That new (or old) restaurant you've been wanting to try? Now is the time. More than 200 area restaurants offer prix-fixe dinners and lunches during Restaurant Week Boston. Fresh seafood, yummy tapas, al fresco dining -- there are so many choices. Browse the menus and make reservations at the official website. Restaurant Week Boston Aug. 19-24 and 26-31. Three-course dinner $33.12, three-course lunch $20.12, two-course lunch $15.12. Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax, tip. www.bostonusa.com
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