Restaurant Week is prime time to go out to spots that you usually can't afford. It's nice to pretend that there aren't holes in the bottom of your shoes as you feast on three courses for only $35. Usually, we spend too much on drinks to have such fancy meals. The restaurant week difference? We can eat like we've made it.
We chose Midtown's Quality Meats for a visit this go-around. The food was excellent, our Leonardo DiCaprio look-alike waiter was on his game (could it have been Leo himself, researching a role about doucebag businessmen and the meat they love?).
Our complaint? No one likes to be reminded that they are a pauper. Upon seating (45 minutes after our reservation, ahem), we were handed the restaurant's massive, leather-bound menu. There were plenty of $40 chops available, but no restaurant week promotions were on the page. We called good old Leo over:
"Excuse us, isn't restaurant week going on right now?" Translation: "Um, can you give us the menu for poor people. We would order the Aged Rib Steak ($46), but then they would extend our term in debtor's prison."
He quickly obliged, bringing us a single miniature menu that listed the promotion. Translation: "Ok urchins, we printed this mini menu for the likes of you. We're only giving you one for the table, as we know that you'd steal any others and try to resole your shoes with them."
We forged ahead and ordered the pauper's prix-fixe. In the end, we sure showed them. We spent WAY too much money on drinks. Guess it'll be another few weeks before our shoes get fixed though.