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Boston Restaurant Week -- the list is up

ktshea Jul 12, 2007 09:56 AM

I previously posted regarding Boston's Restaurant Week in August (before the list of participating restaurants was up). Now, since the list is up, I wanted to post again -- does anyone know what restaurants generally also offer their whole menu, which restaurants really cheap out and which ones you would recommend for a group of 8 or so.

Thanks in Advance

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    cranbonite RE: ktshea Jul 12, 2007 12:07 PM

    Sorry, ktshea, no useful advice, just want to chime in on being curious about the same questions, and also about how vegetarian-friendly Restaurant Week tends to be...

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      SouthEndGirl4 RE: cranbonite Jul 12, 2007 08:44 PM

      I've taken a number of vegetarian friends with me to enjoy Restaurant week and never had a problem. Many places have veggie dishes on the menu already, but if they don't they've been willing to modify an existing dish to satisfy tastes. This has been the case at Pigalle, Via Matta, the late Caffe Umbra, and Mantra that I remember off the top of my head. I have called first to be sure, but like I said, not a problem.

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        cranbonite RE: SouthEndGirl4 Jul 13, 2007 08:51 AM

        Thank you! I know I have heard that some places only have very limited set menus for Restaurant Week, so I wasn't sure about that. I have been curious to try Pigalle, so maybe I'll go for a dinner there...

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      iamsam RE: ktshea Jul 12, 2007 12:14 PM

      I've had a great RW experience at Pigalle before, and a quick look at the menu posted online shows that they have-- if not the full menu-- way more choices than other restos.

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        Food4Thought RE: iamsam Jul 13, 2007 04:49 AM

        Would second Pigalle for RW, perhaps one of my best RW experiences ever. A wide variety of choices, not just two or three, meh options.

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        mvi RE: ktshea Jul 12, 2007 01:54 PM

        Will be in Boston during Restaurant Week, too, and would appreciate any advice whatsoever. Many thanks.

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          content RE: mvi Jul 12, 2007 07:51 PM

          My one suggestion is to go for lunch (especially if you are visiting Boston, and aren't confined to a lunch hour). It costs less for sometimes the same choices, and you have much more time to digest!

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            edgewater RE: content Jul 13, 2007 04:20 AM

            This year I am going to Sorellina, The Fireplace and Rialto for dinner and Davio's
            for lunch. We went to Sorellina last year for dinner and it was outstanding. They went all out and I would highly recommend it....a real bargain. I would advise anyone interested to reserve right away as they will sell out very fast. Davios always does excellent lunch and dinner menus for Restaurant Week. I have been every year for lunch or dinner and have never been disappointed. Excelsior also does an outstanding job. To the best of my knowledge, all of the restaurants also offer their regular menu during Restaurant Week. Almost all of my experiences have been positive other than a waiter with a very poor attitude at Ruth's Chris. He just didn't want to be there.....probably figured his tips would be smaller during this period. Obviously, the best way to increase one's tips is not by being borderline surly. Speaking of tips, I try to approximate the true cost of the food and tip on that amount.

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          Gabatta RE: ktshea Jul 13, 2007 06:20 AM

          Thanks for the reminder on RW. I can necessary business travel during those weeks to avoid it.

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