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Troy Restaurant Week is in Full Swing

Troy Restaurant Week kicked off yesterday and continues through Friday, March 26th. This is a great opportunity to try out upscale restaurants in Troy at an affordable price, three courses for $15 at lunch and $30 at dinner.

The 16 restaurants participating in the 2010 Troy Restaurant Week, in partnership with the Troy Chamber of Commerce, are also adding a charity element. They have teamed up with Gleaners Community Food Bank of SE Michigan to hold a canned food drive. Both canned food and monetary donations will be accepted at all participating restaurants. (Canned fruit and canned proteins such as tuna, salmon, and beef stew recommended.)

Participating Restaurants:

  • Benihana
  • BRIO Tuscan Grille
  • Charley’s Crab
  • Crumpets Restaurant
  • Kona Grill
  • Kruse & Muer on Wilshire
  • La Marsa
  • Loccino Italian Grille & Bar
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood
  • Mon Jin Lau
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse
  • Ocean Prime
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Melting Pot of Troy
  • Tre Monti Ristorante

What looks good to me?

For lunch I’d choose The Melting Pot or Mon Jin Lau. I mean, I really only want the cheese and the chocolate fondue anyway! For dinner I would go with Ruth’s Chris or Morton’s. Yep, I love a good steak! Please note that I actually haven’t been to any of those restaurants (which is one of the reasons they are tops on my list), I just like the look of their menu.

Check the Troy Restaurant Week web site for the full menus and reservation information for Troy Restaurant Week.

If you attend Troy Restaurant Week please let me know what you thought in the comments. Oh, and don’t forget Detroit Restaurant Week is April 16-25, 2010. I’m looking forward to that as well, check back for a post closer to the event.

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I went to The Melting Pot yesterday, for lunch, it was just lovely! With drinks and tip I ended up spending about $25, but if I can get a meal there for under $30 I call it a win!

Unfortunately that's the priciest I'll go and wouldn't be able to do that twice in one week, so I can't try out anything else.

Actually, if it weren't for the great company and staff at The Melting Pot, I may have been a bit disappointed with spending that much for a meal without meat, but I still got 3 courses and that's just a personal hangup, so I don't know what I'm complaining about, hahah. The Ceasar Salad is amazing, it has these little uhhh, pellets? of flavor that sort of explode in your mouth with herbed parmesan.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

Thanks for sharing! I've been wanting to check out The Melting Pot for a long time, I was pining for it when I lived in the UK. I'm hoping to make it there for lunch on Thursday.

March 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

OK - I saw the whole twitter backlash against Troy Restaurant Week and thought I'd reply here. I know that the prices aren't as great as Birmingham or Detroit Restaurant Week, but I think if each restaurant brings in at least one new customer, they can call it a win. I live out in BFE (Allen Park) and only make it to the Troy area for meetings, so I was actually looking forward to restaurant week and, admittedly, am going all out. Tonight, my boyfriend and I went to Ruth Chris. I've never been and thought the $30 per person price tag was a steal (although they do have a similar menu on a regular basis, but it's $49.95 per person -- salad/entree/dessert). Still, $60 for a dinner compared to $100 is a steal to me. And I thoroughly enjoyed every bite of my delicious steak :) Tomorrow, I'll be joining my mom and sister at Mon Jin Lau, and Thursday, I'm meeting up with a friend to check out Kruse and Muer. I, like you, would rather have gone to Melting Pot, even though I've been there before, but who can resist a cheap meal of chocolate and cheese? But I'm glad I'm going to restaurants that I've never been to before and that I may not normally go to.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Kuptz

Thanks for chiming in Rachel!

I found a big difference in the offerings on the Birmingham Restaurant Week menus compared to the Troy Restaurant Week menus. Some of Troy's finest steak houses are offering full size portions of their best steak! You can't get a decent steak in town for under $30, add to more courses and that IS a deal.

However, I will concede with some of the comments on Twitter. Some of the menus don't seem to be a deal.

I'm totally jealous of the foodie week you are having! Yum! I've been to the Kruse & Muer in Rochester, the bread is amazing.

March 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Ruth's deal really isn't that great.. They have the same deal for 39.95 every day, and with more options. Plus, a 6 oz filet really is pretty tiny all things considered. Granted Ruth's is the type of place that you won't leave hungry, but still. If yer gonna go to a place like that, do it right. It's not a place for spendthrifts.

As a former employee during restaurant week, it is like hell on earth for the kitchen and the servers. They work twice as hard for the same amount of money, so be xtra nice to them. Troy has 2(!) restaurant weeks now, and while the restaurant may make a bit more that week, those workers inside make the same or less during these weeks. A little extra love on the part of the guest would be in order...

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToka313

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