NYers beloved Restaurant Week is returning today, Tuesday, January 17 through Sunday, February 12. 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, more than 450+ restaurants across all five boroughs are participating in Restaurant Week, offering deals during meal periods of their choosing (lunch or dinner,). This winter there will 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.
And though ‘Restaurant Week To-Go’ was highly successful in the past, there’s no guarantee that restaurants will offer a takeout/delivery option this winter.
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. Reservations can now be made here.
Browse through all your options using the helpful categories such as “James Beard Honorees,” “Cozy Vibes,” “Worth the Hype,” “Best of the Boroughs,” “Make it a Stella,” and “Restaurant Week Classics.”
And make sure to check out some of the top-tier participating restaurants such as:
- Union Square Cafe
- Altesi Ristorante
- Fine & Rare
- Benjamin Steakhouse
- Russian Tea Room
See more participating restaurants here.