Foodies rejoice! NYC Restaurant Week is back

NYC Restaurant Week is back from July 22 through August 16 / CREDIT: NYC Restaurant Week
NYC Restaurant Week is back from July 22 through August 16 / CREDIT: NYC Restaurant Week

Nothing says summer like good weather and great food. With thousands of restaurants around the city choosing one can seem impossible, but there’s no better time to try something new than during NYC’s Restaurant Week. It’s been coined “the summer’s biggest week” and will be going on for more than a week — from July 22 through Aug. 16. During the event nearly 300 of New York City’s most popular restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe lunches for $25 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $38 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes). Here’s a few of the best choices from around the city.


Cipriani (Downtown)

This casual downtown eatery offers a “slightly less formal” menu than its uptown sister location, but it’s no less delicious, offering items such as veal farfalle with lemon sauce and risotto alla primavera.

Cipriani Downtown
376 West Broadway


David Burke Townhouse (Upper East Side)

Since reopening in 2009 with a new look and new name (formerly Davidburke & Donatella), the David Burke Townhouse has been serving up some of the best American cuisine on the Upper East Side.

David Burke Townhouse
133 E. 61st St.


Nobu New York (TriBeCa)

This popular hot-spot has become a hub for celebrities and dignitaries alike. With a Japanese-inspired décor and an authentic menu, Nobu is continually top-rated.

Nobu New York
105 Hudson St.


Brasserie 8½ (Midtown West)

Bring France to Midtown, Brasserie 8½ is known for its expansively modern yet, classic setting. Its modern twist on traditional French cuisine keeps visitors coming back.

Brasserie 8½
9 W. 57th St.


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