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Jul 28, 2010 02:02 PM

Restaurant Week Restaurants

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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  1. Mesa Grill is participating in RW

    Mesa Grill
    102 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    7 Replies
    1. re: bookhound

      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.

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

      1. re: NYCTechy

        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!

        1. re: freshstart19

          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.

          Nelson Blue
          233 Front St, New York, NY 10038

          Les Halles
          15 John Street, New York, NY 10038

          229 Front Street, New York, NY 10038

          1. re: Upperwestsider

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

            1. re: Upperwestsider

              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.

              1. re: NYCTechy

                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,

        2. re: bookhound

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

        3. 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.

          Mesa Grill
          102 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

          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

          1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023