Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Menus and Reduced Wine Prices!


As the recession continues Rapoport’s Restaurant Group, led by South Florida’s veteran restaurateur Burt Rapoport, has rolled out a new “value” strategy based on this year’s economic outlook. Rapoport restaurants include OPUS 5 and Bogart’s Bar & Grille in Boca Raton, Henry’s in Delray and Clematis Social in West Palm Beach.
Burt Rapoport, Rapoport's Restaurant Group
“Driven partially by the downturn in the economy, we’ve looked at every aspect of our business to see how we can offer a better value to our customers,” said Rapoport.
All of the Rapoport’s Restaurant Group restaurants are offering new dining options so diners can keep a little more “green” in their pocket. With creative menus that offer a variety of size options, and wine priced well below any other local restaurant, this strategy shows a new revolution, gastronomically speaking, in how to stretch you dining out dollars a little farther. Some examples include:

• An expanded selection of small and sharing plates. These smaller plates are priced around $10 so you are able to share a few without breaking your budget. One tasty example includes the Shanghai Chicken Potstickers with citrus Ponzu ($10) at OPUS 5 (located in The Shops at Boca Center on Military Trail in Boca Raton, 561-544-8000).

• Portion size options have been added to all menus. For instance you now have a choice or either one or two Pork Chops with maple whipped sweet potatoes, seven vegetables and green apple glaze ($16/23) at Henry’s (located on Jog Road in Delray, 561-638-1949).

• Reduced add-ons is another example of the new menus. The affordability of adding a soup or a salad for only $5 provides you with another value option–more choices at lower price points.

• Early dining specials are really saving diners some dollars. Henry’s and OPUS 5 are offering early menus that make dining out even more cost effective. Early offers include a “buy one early dinner entrée, get one entrée at half price” offer at OPUS 5, which will be offered Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. Diners may select off of our regular menu including the new “Simply Grilled” selections. This is an incredibly cost effective way to dine out. On Sunday at OPUS 5 a Pre-Fixe 3-course menu is available all night, and starts at only $22. Henry’s has a great buy with their early menu offering a “buy one early dinner, get a second for only $6”. This really affordable offer at Henry’s comes in under $25 for two—this is just about the best pricing you will find for reliably great food. Times also vary so please call before heading out.

Continuing the service emphasis through 2009 is a top priority. All of the Rapoport’s Restaurant Group restaurants are enhancing every aspect of the dining experience: from genuine consideration for each and every guest; providing an honest value; offering the highest-quality food products available; maintaining delicious distinct flavors in all dishes; to first-class upkeep of each restaurant, Rapoport plans to “over-deliver” on customer expectations.

A new wine strategy has been implemented for 2009. Margins have been slashed so wine prices fall well below industry standards. The wonderfully full-bodied Burt’s Cuvee made exclusively for Rapoport by Markham Vineyards is not available anywhere but at the Rapaport restaurants, comes in at only $7 per glass or $28 per bottle. Other examples of reduced wine prices include both bottles and glasses priced significantly lower than other restaurants.
“We want to be know not only as having great food and hospitality, but having the best value in these tough economic times,” said Rapoport.
Rapoport has always been dedicated to serving delicious, high-quality food, in a comfortable warm and welcoming atmosphere, with truly attentive service. For more information please visit

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