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Jun 15, 2008 05:57 PM

What happened to summer Restaurant Week NYC?

I have been patiently waiting for restaurant week this July yet there is still is no information about it. Anyone know what happened to restaurant week summer 2008 in NY? I am missing it!

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    1. re: Lucia

      Thanks - I will spread the word!

    2. I wonder too, typically the list is out about a month ahead of RW, but I have been looking for it for awhile and no word about it anywhere yet.

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      1. re: G3B

        Yes, it is quite annoying. I think they are cutting it too close, creating a mad rush.
        Unfortunately, I think that the event has finally been overtaken by the masses and tourists enough to have affected quality at some restaurants.
        I had always had meals that were up to the standard of each place, regardless of how high.
        I am not saying everywhere is slacking and I had an outstanding one last year but one of favored places where I have dined often put forth a truly sad effort. Only bad meal there, ever. There might have been one other bad example but since it had never happened before and it was really poor, I am now a bit skeptical to try some lesser places if I am round during those weeks.

        1. re: G3B

          Hey, G3B,

          If you clicked on the threads Lucia linked to, you will see that Summer RW has been moved to much later dates this year: July 21-25 & July 28-Aug. 1. Thus, the list of participating restaurants will probably be posted at the end of this week or the beginning of next week.

          I have received e-mail notification from Fleur de Sel that they will, as usual, be participating in RW for lunch and will begin accepting reservations on June 21st. The 3-course prix-fixe will be $24.08, and they will continue to offer it seven days a week until Labor Day. (Note: They offer the 3-course lunch prix-fixe year round, but the cost is $29.)

          1. re: RGR


            thanks for the info. hopefully the list will be out later this week.

        2. So far this is the only info on the official site:

          NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2008 July 21-25, July 28-August 1. 10 Days. Over 230 NYC Restaurants. Lunch $24.07 Dinner $35.00 Reservations open June 26.

          American Express site lists some of the restaurants:

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