Restaurant Week New York City

…Summer, Winter, French, Malaysian, Japan

Restaurant Week New York City is one of my favorite times of the year and now, since the event has been so successful, newer versions are starting to crop up everywhere, including ethnic Restaurant Weeks, like Japanese, Chinatown, Malyasian, French, Belgian and also neighborhood-specific restaurant weeks. A three-course dinner at the best restaurants in New York for $38? Sign me up!

Restaurant Week New York City allows us to eat at NYC’s best restaurants twice a year for bargain prices. Every Winter (Jan/Feb) and Summer (July/Aug), some of our best restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for $25 (lunch) and $38 (dinner).

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Tao Restaurant, Midtown, NYC

I love a good bargain almost as much as I love good food and Restaurant Week allows everyone to enjoy a great meal at a great price in NYC. It almost feels like you’re stealing..only you’re not.

Throughout the city, over 300 restaurants participate in “Restaurant Week” offering three-course, prix-fixe meals for $25 (lunch) and $38 (dinner).

Summer Restaurant Week Dates
Winter Restaurant Week Dates (2014 moved to Feb/March)

Official Restaurant Week Site:

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Online Restaurant Week Reservations at Open Table

Restaurant Week New York City
The Modern NYC – Beef Tenderloin

Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try out a restaurant that may normally be out of your budget, or test some new restaurants with a little less financial risk.

Reservations generally open anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks before Rest Week begins. One of the best ways to get easy, online reservations is through OpenTable.

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Restaurant Week New York City Insider Tips

  • The three-course, prix-fixe meals for $25 (lunch) and $38 (dinner) do not include beverages, tip or tax.
  • Most restaurants do not participate during the weekends, so don’t expect a Saturday night prime time table during RW.
  • Review the menu in advance, as there are fewer choices on the RW menu than normal. If you have eating restrictions, you may be limited.
  • Monday to Wednesday reservations tend to be easier to get than those for Thursday and Friday.
  • When making a reservation, be sure to mention you are booking for Restaurant Week.
  • When being seated, ask for the Restaurant Week menu if it is not offered.
  • Tip the server based on the usual price of the meal, not the Restaurant Week price, especially if you’ve had good service. Remember, the server is (or should be) doing their job exactly as they normally do when meals are full priced.

More Restaurant Weeks in NYC

French Restaurant Week – July 7-14, 2014
Created in 2011, French Restaurant Week, highlights French Cuisine and Chefs to coincide with Bastille celebrations. In honor of the year the French Revolution began, each of the 12 participating French restaurants offers a special promotion at $17.89 (Special Offer at $17.89 ; $35.78 and/or $178.90) during French Restaurant Week (Bastille Week). 
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Chinatown Restaurant Week – March 14-30, 2014
Multi-course, prix-fixe meals will be offered for $18.88 per person at participating Chinatown restaurants such as, Golden Unicorn, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, HK Wonton Garden, Pho Grand, Red Egg, Shanghai Gourmet, and many others. Peking Duck House will offer the special at lunch only.
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Brooklyn Restaurant Week – March

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Prior Restaurant Weeks in NYC

Italian Restaurant Week – June 26-July 6, 2013
Celebrate New York City’s first ever Italian Restaurant Week, Italian Dine Out. The 11-day event, will offer special discounted lunch and dinner prices at 23 of New York City’s most authentic Italian restaurants! Sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the US, the Italian Dine Out offers diners special 3-course menus for lunch and dinner.  More Info:, Reservations:

Belgian Restaurant Week – July 21-28, 2013
This is your chance to enjoy yummy multi-course meals, indulge in mussel mania, savor scrumptious waffles and enjoy some of the world’s finest brews. The Belgian restaurants in NY bring you delightful cuisine and great brews during a week long celebration of Belgian gastronomy and culinary innovation.
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Dine Out for Japan Restaurant Week – March 7-11, 2012
When eating out at one of over 35 participating tri-state area restaurants during March 7 – 11, 2012, you will support Japan Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. These participating restaurants, including Ippudo NY, Kyotofu, Hatsuhana, and Sushiden, will donate a portion of their Dine Out for Japan sales to the Japan relief fund. 
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Martini Week – March 15-30, 2012
Martini Week is a two-week-long celebration of America’s proudest invention, held at 23 bars and restaurants across town, who’ll each be offering their own inventive takes for no-brainer prices. Choose from venues such as Ava Lounge, Beaumarchais, Catch, Abe & Arthur’s, Sons of Essex, Bounce Sporting Club, Aspen Social, Revel, Rayuela, and more!
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Lousiana Shrimp Week – June 27 – July 1, 2012
Delight in signature dishes throughout the city featuring the naturally sweet flavor of premium Louisiana Shrimp. 
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Malaysian Restaurant Week – June 18-24, 2012
Malaysian restaurants will offer an exclusive $20.12 three-course prix fixe menu, while Asian-influenced restaurants will feature a special limited-time-only menu inspired by the country’s signature flavors. Participating restaurants include Fatty Crab, Fatty ‘Cue, Michelin-starred Laut, Nyonya, Penang, Spice Market and Social Eatz in Manhattan. 
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Restaurant Week NYC Insider Recommendations

The Modern, Café Boulud, Le Cirque, Colicchio & Sons, Nobu, Telepan, Mesa Grill, Tribeca Grill, Shun Lee, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Ed’s Chowder House, Delmonico’s Steakhouse, Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse, Le Colonial, Petrossian, Les Halles downtown, Water’s Edge Restaurant, One If By Land, Two If By Sea.

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