I dined out several times over the past two weeks for Restaurant Week, and I have to get something off my chest. Restaurant Week is supposed to be an opportunity for restaurants to show off their wares to new customers, hopefully snagging some return business. Diners who make reservations during Restaurant Week are not scamming the restaurants, which really can't be scammed because they agreed to the whole deal in the first place.
Why is it then that so many restaurants offer such a horribly ungracious meal for Restaurant Week?
I am thinking about one place in particular: Del Frisco's steakhouse. Now, yes, I was probably an idiot to go there, but the place is cool looking and was conveniently located for my group. But, get this, despite the fact that Del Frisco's is a steakhouse, THEY DIDN'T OFFER A STEAK AS PART OF THE RESTAURANT WEEK MENU. They offered some type of shish kebob and a piece of fish. A complete bait and switch. So, I had to order steak off the main menu. It was overseasoned to a comical extent. I shall never return.
Anyone else have a similar experience? For what it's worth, I will say that Montrachet offered a very gracious Restaurant Week menu, with several selections for each course.