Restaurant Week(s) NYC is almost here!
During the weeks of January 18-23rd and 25-30th select restaurants will offer a special prix fixe 3-course menu for lunch, dinner, or both. Lunch menus are $24.07 and dinner menus are $35. The list of participating restaurants released on Jan 5th so be sure to check out the list here.
Here are a few tips to help you maximize your experience during this great offer:
1. Try something new. It’s 2009, so expand your horizons. From neighborhood to cuisines…If you’re a SOHO diner, try heading to Queens. If you frequent Steakhouses in Midtown East, try Italian in the LES. Just mix it up, you might just find a new ‘hood of choice.
2. Check the prix fixe menu offered before you go! Just because you heard the Rib Eye @ Center Cut was the sh*t DOES NOT mean you can have the Rib Eye entree for $35. Oftentimes the special menu will not be the usual offerings – plan ahead.
3. Operate on your own agenda – don’t wait to make the reservation! All too many times have I waited to get a final headcount with girls or put on hold ’til a special friend checks his work schedule for that week. You’re in charge (2000-mine shout to the L&T girls). If you know that YOU want to go to Lupa for lunch on Friday, make a reservation for 2 and someone will roll. If you know you’re trying to go to Butter on a Monday night to pregame before it gets popping, make a reservation for 4, and fill the spots closer to the day. Reservation slots wait for no one, dont be left out from your fave spots waiting on anyone else.