Reservations for New York's Summer Restaurant Week began today. With the dour economy, recession specials have been prolific all year long, making Restaurant Week - now actually three weeks long - less anticipated.
Some of the restaurants that participate are not actually that much more of a deal during this promotion. The ones that are often book up pretty fast. So it's a good idea to evaluate the restaurants' normal menu prices and look for reservations sooner rather than later. Unfortunately this time the best deals - any of Danny Meyer's restaurants - are not available. But still, there are some new restaurants that could be worth trying. On my list are Elettaria, Alto and 10 Downing. If anyone is interested in joining me for these meals, let me know!