My girlfriend and I are planning to test out some restaurants during the upcoming restaurant week, but we have some concerns about booking at the top end restaurants for RW based on some reviews here and there about poor service, "dumbed-down" plates, etc. So far we're looking at No. 9, L'Espalier, Capital Grille, and Lumiere. We had a great time at L'Espalier last time, so that's a definite. As for the second restaurant.. for No. 9 Park I keep hearing about small portions, being seated at the bar instead of the actual dining room, and they also haven't published their dinner menu for RW. Capitol Grille is less "fancy", but has pretty good reviews, and a nice steak menu. Lumiere has great reviews too but we're not overly excited about their menu.
Does anybody have any thoughts on these restaurants, specifically during restaurant week?
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
1293 Washington St., West Newton, MA 02465