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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Listen up. It’s time to make reservations to dine for KRLD Restaurant Week during August 16th – August 22nd. Enjoy a set three-course dinner for $35 at participating Dallas and Fort Worth restaurants. As you fill your tummies fill your heart knowing that the restaurant donated $7 of that cost to the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home.
A Central Market Fourth Course will be offered again this year at some participating restaurants. Make a Central Market purchase of $25 or more between July 12 and August 29 and receive a certificate (while supplies last) for a forth course. There is also an opportunity to preview KRLD Restaurant Week. During August 13 through August 15, three-course meals along with a signature cocktail will be offered for $42.
Coral Gables Restaurant Week gets underway next Monday June 9. 30 restaurants will showcase three-course prix fixe menus featuring some of the best cuisine South Florida has to offer. It's a great chance to check out some of the best restaurants in the area for prices that won't break your budget.
In addition, this Friday June 4 there will be a kick off event at the Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. You'll get to taste samplings from all of the Restaurant Week participants and enjoy live music from Nil Lara. Tickets are just $10 in advance and $15 the day of.
Starting from May 22nd, Staten Island, NY will continue its restaurant week until June 6. Celebrate the local restaurants featured during this week while deals last! Over 10 restaurants are participating in this event with cuisines ranging from Indian to Italian. As the program began with the Uncorked! Wine & Food Festival, it will end with the SINY Film Fest. With a suggested set price of $22.10 for a three-course meal, what do you have to lose? To find out more information, click here.