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Apr 5, 2010 07:36 AM

New Brunswick Restaurant Week

New Brunswick is hosting its first Restaurant Week, April 10-24. Not all of the details are set yet but many restaurants are participating.


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  1. Well, they've certainly got an interesting cross section of restaurants and I may be tempted to try a few that I've not been to. However, too many of the so-called special offers are TBA. I'm surprised by this as most restaurant week sites have their act together before going public.

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    1. re: ambrose

      I was surprised by that too, Ambrose. My friends and I have reservations for the Frog and the Peach next Monday. Even when I called the restaurant they still did not have the details for their participation specials.

      1. re: Nursemegg

        Is DueMari participating? I sent them email, no response. Nothing posted on their website either. TIA

        1. re: nyebaby37

          The original message I received about this listed the following restaurants, although not all of them have information up on the website. Frog and the Peach finally updated their participation as have a few others. I think they are all a bit slow on the uptake here....but hoping for a great dinner out with friends next week,.

          Original message received:

          Participating Restaurants: Cafe Z at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Catherine Lombardi, The Chef's Place, Christopher's Restaurant at the Heldrich, Daryl Wine Bar & Restaurant, Doll's Place Restaurant, The Frog and the Peach, Glass Woods Tavern at the Hyatt Regency, Hansel 'N Griddle, Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe, Jersey Subs, Makeda Ethiopian Restaurant, Maoz Vegetarian, My Way Korean Restaurant, Panico's Brick Oven Pizzeria, Panico's Italian Restaurant, The Round Grill, Sapporo's Sushi & Steakhouse, Sliders Bar & Grill, Spice'In Indian Restaurant, Stage Left Restaurant, The Stress Factory, Tete Peruvian Cafe, Tula Restaurant & Lounge, and Tumulty's Pub.

          1. re: Nursemegg

            I just looked over the website of the NB Rest. Week and all of the offers except one are listed. I didn't see Due Mari on the list though. Here's the website: http://www.newbrunswick.com/content.p...

    2. Be sure to have a Fat Ronaldo or a Fat Darrell at the R. U. Hungry Grease Trucks, and a CaliCheeseburger at White Rose System.

      Unpretentious, delicious, guaranteed to spike your glucose and you'll have change of a $10 bill. Better than most sit down restaurants.

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      1. re: Potrezebie

        Went to Catherine Lombardies for the restaurant week. The menu was one app, a pasta dish, and a dessert. So I ordered off the regular menu, which was a better, but more expensive idea. Great food and drinks.

        I agree though that the NB rest. week doesn't seem like it was well organized as most resaurants were TBD on the website. Weird.

        1. re: juman23

          It’s disappointing to see the criticism this event is receiving. After all, this is the first NB restaurant week. There seems to have been some glitches but I’m really excited by the idea. I’m sure the event will be better next year.

          I’ve also found that some restaurants have been dropping their fixed prices. That’s a change I’m not going to complain about!

      2. Went to The Chef's Palace on Thursday before we went to GeorgeStreet Playhouse and had an enjoyable meal. I had the 4 course Prix-Fixe restaturant week special and husband had an entree off of teh regular menu. Price-Fixe was a liitle different than what was listed on web site but still good. I had the
        Rustic Grilled Flat Bread, Zucchini, Tomatoes; Arugula & Goat Cheese apetizer, Ceasar salad, Chicken Milanese, Baby Arugula & Cherry Tomato, Shaved Parmesan, Lemon Caper Aioli entree and Mini Cheesecake w/strawberries. Appetizer and salad were large enough to share, chicken also was large and I had leftovers for lunch teh next day. cheesecake was mini and was so-so. Husband had a sea bass with mashed potatoes that he thought was tasty. I loved the rustic flatbread, wanted to lick the balasamic reduction on it off the plate.

        Wish I had known it was BYOB. Aptmosphere is a little stark. Service was good except they were late in bringing the check even when they knew we had theater tickets.

        I would go back.

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        1. re: annl

          I ordered lunch to be delivered from The Chef's Place last week and found it quite good. Their lunch selection is varied, delivery was quick. I would certainly order in from there again.