NYC Restaurant Week is an annual event held twice a year, allowing New Yorkers and visitors to dine at the best restaurants NYC can offer at a fixed price of $25 for lunch and $38 dinner (for a three-course meal, not including drinks and tips). Although called Restaurant Week, this flavorful event lasts for almost a month, from July 21 to August 15, with more than 300 participating restaurants.
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NYC Restaurant Week begun in 1992 as a one-time event for the Democratic National Convention. Since then it became a local tradition, which held twice a year – in the winter (January–February) and summer (July–August) – and the idea spread to other culinary centers worldwide.
Restaurant Week is just an excuse to experience NYC exciting and diversified culinary scene. In New York you can regularly find every possible ethnic cuisine, and some unique fusion kitchens, at wide range of prices. But, if you always wanted to visit the most talked about chef restaurant of the moment and get a change from 50$, then here’s your chance.
Best Restaurants in NYC Restaurant Week 2014
The pan-Latin Upper West Side restaurant offers delicious New York versions of authentic Cuban, Peruvian and Dominican dishes and a large selection of rum soaked cocktails and excellent sangria. The mojitos, the warm design and rhythmic salsa music help create a happy and leisurely atmosphere.
45 W. 81st St. (81/Columbus), Upper West Side
Gotham Bar & Grill
One of the most celebrated chef restaurants in NYC, which focuses on new American cuisine. Opened in 1984 in Greenwich Village, Gotham offers an eclectic selection of flavorful dishes including the recommended seafood pasta, shrimp risotto, five-spice Peking duck breast and a flourless chocolate cake.
12 East 12th St., Greenwich Village
Maze by Gordon Ramsay
Restaurant Week provides a great opportunity to visit the celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay’s midtown Manhattan restaurant without breaking the bank. The restaurant/bar-lounge serves French food with Asian influences with dishes such as grilled watermelon salad and tea smoked code with lemon verbena emulsion.
151 W. 54th St. (54 St/7 Av), Midtown West
Nobu New York
The flagship location of the international chain of Japanese restaurant, established by acclaimed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and partially owned by Robert De Niro. Located in Tribeca, Nobu New York offers Tokyo-style sushi with authentic atmosphere and design.
105 Hudson St., Tribeca
The pan-Asian restaurant offers not only unique touches to Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai dishes, but also hip and sexy crowds and an opportunity to rub shoulders with Paris Hilton (not necessarily on Restaurant Week though). Menu offers classic dishes such as a spicy seafood dumpling soup, Kung Pao Chicken and sushi rolls.
42 E. 58th St. (58/Madison), Midtown East
For details about all participating restaurants and reservations, visit NYC Restaurant Week.
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