Hi. I looked for such a thread but I wasn't able to find it.
I am thinking of (trying to) going to a couple of this restaurants, any suggestion on what would be better?
The Oak Room
Top of the hub
Gargoyles on the Square
2nd question: how does it work? Do I just reserve and when I am there I ask for a RW menu?
Please forgive any english mistake, I am not a native speaker
Second question - yes, you just make a reservation, and once you arrive, mention that you are there for restaurant week. Most places will offer the RW menu automatically, but not all.
My only comments on your list is that Top of the Hub is a great place for a drink but does not have great food. Also, I like Marliave but it is pretty reasonable to begin with so you won't end up saving that much by doing restaurant week.
Top of the Hub
800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108
please do not feel shy or intimidated asking for the restaurant week menu. I say this as a person who lived in a non English speaking country where I did not speak the native language very well. They didn't have restaurant week there, but I know in general what it feels like.
Just smile and say "restaurant week" if the menu does not appear at your table. This is a great publicity event for the restaurants that participate and they want to please, at least with that menu. Go for it and good luck.
I would choose Oak Room or Ruth's Chris from your list. High end steak houses tend to have the best value on rest week.
138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
I, too, am curious what people's favorite Restaurant week spots are, particularly based on the menus released this year!
I will say in the past, I've been extremely extremely impressed at the value from Capital Grille...I cant believe they put their 14 oz Kona crusted, dry aged sirloin on the menu...It usually goes for 42 dollars ala carte!
But this year I'd really like to find a creative and different kind of spot than the steakhouses we always end up at...has anyone done Clink for restaurant week? How are they for value?
Last year we tried L'Espalier, Gargoyles, and Post 390. Gargoyles was my favorite, with Post 390 a close second.
Though I liked L'Espalier, I felt it too ritzy for my blood. I prefer a more casual dining experience. We were underdressed in slacks and tops! But the food was really good...not outstanding as you might expect.
Post 390 has a decent atmosphere, but beware the drinks! I ordered a gin and tonic and it was gin with a drop of tonic. On a side note: the regular menu options are not too much more than the RW menu.
Gargoyles has changed up the menu from the last time we were there, but we enjoyed the food so much we've been back three times! I highly recommend the disco brunch. Never disappointed in the food.
I only wish the Island Creek Oyster Bar participated..... Good luck!
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
406 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116