It's that time of year again, when all the foodies in New York start hopping from eatery to eatery all over town. Yes, NYC Restaurant Week is back, kicking off from July 22 to August 16 for more than 20 days of three-course prix-fixe dining, with $25 lunches and $38 dinners at nearly 300 of the City’s top establishments. (And since the event is closing in on 30 days, can we just give up and call it Restaurant Month? But that's a debate for another day…)
And when we say that some top establishments are available, we mean places like the iconic 21 Club, the swank Bar Boulud and the ultra-romantic Le Cirque. Steakhouses like Ben & Jacks, the Capital Grille, Club A Steakhouse and Bobby Van's are on the list, as are some under-the-radar favorites like Natsumi in the theater district and Darbar by Grand Central.
Good to know: Drinks and gratuities are not included in the Restaurant Week prices, but we say the deals are so good that one can splurge on a great bottle of vino. (And some places, like Club A, will offer special deals on wine to go with the Restaurant Week menus. Be sure to ask!)