Restaurant week is underway in New York
According to current estimates, it will now take 22.7 years to dine at every restaurant in New York once before having to start all over again.
And by the time you get to the end, many restaurants will have closed, new ones will have reopened, and your food clock will have to be constantly reset.
Think about it – 22.7 years old. It’s practically a full generation.
That includes every greasy spoon, every hole in the wall, every place serving a $45 burger, and every high-end Michelin-rated establishment.
Fortunately, every year NYC & Company, New York’s official tourism arm, tries to make it easy for you when it comes to making a decision. The 30th annual New York City Restaurant Week, Summer Version, began Monday, July 18 and runs through Sunday, August 21.
Don’t get me wrong, Restaurant Week is designed to entice customers to try high-end establishments with the bargains that are on offer. The logic, of course, is that NYC is such a foodie city that you can always get your famous dollar pizza anytime.
But there are plenty of bargains to be had for restaurant week.
Fourteen of the city’s original restaurants that participated in the first Restaurant Week at the 1992 Democratic National Convention will participate again this year – Barbetta, Carmine’s (Upper West Side), Dock’s Oyster Bar, Gage & Toller, Gallagher’s Steak House , The Palm , Sardi’s, Shun Lee West, Sylvia’s, Tavern on the Green, Tribeca Grill, The Russian Tea Room, Union Square Café and Victor’s Cafe.
Diners can choose from a selection of two-course lunches for $30, $45 or $60 and three-course dinners for $30, $45 or $60, depending on restaurant prices.
This pricing structure was created to ensure the participation of restaurants in all five boroughs, from neighborhood restaurants to gourmet restaurants. More than 100 restaurants will also be offering $30 bottles of wine to commemorate the 30th anniversary, available on participating menus.