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8 Restaurants You Have to Eat at During NYC Restaurant Week

By Gary Duff | January 30, 2019 | Food & Drink

New York City Restaurant Week is back! Now through February 8, foodies can enjoy some of the city's top restaurants at a fraction of the price. Take the opportunity to snag a two-course meal for $26 or a three-course dinner for $42 at one of these eight restaurants now.



Don't overlook Bâtard this Restaurant Week. The James Beard Award-winning restaurant that snagged the Best New Restaurant in America in 2015, continues to enjoy success with its modern European menu. This year, the spot is offering a three-course $42 menu and specialty drinks throughout Restaurant Week. We reccomend ordering the tartare as a starter, the amish chicken or branzino as a main course, and for dessert, the refreshing Paris brest. 293 W. Broadway, New York, 212-219-2777,

Boulud Sud


Daniel Boulud never disappoints, which is why his Mediterranean-inspired Boulud Sud is one of Restaurant Week's hottest spots to eat. The restaurant is offering a special two-course lunch Monday through Friday for $26. Highlights include the juicy lamb burger and lemon saffron linguini. For dinner, enjoy a three-course meal Monday through Friday (and Sunday night) for $42; a Moroccan braised lamb shoulder and an Itlain chicory salad are on the menu. 20 W. 64th St., New York, 212-595-1313,

Mr. Chow


Head uptown for dinner at New York City's legendary Mr. Chow. Its original 57th Street location, famed for its celebrity clientele, is offering a $42 pre fixe menu Sunday through Friday. Enjoy Mr. Chow noodles, glazed prawns with walnuts, or chicken satay to start; Beijing chicken, drunken fish, beef with spring onions, or sliced pork with chili as a main course; and for dessert, mixed sorbet or ice cream—all served communal style. 324 E. 57th St., New York, 212-751-9030,

Henry at Life Hotel


At Henry, James Beard Award-nominated chef Joseph Johnson's first solo restaurant at Life Hotel, diners can enjoy a selection of melting pot-inspired dishes. Starters include the chef's famed collard green salad, baby gem salad, and oxtail egg roll with sweet chili peanut sauce. Mains include the brown paper bag fried chicken, braised beef sandwich and soup, pulled chicken sandwich and soup, and, for an additional $8 supplement, salmon noodles with African nectar broth, bok choy, edamame, and rice noodles. Drop by for the special Restaurant Week menu during brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 19 W. 31st St., New York, 212-615-9910,

The Loyal


The cool crowd and playful New American fare draws people to this West Village bistro from Narcissa alum and Michelin-starred chef John Fraser. Throughout Restaurant Week, Fraser is serving lunch Monday through Friday at $26, while the promotional dinner rate, $42, is offered only on Sunday. 289 Bleecker St., New York, 212-488-5800,

Red Rooster Harlem


In more ways than one, Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster has become synonymous with Harlem. The restaurant's signature dishes even pay homage to the neighborhood's diversity. Don't miss out on the spot's $26 Restaurant Week menu, served Monday through Friday at lunch, which includes crowd pleasers such as the chopped Harlem meatballs, Poppa Eddie's shrimp and grits, and for dessert, tres leche savarin. 310 Lenox Ave., New York, 212-792-9001,

The Russian Tea Room


If you haven't already visited this iconic NYC landmark, here's your shot. The iconic Russian Tea Room is offering diners all the fixins' with its two-course $26 lunch menu and its three-course $42 pre fixe dinner menu for a limited time. Expect crowd pleasers such as the tea room's traditional red borscht, the restaurant's famed boeuf à la Stroganoff, and more. A chocolate mousse cake and a traditional cheescake are offered for dessert. 150 W. 57th St., New York, 212-581-7100,

Tavern on the Green


In the heart of Central Park, Tavern on the Green glimmers. The restaurant, which has long been a tourist attraction, scaled back its size, opting for a more intimate dining experience, when it reopened under the tutelage of chef Katy Sparks and owners Jim Caiola and David Salama. During restaurant week, the eatery is offering both a lunch and dinner pre fixe, as well as a glorious view of the park and surrounding area. Nab a table in the former Crystal Room and take in the atmosphere over lunch or dinner. Central Park W., New York, 212-877-8684,

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