Everybody might be talking about Thanksgiving now, but we know that the minute the turkey is done and the football's turned on, there will only be one thing on people's minds. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday, and brace yourself, folks, because like winter, it is coming.
Black Friday might be a little brutal when it comes to battling the shopping masses, but it doesn't have to be all stress! We've got the hook up on places offering Black Friday food and drink deals, so you can treat yourself after a day as a retail warrior.
Head to the Upper West Side for a Black Friday brunch at A.G. Kitchen, served from 11:30am to 4pm. Dishes include Brunchy takes on Executive Chef Alex Garcia’s signature Latin American-inspired fare, such as the Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche, the Torta with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Caper Sour Cream, and the Huevos Garcia, Chipotle Chicken with Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Corn Tortilla and Black Beans. They'll also be serving signature drinks, like the Peach Bellini or the spicy A.G. Fiery Bloody Mary.
269 Columbus Avenue, NYC
Meyer Davis’ globally-inspired seafood restaurant Harlow will be offering special prix-fixe tasting menus on Black Friday, both for lunch (at $40 per person) and dinner ($49 per person.) Both menus are specially crafted to explore the tastes and flavors of Thanksgiving “left-overs”, with small plates like Lobster Mac & Cheese with Black Truffles, Turkey-Cranberry Sliders and a Chocolate Pistachio Cake.
111 East 56th Street
If you find yourself shopped out on Fifth and Madison, find a Greek oasis with Nerai’s three-course Prix-Fixe lunch. For $32 a person, you can order a starter (like the Cypriot Sausage or the Grilled Octopus), as well as a choice of main dishes from a list that ranges from Whole Fish to Lamb Chops. End your meal with something sweet, like the Portokalopita (Greek orange pie).
55 East 54th Street
MexiBBQ is offering a special Black Friday Brunch from 11 am to 3 pm. Whether you’re feeling a tryptophan hangover or a shopping hangover, you’d do well to order their Hangover Cure, made with crispy corn tortillas, salsa verde and salsa roja, and slliced grilled chicken and chorizo, all topped off with 2 fried eggs. You could also try their Eggs Benedict, made with BBQ brisket, jalapeno goat cheese cornbread, and chipotle hollandaise, or the Steak and Eggs with chorizo hash and salsa roja.
1633 Second Avenue
‘Greenwich Village newcomer 100 Montaditos is offering a deal to rival retail for Black Friday. Selected Montaditos (fresh bread Spanish tapas), appetizers, and even drinks and domestic beers will be served only ONE DOLLAR. Even if you’ve all but wiped out your bank account on Black Friday shopping, you can still afford to eat and drink at 100 Montaditos, from 11 AM to 4 AM.
176 Bleecker Street
In addition to their already outstanding lunch menu, Bagatelle will be offering a luxury, St. Tropez-style getaway from the craziness of Black Friday with a Caviar-Oyster-Champagne special. For $59 per person, you can enjoy the finer things and dine on Petrossian Caviar, oysters, and Moet. The deal only lasts until 6 PM, so make sure to get there quick.
1 Little West 12th Street
Wherever you wind up, happy eating and happy shopping!