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Winter Blues? Restaurant Week to the Rescue!

ZEALnyc, January 19, 2017

It’s hard to believe, but this coming summer the institution that we all know and love as ‘Restaurant Week’ will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Starting out as a ‘lunch-only’ event for one week in the summer of 1992, it has grown and expanded to a twice-a-year dining festival that spans over the course of 3-4 weeks, and now incorporates dinner-dining as well. Typically scheduled during seasonal lulls when the food and hospitality industry might be experiencing a decline in traffic, ‘Restaurant Week’ provides a boost that everyone can celebrate and enjoy, from restaurant proprietors to the most discerning gastronome.

This winter’s edition runs for three weeks, from January 23 — February 10, 2017 (Monday-Friday), and although the prices have risen over the years, it’s still a deal at $29 for a 3-course lunch and $42 for a 3-course dinner. Not all restaurants in the NYC area participate, so you will need to check the official website for specifics.  While reservations are not required, they are certainly encouraged, especially at the more high-profile and popular venues.

Diners will have the opportunity to experience some of the newest and hottest establishments, with a number of celebrity-driven ones taking part. Search options on the website enable fine-tuning your queries based on menus, location, notable chefs, new participants, good for groups, and top-ranked choices. For more information on the restaurants participating and to make reservations, click here.


Cover: Interior of the Russian Tea Room; photo: courtesy of NYCgo, sponsor of Restaurant Week


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