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gtrekker2003 Dec 6, 2007 05:29 PM

Anybody know when it is?

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    bastet212 Dec 21, 2007 09:25 AM

    Any opinions on arabelle, amalia, i trulli, indochine?

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      G3B Dec 22, 2007 06:31 AM

      Loved Amalia and like Indochine. Amalia is the more expensive restaurant and might be a better bargain for RW. Have not been to either during RW though.

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        RGR Dec 22, 2007 08:52 AM

        Hey, G3B,

        How recently have you been to Amalia? We were there in January, not long after they opened, and we really liked the food. However, a few months ago, the executive chef, Ivy Stark, left, and there have been some reports that the food has gone downhill. That's what has kept us from going again. I'd love to hear otherwise because the staff was terrific, and it's a great space.

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          G3B Dec 22, 2007 12:37 PM

          RGR:

          Unfortunately it has been a while since I have been to Amalia, we went in March and had a fantastic dinner. Both food and service was wonderful, have not been recently though. Maybe someone else can chime in on a recent experience.

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            RGR Dec 23, 2007 09:47 AM

            Thanks for the response, G3B.

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      kam0424 Dec 20, 2007 10:08 AM

      Any good dinner recommendations?

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        bastet212 Dec 20, 2007 12:50 PM

        Perry St. and the Modern were both very very good....

        How about steakhouses? are any of the ones on the list any good? well, obviously smith and wollensky and a few ofthe others are, but theyre only serving lunch and i need dinner ressies :) delmonico's? nick and stef's?

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          chadradchad Dec 21, 2007 06:33 AM

          Is Gram. Tavern worth going as well Eleven Park? Or any other options that a cheap student wouldn't normally be offered access? Asiate?

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            floretbroccoli Dec 21, 2007 08:16 AM

            I always recommend the Danny Meyer joints for RW. They usually offer more choices then some restaurants. AND, bonus for starving students, they often present you with a gift card at the end of lunch, for the cost of RW lunch, which you may use at a later date.

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              bastet212 Dec 21, 2007 09:10 AM

              i completely agree. Im on a student budget too and i would say that gramercy tavern and union sq. cafe are two of the best meals. I wasnt wowed by EMP, but i think im in the minority. I would definitely definitely recommend The Modern and perry street as well. Megu is fairly impressive and if you spring for the wagyu ( 10$ supp when i was there), is absolutely delicious

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          kathryn Dec 20, 2007 08:00 AM

          List is up now!

          http://www.nycvisit.com/restaurantwee...

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            bastet212 Dec 20, 2007 08:26 AM

            Any suggestions amongst the lesser known restaurants?

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              kathryn Dec 20, 2007 08:41 AM

              I might skip places that do lunch prix fix specials year round, like Tocqueville, Devi, Perry St, etc.

              Danny Meyer places always do it right in my experience.

              More notes from the past two RWs:

              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/412889
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/359153

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            KittyK Dec 20, 2007 06:54 AM

            Reservations open tomorrow for RW

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              Ramsay_77 Dec 18, 2007 07:18 AM

              Anyone know what restaurants are participating yet?

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                kathryn Dec 18, 2007 08:55 AM

                List should be here soon but the site is currently down:

                www.nycvisit.com/restaurantweek/

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                  RGR Dec 18, 2007 12:28 PM

                  Here's the correct url: http://www.nycvisit.com/RestaurantWee...

                  It's still the summer list. But chances are that most of the same places will be participating during Winter RW.

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                    Ramsay_77 Dec 18, 2007 12:33 PM

                    Thanks to kathryn & RGR. I've been watching nycvisit.com and assumed the list would be pretty much the same as Summer but you never know eh?

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                Fantaleo Dec 7, 2007 02:15 PM

                January 21st

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                  greenermjr Dec 18, 2007 06:53 AM

                  January 22 — 26 and January 29— February 2

                  Lunch $24.07 per person
                  Dinner $35 per person

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                  G3B Dec 6, 2007 05:50 PM

                  typically last week of January and first week of February.

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