For 30 years, Le Bernardin has sat on top of lists of best restaurants in the city, with its elegant décor and superb French seafood. While dinner in the main dining hall sets customers back $150 per person—and that’s not including drinks—lunch at the more casual but still decadent lounge is much more manageable. A la carte options like smoked salmon, tuna and lobster and truffle en brioche all go for less than $30. If you can spend just outside the $50 range, splurge on the three-course prix fixe lunch for $55. Not only will you get an appetizer, entree and dessert, but $5 of your meal is donated to City Harvest, which will make that Banana S’more taste so much sweeter.
Are you a cash-strapped foodie who’s dying to eat at one of New York’s best restaurants? We got you covered—and for $50 or less. Even the most celebrated restaurants sometimes let you snag the best dishes at affordable prices if you know when to go. So whether you’re in the mood for amazing French restaurants, or fantastic Italian restaurants, plan ahead and take advantage of these lunch deals, bar menus and pre-theater specials.
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