It’s time to secure those reservations if you haven’t already, as Restaurant Week Boston is set for Sunday, March 15 through Friday, March 20 and Sunday, March 22 to Friday, March 27. Participating restaurants throughout Boston, Cambridge and beyond will offer three-course lunches for $20.09 and/or dinners for $33.09. New this year is that some restaurants will offer a two-course lunch option for $15.09, where you choose an entree and then select either an appetizer or dessert; and some will extend the specials to Saturday. Find the list of participating restaurants, check out the menus and make reservations at http://www.bostonusa.com/restaurantweek.
This is one of my favorite events of the year. The best advice I can give you is to check out the menus beforehand, and it’s my opinion that you should only go to those restaurants that make an effort with Restaurant Week menus. There are restaurants out there that seem to make their prix-fixe selections so basic and lacking in the creativity that’s said to be present in their normal menu that you can’t help but seek out the regular menu and, therefore, drop a load of change, when all you really wanted to do was give the place a test run for a reasonable price.