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New York City’s Restaurant Week Is On And Here Are The Best Participating Places

Picture of Kathryn Maier
NYC Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 9 February 2017
Diners on a budget always eagerly anticipate Restaurant Week—which in fact stretches over nearly three weeks and takes place in the city twice a year—for great prices on three-course meals at many of New York City’s excellent and iconic restaurants. During that time, a three-course lunch costs $29 at participating spots, and a three-course dinner is $42.

This winter’s deals start Monday, January 23 and run through Friday, February 10. Note that many restaurants have separate (and generally more limited) menus for Restaurant Week, and some participate for only lunch or dinner rather than both meals. It’s worth checking each restaurant’s website or the official Restaurant Week site to confirm details. Here are ten participating restaurants worth a visit.

ABC Kitchen

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Part of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant family, ABC Kitchen is a cozy and rustic spot that focuses on local, seasonal greenmarket vegetables in its dishes. Participating in Restaurant Week for weekday lunches only.

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Mon - Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri:
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat:
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Cosy

Cafe Boulud

Cafe, Restaurant, French, none
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Most people agree that Cafe Boulud is their favorite of celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurants; it’s certainly mine. Restaurant Week dishes will include duck terrine and Za’atar-marinated porgy, a mild, sweet-flavored fish. Participating in Restaurant Week for weekday lunches only.

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Mon - Fri:
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Fri:
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat:
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun:
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sun:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Michelin-Starred, Fine Dining

Cherche Midi

Restaurant, French, $$$
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An upscale French brasserie from the prolific restaurateur Keith McNally, Cherche Midi offers classic dishes from the French canon—think chanterelle omelets and steak tartare. Participating in Restaurant Week for weekday lunches and Sunday dinner.

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Mon - Wed:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Wed:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Fri:
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat:
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sun:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Stylish

The Clocktower

Restaurant, British, $$$
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With contemporary British cuisine (offerings include a luxe version of fish and chips, and shepherd’s pie with lamb) served in a stylish setting, The Clocktower is a popular power-lunch spot, Instagram-worthy from every angle. Participating in Restaurant Week for weekday lunches only.

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Mon - Tue:
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Tue:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat:
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun:
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Quirky, Stylish

The Dutch

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Cozy and classic American, The Dutch is among Soho’s best restaurants. Its Restaurant Week menu includes several favorite dishes, including the fried chicken and the famed burger. Participating in Restaurant Week for weekday lunches only.

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Mon - Thu:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Cosy

Empellon Cucina

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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Chef Alex Stupak’s creative Mexican cuisine renders Empellon Cocina a favorite among New York City’s food cognoscenti. I’ve been daydreaming about Stupak’s uni toast ever since I first tried it a few weeks ago, so I’m thrilled to see it’s one of the dishes on the Restaurant Week menu. Participating in Restaurant Week for dinner only, Tuesdays through Fridays.

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Tue - Wed:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat:
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Meal service:

Dinner

Atmosphere:

Romantic, Cosy

Gotham Bar and Grill

Restaurant, Dessert Shop, American, none
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One of New York City’s classic restaurants, Gotham Bar and Grill is a posh spot serving classic New American fare. You absolutely cannot skip the legendary chocolate cake for dessert. Participating in Restaurant Week for weekday lunches only.

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Mon - Thu:
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mon - Thu:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Michelin-Starred, Fine Dining

Lafayette

Restaurant, French, $$$
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A gorgeous French-influenced bistro and cafe/bakery, Lafayette remains a hot spot; in our opinion it’s best during the daytime, when sunlight streams in through the enormous windows and the NoHo-neighborhood people-watching is at its prime. Restaurant Week menu options include rotisserie chicken and a duck cassoulet. Participating in Restaurant Week for weekday lunches and dinner Sundays through Fridays.

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Mon - Sun:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Stylish

Narcissa

Restaurant, Contemporary, American, $$$
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At Narcissa, chef John Fraser places vegetables in the spotlight in delicious dishes like rotisserie-crisped beets and carrots Wellington. How much do I love this place? Well, I rounded up my entire office to join me there for lunch during a previous restaurant week. This time around, the restaurant is only participating for dinner, Mondays through Fridays.

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Mon - Thu:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Stylish

Root & Bone

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Root & Bone’s elevated Southern fare has diners swooning over its famous fried chicken. Participating in Restaurant Week for lunches and dinners, Sunday through Friday.

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Mon - Thu:
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri:
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat:
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun:
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sun:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Brunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Cosy