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Jul 10, 2008 05:30 AM

Dallas Restaurant Week

Anyone know when the restaurant listings will be announced? Last year restaurant week ran in early August so it seems they would announce soon.

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  1. July 14 on the KRLD website. Many places are already accepting reservations.

    I was beginning to wonder why noone had mentioned it! I've had my reservations made for awhile now.. Bijoux (participating all 3 weeks), Abacus (participating 2 or 3 weeks), Stephan Pyles (participating all 3 weeks), Craft (participating 1st week only), Landmark (participating 1st week only, for now), York Street (participating 1st week only), and Fearings.

    Per my phone calls, the following are not participating: Mansion, Aurora, French Room, Local, Lola, and Charlie Palmer.

    Noone seems to have heard anything about the Preview Week--even Abacus, which really surprised me.

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    1. re: dg1873

      seems like i remember one place got good reviews for restaurant week last year but that was about it, and i can't remember what place it was.

      1. re: luniz

        We have generally been very happy with our RW experiences--and there are a lot of them!

        Last year we were thrilled with Bijoux, Abacus, Stephan Pyles, and Craft. Tramontana was just ok. The year before we had great experiences at Abacus and The Mansion. That year, Hector's was good, but not great and our Nobu experience was very bad. I've heard very good things about III Forks and Jasper's for the last 2 years as well.

        Of course, I don't think you can expect that a RW meal at a 4-5 star restaurant will be the same as a normal dining experience there.. there will likely be some flubs. I'm ok with that as long as the places make a good effort. For example, our server at Stephan Pyles was clearly exhausted and joking about a crazy RW, but still had a great attitude. That's all I ask :)

        1. re: luniz

          The last couple of years, the best best best restaurant for me has been York Street. You get the full menu, not a special restaurant week one.

          That being said, I've called and called and called the past two weeks. I just got voicemail. So, I finally gave up.

          I'm only doing three this year, Bijoux, Salum, and Steel. Steel was just a whatever. I thought it would be interesting to see what they cook up. Haven't been there in years.

          Stay away from Nobu. Awful!

          And Lanny's while very good, gave you no selection. Not even a special menu. You get what you get and you don't throw a fit.

          1. re: simply_victoria

            You might call York Street in the early evening .. I have had no problem getting through to them. I actually have a RW reservation there, which I am vastly looking forward to!

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        1. How did you find the list of participating restaurants? I've looked on the KRLD site and can't find anything.

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          1. re: foodie06

            People tend to make reservations at the restaurants that always participate year to year before the "official list" is published.

          2. Use last year's list ( and presume everyone is still participating. Also assume that any new, high profile spots will participate, too.

            I promise you that when the list comes out many of the hot restaurants will already be booked for RW.

            1. Also, in years past, certain restaurants (including Abacus and the Mansion) have added a second week.

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              1. re: foodbevlaw

                this list is up as of a few minutes ago:

                however, all 3 restaurants that i called re: the preview have no idea what i'm talking about (craft, salum, and central 214).

                1. re: dg1873

                  man! add III Forks to the list of restaurants that has not heard of the Preview (despite the fact that the site lists them as participating!)