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Will there be a SUMMER Restaurant Week 2012?

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littlecmad Jun 6, 2012 03:01 PM

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

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    kathryn RE: littlecmad Jun 6, 2012 03:58 PM

    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.

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      nextguy RE: littlecmad Jun 7, 2012 04:05 AM

      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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        littlecmad RE: nextguy Jun 7, 2012 05:43 AM

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

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          kathryn RE: littlecmad Jun 7, 2012 07:12 AM

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

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        Barcelonian RE: littlecmad Jun 8, 2012 03:15 PM

        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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          littlecmad RE: Barcelonian Jun 9, 2012 05:14 AM

          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?

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            kathryn RE: littlecmad Jun 9, 2012 07:16 AM

            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.

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              littlecmad RE: kathryn Jun 14, 2012 05:40 PM

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

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                kathryn RE: littlecmad Jun 14, 2012 05:47 PM

                Last year I think they announced it on Twitter first.

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                  jguskadoo RE: kathryn Jun 16, 2012 03:43 PM

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

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                    kathryn RE: jguskadoo Jun 16, 2012 08:35 PM

                    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.

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                      jguskadoo RE: kathryn Jun 16, 2012 09:15 PM

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

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                        kathryn RE: jguskadoo Jun 16, 2012 10:38 PM

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

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                          jguskadoo RE: kathryn Jun 17, 2012 07:07 AM

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

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                            jguskadoo RE: kathryn Jun 17, 2012 07:07 AM

                            duck or bo ssam?

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                              kathryn RE: jguskadoo Jun 17, 2012 07:32 AM

                              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.

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                                jguskadoo RE: kathryn Jun 17, 2012 10:33 AM

                                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?

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                                  kathryn RE: jguskadoo Jun 17, 2012 11:00 AM

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

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                                    nextguy RE: jguskadoo Jun 18, 2012 10:10 AM

                                    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.

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                                      jguskadoo RE: nextguy Jun 18, 2012 10:19 AM

                                      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?

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                                        nextguy RE: jguskadoo Jun 18, 2012 11:20 AM

                                        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.

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                                          jguskadoo RE: nextguy Jun 18, 2012 11:24 AM

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

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                                            kathryn RE: jguskadoo Jun 18, 2012 08:31 PM

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

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                                              littlecmad RE: kathryn Jun 19, 2012 04:49 AM

                                              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.

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                            RGR RE: kathryn Jun 17, 2012 01:18 PM

                            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

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                scscr RE: littlecmad Jun 19, 2012 11:58 AM

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

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                  littlecmad RE: scscr Jun 19, 2012 12:08 PM

                  THANK YOU scscr!!!

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