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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mmmmm....Gimmicky priced dining....aghhhhh

I loves me some Restaurant Week. In truth, it never really ends up being a cheap night or anything once you add tax/tip/tippling, but it's a good kick in the pants to try new places. As usual, I didn't get to Open Table fast enough to get a dinner slot at Galileo. And for some reason, 1789 isn't on the list this year. Perhaps new chef Nathan Beauchamp doesn't want to dole out roast pork medallions for the unwashed masses as his predecessor did. Or maybe the suits realized that this was one of the places where diners really did get a steal for $30. Here's how my Aug. 14-20 week is shaping up:

Monday lunch: The Jefferson Hotel restaurant. I'm easing into the week with this pick, which is near my office. I love their french fries. I love even more that they call them "an embellishment" and charge $8 for them.
Tuesday dinner: David Greggory. Supposed to be very good. Never eaten there.
Friday lunch: Bistro Bis. Meeting a friend from the old bureau on the Hill.
Friday dinner, late: Zengo. Good location for potential Friday-night chicanery to follow.
Saturday dinner: Sam & Harry's. The 'rents will join on this one, as it's a 'rents kind of place.

UPDATE: An anonymous tipster reminds me that I have in fact eaten at David Greggory during the past year, which I guess speaks volumes about my meal. Or, my alcohol consumption.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and I went to David Greggory last year! How quickly we forget...

7:05 PM  
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Blogger Barzelay said...

I love restaurant week. Last year the lady and I went to dinner six nights of seven (the seventh she went with her sister).
-Galileo is notoriously terrible for restaurant week. They have a limited menu, and the quality supposedly isn't the same as it usually is. My girlfriend and I went last year (we went six of seven nights to restaurant dinners) and it was very disappointing. We'd heard complaints about the service, but we thought the service was great. Unfortunately, other than the dessert, all of the food was mediocre.
-Bistro Bis was meh.
-Zengo has been awesome every time I've had some law firm pay for me to eat there.
-I would also recommend Mie N Yuh, Cafe 15, Acadiana, and Vidalia. Vidalia is much better than Bistro Bis.

10:53 PM  
Blogger Barzelay said...

Hahaha, I just realized this post is way old. You've got a problem with your RSS feed, girl.

It's showing everything as out of order. It listed this as having been posted Dec. 29, 2006.

So you can, perhaps, forgive the ridiculousness of my having made this comment. Buuuut, that advice is all still relevant for the upcoming restaurant week.

10:56 PM  

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