Boston Events: Restaurant Week Boston
by Boston Mama
You’re in luck if you like to eat in nice restaurants and happen to be in Boston in early March or late August. Those are the times when Restaurant Week Boston falls.
It should actually be called Restaurant WeekS, as the event lasts for almost two weeks each time. It runs from Sunday to Friday of each week, but many restaurants also provide their Restaurant Week menu on Saturdays.
The way it works is that many restaurants, including some of the most exclusive, participate in offering a three-course prix fixe (set price) dinner at a reasonable cost. The courses are generally an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Drinks are not included. Some restaurants also offer a two or three-course prix fixe lunch.
There are fewer selections on Restaurant Week menus than on the regular menus, but generally there are enough options to find something you'll enjoy.
Desserts tend to be especially inviting, and you have no choice but to indulge in one given it comes with your meal!
FYI, regular menus are also available.
It’s important to make reservations in advance, as the restaurants fill up quickly during Boston Restaurant Week. You can either phone for a reservation or check online using Open Table.Click here for a list of participating restaurants, dates, locations, and menus.
The co-founders of Restaurant Week Boston are the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express. American Express Card users may be eligible to receive a small gift card, as well as have a portion of their bill go towards a local charity.
Repeat Receipt: How to save even more money during (and after) Restaurant Week
You can save even more money if you have an iPhone or Android. This season, over 100 participating restaurants are offering Repeat Receipt
Take a picture of your receipt and then upload it into your Repeat Receipt app for iPhones or Androids. A copy of the receipt will be sent to you by email. If you show either the picture on your phone or the printed email the next time you visit the restaurant, up to 20% of the price of the first meal will be taken off your next restaurant bill.
The standard expiry time is six months, but it varies by restaurant.See more Boston Events reviews! Boston Vacations
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