Restaurant Week NYC Winter 2012

It’s that time of year again! 

Restaurant Week! 

Restaurant Week NYC first began in 1992 when the promotion only ran for a week and only had restaurants serving lunch. Now its held twice a year, in January and July NYC’s restaurants put together special pre fixe menus for both dinner and lunch at a fraction of the usual prices to encourage more people to get out and try a new restaurant without the pricey menu.  Lunch is $24.07 per person and dinner is $35.00 per person, offered Monday through Friday.

In the past I have tried Capital Grill, Fig and Olive, Mesa Grill, and the Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro, and Wine Bar, and my favorite by far has been Mesa Grill. Every year they never fail to impress my palate. Restaurant week this past July I went with a friend to lunch at Mesa Grill. There was very little conversation other than “hmmmm” and “so yummy”, and  big smiles while we ate.

On my list this time around are; Butter Restaurant, City Crab and Seafood Company, Morimoto…..and maybe another trip to Mesa Grill :)

Click here for a list of participating restaurants and to make your reservations!

All of the restaurants participating are located in the Manhattan area. In the past Brooklyn has hosted it’s own restaurant week, but no dates have been announced for that yet. This year for the first time Chinatown will be hosting it’s own restaurant week from March 9th to the 18th (participating restaurants have not been announced yet).

Upcoming Restaurant Weeks:

Mohegan Sun Restaurant Week – Jan. 8 through 13

Restaurant Week Metro DC – Jan. 9 through 15

Baltimore County Restaurant Week – Jan. 12 through 21

Alexandria Restaurant Week – Jan. 13 through 22

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week – Jan. 15 through 22

Providence Restaurant Weeks – Jan. 15 through 28

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week – Jan. 16 through 22

Baltimore Restaurant Week – Jan. 20 through 29

Philadelphia Center City District Restaurant Week – Jan. 23 through Feb. 3

Hudson (N.J.) Restaurant Week – Jan. 23 through Feb. 3

Annapolis Restaurant Week – Feb. 20 through 26

Downtown Rochester Restaurant Week – Feb. 26 through March 3

Maine Restaurant Week – March 1 through 10

Atlantic City Restaurant Week – March 4 through 10

Boston Restaurant Week – March 18 through 30

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week – March 18 through 31

Hamptons Restaurant Week – March 18 through 25

Western NY Local Restaurant Week – March 26 through April 1

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week – April 13 through 22

Long Island Restaurant Week – April 22 through 29

Vermont Restaurant Week – April 27 through May 4

Spread the word! ~Love AGT :)