Danny Meyer’s The Modern has essentially eliminated its tasting menu and substituted it with a shorter, cheaper, prix-fixe menu. This isn’t because diners are spending less money. It’s because diners want to spend less time in the restaurant. Will other restaurants follow suit? Perhaps.
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I know human and algorithmic errors are common and understandable in the digital age of Google-Zagat mergers, but quite frankly I can’t think of a single restaurant that’s closed Wednesday through Saturdays. So rest assured Lincoln Ristorante is open those days, and every day. That’s all.
Lincoln Ristorante in Manhattan is holding a $285 white & black truffle dinner, as first reported by Eater, and it appears to be a GOOD DEAL.
It’s a prepaid meal. Yeah, the prices on the drop down menu are pretty scary: $570 for two, $1,140 for four and it goes up from there. But here’s the thing; Chef Jonathan Benno and the good people at Lincoln were courteous enough to espouse REAL COST pricing, which means those numbers include tax, tip and wine pairings.
So what you see is what you get. And considering that truffle tasting menus can run you $300 at Babbo or $420 at Guy Savoy in Vegas, before tax, tip or wine, this appears to be a pretty reasonable entry-level price point. Yup, we’re gonna say this one is most probably a GOOD DEAL! It all takes place on 12 November 2012.