Saturday, July 14, 2007

Restaurant Week in Boston 2007

When: August 5-10 and 12-17, 2007

What: The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express in partnership with the Anthony Spinnazola Foundation once again present Restaurant Week Boston®. From Sunday, August 5 through Friday, August 10 and Sunday, August 12 -Friday, August 17, 2007 diners will enjoy 3-course lunches for $20.07 and/or dinners for $33.07 at restaurants throughout Boston, Cambridge, the suburbs and beyond. Price is per person and excludes beverage, tax and gratuity. This is really one of the greatest opportunities for foodies to try all of those great restaurants you've heard of, talked about and looked at but maybe were not in your budget.

The Boston Foodies tips and advice for getting the most out of Restaurant Week 2007:

1 - Make your reservations early.

2 - Focus on restaurants that you normally would not dine at because of the expense. These represent the best value. There are many restaurants on the list of participants where you could dine for $30.00 per person for dinner all year. This is your chance to dine somewhere you'd never get to for less than $50.00 per person or more.

3 - If you can't get a reservation for dinner go for lunch. After all, it's the same ambiance and standards of cuisine.

4 - If you can't get a reservation now (some of the restaurants are already booked solid) then wait and try again in a week. A lot of people make multiple reservations then cancel once they firm up their plans.

5 - If you can't get a reservation in a week then try again on the morning of the day you want to dine. Many of the best restaurants will cancel reservations that are NOT confirmed twenty four hours in advance.

6 - Confirm your reservation the day before!

I can't stress how much of a great opportunity this is to dine at some really nice restaurants and it only happens once a year. The more people that participate, the more restaurants will offer. And if you normally don't dine out at all (I know that there are a few of you somewhere) then splurge a little. You will never regret that you did.

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