NYC Restaurant Week!
Going on now and running through July 31st (Saturday’s excluded, Sunday participation optional), Manhattan restaurants are offering some fabulous deals for patrons. Restaurant week started during the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Tim Zagat and others organized the event to get convention participants to sample the best eats the city had to offer. Each participating restaurant signed up to offer a prix-fixe lunch menu. The program was opened to the public and due to the program’s popularity the event grew to offer a prix-fixe dinner option as well.
Most restaurants offer a prix-fixe menu with a choice of entrees. Even the pricier venues have lowered their bottom line for this week only. I recommend making a reservation because a lot of the hot Manhattan eats will still see a regular flow of traffic so to avoid getting caught in the heat, call ahead. DC residents not looking to take a trip to NYC, keep an eye out for DC Restaurant Week dates.
Click here for a full list of participating restaurants and their menus. You can search venues according to neighborhood, meal or cuisine and you can also make your reservation.
Some neighborhoods to scope put: Meatpacking, Noho, Soho, Upper West Side