The New York City Restaurant Week

Find out who participates and how to book your favorite restaurant

Date: 07/24/2023 - 08/20/2023
Categories: Events


The first Restaurant Week was conceived by Tim Zagat and Joe Baum in 1992 during the Democratic Convention held in New York July 13th to the 16th. The Restaurant Week was designed to attract and satisfy guests, mostly journalists, looking for good and affordable dining options around the city.

The week-long event was such a success that over time it went from one week to four weeks-long and became a nationwide phenomenon. Since 2000, the winter version has also been established lasting 4 weeks as well.

It is a favorite event for New Yorkers and visitors alike, allowing patrons to try some of the best restaurants in New York at bargain prices!


NYC offers 2 Restaurant Weeks during the year, the Winter version from mid-January to mid-February, and the Summer one from mid-July to mid-August. Some of the best NYC restaurants participate every year in this event offering prix-fixe meals for their lunches/brunches and dinners. Prices are set for each Restaurant Week and they may change. In recent years, we have seen Lunch Deals going from $25 to $35 (usually a two-course lunch) and Dinner Deals going from $39 to $45 (usually two-course dinner) and $59 to $65 (for three-course dinner). Please note that drinks are not included in the advertised prices. Tips (gratuity) and Taxes are extra as well.


To stay up to date on participating restaurants and to book your table visit the official NYC Restaurant Week website. Each edition features a different list of participating venues, however, you can rest assured there are always some of the best-known restaurants in the mix covering all the different cuisines. The advice is to book in advance. Each restaurant comes up with its own lunch and/or dinner menu offerings. 


We all know that in New York you eat well, but it's also common knowledge that all this good food might cost you a pretty penny! So, if you find yourself visiting the Big Apple during one of the two editions of the Restaurant Week why not take advantage of the prix fixe deals and savor new cuisines and delicious food while saving money?  

Here below we include some of our favorite Restaurants. They will not always be part of the Restaurant Week, but it's always worth checking them out. Feel free to keep this list along with the one we featured on our Restaurants in New York article, they may come in handy on your next trip!

  • Favorite Steakhouses –– Capital Grille - Peter Luger - Del Frisco's
  • Good Ole Italian –– Felidia - La Rina Pastificio e Vino - San Matteo Pizza - Gnocco - Vic's
  • Asian Fusion –– Red Farm - Dumpling House - Spice Symphony - Ugly Baby
  • Latin Flare –– Balvanera - Mission Ceviche - Karu Café
  • Classic American –– Eleven Madison Park - ABC Kitchen - Gramercy Tavern - Union Sauqre Cade - CookShop
  • For the Fish Enthusiasts –– Milos Estiatorio – Redeye Grill - Atlantic Grill


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