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Restaurant Week Review: Lunch at Remi

“You have a reservation?” the hostess asked, and we told her we did. Seconds later, she’d made a quick adjustment to the computer and was leading us through Remi’s gorgeous interior. We followed her past the bar and into the depths of the Ground Canal Room, featuring a 25-foot high ceiling and Venetian glass chandeliers.

Her heels clicked rhythmically against the polished floor as we passed dozens of other customers who were already halfway through their lunches, through the hum of conversations ranging from that crazy ex-boss who wouldn’t quit cyber-stalking half the women on his floor, to George’s new mistress—a sexy $9k Ducati. Sconces on the wall emitted soft lighting that bounced off the floors and the rest of the space was well-lit by natural light streaming through the windows.

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Restaurant Week Review: Dinner at Fig & Olive

Restaurant Week is the time of the year when fancy eateries across Gotham City unleash three-course menus at affordable prices, so in case you’ve been dying to go to one — do it fast!

If you’re looking for a good dinner spot to splurge your $38 on, check out Fig & Olive. With locations in the Meatpacking District and Fifth Ave, this upscale restaurant entices you from the get-go — a tall display of extra virgin oils greet you at the front, and the rest of the space is beautifully furnished with limestone stucco walls, terra-cotta ceiling and gleaming candles fixed onto black olive branches designed from wrought iron. The center boasts a white marble bar, perfect for sipping wine while waiting to be seated... or for making small talk with that cute stranger two seats to your left.

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Winter Restaurant Week 2014: Where to Eat

It's almost Restaurant Week again! (How did that happen?) With a huge list of amazing venues in this even huger city, we've got to nose out the best options for one of the greatest culinary occasions of the year. With $25 lunches and $38 dinners, here's a list of ten awesome deals you do not want to miss.

This is one of our favorite Italian hot spots in the city. With a delectable prix fixe menu including dishes like the Vitello antipasti with warm carpaccio veal, avocado, salsa verde, and chips di patate; the Orata secondi with grilled dorade, black kale and tomato guazzetto, and lemon zest; and a Blood Orange Cheese Cake for dessert, lunch at A Voce will be unforgettable.

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Restaurant Week and Other Foodie Feasts

Restaurant Week. It's here and the foodies of NYC will be having a ball until February 8th. It's a great time to explore the various options that our city has to offer and obtain and new appreciation for food. What's better than enjoying a 3-course prix fix lunch for $25 or dinner for $38 (gratuity and drinks not included) at some of the finest dining establishments throughout NYC? We've rounded up a few hotspots so check them out below!

Ilili Restaurant: In addition to Ilili's special three course prix fixe menus for lunch ($25) and dinner ($38) that will be offered, all guests who visit for dinner during Restaurant Week will also be treated to a complimentary sampling pour from one of five exclusive Lebanese wineries. Each week will feature a different vineyeard.

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Eats on the Beat

With so much activity going on in New York City, it can be hard to narrow down the best things that are going on at any given time. Food lovers flock to this city for its wide array of cuisines and we don't blame them. Here are some of the things going on in the culinary world that you definitely don't want to miss!

Chili Cook Off: iAdventure.com is inviting you to tickle your taste buds with a fun chili cook off at Greenwich Village Country Club on January 20 from 12-3pm and 5-8pm. There will be chili galore - from mild to super spicy - for you to try, as well as plenty of seasonal craft brews to wash it down. Tickets range from $33-$43 and can be purchased here.

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Foodie Alert: NYC Restaurant Week Strikes Again

One of the most anticipated times of the year is back again – and no, it’s not Christmas. Each year, the hype surrounding New York City Restaurant Week seems to escalate, and this year is no exception.

From July 16-August 10, 284 restaurants will participate and include their infamous prixe fixe menus. Not only is Restaurant Week a great time to go to your favorite spots, it is the perfect opportunity to sample that restaurant you’ve always wanted to try. Beware, reservations will book up super quickly!

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Two Hot Ethnic Spots to Check Out During Restaurant Week

Executive Chef Anthony Ricco of Meatpacking's delectable Spice Market is preparing quite the feast for hungry participants in this year's Restaurant Week. Prix fixe menus are available for both your three-course lunch ($24.07) and dinner ($35) and are quite the deal! Some tasty offerings include chicken skewers with lime dipping sauce, butternut squash soup, chili-garlic egg noodles, pineapple upside down cake, and much more.

Moving on from Southeast Asian specialties to Portuguese delights, Alfama will also be serving up lunch and dinner menus for your to enjoy. Try delicacies such as Portuguese sausage, grilled skirt steak, traditional Portuguese dessert Sericaia com Molho de Baunilha, and that's just a small sampling of what they have to offer.

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Mesa Grill


With Restaurant Week nearing its end, we figured we better make a reservation and fast. We ended up choosing Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill. We’ve always been a fan of Mr. Flay but had never been there, and we were eager and excited to check it out.

What a disappointment. We decided to forgo the uninspired Restaurant Week menu and instead chose a few items from the regular dinner menu. To start, we ordered the Fresh Cut Tuna Nachos and the Cremini Mushroom Quesadillas. These were the best things that we ate, the tuna nachos were paired with some delicious tortilla chips and we enjoyed the ceviche-like feel of the tuna. The Cremini Mushroom Quesadilla was tasty as well; it was topped with Fontina and Ricotta cheese and a fried egg, and had a nice flavor.

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Chicago Restaurant Week 2011 is Approaching!

From February 19th-27th, Restaurant Week commences in Chicago, "America’s new culinary star” according to Saveur Magazine.

Two-hundred restaurants (the most ever!) in the city and surrounding suburbs are offering special three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at $22 and $33, respectively. With a majority of these restaurants normally featuring $33 single entrees, this nearly two-week event is a scrumptious steal!

Stand-out restaurants include Cafe des Architectes, Piccolo Sogno, Bistro Bordeaux, Perennial, LM, Province, Riccardo Trattoria, Sable, and Oceanique.

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Las Vegas Restaurant Week

This is your time to experience Las Vegas finest dining for a low price and a good cause. Stating Monday August 30th and running until Sunday September 5th choose from over 100 restaurant offering three-course menus priced at $20.10, $30.10 or $50.10. If you take advantage of Restaurant week and all it has to offer you will be giving to Three Square charity and food bank with restaurants choosing to donate between $4 and $6 from each fixed-price meal.