Though I had previously been to Colicchio & Sons and was underwhelmed, I chose to return because my first experience was only brunch, which often isn't representative of a restaurant's best efforts. Dinner was better, but it wasn't without its flaws.
In the plus column, Colicchio & Sons did offer its entire regular menu for Restaurant Week, meaning that this meal would give my dining companion and me a good sense of the restaurant's abilities.
— with cherry tomatoes because it was something I hadn't had before. The waitress did warn that it was a heavy dish and indeed that was true. But despite the fried coating, there was still a distinctly porky flavor that came through the inner meat, which resembled pulled pork. I'm glad I tried it, but wasn't wowed enough to think I'd order this again.
Colicchio & Sons seems to be a bit hit or miss, depending on what you order. But it is one of the restaurants that has extended its Restaurant Week menu beyond the initial run. So, you can still head over and check it out for yourself for $35 through September 5.