It’s that glorious time a year again dubbed Restaurant Week in New York City! If you don’t know what New York Restaurant Week is, its an event held twice a year at participating restaurants that offer prix fixe lunches and dinners. It’s typically three courses- appetizer, entree, and dessert- all for the bargain price of $29 for lunch and $42 for dinner. The participating restaurants are newcomers to the NYC restaurant scene, tried and true favorites, restaurants with notable chefs, top-notch hotel restaurants, and some of the city’s best fine-dining restaurants.
If you love food and want to save on cash, here are some top restaurants to try in your Bedly neighborhoods. But hurry! New York Restaurant week ends February 9th.
Upper East Side
Tavern 62 by David Burke is a gem found in a townhouse on the Upper East side that has a dinner offering. Their menu includes dishes from smoked salmon, to duck, even offering a steak dish on the menu! Save room for dessert because they offer a very decant cheesecake as an option for your third and final course.
Rotisserie Georgette open in 2014 on 14. E 60th Street turns out an excellent roast chicken along with French classics that bring you right to the street of Paris. This is an upscale restaurant which you can try for cheap for restaurant week! Make sure you try their potatoes cooked in rotisserie juices and their housemade desserts!
Ristorante Morini on 1167 Madison Avenue is in a perfect location. Close to the park and museums. Take a day off to explore and hit Morini up for dinner. Items on their menu include calamari, pasta, fish, and chicken.
Leuca is situated right in the William Vale hotel which means this is the place to be seen, party, and eat at. Leuca is participating in lunch and dinner for restaurant week so you have plenty of options to try this place out. Book your reservation as soon as possible to try dishes like lumache with pork sugo or scampi ravioli. Bring a friend who doesnt mind sharing their dish, you will want to try everything that their menus have to offer.
BKW in Crown Heights is becoming a local favorite. Their sister venue is Brooklyn Winery so you know the owners Brian Leventhal and John Stires offer great food, drink, and company. The chef at BKW mix usual tasting choices that give your tastebuds delight. Try the smoked ricotta and caramelized fennel with pickled beets. Or the crispy brussels sprouts with house-made pastrami and apple-cider caramel. If you want to try BKW, hurry and head to OpenTable to book a reservation before they fill up!
Buttermilk Channel is a city wide favorite pulling diner from every borough and the tri-state. If you haven’t been to Buttermilk Channel yet you should go there now! They have delish food and they are participating in restaurant week which makes us super happy. This Carroll Gardens restaurant has offers for both weekday lunch and dinner. Items on their menu include squash tart, fried chicken and waffles, house made ricotta, beer steamed mussels, duck meatloaf, mini pecan pie sundae, and banana pudding to name a few options. Who’s ready to eat?!
Benchmark restaurant located in the heart of Park Slope is an intimate steakhouse boasting four stars and three dollar marks. Coming here for a three course meal is what restaurant week is all about- eating at really great expensive restaurants for a fraction of the price. Get your typical steak here, along with braised short rib, or seared main diver scallops, or even a blackened chatham cod. If your mouth is watering already, you are not alone. They have menus for lunch and dinner for restaurant week.
Kitchen Step, while not in New York and in Jersey City, NJ, has their own restaurant week. Ending a bit sooner than New York (February 2nd), there is still an option for residents to taste good food in New Jersey. Kitchen Step has dinner for $38 (what a steal!) and caters to your every craving. Kitchen Step is a rustic-chic spot serving New American plates and awesome craft cocktails. Hurry before this awesome date night option is booked!
Luckily Bedly is located in all these neighborhoods so you won’t have to travel too far once you decide where to eat! Bedly is simplified housing that takes care of all the stress for you like roommates and furniture so you can get to the fun stuff like restaurant week! Check out everything Bedly here.
Photo credits in order of appearance: Escobar Design (cover photo), Tavern 62, New York Post, Ristorante Morini, Leuca, BKW, Buttermilk Channel, Benchmark, Jersey Digs