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Jul 8, 2009 06:03 AM

[DFW] Restaurant Week 2009

That time of the year again. Restaurant week this year will be on August 17-23 and the first day to make reservations is next monday July 13. The preview weekend will be on August 14-16.

The official site: (full list of restaurants to be released soon)

Here are the reviews from last year:

I'm so thankful that work isn't sending me out of town that week! Nana got slammed pretty hard in RW 2007 reviews, and my experience last year just added to the list. Not awful, but not impressed enough to come back. Looking forward, I hope that Bijoux is on the list this year.

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  1. This is such a great opportunity to eat at one or more of the more "elite" Dallas restaurants without exploding the budget, especially now with the economic issues at such a low. Be sure to check out the 4the course offering by Central Market. And not to be forgotten is that $7 of the 35 goes to 2 very worthy local charities.

    Can't wait for the list to be published and thanks for the notification.

    1. We were just talking about this last night. Always a great time of year. I was wondering how and if the economy was going to effect restaurant week. Maybe make it more crowded? Maybe make fewer restaurants participate? Maybe make more restaurants participate?

      1. does anyone know how to sign up?

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        1. re: ejkelly

          If you click the KRLD link above, you'll see the general info. Looks like this year's list of participating restaurants will be available July 13.

          At that time, choose the restaurant(s) you wish and make a reservation. In past years, different participating restaurants set aside differing #'s of tables/night to restaurant week, so make your reserves as early as possible, particularly at the high-demand places. Also, at those restaurants, I've read that service *may* be less than stellar/rushed during peak hours (for this 1+ week time frame), so an early or late dinner hour may be best.

          For an example of past years participants, here is LAST year's, 2008 list:

          1. re: ejkelly

            You can call the individual restaurant to make a reservation. We already made one two days ago. Some restaurants also offer the RW menu for lunch.

            1. re: kuidaore

              Alas, I gave my Thursday 560 away to a co-worker. *sad* I am looking for a Saturday evening if anyone knows of one I can call and get (very late is fine) or otherwise.

              1. re: DallasDude

                canceled a 745 @ abacus next saturday (8/21)

                1. re: dg1873

                  actually it was 8/22. might have to cancel a reservation on 8/29 too and will post if and when

          2. List is up! We're headed to: Bijoux, Fearings, Abacus, Stephan Pyles, Craft, York Street, and Aurora .. and hoping Abacus extends to 3 weeks, so we can move that RSVP later and replace it with Local! Mmm mmm. I do love restaurant week!

            Interesting that places like Local, Aurora, and French Room are participating this year - I'm guessing its a good way for them to get people in the door during the economic slump. And, of course, help charity and get some good PR.

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            1. re: dg1873

              Last year I over-indulged. So, I'm keeping my list short. Stephen Pyles, Hector's, 560, and Charlie Palmer. I saw Aurora's menu online and was very underwhelmed. I decided to give that spot to someone else.

              1. re: simply_victoria

                Hmm.. you're right-- Aurora's menu is pretty underwhelming. I might have to rethink that!

            2. Got reservations at Stephan Pyles and 560, can't wait!