2011′s summer Restaurant Week will be held July 11-24, but you can start to make your reservations now (and we recommend doing so for some of the top spots).
As we mention every 6 months when this come around, be diligent to ensure that you’re actually getting a deal. $35 a person isn’t cheap, but it can be a great value depending on where you choose to dine. To review our thinking on the subject, check out this previous post. And of course be sure to peruse the menus first to make sure that you like what they have to offer (not all menus are uploaded to the site and some restaurants only post their RW menus on their individual web sites, so check those out too if you’re considering a few restaurants).
When in doubt, we suggest a steakhouse. If you order a la carte, you’re likely to spend at least $35 on your entree alone, forget an appetizer and dessert. Here’s a list of the restaurants we’ve reviewed for RW over the past few years, and they’re not all stellar reviews:
- Rothmann’s Steakhouse (my personal favorite)
- Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse
- Ruth’s Chris (one of Laura’s favorites)
- Park Ave Summer (I also went to Park Ave Winter a while back and while I didn’t review it, I thought it was pretty good. Nothing outstanding)
- Smith & Wollensky
- The Water Club
- Atlantic Grill
While Rothmann’s may top my list (I consider the food, value, portion sizes, ambiance, etc.), two very close runner ups wereÂ Maloney & Porcelli and The Modern, which is every bit as good as you hoped it would be.
We’ve been to other spots for RW but just haven’t reviewed them for one reason or another, so shoot us a note/leave a comment if you have any questions or if you have any recommendations yourself!