I only started on Chowhound in April, so people may have posted about this, but I was not aware of it. But I was excited to learn that there is no corkage for American wines at Charlie Palmer's Steak House (2 bottle max.). However, I wish I would have learned about this before I showed-up, no matter, I had a wonderful Turley Juveniles Zinfandel. I just wish they would free the grapes so I could have a chance at getting on the allocation list for their wines.
And now to Restaurant Week. My wife and I paid our first visit to Charlie Palmers this evening, due to some home construction that has disabled our kitchen, we have had to eat out all week, and no, we did not strategically plan the work to coincide with RW. And when we made the reservations we had no anticipation of ordering off of there RW menu, and didn't. Their offerings were quite limited, only two appetizers, two entrees, and two deserts, none of which really looked like what we wanted. It only appeared that a handful of people around us were taking advantage of this limited menu.
We decided to order off of the regular menu and we were quite happy with our steaks. I had the hanger steak that was pleasantly fatty, and overflowing with beefy taste, and my wife had the dry aged rib eye, that she loved. The steaks were served with a flight of mustards that were quite tasty. I especially liked the Tarragon mustard; it reminded me of a rich Sauce Béarnaise. While it was our first time at the restaurant it will certainly not be our last.