Winter Restaurant Week Is Almost Upon Us

January 6, 2022, 6:22.27 pm ET  

Photos: Michael Tulipan                                                                                      

COVID concerns put a dent into holiday outings, now New York City restaurants are hoping to make up for any lost revenue at Winter Restaurant Week kicking off on January 18th though February 13th. Reservations are set to open on January 11 with 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner menus priced at $29, $39 and $59. Already, some restaurants are diving in.

TLK Tofu Bites

Newly opened TLK in the East Village, a gluten free vegan-friendly restaurant featuring health-conscious Asian cooking from owner Michelle Morgan, is offering restaurant week menus from January 18 – 30 for both lunch and dinner. The dinner menu ($39) will start with the TLK pickle plate (house pickled vegetables and chili popcorn), followed by a choice of their signature Tofu Bites or Spicy Eggplant. Entrees options will include Peanut Street Noodles with vegetables, chilies, peanut sauce; Celery Root “Steak” with carrot-ginger dressing; or Malaysian Nasi Style Braised Chicken with Tamaki Rice. The two-course lunch menu ($29) will offer a choice of appetizers and mains. Both menus are also available for delivery. (58 Third Avenue)

One19 Artichoke Pizza

LES Italian-inspired wine bar, One19 Wine Bar + Food is offering a three course dinner menu ($39) and optional wine pairing with a flight of 3 wines ($25) for the entire 4 weeks Jan. 18 – Feb. 13. The menu will highlight the Italian-inspired cooking of chef/co-owner Matt Rojas (Eleven Madison Park, Char Sue, Rouge et Blanc) and feature a choice of 6 different signature French Bread Pizzas, along with Housemade Meatballs with Pasta or Wild Mushroom Ravioli. Appetizer choices include Burrata with Pea Pesto, Tuscan Panzanella Salad or Grilled Radicchio with gorgonzola dressing. For dessert, guests can choose Panna Cotta or gelato of the day. Located speakeasy-style behind a deli at 119 Essex Street (enter through the store).

J-Spec Wagyu Flight

NYC’s premier Japanese wagyu destination J-Spec will serve weekend lunch ($39) and nightly dinner menus ($59) with a “treasure box” of Japanese delicacies featuring fresh fish and wagyu. Served bento box style, the lunch box includes 6 items and the dinner box has 9 items – each with three different preparations of wagyu plus fish and vegetables. The lunch treasure box features Spicy Tuna sushi; Wagyu Kebab; Sashimi; Wagyu Roast Beef; Sanma Karaage; and Wagyu Omelet, while the dinner box will include Sashimi; Wagyu Roast Beef; Braised Wagyu; Shrimp; Octopus; Miso Cheese; Wagyu Omelet; Tuna Avocado Rice; and mushroom Nametake Tofu. Both menus also include a salad and choice of dessert. Their $125 tasting menu, wagyu steak specials and a sake pairing flight will also be available. (239 E. 5th Street)

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