New York City is the epicenter when it comes to some of the best concerts, attractions, landmarks and Broadway shows. The city also boasts some of the top dining establishments in the country. This summer, NYC is hosting its tastiest tradition — Restaurant Week!
What is Restaurant Week?
Restaurant Week offers more than 230 of NYC’s top tier restaurants with dining deals for New Yorkers and visitors. The city’s finest restaurants will serve three-course, prix-fixe lunches for $24.07 and a prix-fixe dinner for $35. It’s a great opportunity to try out restaurants that are usually out of budget or test some new restaurants without breaking the bank. This tradition dates back from 1992 and takes place every summer and winter.
When and where
Restaurant Week is from July 12 to 31 — excluding Saturdays. From Greenwich Village and Midtown West to the Upper East Side and Soho, there are plenty of good eats to check out throughout the entire city.
Whether you’re craving pan-Asian, classic French cuisine or traditional Italian, Restaurant Week features an endless list of the city’s most sought-after restaurants. Check out nycgo.com for more details and search by the restaurant’s name, cuisine, meals and neighborhoods. Café de Artistes, Spice Market, Porter House New York, Bar Boulud, Apiary, Tamarind, Dovetail and Tribeca Grill are just some of the city’s top dining establishments listed to participate.
Tips for Restaurant Week
About.com features a list of tips to get the most out of Restaurant Week. The phrase “the earlier the better,” is true when it comes to reservations. Many of the top-notched restaurants get booked early. Also, reservations for lunch and dinner Monday to Wednesday tend to be easier than on Thursday and Friday. It’s imperative to understand that the prix-fixe price doesn’t include beverages, tip or gratuity. Many fall into the trap of ordering bottled water, which is usually over priced, but there is nothing wrong with asking for tap water!
For those that want to grab a quick bite to eat, it’s recommended to book your reservation near noon. But if you want to linger and savor the moment, book a time closer to 2 pm. You can also view menus of all the listed restaurants at nycgo.com.