The Best Places to Hit Up for Restaurant Week

This winter is the perfect time to indulge in New York City’s most fabulous pastime: dining out. NYC Restaurant Week returns January 21 — February 8 with special prix-fixe menus at hundreds of restaurants across the City. With two-course lunch for $26 and three-course dinner for $42, you can try countless cuisines across dozens of neighborhoods.

CUT New York

Cut New York, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, is located at the Four Seasons New York Downtown! CUT’s Restaurant Week Lunch Menu ($26/pp), options on the menu include:

- Belgian Endive Chicory Salad

- White Beach Mushroom Soup

- Pan Roasted Ora King Salmon

- USDA Flat Iron Steak Cobb Salad

- Dulce de Leche Cheese Cake (+$8)

For an additional $35, guests can do a Sommelier wine pairing with lunch!

Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown

Executive Chef Brad Warner

Upbeat Mexican restaurant known for festive dinner party series and Mexican cuisine.

ADDRESS: 355 W 16th Street

HOURS OF OPERATION: M-F (Dinner) — 5:30PM-12:00AM | SUN (Dinner) — 5:30PM-12:00AM

Legasea at Moxy Times Square

Executive Chef Jason Hall

A fun-casual seafood brasserie with a millennial twist on classic dishes.

ADDRESS: 485 7th Ave. (at 36th St.)

HOURS OF OPERATION: M-F (Lunch) — 11:30AM-5:00PM | M-F (Dinner) — 5:00PM-11:00PM | SUN (Dinner) — 5:00PM-11:00PM

Brooklyn Chop House

Brooklyn Chop House specializes in dim sum and chops, and during Restaurant Week, the eatery will be serving three-course prix-fixe menus during lunch and dinner. Diners can kick off the meal with their signature appetizers like Chicken Satays, French Onion Soup Dumplings and Pastrami Dumplings. Entrée options include dishes like Sweet Black Bean Beijing Chicken, 12-ounce NY Strip Steak, and more.

Diners can end the meal on a sweet note with desserts like Rice Pudding, Homemade Rum Cake, and Homemade Sorbet. The lunch special includes the option to add a Martini for a total price of $34.95

Philippe Chow Downtown

Uptown Chinese hot spot Philippe Chow opened a second location in Chelsea’s Dream Downtown hotel last week. The Restaurant Week menu includes a dumpling sampler, chicken satay, wok seared branzino, filet mignon and green beans, fortune cookie red velvet cake, dark chocolate layer cake and more. Three course lunch and dinner at $42pp.

Nonna Beppa

Named after Chef Wendy’s grandmother, Nonna Beppa is dedicated to serving the same traditional italian recipes as the family-owned restaurants in Persiceto, a small town north of Bologna. The Restaurant Week menu includes bresaola rucola e grana, prosciutto e mozzarella bufala, tagliatelle alla bolognese, tagliatelle al burro con tartufo nero 6g, crema mascarpone pavesini Nutella, tiramisu della casa and more. Three course lunch at $26pp and three course dinner at $42 pp.

Harold’s

Chef Harold Moore serves up comforting new American cuisine in an airy, modern space at the Arlo Soho. The Restaurant Week menu includes quinoa and roasted root vegetables, chicken wings, a classic double cheeseburger, and prosciutto flatbread with fig, brie, and honey. Two course lunch $26pp and three course dinner $42 pp.

Merakia

During Restaurant Week, Greek steakhouse Merakia will be serving three-course prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner. Starters include signature Greek dishes like Katerina’s Keftedes, Saganaki, and more, while entrées like Grilled Branzino, Vegetable Moussaka, and Lamb Chops will be offered. For dessert, diners can treat themselves to classics like Baklava, Greek Yogurt, and Galaktobouriko.

The Wayfarer

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, The Wayfarer is a perfect spot for those walking Central Park, going to a show at Radio City Music Hall or getting some shopping in.

The specially curated restaurant week offerings are available between January 21st and February 8th and include, but are not limited to:

· Butternut Squash & Vegetable Risotto topped with charred kale and aged parmesan

· Citrus Glazed Salmon with a side of charred carrots, quinoa, with a miso mustard vinaigrette

· Roasted Beet Tartar complete with goat cheese, almonds, fennel and citrus.

· Ricotta Crème Brulee with a candied citrus

DaDong NY

Upscale Chinese restaurant DaDong will be offering a two-course prix-fixe lunch menu and a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu Monday through Friday during Restaurant Week, excluding Lunar New Year on February 4th and 5th. Restaurant goers can savor dishes like Squid Ink Soup, Slow-Cooked Lobster with Saffron Rice, and Chilled Coconut Soup.

In addition to the Restaurant Week menu, customers can also order specially-priced supplements like DaDong “Su Bu Ni” Roast Duck ($88 Whole / $48 Half). A two-course wine pairing ($16 per person) will be offered at lunch and a three-course wine pairing ($22 per person) will be offered at dinner.

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