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Jan 26, 2011 03:15 PM

Is anyone doing restaurant week this time?

I have become gun-shy of restaurant week but still made reservations at Convivio, The Modern Bar Room, Telepan, and Fishtail. Any feedback on my choices? My experiences of restaurant week are so mixed-one time good, next time bad. So anything I should cancel? Advice appreciated.

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  1. I don't know about Telepan, but the others sound good.

    I had a great RW lunch at Maialino today and have a res next week for David Burke Townhouse for a slightly less adventurous friend (where I don't want to drop a ton of cash).

    72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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    1. re: loratliff

      What was on the RW menu at Maialino? I don't see it posted anywhere, and I was just there for Summer RW so I don't know if it's worth it.

      1. re: serasyl

        It was a great menu. If you look at their regular lunch menu, the only dishes that WEREN'T on it were the tripe, the ricotta ravioli, the pasta with clams, the carbonara, the fried artichoke, the swordfish, the braised chicken (replaced with pollo alla diavolo), the terrine and the pig's foot.

        I was very impressed!

        1. re: loratliff

          the swordfish secondo, or the smoked app?

          1. re: serasyl

            The smoked app (which was superb). Sorry for not clarifying. The seabass secondi was on the RW menu; looked great, but I didn't try it.

    2. we're doing dinner at The Modern. Never been, but it's been on my list for a while.

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      1. re: coasts

        the Modern is great, and if it rains they give you an umbrella to take home with you.
        I did RW at the Harrison, was very good , the sardine first course was terrific

      2. I've done RW at Bar Room at the Modern a few times now -- it's always good.

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        1. re: kathryn

          I'm trying Alto tomorrow for lunch - anyone else eat here for RW2011? Thanks.

        2. I was at Telepan on Tuesday night, good not great, but I didn't feel ripped off at $35. The quail app was excellent!; some pasta I didn't much like with a few meatballs; good striped bass...I am also going to Convivio and enjoyed it very much during last year's RW, almost as much as the regular menu...The Modern is always fab and have also liked Fishtail...I am looking forward to trying Adour tomorrow.

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          1. re: City Kid

            Thank you for the replys. I can't find the menu for Telepan Restaurant week menu anywhere. Was it basically the regular menu? Also, with all the snow, should I be concerned about the fish freshness?

          2. anybody do lunch at Ai Fiori yet? looks like a great deal - basically all regular menu items:

            Ai Fiori
            400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018