Restaurant Week NYC: Cheap dining in New York
The twice-annual discount dining event Restaurant Week offers prix-fixe deals at more than 300 restaurants in NY.
Mon Jul 9 2012
Every summer and winter, Restaurant Week NYC returns, with more than 300 restaurants offering three-course dining deals for lunch ($24.07) and dinner ($35). Each year Restaurant Week NYC adds trendy newcomers to a long list of fine-dining standbys, drawing bargain-hunting New Yorkers to try out new spots and revisit old favorites on the cheap. Reservations and a full list of venues participating in Restaurant Week NYC are available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek.
TONY Critics' Picks participating in the 2012 Restaurant Week NYC
Andrew Carmellini’s rollicking Soho eatery offers diners an exuberant gastro-tour of the American melting pot.
The seafood-focused American brasserie offers effortless, affable service.
This Portuguese eatery is a low-key stage for one of the city’s most original chefs: George Mendes
- Critics choice
Chef-owner Alfred Portale's New American stalwart doesn’t push any culinary boundaries, but the execution is impressive.
A stunning spin-off of the Flatiron original draws from all corners of the subcontinent with its sprawling Indian menu.
Dig into modern interpretations of Sephardic flavors at this contemporary Jewish-American bistro.
Chef Michael White (Alto, Marea) offers this terrific downtown homage to a classic Bolognese tavern.
Every New York neighborhood has an arbiter of local goods, and on the UWS, Bill Telepan is it.
Accomplished chef Gavin Kaysen prepares modern variations of French cuisine at this uptown mainstay.
The heart and soul of this luxe Indian eatery is its glassed-in spice room, where chef Vikas Khanna hand-grinds the blends each morning.
Chef Marco Moreira serves luxurious, expertly executed dishes at this French-American restaurant.
Danny Meyer’s first full-on foray into Italian cuisine focuses on the foods of Rome.
The menu leans heavily on Greek and Turkish cuisine, with lots of upscale takes on souvlaki, kebabs and the like.
Top Chef champ Harold Dieterle channels his Southeast Asian travels into the Thai menu at his sophomore eatery.
This Mexican eatery from chef Julian Medina (Maya, Zocalo) suits its Theater District locale.
Chef David Pasternack takes a whirl through Southern Italian seaside cooking (spaghetti with lobster) at this Batali-Bastianich stalwart.
To keep up with hipper steakhouses, Michael Stillman—son of Smith & Wollensky founder—opened this spot.
Ouest still stands out as much as it did when chef-owner Tom Valenti opened it in 2001.
This haute Greek emporium offers unfussy yet elegant preparations of Mediterranean seafood.
This Chelsea classic from Jimmy Bradley serves an American-Mediterranean menu.
This bi-level Belgian import is based on a novel conceit—why shouldn’t food that’s good for you also taste good?
Peru’s most prolific celebrity chef, Gastón Acurio, is behind this world-class import.
Serious cocktails and sultry candlelight set the tone at this elegant Pan-Latin eatery.
Inside the gorgeous rococo Alwyn Court, you can sit on elegant black leather stools and order first-rate caviar and a glass of bubbly.
Alain Ducasse’s classic brasserie attempts to reclaim 55th Street’s former Francophile row.
DBGB is Chef Daniel Boulud's downtown place where the French brasserie meets the American tavern.
Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle showcases a small menu of upscale American standards.
The city’s second A Voce, located in the Time Warner Center, is an even more fitting showcase for chef Missy Robbins's excellent Italian fare.
You’ll find an impressive collection of fish packed into the ice bar at this stylish Hellenic haunt.
Dining at this popular Greek eatery can be chaotic, but bargain prices and often excellent food make it hard to complain.
This successor to the opulent San Domenico is an enormous, modern and frenetic restaurant.
The guys behind Hill Country are about as Texan as Bloomberg in a Stetson, but the ’cue deserves Lone Star cred all the same.
Top cooks turned academics oversee would-be toques at this training ground for students at the French Culinary Institute.
The decor and chaotic bustle evoke a brasserie you might see in a Godard film.
Greek-American chef Michael Psilakis offers a maniacal mix of Mediterranean plates at this uptown eatery.
The retro yacht interior at this subterranean seafood restaurant might make you forget you’re docked in Soho.
Chef Charlie Palmer is behind this Times Square incarnation of his 20-year-old American classic.
The kitchen dishes out simple steakhouse fare in mover-shaker portions.
Chef Salvatore Corea (Cacio e Pepe) channels his wildest impulses into this daring trattoria.