NYC Restaurant Week returns with deals at over 440 neighborhood restaurants
Midtown’s Russian Tea Room is participating in Restaurant Week. Photo by Amy Lombard, courtesy of NYC & Company
Reservations are now open at more than 440 local restaurants participating in New York City Restaurant Week this winter. The semester program, which was first introduced 30 years ago, offers New Yorkers the opportunity to dine at highly regarded restaurants at a reduced price. From January 18 to February 13, Winter Restaurant Week 2022 includes prix-fixe offers for two-course lunches or three-course dinners for $29, $39, or $59, depending on the restaurant.
Last January, NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, launched NYC Restaurant Week to Go, adapting the program to serve inexpensive takeout, delivery and al fresco dining in response to Covid. Last summer, the program came back strong with more than 500 participating restaurants.
This year, hundreds of restaurants are offering a dining experience at reduced prices in the five boroughs. Find the complete list of participating restaurants here, some of which are grouped into categories like “Date Night”, “The Great Outdoors”, “James Beard Honorees”, “NYC Classics”, “Order at the Bar”, and others.
Notable attendees of this year’s Restaurant Week include chef Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud and Bar Boulud, French-Mediterranean restaurant Cathédrale, Midtown’s Casa Limone, Thai favorite Fish Cheeks and many more.
The program also includes 10 restaurants that participated in the very first NYC Restaurant Week in 1992: Ambassador Grill & Lounge, Barbetta, Docks Oyster Bar, Gallaghers Steakhouse, The Russian Tea Room, Sylvia’s Restaurant, Tavern on the Green, Tribeca Grill, Union Square Cafe and Victor’s Cafe.
“NYC Restaurant Week has become a treasured tradition. I’ve been involved since the first one in 1992,” said Chef David Burke, who is also co-chair of the NYC & Company Culinary Committee. “It’s always been a great way for people to experience restaurants they’ve never been to, including some of the best restaurants in the world, by offering such accessible prices.”
“This year, it takes on a new role as the perfect reason for people to connect and communicate in person over a great meal, while supporting the hard-hit restaurant industry.”
The program is part of NYC & Company’s NYC Winter Outing initiative, which aims to encourage New Yorkers to visit local restaurants and attractions. NYC Broadway Week is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, offering 2-for-1 tickets for 18 shows. NYC Must-See Week lets customers book 2-for-1 tickets to 45 museums, performing arts shows and tours. And as part of NYC Hotel Week, more than 110 hotels across the city will be offering 22% off standard retail rates.
Note that anyone age five and older must provide proof of vaccination for indoor activities in New York.
“We are thrilled to bring back NYC Winter Outing this year, with safety at the forefront thanks to New York City requirements,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company. “The program offers great deals on dining, Broadway, arts and culture, performing arts, tours and hotels, in less busy times. We encourage locals and visitors to show their support for small and large businesses across the five boroughs by booking these unique New York experiences now.
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