NYC Restaurant Week 2015 Starts Today: Places, Reservation Info & More

NYC Restaurant Week 2015 is here, which means it’s time to loosen your belts and chow down on some of the city’s best foods- all at a great price.

Calling it Restaurant Week is a bit misleading, as the event runs from Monday, July 20 -Friday, August 14 (almost a full month), but what’s not misleading is all the great places and deals you can sample.

Participating restaurants will have 3-course lunches for $25 and 3-course dinners for $38, excluding drinks and tips; reservations may be required for some places.

The one down-side is that these deals are not available on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays depending on the place, so check with the restaurant you’re interested in before going.

There is also a contest for Instagramers as part of the festivities, where 4 winners will be picked each week to win up to $250 in restaurant gift cards.

To enter just snap a photo of your food, the decor or dining companions, tag it with #NYCRestaurantWeek and post to Instagram.

You can find the official rules at

For those interested in checking out the various restaurants we have a list of the top 5 places to go, along with what foods they will be offering, reservation information and links to their sites.

You can also see a complete list of all 350 restaurants participating, which are listed on the official website of NYC Restaurant Week.

Top Restaurants:

·NYY Steak :  7 W. 51st St., 646-307-7910- Located in Midtown, this dining establishment will have some great offering for Restaurant Week, including watermelon and tomato salad with feta cheese and charred lime and chili vinaigrette, crispy Scottish salmon with cucumber tzatziki and crispy potatoes and strawberry rhubarb crisp ice cream.

·The Mercer: 99 Prince St., 212-966-5454- Reservations are now being taken for Restaurant week. Known for its great ambiance this restaurant has lots of tasty foods to sample, including: peekytoe crab fritters with aioli and basil, steamed skate with tarragon, and warm Valrhona chocolate cake.

·Il Mulino:  86 W. 3rd St., 212-673-3787- Call for reservations.  This esteemed Greenwich Village eatery will have some of it’s priciest signature dishes available for lunch and dinner.  Lunch will be served Italian Abruzzo-style with dishes like prosciutto di parma wrapped in melon, fettuccine alfredo with snow peas and shrimp fra diavolo.

·Gaonnuri: 1250 Broadway, Penthouse, 39th Floor, 212-971-9045- Known for it’s relaxed Korean-style dining and incredible views of the city  it is a great spot for lunch or dinner.  Foods offered include prime beef ribeye made with their signature sauce, calamari salad and ricotta cheesecake mousse.

·Costata: 206 Spring St., 212-219-8509- Soho’s premiere steakhouse, they have lots of offerings for lunch and dinner, including steak frites with arugula salad, beet tartare and strawberry panna cotta.

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Consumer Expert Tracy Ortiz

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