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What restaurants are NOT participating in the Aug '09 Restaurant Week?

MC Slim JB Aug 9, 2009 04:24 PM

So far, my list of RW non-participants includes the Franklin Cafes, Oleana, Khao Sarn, Zon's, Cafe Polonia, Jasmine Bistro, Vee Vee, and Trattoria Toscana.

Any others?

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    purple bot RE: MC Slim JB Aug 9, 2009 04:39 PM

    Pretty much any place you can think of that doesn't accept AMEX -- since they're a major sponsor (or somehow tied to it...)

    1. davis_sq_pro RE: MC Slim JB Aug 9, 2009 04:40 PM

      Compiling a list of good places that you might actually want to dine that week? <g>

      1. capeanne RE: MC Slim JB Aug 9, 2009 04:45 PM

        Rendezvous never does. Don't believe Hamersleys does either and yes we have reservations at both !

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          suzysue2 RE: MC Slim JB Aug 9, 2009 07:30 PM

          Clio is not, but Uni is.

          1. digga RE: MC Slim JB Aug 9, 2009 07:59 PM

            West Side Lounge in Cambridge. Plus, on Mondays this summer, they are running a $12.95 for a pair of lobster rolls special. That sounds too good to be true - gonna try to check it out tomorrow night.

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              Fenway_Frank RE: MC Slim JB Aug 10, 2009 11:02 AM

              Prezza, Garden at the Cellar, Craigie on Main, Hungry Mother, Bristol Lounge, Orinoco, Kingfish Hall, Bricco, Rustic Kitchen...I had one other on my mental list but now it's gone...

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                Fenway_Frank RE: MC Slim JB Aug 10, 2009 11:04 AM

                oh, Tavolo and Ashmont Grill

                1. MC Slim JB RE: MC Slim JB Aug 11, 2009 09:24 AM

                  Worth noting that some restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week are still serving their full menus at regular prices. A couple of examples I've come across are Via Matta and Toro.

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                    Fenway_Frank RE: MC Slim JB Aug 11, 2009 09:58 AM

                    It looks like Grotto and marliave serve their full menus pretty much.

                    And it occurred to me on a stroll through Central Sq. that Salts, Central Kitchen and Green Street skip the whole restaurant week thing, too

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                      bear RE: MC Slim JB Aug 13, 2009 09:16 AM

                      Garden at the Cellar had a "Boycotting Restaurant Week" message on their menu last night.

                      1. limster RE: MC Slim JB Aug 13, 2009 10:25 AM

                        That's a lot of places: ~90% of the restaurants in Boston don't participate in RW. As an estimate, Yelp has a list of 2809 restaurants in Boston, restaurantweekboston.com lists 218 participating.

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