Hope you are having a wonderful Friday. I really should have done this two weeks ago but I just did not have a chance to get around to it. Tonight is the last official day of Restaurant Week, although some places (like Smith & Wollensky, I think), are extending it another week.
I’ve had mixed experiences during Restaurant Week, with most of them being sub-optimal. Nevertheless, I have compiled my reviews for restaurants participating in Restaurant Week below. The ones with an asterisk are actual reviews of a Restaurant Week meal.
I’ve had good Restaurant Week experiences at UpStairs on the Square (lunch) and Sorellina. Henrietta’s Table was also decent because it’s just stuff off their regular menu. I often find that lesser known restaurants or new restaurants will tend to work harder during Restaurant Week to attract new customers. I bet places like Bergamot (which is already an excellent restaurant, btw), will be a pretty good bet since it’s relatively new and the head chef is still in the kitchen most days.
Personally, if I had to pick a place for tonight, I think I would pick Bergamot, Oishii Boston, Mamma Maria, or UpStairs on the Square. A person who is in the mood for seafood or meat might opt for a place like Oceanaire Seafood Room, Capital Grille, or Smith & Wollensky at Boston’s Castle.
One of these days I think I will compile all the great dining deals around Boston. There are various great prix fixe menus at a lot of these restaurants that go on year round. No need to wait for Restaurant Week! I’ll work on that kind of post sometime in the next two weeks!
A Selection of Restaurant Week Restaurants
Beacon Hill Bistro
Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Legal Sea Foods (only Park Square & Copley are participating)
Market by Jean-Georges
Oceanaire Seafood Room
Russell House Tavern
Sel de la Terre (Natick)
Sel de la Terre (Back Bay)
Smith & Wollensky at Boston’s Castle
Tapeo Restaurant & Tapas Bar
Trattoria di Monica
Uni Sashimi Bar**
UpStairs on the Square
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