NYers’ beloved Restaurant Week is returning this month, Monday, July 24 through Sunday, August 20. If you’re unfamiliar with this bi-annual tradition, it was created back in 1992 to celebrate NYC’s dining scene by offering prix fixe menus to some of the city’s most established restaurants and neighborhood favorites.
Eager eaters are able to sample some of NYC’s top restaurants at incredible lunch and dinner rates. This year, 450+ restaurants across all five boroughs are participating in Restaurant Week, offering deals during meal periods of their choosing (2-course lunch or 3-course dinner).
This summer there will once again be a trio of pricing options, including $30, $45, and $60. Their website notes that this pricing structure enables more restaurants to participate in Restaurant Week and provides varying dining options and more available reservations for customers.
Most restaurants run their deals Monday-Friday, as Saturday is excluded from the program and Sunday participation is decided upon by the restaurants.
Tips for Restaurant Week as outlined by their website:
- Score a top table
- Plan ahead
- Know before you go
- Explore new cuisines
- Drink it all in
- Let Instagram be your guide
Similar to years prior, those with a preregistered Mastercard will receive $10 back for in-house dining transactions of $45 or more.
See more participating restaurants and make reservations here.