What happened to summer Restaurant Week NYC?
So far this is the only info on the official site: www.nycvisit.com
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:
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.
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.)