Restaurants & Bars Southern New England Restaurant Week

Thoughts on Restaurant Week!

foodjunkie1991 | | Jun 30, 2010 06:40 AM

Restaurant week is creeping up on us again this year. It's a wonderful thing to see so many restaurants participating in Providence and the surrounding areas and also wonderful that many of these restaurants will be filled on a nightly for nearly two weeks. A word of caution to the m any patrons that eat out on a regular basis. YOU WILL NOT FOOL US! From previous restaurant week experiences in RI, I received low quality food and extremely small portions. I'm not sure the exact premise behind restaurant week but I thought it was to generate new business during a slow time of year. Some diners may revel in the idea of trying Local 121, Gracie's or La Laterie at a discounted price but the majority of them trying the place out for the first time will go back to dining at Chelos until the next time you offer a discount. So what do restaurateurs gain from this? Is it worth it to fill your establishment with a bunch of regs from Chelos who will eat just once a year and give low quality discounted food to your own regulars? Please fix restaurant week and reward the people who do dine out regularly.

Local 121
121 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903

Chelo's Restaurant
45 Newport Ave Ste D, Rumford, RI 02916

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