NYC Restaurant week is really two weeks, Feb. 16 to March 6.
Remember that there are similar three-course meal deals at restaurants in Lincoln Center from $16.95 during NYC Fashion Week. Fashion Plate Prixe Fix is through Feb. 19.
This is your chance to splurge on a gourmet meal in such top-rated locally owned restaurants as Blue Smoke, CraftBar, David Burke Kitchen, the classic and timeless Il Mulino, and Water’s Edge in Long Island City with beyond spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.
Make reservations through Open Table directly with participating restaurants, where you can search by location, type of food, or whether you prefer lunch or dinner.
My recommendation is lunch. Not because it’s $13 cheaper, but because dinners usually sell out first and you are likely to have more choice at lunch.
Here’s another NY insider deal — if you have an American Express card (and don’t most of us) –register your card with Amex for this special event, and get $5 back on each $25+ spent at a participating Restaurant Week dining spot.
NYC Restaurant Week started more than 20 years ago as a way of beefing up business in the slow, dog days of summer, and has turned into a major culinary event copied by cities across the USA and around the world, from Albuquerque to Warsaw.