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Will there be a SUMMER Restaurant Week 2012?

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I haven't seen or heard anything official about this yet, does anybody know anything? Thanks!

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  1. The only people who know for sure are NYCGo, the ones who run it.

    Odd that they haven't announced the dates yet. Last year RW was in mid-July.

    1. At Ai Fiori yesterday there was an insert in my bill that announced it. I don't remember the dates forsure but I think it was the last two Weeks of July and the first week of August.

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      1. re: nextguy

        Ok, so then reservations are usually taken one month in advanced so we should get an announcement in the next week or two, right?

        1. re: littlecmad

          Not necessarily. Last year RW was July 11 to 24 but reservations did not officially open until June 27th.

      2. I work at a restaurant group and restaurant week is July 16-August 10, reservations should have opened this past Wednesday, 6/6 though we have had very few calls due to lack of advertising!

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        1. re: Barcelonian

          There is NOTHING ON THE NYCGO website about the summer restaurant week! Why is there no advertising? How do we know what restaurants are participating?

          1. re: littlecmad

            They like to release information when they think it's appropriate. NYCGo will probably first do a press release with the dates with a handful of participants listed... Then a little while later another press release with the list.. Then a while later the reservations will officially open.

            1. re: kathryn

              Please post info when you see an announcement or advertisement. THANKS!

              1. re: littlecmad

                Last year I think they announced it on Twitter first.

                1. re: kathryn

                  Which Michelin/ fine dining restaurants usually participate?
                  I'm from Chicago and going to per se in July...

                  1. re: jguskadoo

                    Many of them don't participate. However, some of them like Jean Georges and Del Posto already do a lunch prix fixe but at a higher price point. Del Posto is weekday only, but JG is every day (recently added Sundays).

                    Looking at the crossover between the latest Michelin list and the winter 2012 RW list, it's mostly one star Michelins who already do some sort of prix fixe deal year round (usually lunch). They are:
                    Aldea
                    A Voce
                    Cafe Boulud
                    Gotham Bar and Grill
                    Junoon
                    Rouge Tomate
                    Tamarind
                    Tulsi

                    My advice would be to look into places that do some sort of prix fixe deal one year round and consider bumping up your price point to $38-39. Some board favorites are:
                    Del Posto
                    Ciano
                    Tocqueville
                    Aldea
                    ABC Kitchen
                    Jean Georges
                    Manzo
                    Seasonal
                    Maialino

                    If you search you may find many mentions of SHO, but I would avoid it as the chef just left.

                    Also look into the Sunday Suppers at Public or Marc Forgione.

                    1. re: kathryn

                      I'm deciding between 4 course lunch at emp, le barnardin, a momofuku place, and marea

                      1. re: jguskadoo

                        I would personally do lunch at EMP and dinner at Momofuku Ssam on another day. But it depends--how much do you love seafood?

                        1. re: kathryn

                          thanks. I think I'll also go to Bouchon Bakery and order a whole slew of desserts and little snacks for lunch

                          1. re: kathryn

                            duck or bo ssam?

                            1. re: jguskadoo

                              Bo Ssam is only available for large groups.

                              The duck lunch is excellent but if you've never been to Ssam, their dinner menu has a lot more variety and I think gives you a better sense of the place.

                              1. re: kathryn

                                How is the 4 course lunch at emp? And is it worth it to do it on the same day as per se or not?

                                1. re: jguskadoo

                                  Similar thread on that topic:
                                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/799851

                                  1. re: jguskadoo

                                    I have done the tasting at Per Se and the tasting at EMP at lunch time. Watching the tables around me order the prix fixe at EMP, I would not say it was an enormous amount of food. I mean it was definitely more than say the prix fixe at Jean Georges, but I probably could have had a later dinner at Per Se. But I wouldn't. For me the styles and experience is too similar for one day.

                                    1. re: nextguy

                                      Okay, thanks. I think what I'll end up doing is dinner at Per Se, dinner at Daniel, and lunch at EMP all on different days. Good idea?

                                      1. re: jguskadoo

                                        I have not been to Daniel but it sounds like a good plan. BTW, the tasting menu at EMP at lunch time is an exceptional deal if it interests you. It is 50$ more than the lunch time prix fixe but 70$ less than dinner time tasting. And the lunch tasting is identical to the dinner one.

                                        1. re: nextguy

                                          No, I think just the 4 course. Are those restaurants too similar?

                                          1. re: jguskadoo

                                            You might want to start a new discussion about your itinerary since this is not really about RW any more. :)

                                            1. re: kathryn

                                              I KNOW. I am a little annoyed. Maybe I should report the responses that are not relative? I thought Chowhound was good out deleting posts that weren't relative.

                          2. re: kathryn

                            You are wrong about SHO. Chef Shaun Hergatt has not yet left. He will be there until the end of July. Hergatt plans to open a new restaurant elsewhere and says he will use the same name, which he owns. The restaurant in the Setai will continue to operate with a new chef and under a new name.

                            http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.co...

                            http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

              2. http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek July 16 - August 10 No restaurants listed yet, just the dates.

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                1. re: scscr

                  THANK YOU scscr!!!