Reservations are now open for NYC Restaurant Week, when nearly 400 top NYC restaurants serve specially priced three-course meals $26 at lunch and $42 at dinner, the same price as last year.
This is your chance to splurge on a gourmet meal in such top-rated locally owned restaurants as the Russian Tea Room and Nougatine at Jean-Georges.
There are participating restaurants in all five boroughs, and you can search by location or type of food.
This year, 365 restaurants across all five city boroughs are taking part in the promotion, with dozens of cuisines including Asian Fusion, Middle Eastern, Steakhouses, Soul Food and Latin American.
Twenty-three of the restaurants in Restaurant Week 2020 are first-time participants.
Of course, as always, beverages, taxes and tip are additional.
NYC Restaurant Week is currently in its 28th year.
This is the first of two NYC Restaurant Week programs each year. The summer version is the last week of July and first week of August.
Both coincide with Broadway Week 2-for-1 ticket deals, so you can enjoy dinner and a show, or lunch and a matinee, for genuine discount prices.
NYC Restaurant Week is really three weeks.
It began nearly 30 years ago as a way to drum up business in the dead days after Christmas, after NYC tourists went home and NYC residents stayed home, and the idea has expanded to hundreds of cities around the globe, from Albuquerque to Zagreb.
As fab as restaurant week is, it’s not the only food deal in town. Here are more, and they are year-round:
NYC Restaurant Week is sponsored by NYCGO, the marketing arm of the city’s convention and visitors bureau, and only dues-paying restaurant members can participate.
Tips for making NYC Restaurant Week reservations:
Tips for making NYC Restaurant Week reservations
Choose your restaurant from the list of participating restaurants.
Make reservations through Open Table which lets you search by location and type of food, and a specific time.
You can also make reservations directly with participating restaurants.
My recommendation is lunch. Not because it’s about half the price of dinner, but because dinners usually sell out first and you are likely to have more choice at lunch.
NYC Restaurant Week has dropped its partnership with American Express and switched to Mastercard, but the deal is the same:
Register your card get a $10 statement credit when you spend $65 or more with your card during this fine dining event.