Places to Dine During NYC Winter Restaurant Week

January 14, 2022, 6:39.07 pm ET  

NYC Restaurant Week begins January 18th and goes till February 13th. Book your reservation now and support the industry over a fabulous meal al fresco under heat lamps or indoors with friends or family.

Here are some of the restaurants participating:


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ISLA

Isla (25 W 38th St), located at Hotel Hendricks in Midtown, serves Australian-style dishes with a South East Asia and Southern Europe inspiration. The seasonal menu from Executive Chef David Taylor focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients paired with exquisite cocktails and a wine list from around the world. Isla will have a three course dinner special for $59.

DAGON

At Dagon (2454 Broadway), Chef Ari Bokovza utilizes his Israeli heritage, and culinary prowess passed along from his Tunisian grandmother, to create this year's Restaurant Week menus. For the two-course lunch menu, priced at $29, dishes to highlight include Vegetable Soup and Flash Fried Cauliflower, Dagon Schnitzel and Chef Ari's Tunisian take on the Tuna Sandwich. Dinner, which is three courses for $59, offers two entree selections - Plancha Roasted Chatham Cod with vegetable tagine and the Dry Aged Beef Kebabs - as well as a selection of desserts such as Silan, Lemon Tart, and Labneh Cheesecake

PALO SANTO

Palo Santo (652 Union St) in Gowanus is offering pan-Latin cooking from a Brooklyn brownstone.  Chef Jacques Gautier’s menu blends Latin flare with Caribbean influences.  The $39 prix fixe menu includes choice of appetizer, main course and dessert.  Options include Tortillas & Avocado with pickled onions, jalapeno and lime juice, Coconut Plantain Stew with coconut milk, jasmine rice, mustard greens, and green coconut as well as Cornflake Fried Chicken with hot honey. For dessert, there is Papaya Sorbet, Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding, and Coconut Tres Leches.

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AMALI

Amali (115 E 60th St) Mediterranean inspired restaurant features house-made pasta, sustainably caught seafood, seasonal produce and meat from family farms. Inspired by the Mediterranean way of life, Amali’s menu from Executive Chef Alex Tubero emphasizes vegetables, olive oil, cheese, grains and fish. The menu is suitable for a variety of diets including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Their wine list offers approximately 400 selections. Amali will have a lunch ($39) and dinner ($59) special for NYC’s Restaurant Week.

QUEENSYARD

Queensyard at Hudson Yards is offering a $39 lunch.  The British restaurant is set in a picturesque location overlooking Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel. The lunch menu include a Prawn Cocktail, Venison Tartare, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Queensburger  with Welsh cheddar, and Filet Mignon (add $25) with potato gratin, caramelized onion and black garlic puree. Sticky Toffee Pudding is counted among the desserts.  

NICE MATIN

Upper West Side's French brasserie, Nice Matin (201 West 79th St), Chef Eric Starkman is offering a two-course prix-fixe lunch, priced at $39. Starters include traditional dishes with fun spins such as Escargots with potato gnocchi, peas, and bacon lardons, Shrimp Provencale with green olives, tomato sauce, and Calabrian chili, as well as a Chickpea Salad. Entrees range from Courgettes Farcies and Cacio E Pepe with bucatini, uni butter, and breadcrumbs, to Chicken Milanese and Grilled Faroe Island Salmon.   

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HAVEN ROOFTOP

Haven Rooftop (132 W 47th St) is located high above The Sanctuary Hotel right in the heart of Times Square, near Rockefeller Center. The menu offers American style cuisine and crafted cocktails. The year-round multi-level rooftop transforms its design with each season. Haven Rooftop will have a lunch ($39) and dinner ($59) special for NYC’s restaurant week from January 18th to 23rd, Monday through Friday.

OSTERIA LA BAIA

In the mood for the flavors and scenery of the coast of Italy? Have lunch at the newly opened Osteria La Baia (129 West 52nd St) in Midtown. For $39 dollars, guests can enjoy a two-course meal; start by choosing Insalata Di Campo, Soup of the day, or Yellowtail Tuna Tartare (an additional $10). Entrée choices include Rigatoni Alla Norma, Truffle Gnocchi, or one of their signature pizzas like the seasonal Winter Squash With Sopressata and Hen of Woods Mushroom. Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try out this newly opened gem.  

SOCARRAT PAELLA BAR

Socarrat’s Restaurant Week Menu is available Sunday through Friday at all three NYC locations. The entire table must participate in this prix-fixe three-course special to enjoy a tasty tour of Spain for only $39 for dinner. A $29 lunch prix-fixe menu is also offered on Sundays at all locations, and on weekdays exclusively at their Midtown East location. (Their Restaurant Week menu is not available on Saturdays.) Guests can each choose a tapa (choices include Croquetas of the day and the sizzling Gambas al Ajillo), a paella to share (popular choices include their squid ink Arroz Negro and vegetarian De La Huerta) and finish off with Churros con Chocolate or a classic Flan.   


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BAR MARSEILLE

Bar Marseille (190 Beach 69th St) seaside restaurant is inspired by the South of France paying tribute to Provençal cuisine. The French style menu has a strong coastal influence that focuses on seafood featuring dishes such as grilled oysters, bouillabaisse and pan-seared fish as well as other options beyond seafood along with an extensive wine list. The bright and airy space stimulates the city of Marseille and the French Riviera. Bar Marseille will have a lunch ($39) and dinner ($59) special for NYC’s restaurant week from January 18th to February 13th, Monday through Friday.

VIRGIL’S REAL BBQ

Barbecue favorite Virgil's (2452 Broadway) is participating in Restaurant Week with both lunch and dinner specials! Starting at $29 lunch includes a half-rack of Memphis Style Pork Spare Ribs, Kale Avocado Salad, Cornbread, and choice of two sides like creamy Potato Salad, Mac and Cheese, or classic Collard Greens. For dinner, the special starts at $39 with a choice of two BBQ meats such as Memphis Style Pork Spare Ribs, Sliced Texas Beef Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork, Barbecued Quarter Chicken, Pulled Chicken, or Trash Ribs. Reservations can be made online at virgilsbbq.com.

CASA MONO AND BAR JAMON

Casa Mono and Bar Jamon in Gramercy is known for its dishes from all corners of Spain with an eye toward sustainability, along with an all-Spanish wine list.  Located just steps away from Union Square the kitchen has been awarded a Michelin star in each of the past five years. Both spots are offering a $39 lunch. Think dishes like Razor Clams a la Plancha, Skirt Steak with romesco and onion mermelada, Patatas Bravas, and Pulpo with fennel and grapefruit.


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TASCA

Tasca, the expansive Upper West Side restaurant that showcases the flavors of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain, and the Caribbean islands of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for Restaurant Week 2022 priced at $59 per person. Highlights from the menu include: Seta y Gambas, organic wild mushrooms with shrimp in garlic and saffron broth; Croquetas de Maduros; Churrasco, grilled skirt steak with yuca fries, Caribbean mojo, and chimichurri; and Coconut Tres Leche, a coconut twist on the classic dessert.

NOREETUH

noreetuh, the Michelin-recognized modern Hawaiian restaurant in the East Village that features playful dishes designed by Executive Chef-Partner Chung Chow (Per Se, Lincoln Restaurant) is offering Restaurant Week diners a three-course prix fixe menu for $39 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $26. Highlights include: Tuna Belly Misoyaki, miso marinated tuna belly with pickles; Truffle Wontons, made with ham hock, pickled hon shimeji mushrooms, and shaved truffles; Sea Urchin Cavatelli, with shrimp and yuzu; and a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Haupia Sundae for dessert.  

BOND 45

Bond 45, set in the heart of the Theatre District, is offering a $39 lunch.  The bi-level restaurant with a lavish antipasta bar is known for things like thin-crust pizzas, pasta dishes, big salads, grilled fish, and cacao-e-pepe dusted fries.


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LAMIA’S FISH MARKET

Lamia’s Fish Market is a vibrant sea-themed restaurant on the Lower East side.  Think of it as part grotto, part submarine and part yacht.  The restaurant it offering a $59 dinner. Look for things like Oysters and House Crudo, Spicy Tuna with citrus, Lamia’s Fish & Chips with sauce gribiche and Roasted King Trumpets with barley risotto. 

RED HOOK LOBSTER POUND

Known for its tasty Lobster Rolls, Red Hook Lobster Pound (284 Van Brunt St) on the Brooklyn Waterfront is offering a $29 Lunch and $39 dinner.  All of the lobsters are brought in straight from Maine.  Dishes include Lobster Mac’n Cheese, Shrimp Rolls, New England Clam Chowder and more.

LA GRANDE BOUCHERIE

La Grande Boucherie, with its 40-foot high ceilings, is a one-of-a-kind brasserie inspired by the Art Nouveay style.  The restaurant is offering a $39 lunch.  Think French classics and timeless bistro favorites, with ample year-round outdoor seating.  

FIELDTRIP HARLEM

FieldTrip Harlem, a counter-service café, is offering a $29 lunch and dinner.  The restaurant is known for its heirloom rice bowls, such as Carolina Gold with crispy chicken slathered with barbecue sauce, Shrimp Bowl with sticky rice and green curry sauce, and a BBQ Brisket Bowl with Texas brown rice.

For more information and to check dates of participating restaurants visit nycgo.com/restaurant-week 

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