Prep your stomachs! New York Restaurant Week is back for its warm-weather incarnation, offering New Yorkers three-course lunches and dinners at Manhattan’s top-notch restaurants for only a fraction of the usual price (lunch is $25 and dinner a cool $38). While the full line-up of participating restaurants can be found here, these are our picks for your Restaurant Week reservation must-haves.
Butter Midtown: Run by Iron Chef and Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli, this midtown outpost uses greenmarket offerings to create their seasonal menu—they will offer lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.
The Cecil: Harlem's Afro-Asian-American brasserie will offer its globe-trotting eats for dinner from Monday through Friday.
Clement: Tucked inside the Peninsula New York, the American restaurant will host lunch and dinner every weekday during Restaurant Week.
Costata: Meaning “rib eye” in Italian, this SoHo steakhouse also offers seafood and their signature hand-made pastas to go along with their meatier entrees, available for weekday lunch.
The Gander: Also serving up lunch Monday through Friday is Jesse Schenker’s contemporary American restaurant-bar in the Flatiron District.
Il Mulino Uptown: Founded over 20 years ago by Fernando and Gino Masci, Il Mulino is a Restaurant Week regular--they will be serving their Italian plates for lunch at their uptown location every weekday.
Lafayette: Dine at this beautifully-lit French restaurant-bakery for lunch all of Restaurant Week.
Telepan Local: Bill Telepan's downtown follow-up to slow-food staple Telepan will host weekday lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday-night dinners.