Friday, July 23, 2010

More US Restaurant Weeks: East Coast Foodies Get Ready to Reserve


Providence: There are only 2 days left to eat at some of Rhode Island’s best restaurants for under $30! Providence Restaurant Weeks are coming to an end on July 24. More than 90 restaurants are offering a three-course lunch for just $12.95 and a three-course dinner for $29.95. Certain restaurants also have two-for-one deals. Acclaimed restaurants include Pot au Feu and Rue de l’Espoir (two of my favorites from my Brown U days), New Rivers and CAV Restaurant and Antiques. Reservations are required. Visit http://www.goprovidence.com/RestaurantWeek/ for more information and to make reservations.

Boston: Restaurant Week Boston® returns on August 15-22 and 22-27. The 10th annual Restaurant Week boasts more than 200 participating restaurants throughout Boston, Cambridge and neighboring suburbs. I’m delighted to see some of my all-time favorites on the list: Cambridge’s Rialto, B&G Oysters in the South End, and the historic Union Oyster House. Lunch and dinner options include 2-course lunches for $15.10, 3-course lunches for $20.10 and 3-course dinners for $33.10. Prices exclude beverages, tax and tip. Among the many cuisines that Boston’s Restaurant Week has to offer are fine French, Argentinean and Italian fares. The city is encouraging the use of locally grown ingredients and will be recognizing restaurants that use these ingredients in their menus. For more information, visit http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/restaurantweek.

Washington, DC: The 16th biannual Washington, DC Restaurant Week will take place August 16-22 and will feature over 200 of the area’s finest restaurants. From seafood to Italian, there’s a little something for everyone. Top restaurants include Dino and Bourbon Steak Restaurant. Guests can choose between 3-course lunch and dinner meals, priced $20.10 and $35.10, respectively. Beverages, tax and tip excluded. Online reservations are available. Visit http://washington.org/restaurantwk/ for more information.

New York: Restaurant Week has been extended through September 6. So, all of you who have escaped the heat to the Hamptons or Fire Island, will still have a chance to enjoy some meals from the city’s top toques. Click on http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek for details.

Philadelphia: Check out Philadelphia’s Center City District Restaurant Week from September 12-17 and 19-24. More than 100 restaurants will offer a 3-course lunch for $20 and a 3-course dinner for $35, alcohol, tax and tip not included. Top participating chefs include Georges Perrier of Le-Bec Fin (where I celebrated my graduation from Wharton!) and Douglas Rodriguez of Alma de Cuba Restaurant. Reservations are required. Visit http://www.centercityphila.org/life/RestaurantWeek.php for more information and to make reservations.

4 comments:

  1. Since you've been to Le Bec-Fin, do you have any recommendations from their dinner options? I hear this place is great so I definitely want to check it out in September during Restaurant Week!

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  2. I will definitely be at Jaleo (huge fan of Jose Andres) and Mie N Yu (yes, I am a sucker for ambiance) in DC. Ever been?

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  3. Kaya, I wish I knew what was going to be on their prix-fixe menu, but I don't. I will say that I've never been disappointed with anything that I've eaten there. It's a fabulous dining experience. If you're not sure what to order, ask the server for suggestions, and share with your dining companion. Let me know what you ate.

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  4. Are any NJ restaurants participating??

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