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freshstart19 Jul 28, 2010 02:02 PM

Hi! Planning going into the city this Sunday for my anniversary. Since restaurant week has been extended through the summer, has anyone gone to a "restaurant week participating restaurant" this summer? We were thinking of going to a matinee or sailing around Manhattan so we're not looking to get extremely dressed up. My daughter wants us to go to a Bobby Flay restaurant but I don't see them on the list! Thanks!

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    bookhound RE: freshstart19 Jul 28, 2010 02:06 PM

    Mesa Grill is participating in RW

    http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek

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    Mesa Grill
    102 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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      NYCTechy RE: bookhound Jul 28, 2010 02:18 PM

      Lunch or dinner? We went for lunch to SHO Shaun Hergatt (way downtown) last week and it was fabulous. They are not doing dinner though.

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      SHO Shaun Hergatt
      40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

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        freshstart19 RE: NYCTechy Jul 28, 2010 04:01 PM

        Oh, not sure about lunch or dinner yet. Might be lunch if we wind up doing a 3pm matinee. The other option is a sailing cruise at 7pm so that would be an early dinner but then rushed! The ship would leave down by the Southstreet Seaport if we did that. I will look up the restaurants that are mentioned here. Thanks!

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          Upperwestsider RE: freshstart19 Jul 29, 2010 06:00 AM

          If you choose the ship option, you have an abundant array of restaurants within a 10 walk (!) of your departure dock: Onda (South American), SUteiShi, (Japanese), Nelson Blue (New Zealand), Adrienne's (Pizza), and Ulysses (Irish breakfast/brunch). While none (I believe) are taking part in restaurant week, they are all very reasonably priced (menus all on menupages). The only FD place participating in RW is, I believe, Les Halles on John Street--about a 10-15 minute wall from the Seaport, it serves very reliable French bistro food. SHO Shaun Hergett, btw, is ab fab, and we entertain their with some frequency; but be aware, it is VERY upscale: I have never seen anyone without a jacket there and the normal dress code is suit, tie and white shirt. Could be very different on Sunday.

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          Nelson Blue
          233 Front St, New York, NY 10038

          Les Halles
          15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

          Onda
          229 Front Street, New York, NY 10038

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            queenseats RE: Upperwestsider Jul 29, 2010 11:53 AM

            Delmonico's, which is in the Financial District is also doing restaurant week. Though my RW dinner there last week was just meh.

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              NYCTechy RE: Upperwestsider Jul 29, 2010 01:32 PM

              We were there for lunch last week and I wore neither tie nor jacket. Your observation may reflect more on typical after-work FiDi 'expensive dinner' crowd than on any rules of the house. I would not recommend jeans, but Dockers and collared shirt would be fine I think.

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                freshstart19 RE: NYCTechy Jul 31, 2010 08:37 AM

                Thanks for the suggestions! Since the weather is supposed to be "iffy" tomorrow, we are going to a 3pm matinee and then dinner. Show will be up on 44th,

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          freshstart19 RE: bookhound Jul 28, 2010 03:59 PM

          Hi bookhound, thanks for the reply. I missed that but did learn that is not offered on Sundays!

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          grouchomarx RE: freshstart19 Jul 28, 2010 02:23 PM

          Mesa Grill is not dressy at all so it should fit the bill for you and your daughter. I've tried a bunch of places for RW and enjoyed them all, including Nobu Next Door, Mr Chow, Maze, Adour Alain Ducasse, Megu, Le Cirque, and Nougatine. RW in NYC is plenty of fun, enjoy.

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          Mesa Grill
          102 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

          Megu
          62 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10013

          Le Cirque
          151 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

          Adour Alain Ducasse
          2 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022

          Nobu Next Door
          105 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

          Nougatine
          1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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