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WeekendWatch: Where to go during Restaurant Week

During Boston’s Restaurant Week, top-notch eateries across the city serve up their best dishes at great prices. Special prix fixe menus offer three-course dinners for $33.11, three-course lunches for $20.11 and two-course lunches for $15.11.

Restaurant Week actually runs for nearly two weeks—Aug. 14 to 19, and Aug. 21 to 26—and many restaurants will also serve from their special menus this Saturday, Aug. 20. Visit www.restaurantweekboston.com for a full list of participating restaurants and menus, or contact the individual restaurants for more information.

Here are some of our favorite spots near campus, which will all be participating in Restaurant Week.

Aquitaine
This French restaurant has a vegetable-rich menu, with summer sweet-corn soup and ratatouille listed among its appetizers, and entrées that include a vegetable cassoulet made from a variety of local runner beans, bolero carrots and wild arugula. But fear not, carnivores: Steamed PEI mussels and chermoula-rubbed St. Louis ribs round out the entrée offerings.
569 Tremont St., South End | 617-424-8577
Serving dinner every evening and lunch every weekday until Aug. 26.

The Beehive
This South End destination, which features performances by local jazz acts, feels like an elegant speakeasy. It has not created a special prix fixe menu for Restaurant Week; you can create your own meal from the Beehive’s regular menu of American fare.
541 Tremont St., South End | 617-423-0069
Serving lunch this weekend and dinner Sunday through Friday nights until Aug. 26.

Brasserie Jo
Located just down Huntington Avenue at the Colonnade Hotel, this French restaurant offers traditional cuisine for the first two courses, then finishes the meal with mouth-watering desserts including peanut butter and chocolate crème brûlée, frozen strawberry soufflé and a caramelized pineapple rum tart.
120 Huntington Ave., Back Bay | 617-425-3240
Serving lunch on weekdays and dinner Sunday through Friday nights until Aug. 26.

The Butcher Shop
Doubling as an actual butcher shop, this restaurant—one of several in Boston owned and run by chef Barbara Lynch—takes its inspiration from boucheries in France and Italy. The prix fixe entrées are a hanger steak served with heirloom tomatoes, and pork belly served with grilled sweet corn and red onion.
570 Tremont St., South End | 617-423-4800
Serving lunch and dinner Sunday through Friday until Aug. 26.

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
Steps from the Columbus Avenue portion of campus, this eatery specializes in soul food, including jambalaya, stuffed peppers and its special “glorifried” chicken. Dessert won’t disappoint: Darryl’s is offering red velvet cake or mile-high chocolate cake.
604 Columbus Ave., Roxbury Crossing | 617-536-1100
Serving dinner Sunday through Friday nights until Aug. 26.

Sibling Rivalry
At this popular South End restaurant, brothers David and Bob Kinkead prepare competing menus based on key ingredients. The offerings on the lengthy menu include meals based around curry, chilies, beef, fowl and fish.
525 Tremont St., South End | 617-338-5338
Serving dinner Sunday through Friday nights until Aug. 26.

Tapeo
This tapas restaurant lets diners sample from a large list of small-plate offerings, great for sharing with your dining companions. Unlike some restaurants, Tapeo will make nearly its entire menu available as prix fixe choices.
266 Newbury St., Back Bay | 617-267-4799
Serving lunch on weekends and dinner Sunday through Friday nights until Aug. 26.