NYC Restaurant Week 2023 is almost here! The semi-annual event has celebrated the city’s love of food with the fabulous, can’t-miss event since 1992. This summer, celebrate its 31st anniversary with 28 days of the best restaurants in NYC preparing two or three-course prix-fixe lunch, brunch, and dinner menus at a bargain price. Local food enthusiasts and visitors alike can experience new restaurants and familiar favorites throughout the five boroughs.
Here’s all you need to know about the culinary event of the season, including some frequently asked questions, tips and tricks, and a selection of restaurants we have our eye on.
When is NYC Restaurant Week 2023?
Summer Restaurant Week NYC runs July 24 through Aug. 20. Reservations are now open.
What are the Best Restaurants for NYC Restaurant Week?
We’ve listed a few of our favorites below, but determining the best is entirely up to you. The Restaurant Week website makes it easy to find the perfect restaurant. Narrow your search by brunch, lunch, and dinner, and apply filters by neighborhood, cuisine, dietary restrictions, and more.
A Complete NYC Restaurant Week 2023 List
See all participating Summer NYC Restaurant Week restaurants and book your table here. This year, there are over 500 restaurants to choose from.
NYC Restaurant Week 2023 Menus
From the Restaurant Week website, just select the ‘Has Menu’ option under ‘Browse All Restaurants’ to be directed to all the restaurants that have provided their special summer menu.
And now, on to our Restaurant Week tips:
NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2023 Tips
NYC Restaurant Week is a wonderful way to expand your palate with new cuisine, enjoy lots of delicious food, and make the most of all that our city chefs have to offer. Fortunately, the NYC Insider Guide has given us plenty of great tips to make sure that everyone enjoys this “week”-long celebration. Check out a few helpful Restaurant Week tips below and read on for exciting deals:
- If you are having trouble selecting a restaurant, let social media be your guide. Search #NYCRestaurantWeek to see what’s trending and get a glimpse of what looks delicious.
- Don’t expect a Saturday night peak-time table during Restaurant Week. Most restaurants do not participate during the weekends.
Consider booking a reservation for Monday through Wednesday. They tend to be easier to get than those for Thursday and Friday.
- Still having dinner reservation trouble? Try booking for lunch instead.
- Remember, Restaurant Week is four weeks long, so if tables fill up during the first few weeks, try again later.
- When making a reservation, be sure to check the dates and mention you are booking for Restaurant Week.
- When being seated, ask for the Restaurant Week menu if it’s not offered.
- If you can, review the menu online in advance, as there are usually fewer choices on the physical copy of the Restaurant Week menu than normal.
- The prix-fixe meals do not include beverages, tip, or tax.
- Check for special cocktails and wine pairings exclusive to Restaurant Week menus.
- It’s customary to tip the server based on the usual price of the meal, not the Restaurant Week price.
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The Best NYC Summer Restaurant Week Deals
We’ve rounded up a few of the city’s most sought-after restaurants that are going above and beyond to make your dining experience unforgettable. Here are just a few of our favorite deals within deals happening during the 28 consecutive dining-packed days.
- Calle Dão’s intriguing blend of Cuban and Chinese cuisine isn’t as innovative as one may think. In fact, it pays homage to Havana’s once-thriving El Barrio Chino (Chinatown), which stretched 44 blocks in the late 1870s. Cuban and Chinese cultures mixed, creating a unique fusion that Bryant Park’s Calle Dão carries on today. Taste the culinary match made in heaven with Restaurant Week dishes like Cuban Sandwich Spring Rolls, BianPao Salmon, and Lobster XO Noodles with grilled lobster in miso butter and a crispy plantain crust. $30 two-course lunch/brunch, $45 three-course dinner. 38 W 39th St. Midtown
- Gotham, which has been on the scene for nearly four decades, has been experiencing a renaissance since its reopening in Nov. 2021, with Chef Ron Paprocki's inventive cuisine, live jazz, and everything else that makes New York the cultural and culinary gem we love. Special Restaurant Week menu options like Duck Rillettes, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, and Mussels Marinièes with white wine and crème fraîche are further elevated with Gotham’s optional dessert or wine pairing add-ons. $45 two-course lunch, $60 three-course dinner. 12 E 12th St. West Village
- HanGawi reimagines Korean fare using 100% plant based ingredients. Head to Koreatown to enjoy their serene atmosphere and Restaurant Week experience with vegan plates like Summer Acorn Noodles with Avocado Fritters or their Summer Appetizer Platter with spicy rice cakes on a stick, japchae, leek dumplings, and bulgogi bossam bites. Pair it all with a Floating Lily Cocktail and save room for their Red Beans and Ice Cream Rhapsody or Matcha Cheesecake with Vanilla Almond Ice Cream. $60 three-course dinner. 12 E 32nd St. Koreatown
- L'Adresse serves up contemporary American cuisine with European touches. Standout Restaurant Week options include Faroe Islands Salmon Tartare (or Heart of Palm Tartare for a plant-based option), Day Boat Halibut with a parsnip puree, and Fettuccine and Black Truffles. $45 two-course lunch, $60 three-course dinner. 1065 6th Ave. Midtown
- Michael’s contempo California cuisine has been attracting crowds since 1989, even welcoming the likes of Hillary Clinton, Kristen Gillibrand, Warren Buffet, and Tom Brokaw. The upscale Midtown eatery’s Restaurant Week menu includes dishes like Burrata Ravioli with Pecorino, Asparagus, and Preserved Meyer Lemon Butter, and Atlantic Salmon with Summer Succotash and Caper Berries Salsa Verde. $45 three-course lunch, $60 three-course dinner. 24 W 55th St. Midtown
- Redeye Grill in Midtown captures the essence of NYC with iconic murals of the Big Apple and a worldly menu with Restaurant Week options like Grilled Teriyaki Faroe Islands Salmon Bowl, Grilled Fish Tacos, and Brick Chicken with Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes. The restaurant has been a dining staple in Midtown for over 25 years and is located next to Carnegie Hall and The Manhattan Club. $30 two-course lunch, $45 three-course dinner. 890 7th Ave. Midtown. Ask our Concierge about special savings at Redeye Grill for The Manhattan Club guests.
We’d love to see what you get up to during this special time of year. Tag us in your social media posts and be sure to include #NYCRestaurantWeek so we can see what tasty dishes you’re enjoying. Foodies will also love our NYC Food & Drink Blog.
While you're having fun reviewing menus and planning where to eat in New York City, why not start thinking about where to stay? We'd love to have you. Located in the heart of Midtown, The Manhattan Club would be your perfect home-base for your Summer Restaurant Week in NYC.
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