Haven't heard many responses from the Chowhounds as to their experiences, thus far, during the first week. Usually there is a big "hub bub>" Everyone is excited and seems to want to share their experiences.
Last year my husband and I dined at Meli's in Fells Point. I won't regurgiate my opinion as I posted on the thread last year. I like the restaurant, and am a big fan of Kali's Court and Mezze, but didn't want to be forced into the pris fixe menu. This was after I inquired, during making the reservation, that the a la carte menu was available.
My birthday now falls on the Restaurant Week offering. I'm not impressed. Many of the dning establishments that I would choose to celebrate my birthday are not gaining my business. I prefer a la carte--no crowded restaurant, sub-par food. I want the usual offerings of their standards menus.
I know that I'll be critizized as to my opinion, but I have not been overly impressed with the 3 course- $30 dinner offering.
I'd prefer to see a discount "coupon"--buy one entree, get one of equal or lower value. That works for me. I dont' have to order courses that I don't usually order. FoiGras