It’s Restaurant Week in the Triangle! That means lots of great dining options for families on a budget! YUM! From June 3-9, fine restaurants across the Triangle will offer special menus at a great price. Advanced reservations through Open Table are strongly suggested!
Most major metropolitan areas across the country will host their own Restaurant Week(s) sometime over the next four months — so keep this post in mind when you travel. If you happen to vacation somewhere during their Restaurant Week, you can dine in high style on a family budget!
Now back to the Triangle Restaurant Week…
Our family plans to enjoy a fabulous meal (or two) during the Triangle Restaurant Week. I’d appreciate your help! I’ve narrowed my dining choices down to these five restaurants. Which one would you choose? Please leave a comment with your vote…. Really — which menu looks best? Which restaurant is most interesting? Pick our dining adventure! Thanks! 🙂
1. Bolt Bistro and Bar. Located in downtown Raleigh, Bolt offers a chic but affordable dining experience in Downtown Raleigh. Chefs offer a bistro menu using fresh, local ingredients as much as possible. The lunch staff prides itself on providing a great dining experience within the time constraints of busy professionals… Would we enjoy a relaxed dinner here?
2. Buku: Global Street Food. While Buku in Downtown Raleigh doesn’t appear to be offering the prix fixe menu so common with Restaurant Week, this restaurant’s global menu is high on my son’s list of places to try. The name, buku, comes from the French, “Merci, beaucoup,” which means “Thank you very much.” The menu’s inspiration comes from food offered by street vendors across the globe. Buku’s international menu intrigues every member of my family… What do you think?
3. Guglhupf. Growing up, I loved dinner at my grandparents’ house. They emigrated to the U.S. as tiny children and held tight to their rustic European heritage. Those bohemian flavors, spaetzle, German sausage, and potato pancakes, transport me back to my grandma’s kitchen with the first bite. Guglhupf, in Durham, offers fresh, local ingredients in German dishes updated with contemporary flair. Should I test their menu against my childhood memories?
4. Margaux’s. This restaurant, which claims to offer a perfect blend of contemporary metropolitan cuisine and “soulful southern hospitality,” has been serving diners in Raleigh for 19 years. The prix fixe menu includes some decadent desserts, but don’t let that sway your vote! Should we enjoy dinner at this Triangle fixture?
5. Sitti. Offering a Meditteranean, Lebanese menu, Sitti would certainly make my son happy! He loves hummus, baba ghanouj and tabouleh. This casual restaurant is located in downtown Raleigh. The staff offers a menu that is fresh-made daily and served with a smile. Certainly, casual and friendly works with kids… What do you think? Is Meditteranean the way to go?
Can’t decide? Check out the menus by clicking on the restaurant names. I really, truly, absolutely want your input! Help us decide where to dine!!!! THANKS!
Remember, Restaurant Week is happening across the country!
Check out Open Table’s Restaurant Week information and find a restaurant of your own to explore! If you find someplace fabulous — or if you already have a favorite you think we should know about — PLEASE share on the Family Travels on a Budget Facebook page!!!