Restaurant Weeks around the country are a fantastic time to try out new restaurants (especially those that are a little out of your typical price range), but this year, New York City Restaurant Week has something to celebrate—it’s the event’s 30th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, NYC Restaurant Week is back for 30 days starting July 18. If you’re looking for some fantastic new favorites to try, here are just a few of your options.
Enjoying Restaurant Week in New York City
Limani New York, can be found in the heart of Rockefeller Center. The stunning space is designed with the brilliant blue and white hues distinctive to the Greek Isles, and the menu includes fresh catches that are flown in from the Mediterranean on a daily basis. The restaurant’s prix fixe lunch menu is a fantastic way to sample the menu at $35 per person and options like the “Loup de Mer” and “Lobster Pasta.”
Enjoy an even bigger discount during Restaurant Week with a $30 set menu lunch and a $60 three-course dinner menu. Dinner has appetizer choices that include fried calamari and entrées choices of the “Loup de Mer” or organic chicken. Lunch choices include “Mediterranean Meze” and organic salmon. Both lunch and dinner include dessert.
Masseria dei Vini
Masserie dei Vini serves farm fresh Italian classics from Puglia. The restaurant’s menu contains an extensive selection of antipasti and salads, pastas, pizzas and main courses. Diners can enjoy traditional tastes and more obscure flavors like the “Tartufo Nero” and the “Agnolotti Piemontesi.” Make sure to save room for the decadent desserts like “Crostatina Di Mele Con Gelato Alla Vaniglia.”
Exclusively for Restaurant Week, try out a $30 set menu for lunch or a $45 set menu for dinner every day except for Saturdays. Highlights include the “Calamaretti Dorati,” “Mozzarella Farcita del Giorno” and the “Scialatielli alla Siciliana.”
Enjoy the best combination of sushi bar offerings and a casual setting at Momoya. You’ll find a wide variety of classic and signature sushi rolls like the “Greenwich” and the “Nakamura,” in addition to hot and cold appetizers and upscale main courses like Scottish salmon and “Momaya Black Cod.” If you’re visiting for lunch, Momaya has a fantastic selection of lunch specials and Bento Boxes.
The SoHo location is offering a special two-course lunch priced at $30. The meal includes an appetizer and entrée with choices such as the grilled black cod. The restaurant also has a three-course set menu dinner priced at $60 with selections like “The Momoya Box” and the “Miso Grilled Lamb.” The special menus are available every day except for Saturdays.
Located on the Upper West Side, Dagon serves up traditional Mediterranean favorites and various modern flavors. Customize your own mezze platter to accompany your small plates (like the “Shishibarak Lebanese dumplings) or main dishes (like the “Crispy Roasted Lamb”). Make sure to save room for one of the desserts like the “Labneh Cheesecake.” For a unique brunch experience, visit on the weekends to try dishes like the “Poached Egg Khachapuri,” “Jerusalem Bagel & Cured Salmon,” and the “Dagon Schnitzel.
Dagon has two offerings Monday through Friday—a two-course lunch priced at $45 and a three-course dinner menu priced at $60. Guests can select from appetizers like the Israeli salad and entrées like the schnitzel at lunch with more extensive selections for dinner like the “Plantacha Roasted Chatham Cod.”
With its open kitchen and carefully curated craft menu, Hortus blends the best of Asian cuisines into a seamless dining experience. The restaurant concentrates on seasonal produce and sustainable ingredients for
a truly fresh meal. Enjoy an appetizer and main course with the two-course prix fixe menu (there’s also an optional wine pairing for oenophiles), or try the Hortus Tasting Menu with a Hortus Royal Platter, appetizer, main course and dessert. Enjoy menu items like the “Yuzu Bacon Rose Pasta,” “Truffle Donabe,” and the “Macha Tiramisu.”
Indulge in Michelin-recognized dining with a two-course lunch menu for $45 per person and a three-course dinner menu for $60. Lunch options include choices like the “King Crab Noodle” and “Truffle Donabe,” while dinner selections include the “Yuzu Bacon Rose Pasta” and the pork ribs.
Few restaurants earn a Michelin star in the first year, but Vestry can boast that accomplishment. A meal here is anything but ordinary, with a menu that changes to reflect the seasons and freshest ingredients. If you’re in the mood for a variety, there are numerous small plates sure to please your palate-you’ll find locally sourced produce and seafood on the menu, along with caviar (Chef Shaun Hergatt has his own line of caviar) and delightful desserts. Don’t forget to complete your meal with one of Vestry’s classic cocktails.
Vestry has a special Restaurant Week menu from Monday through Friday at dinner for $60 per person. Appetizer options include choices like the “Tomato and Peach Salad” and the “Grilled Calamari,” while entrées selections include the “Sweet Corn Risotto” and “Atlantic Salmon.”
For a fantastic, reasonably priced Omakase experience, make a visit to MIFUNE. The eight-course meals are priced at $125 per person with an optional upgrade. The restaurant’s primary focus is on Neo-Wash-oku cuisine, and menu items are created with French techniques. The menus are rotated out daily, making for a unique dining experience on every visit.
Just for Restaurant Week, MIFUNE has a three-course dinner menu for $60 that includes three courses. Rotating menu selections from Executive Chef Tomohiro Urata include appetizers like the “Scallop Tartare,” fish courses like the “Fried Herb-Panko Fluke,” and meat courses like the “Duck Leg Confit.”
Socarrat Paella Bar
Socarrat Paella Bar offers authentic Spanish cuisine in Nolita, Chelsea and Midtown East. Enjoy tapas like the “patatas bravas” and the “pan con tomate” alongside regional meat and cheese boards and paella offerings like the “Pescado y Marisco” and the “De La Huerta.” Pair your meal with one of the restaurant’s sangrias or a special Spanish cocktail for your lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.
Socarrat Paella Bar has a two-course lunch for $30 per person (Midtown location only) and a three-course dinner for $45 per person at all three locations Monday through Friday. Lunch selections include options like the “Gambas Al Ajillo,” and dinner specials include choices like the “Paella Socarrat.”
Enjoy classic Italian cuisine and reimagined flavors at Portale. The restaurant’s open kitchen and neutral color palette provide a serene space while the menu serves up all the best Italian dishes. Dine on traditional items like burrata and polpette (meatballs), or try out new tastes like the “Crudo di Tonno” (yellowfin tuna tartare) and the “Ippoglosso” (halibut). Stop by for happy hour and try out a variety of small plates alongside cocktails and happy hour wine specials by the glass.
Portale has an exclusive three-course dinner menu for $60 per person every day except Saturdays. Diners can choose from antipasti like the “Crudo Fluke,” entrées like the “Creste di Gallo Pasta,” and decadent desserts like the “Torta de Olio.”
The four locations of Boucherie (including La Grande Boucherie and Petite Boucherie) offer classic French cuisine in a quaint bistro setting. Offerings vary by location, but each restaurant offers lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and “green hour.” Diners at La Grande Boucherie can also enjoy a special pre-theater menu priced at $59 for three courses from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All four locations have a special prix fixe lunch menu for $45 per person. Options include “Moules Marinieres” and the soupe du jour, and the “Pavé De Salmon” and “Ravioli aux Champignons.”
Olio e Più
Olio e Più serves up Italian comfort foods for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and happy hour. The restaurant’s rustic space and spacious sidewalk seating offer the perfect setting for a delicious meal with family and friends. Diners can choose from a wide selection of menu items, including charcuterie boards, homemade pastas and handmade pizzas.
Exclusively for Restaurant Week, Olio e Più has a $30 set menu for lunch with menu selections like the “Prosciutto e Melone,” “Buffalo Mozzarella,” rigatoni and “Pizza Con Fichi.”