So I popped by Franny's last night (Thursday) at 7pm. and got a table for 2 with NO wait. When we left at 9pm there was still no wait. And there was no wait the entire time we were there.
The place was pleasantly full and buzzing but the little seats by the window were empty the entire time and there was not the usual crowd smooshed in by the bar.
I asked and they said it was a little quiet all week. My (and their) theory?
...that Restaurant Week is draining off a lot of diners -- making it easier to get a table at some of the typically crowded places.
So... anywhere you've been meaning to go but can't stand the wait? See if they participate in Restaurant Week. If not, I bet it's a lot easier to get a table. :)
Oh, and in case it wasn't obvious, Franny's is NOT participating in Restaurant Week.