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Downtown St. Louis Restaurant Week 2009

Hey, i was doing a search for tastings in STL and noticed this website: www.downtownrestaurantweek.net

Has anyone been to this event before. I see that its coming up and there seems to be some good STL eateries involved as well as Operation Food Search but wanted to get some board feedback before i dig in further.

Let me know who has been to this or your take on it
Thanks
Frank

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  1. Hey Frankie,
    The Downtown Restaurant Week actually isn't that bad. I went 2 years ago and it's a good opportunity to try new restaurants, or revisits ones that may be your favorite. The menu for the 3 course menu is limited, but hey it's $25 and for Operation Food Search. But as the website says, make a reservation if you plan to go on the weekend, in case of crowds (aka Cardinals games). Try it this year and give some feedback!

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    1. re: jlo0812

      Just so you and other 'Hounds know, the Cardinals are out of town on the road the week of Restaurant Week.

      1. re: jlo0812

        Great info, thanks. I have read the menus and have some places i def want to try. Any suggestions right off the bat or for any special reasons beyond the menus i am reading. I have already visited Mosaic, Kitchen K, Shannon's and Gitto's for lunch. How about something else?

        1. re: frankiefaun

          We had a great meal at The Dubliner a few months ago. It was a fairly casual place that models itself after an Irish pub, although they have more than just "pub food." I had some awesome lamb there.

      2. I have gone every year, and have found it a great opportunity to try out restaurants that normally would not go to. The event is popular, so I would suggest reservations even during the week to make sure you can get into the restaurant you choose.

        One of my downtown favorites, 400 Olive, is participating in the event.

        1. It's a wonderful way for folks to try downtown restaurants at a reasonable price. I wouldn't miss it.

          1. An American Place is a MUST. You will not be disappointed.

            1. Title headline should probably read "2008" unless this is a real preview.

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              1. re: nosh

                Yeah, my bad! THanks for clarifying

              2. We went to Carmine's last year -- very good.

                If you're into the prix fixe, many locals restaraunts have a 35 (or less) 3-course tues-thurs. Some that come to mind are Harvest, Niche, Moxy, The Crossing, Liluma -- all great places where an extree can easily go for the mid/high 20s.

                personally, I'm excited for An American Place. we've been meaning to try it for so long, but the market menu means dinner at 6:30 which does NOT fit with our schedules.

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                1. re: rllevy

                  Agreed, American Place was on our list and we've already made reservations. Also, i just tried to make reservations at Simply Fondue and i think they are closed for good, what gives????

                  Has anyone else heard or know this?