NYC Restaurant Week Reservations to Make

Here’s one way to chase away the January blues: the winter edition of New York’s Restaurant Week is just around the corner. From January 23–February 10, you can try some of the city’s hottest restaurants without breaking the bank. Reservations just went live today, and we’ve taken the liberty of combing through and cherry-picking a few of the best deals on this year’s roster, (including some exciting new restaurants) offering three-course prix fixe lunch for $29 and dinner for $42. Check out our picks below:

NYC Restaurant Week Reservations to Make
Tavern62 by David Burke / Credit: Mikey Pozarik

Tavern62 by David Burke
Celebrity chef David Burke debuted his latest venture (pictured at top) just last October on the Upper East Side in a townhouse once home to his now-closed eatery, Fishtail. Already the chef is prepping a seafood-focused tasting menu for lunch during Restaurant Week, served up in a space that is an ode to old-school New York dining. Look for his signatures on the menu: pastrami salmon, roasted branzino with veracruz sauce, a duck meatloaf sandwich and his cheesecake lollipops.

M–F lunch only

135 E. 62nd St., 212-988-9021

NYC Restaurant Week Reservations to Make

Quality Eats
Billed as a modern steakhouse without the fuss, this West Village hot spot from the Quality Branded family is offering a lunch menu for $29 during Restaurant Week. The menu’s focus on lesser known cuts of meat (all are sourced from family farms and naturally raised) are showcased in dishes like the flatiron steak, plus check out the creative starters, including smoked bacon with peanut butter and jalapeño jelly.

M–F lunch only

19 Greenwich Ave., 212-337-9988



Le Coq Rico
The pricey Parisian import by Antoine Westermann (that recently made the NY Times’ 10 best restaurants of 2016) has joined the Restaurant Week lineup, giving New Yorkers a chance to try out its savory, heritage birds. Stop by for lunch to take advantage of the dining bargain — a whole bird at Le Coq Rico can set you back $100 any other time.

M–F lunch only

30 E. 20th St., 212-267-7426

This Battery Park outpost of chef Jose Garces’ Philadelphia hot spot (pictured above) serves a mix of traditional and modern Spanish tapas, making Restaurant Week a great time to hit the highlights on the menu. Besides getting to check out the stylish space at either lunch or dinner, the menus feature Garces’ specialties like beef short ribs with horseradish and bacon, and poached black cod with sunflower-chorizo broth.

M–F lunch, dinner; Saturday–Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner

250 Vesey St., 212-542-8947

Restaurant Week’s reach extends to Andrew Carmellini’s new Southern Italian kitchen in Williamsburg (pictured above). Some of his lunch favorites are on the menu including his housemade Casarecce pasta with rapini pesto, and crispy mozzarella with sweet and sour eggplant, all served inside this chic space at the new William Vale hotel.

M–F lunch only

111 N. 12th St, Brooklyn, 718-581-5900
Fans of this Greenwich Village hot spot say the unique sushi and imaginative Japanese small plates are worth the hefty price. This year, chef Sungchul Shim will offer lunch during Restaurant Week, giving visitors a chance to check out the innovative menu without breaking open the piggy bank.

M–F lunch only

61 W. 8th St., 212-505-2610

High Street on Hudson
This outpost (pictured above) of the Philly original has a lengthy menu, meaning a prix fixe at Restaurant Week is a good time to try a variety of specialties. Known for its artisanal breads and sandwiches at lunch, dinner is more adventurous with options like dry-aged beef tartare, duck with smoked yogurt and miso black bass.

M–F lunch, dinner; Sunday dinner

637 Hudson St., 917-388-3944
Ai Fiori
Michael White’s ever-popular Italian spot in the Langham Hotel returns for Restaurant Week this year, with lunch featuring dishes like his Costatine red wine–braised short ribs and leek soup, available with a special $10 wine pairing. At only $29, this meal is a steal.

M–F lunch only

400 5th Ave. #2., 212-613-8660