: tarilyn

                      We went to Nana during RW 2005. Thought the food was pretty good. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

                      1. re: tarilyn

                        I did Nana for RW 2006. It was ok. Not that impressive. I'm doing York Street, Rouge and Tucker this year.

                        1. re: simply_victoria

                          Really?! We were going to switch from York St. to Bijourx, but maybe we'll do Bijoux and York St instead of Bijoux and Nana.

                      2. We just canceled our Nana reservation for the 13th at 6pm for two.
                        We also moved our Bijoux reservation from the 14th to the 13th so 6pm on the 14th at Bijoux is available for two. Bijoux said to HURRY if you are interested in this spot.

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                        1. re: kuidaore

                          Central Market has coupons for your 4th course free during restaurant week so be sure to stop by there and pick one up before you dine. The coupons also list all of the participating restaurants with phone numbers and addresses included--pretty handy.

                          1. re: bhoward

                            i'll be coming in from out of town on business, but will be participating in this years RW. is there a list of restaurants that are participating in the 4th course voucher i could see? reservations for nana, nobu and arc & pom. or if somebody that knows could just tell me if there are vouchers for those that would be fantastic. TIA

                            1. re: ktown378

                              The complete list, including which are participating in the 4th course voucher and which are continuing past the 1st week, is at Quick answer: nana and nobu aren't; arc and pom is.

                              1. re: dalcook

                                thanks! greatly appreciate the quick reply.

                                1. re: dalcook

                                  So, looks like I missed the boat here. I was out of town last week and forgot to get by Central Market this weekend.

                                  Anyone know of any other way to get the 4th course voucher?

                                  1. re: Sbol

                                    You should still try Central Market. I went to the one on Lovers on the 13th, and they still had plenty of coupons. I didn't even have to buy anything. I just went to the information desk and asked for them.

                          2. I actually started calling the restaurants at the end of June. So I have my line-ups: Arcodoro & Pomodoro, Dragonfly, Hibiscus, Capital Grille, Abacus, Al Biernat's, and Sushi Samba. (yes, i have reservations at all those places, and I plan on going to every one of them!!)
                            We were at Abacus last year, and it was wonderful! Can't wait!!!

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                            1. re: chinarella

                              Umm, went to Sushi Samba last week and it was horrible. The atmosphere is great and there were a lot of good looking people, but the food was bad. I got the cucumber roll, which had the biggest hunks of cucumber in it, kinda hard to eat. Then I got the spicy tuna roll, tuna was hard to chew and the pieces where too big, the size of the fish would have been better if it was sashimi. But I am going to Arcodoro & Pomodoro, it looks wonderful!