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Cape Restaurant Week

CapeCodGuy May 10, 2013 06:14 PM

I usually hear about this after it's over, but this year, while driving down Main Street in Hyannis, I happened to see ONE sign outside one of the 62 restaurants that inhabit the Main Street environs. I can't understand why the participating restaurants never market the heck out of this.

That said, here's a list of the participants. There's the usual suspects and a few notables I've been meaning to try, like the Belfry Inn in Sandwich, 5 Bays Bistro in Osterville, and Ten Tables in PTown. Doubt I'll get to them all, but am shooting for 2 out of 3.

Here's the complete list: http://www.capecodrestaurantweek.com/...

And they have a FB page; https://www.facebook.com/RestaurantWe...

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  1. CapeCodGuy RE: CapeCodGuy May 13, 2013 03:06 PM

    Nobody planning to go out during Restaurant Week or is this board just dying a slow death as it relates to Cape Cod chow?

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      chauncy19 RE: CapeCodGuy May 14, 2013 11:45 AM

      unfortunately not planning to take advantage of it. more likely personally to go to Gemini Caribbean Market and try Jamaican food.

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        kevinricci RE: CapeCodGuy May 15, 2013 05:01 AM

        I no longer get excited about restaurant week. Many restaurants have restricted menus for the pre-set price, much like Mother's Day menus. I'd rather order their best stuff at full price.

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          lisaonthecape RE: CapeCodGuy May 15, 2013 02:18 PM

          I checked out the offerings and they weren't that exciting. Boston Restaurant Week is much better.

          Hopeful that the board will liven up soon with the approaching summer.

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            CapeCodGuy RE: lisaonthecape May 16, 2013 04:54 PM

            I agree Lisa. When deciding what to try last night for an early meal, I decided on Misaki's always terrific Bento box. Just wonderful and the best $19 3-course weekday early bird meal on the entire Cape. Always different and always inspired.

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              lisaonthecape RE: CapeCodGuy May 20, 2013 12:21 PM

              We made an impromptu dining decision and hit Alberto's for the tail end of restaurant week. $29 for a selection of appetizers and (big) selection of entrees, plus dessert off the regular menu. Additionally, a free bottle of wine (for two diners) from a limited selection or a $20 credit toward any wine from their list. I thought that was a very good value, and I was happy with the food. My husband and I had the daily soup special (white bean with greens) and son had the bruschetta. Next, husband had the saltimbocca, son had gnocchi, and I had orvieto (a shellfish dish over gnocchi). All very tasty. As my last dinner there was decidedly underwhelming, I think they redeemed themselves on this visit.

        2. Niblet RE: CapeCodGuy May 13, 2013 07:40 PM

          I'd be tempted by the Naked Oyster, everything on that menu looks yum and I'd be hard pressed to pick.

          This is such a great time for deals on the Cape, I wish I could've stayed longer than just a couple of days last week. I checked out Island Merchant for the Wednesday night fish tacos and really liked them, especially at $10 for two, with surprisingly large pieces of beautiful fresh fish.

          I hope this board isn't dying, I'll need you guys this summer!

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            phelana RE: Niblet May 14, 2013 02:50 PM

            We went to Naked Oyster last night for .99 oysters, killer cocktails and great apps..a super place..celebrated mrwynter's b day with Jillian and friends...

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              Niblet RE: phelana May 14, 2013 06:39 PM

              Great to know. That's on my shortlist for next visit. I also heard that I should check out Alberto's. I'd welcome your advice.

              You likely know this already, but I recommend the jerk chicken wings at the Raw Bar; I'm more determined than ever to go back for those. I just hope they're as good as I remember.

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