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Photo: Sportello is offering an "unofficial" Restaurant Week deal./Cal Bingham

Restaurant Week is here again — and despite the name, it's actually nearly two weeks, from August 18th (yesterday) to August 30th, skipping Saturday the 24th in the middle. Here's a list of the 200+ restaurants that are participating by providing prix fixe lunches and/or dinners at $15.13 (two-course lunch), $20.13 (three-course lunch), and $38.13 (three-course dinner).

But in case you'd rather avoid Restaurant Week, we're compiling a list of restaurants that are either not participating at all or offering some kind of alternative. This list will be updated over the course of Restaurant Week, so if you've got any intel, updates, or corrections, hit up the tipline, leave a comment below, or send a tweet to @EaterBoston.

UNOFFICIAL RESTAURANT WEEK DEALS
· Bondir: Celebrate Bondir Gardens' first harvest with a four-course prix fixe menu available at Bondir from August 18th to 23rd and August 25th to 30th. $47/person; add $29 for an optional drink pairing (wines as well as homemade sodas "accentuated with foraged flowers, roots and aromatics.") To make reservations, call 617.661.0009 or use OpenTable. View the menu. [via rep]
· Craigie on Main: "Whim" menu available both weeks after 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday — four courses for $45 or six courses for $57. Call (617) 497-5511 for reservations. [via FB]
· Drink: Late-night "Happy Meal" includes the Drink burger, fries, an Old-fashioned, and a toy. $26/person, no reservations required, available 11pm-1am during Restaurant Week. [via press release]
· Farmstead Table: Not officially participating, but offering an all-vegetarian three-course menu for $38.13 from the 18th through the 30th, including Saturday. Options include creamed corn and basil soup, a vegetable ratatouille, and blackberry malt semifreddo. [via rep]
· Kitchensurfing: This catering company sends local chefs right into your kitchen to cook everything from a two-person date night to a huge business meeting. They're offering a Restaurant Week-inspired special right after Restaurant Week ends — from September 1st through 14th, there are a number of chefs available to create meals for $38/person. One available chef is Patty Chen from the upcoming Dumpling Room. [via rep]
· Menton: Three-course prix fixe dinner menu, $58/person; five-course Chef's Tasting menu, $78 per person. To make reservations, call 617.737.0099. View the menus. [via press release]
· Sportello: Three-course prix fix lunch menu, $20/person; three-course prix fixe dinner menu, $29/person. To make reservations, call 617.737.1234. View the menus. [via press release]
· Tango: "Wine and Dine" — a three-course prix fixe offered from 8/18-23 and 8/25-30. $35/person. A special wine list of $28 Argentinean bottles is also available. View the menu. [via comment]

BUSINESS AS USUAL
· Area Four
· Asta
· Belly Wine Bar
· Bogie's Place
· Boston Chops [via Twitter]
· Church [via rep]
· Coda Bar and Kitchen [via Twitter]
· Dali
· Deuxave [via Twitter]
· L'Espalier
· Forum [via Twitter]
· Franklin Cafe
· Franklin Southie
· Hamersley's Bistro
· The Haven (Try the usual "Taste of Scotland" prix fixe every Sunday through Thursday, three courses for $25)
· Highland Kitchen
· jm Curley
· Legal Harborside [via Twitter]
· Legal Test Kitchen [via Twitter]
· Oak Long Bar + Kitchen [via rep]
· Olde Magoun's Saloon
· Parlor Sports
· The Regal Beagle [via rep]
· Rendezvous (Try the usual Sunday three-course prix fixe for $38)
· Ribelle (note: closed Tuesdays)
· The Salty Pig [via Twitter]
· Spoke Wine Bar [via FB]
· Taberna de Haro [via Twitter]
· Ten Tables (Try the usual three-course prix fixe for $38 on Sundays in Cambridge and Wednesdays in JP) [via FB]
· Tory Row
· TRADE [via rep]
· Trina's Starlite Lounge

· All coverage of Restaurant Week on Eater [~EBOS~]
Eater Boston interns Amy Kreines and Silvana Vivas contributed research to this list.

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