New York City Restaurant Week 2012 is coming up soon, and this is one deal that both residents and visitors to the city can’t afford to miss!
From January 16 – February 10, participating restaurants will offer set prices for lunch and dinners. A 3-course lunch will go for under $25 and a 3-course dinner for $35 (plus tax and tip), and participating restaurants include some of New York City’s top establishments.
Foodies should note that Saturdays are not included, Sundays are optional, and some restaurants may not offer the Restaurant Week deals everyday.
Restaurant Week happens twice per year in winter and summer, and the event will be celebrating it’s 20th anniversary in 2012. Look out to see if organizers decide to extend the event until late February again or offer specials in commemoration.
Sign Up For Restaurant Week 2012
Reservations at the more popular restaurants can fill up quickly, especially at dinnertime, so now is a good time to sign up to be notified when Restaurant Week reservations open. Over 320 city restaurants will offer the set deal, and this is a great opportunity to eat at some outstanding New York restaurants at affordable prices.
NOTE: Restaurant Week has officially opened reservations! You can also save an additional $20 by registering your American Express credit card and using it to dine at 3 participating Restaurant Week locations.
Best Places to Eat During Restaurant Week
Most restaurants will offer good fare, but some will definitely have more bang for the buck. CBS New York covers the event and offers lots of tips on which places are worth a visit.
Here are a few restaurants you may want to look out for:
- One if by Land, Two if by Sea
- Mesa Grill
- River Cafe
- Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano
- EN Japanese Brasserie
Want to see which restaurants have joined in the past? Check out this link to see a participating restaurant list from summer 2010.
New York City Restaurant Week Reservations
Reservations for Restaurant Week can be made at OpenTable.com. If a restaurant you want to go to is full, try calling them in the morning to see if they have any cancellations. See here for more great tips on how to get the most out of New York City Restaurant Week.
If you get a chance to go, share what you find out in the comments below!