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Restaurant Week of 2010 - Best of the Bunch?

I was browsing the list of restaurants for Restaurant Week and I was wondering what the Chowhounds would deem the most worthy, with my schedule I can only squeeze in 2 :(. It's my first year checking it out.

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  1. Tried to book a table @ No. 9 Park. Believe it is the first year it is participating. First week fully booked. Limited (late > 9:30pm) during the 2nd week. Act swiftly my friend.

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    1. re: shaebones

      I went to No. 9 Park for dinner during the last summer RW and it was superb, and I agree that you need to book quickly. Food was excellent and service was impeccable.

    2. I tried the Capitol Grill on Wed. or Thurs. of the first week but they only had 5:30 and 9:30 which wasn't good for a weeknight. Am gone for the 2nd week so just going with Pazzo and Clink. Some others that sounded good to me were Beacon Hill Bistro, Marliave (tons of choices), Ristorante Damiano in the north end, Taranta (good meal there a few years ago), Dante, Asana, Bambara, Bacco for kinda old school Italian. Lots of places still don't have the menus posted tho.

      1. I've had amazing RW meals at Mistral and L'espalier (lunch only) and Elephant Walk. I was dissappointed in Tremont 647. I am going to Locke Ober and back to Mistral this year, which I am very excited for.

        1. Last year I had a great RW experience at Evoo in cambridge. Don't know if they are participating this year but if so, well worth trying.

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          1. re: Northender

            EVOO has a similar deal year-round. that said, the food's pretty good. but you could go whenever, and not just during RW.

          2. Start shooting....NOW. My GF has wanted to try the Melting Pot, so I made a res. Is it bad or just normally way overpriced?

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            1. re: trufflehound

              Wow, that'd probably be about 99th on my list. And it seems like you'd be spending more than if you were just sharing some fondue on a normal nite but I have no first hand experience.

              1. re: trufflehound

                I like the melting pot but it would probably be the last place that would got to for RW. The value just isn't there for that type of place. If you want to save some coin on the melting pot, I'd recommend getting one of those restaurant.com certs. Use code: SAVOR to get 80% off.