During this promotion, special three-course prix fixe menus are $35 a person, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Note that the list includes many high-end establishments, places where the entrees themselves often exceed $35. Also, should you attend the Preview Weekend at your favorite bistro, be advised that the price is $42, which includes a specialty cocktail.
Savvy diners know about the Central Market Fourth Course, available to those persons bearing a certificate obtained by spending $25 at any Central Market location. Also, really savvy persons reserve their tables through the Open Table system, where you build up points toward redeemable dining cheques. Here is their website:
Finally, many participating places offer 1000 Open Table dining points if you reserve your table during certain hours. Caution: You MUST reserve these tables using the special 1000 point dining link at Open Table. Otherwise, you will likely receive the usual 100 points.
This is a win-win situation for almost everyone. Charities benefit, diners benefit, and restaurants have full dining rooms during a traditionally slow month. The servers and staff may feel rushed by the increased business, but I'm happy to report that in most cases, I've received excellent service.
Reserve your tables now.