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Restaurant Week - Fresno

cocktailqueen77 Sep 17, 2009 03:57 PM

Thought this was interesting, and a first here in Fresno....let's welcome Restaurant Week!!

Details:

3 course prix fixed menus for participating Fresno restaurants

$27 at Fine Dining Restaurants
$20 at Upscale Restaurants
$13 at Casual Restaurants

Will run September 20 - October 9

Check out www.getdining.com for menus, participating restaurants and to make reservations

Restaurants such as Campagnia's, Max's and The Lime Lite are offering the discounted menu. I think this is a great opportunity or Fresno, but I am worried since (from what I have read) reviewers of RW in larger cities have not been positive. Hopefully our restaurants can provide consistency and quality!! Looking forward to reading others experiences!!

Note - found out about this through Joan Obra's online column (http://www.fresnobee.com/columnists/j...). Other notable restaurant news is that Wassabi is taking over the space where Pangea used to be in Fig Garden. This will be a second location for the locally owned sushi restaurant. I have had sushi there a couple times, prefer Sushi Day over Wassabi, but I do enjoy the creativity that the Chef's at Wassabi bring to the rolls and presentations.

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  1. EatingoutFresno RE: cocktailqueen77 Sep 17, 2009 07:20 PM

    Awesome! This will give me the chance to try a good number of restaurants I've been curious about without breaking the bank.

    1. KenWritez RE: cocktailqueen77 Sep 18, 2009 01:02 AM

      I don't see that many restos on the list. Where's Trelio, Cracked Pepper, Hunan, Wassabi, Thai Royal Orchid (or *any* Thai place)?

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        EatingoutFresno RE: KenWritez Sep 18, 2009 01:30 AM

        I dunno, I can see why alot of them decided not to jump the gun. A spot like Cracked Pepper isn't the type of place that wants to turn and burn with customers. Nothing against the participating restaurants, just saying that they might be more confident/able to deal with the insane rushes that this type of promotion can generate. Being a dyed in the wool Fresnan, I can understand how some business owners want to keep the vibe of their restaurant intact versus generating some extra income from a promotion controlled by an outside entity.

        And heck, if everything goes smooth this year, we're more likely to see more restaurants give the event a try.

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          cocktailqueen77 RE: EatingoutFresno Sep 18, 2009 10:08 AM

          I agree with Eating Out, this is the first year - perhaps if the participating restaurants have a good turnout from RW more will jump on the bandwagon. To be honest (yet I know that this is the whole point of RW), $27 for three courses is awfully low, especially for places such as Trelio's or CPB. Does anyone know if these prices are the standard for RW? I seem to recall viewing menus from NYC and I don't think that the prix fixe was so low....or maybe it's just my dusty memory!!

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            tavmark RE: cocktailqueen77 Sep 18, 2009 02:06 PM

            It's RW in San Diego right now (which is where I am today). Prix fixes are $20, $30 or $40, depending on the restaurant.

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              cocktailqueen77 RE: tavmark Sep 18, 2009 02:56 PM

              Ooohh...so jealous of you right now!! I love SD...

              Thanks for letting me know of the prices there. That type of range actually makes more sense, at least to me.

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        grace gail RE: cocktailqueen77 Apr 22, 2010 12:55 PM

        RESTAURANT WEEK - FRESNO

        Sunday April 18 until Friday May 7 2010

        Details:

        3 course fixed price

        $34 at Fine Dining Restaurants
        $27 at Upscale Restaurants
        $20 at Upscale Casual Restaurants
        $13 at Casual Restaurants

        Check out www.getdining.com for menus, participating restaurants and to make reservations...

        Here are a few: Erna's, Fleming's, Manhattan Ruth's Chris, Slates, Ed-yo, Lime Lite and Max's

        The information was in Joan Obra's online column at the Fresnobee

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          Jeff Avis RE: grace gail Apr 25, 2010 09:38 PM

          Save your money. I found the last Restaurant Week very limited and unappealing!. I think we tried two or three restaurants that were participating and found all to be sub par in relation to their normal offerings..The good places don't seem to be suffering much at all in this so called economic recession we appear to be deailing with. Surprizing to see Erna's and Lime Lite on the list although what they are offering is no big deal in my opinion.

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            grace gail RE: Jeff Avis Apr 28, 2010 03:19 PM

            Jeff:

            Erna's for $34.00 is an unbelievable deal...check their prices on the website...

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