Twice a year, people of New York City gather to celebrate New York Restaurant Week. During this time one can enjoy three course meals at any of the restaurant participants for an affordable $25 lunch and $38 dinner price.
For me, Restaurant Week is a good time to discover new restaurants the city hast to offer. If you’re wondering where you should make reservations, here are my recommendations:
1) Fig and Olive – Midtown – Mediterranean
Lunch Menu Picks
Appetizer: Salmon Crudo
Main: Truffle Risotto
Dessert: Chocolate Pot De Creme
The truffle risotto is delicious. It’s a small serving, but it will pack a major punch on your taste buds! If you have an extra $7, I highly recommend ordering the crostinis.
Appetizer: House Made Pate
Dessert: Creme Brulee
I personally like their Cote de Boeuf, but since it’s not included in their restaurant week menu, I recommend the “Paleron” is a preview to the rib roast mothership.
3) Hatsuhana – Midtown – Japanese
Hatsuhana is my go-to sushi place in the city. The restaurant week menu is not available online, but I highly suggest this place if only for the fresh fish they serve. My tip: sit at the bar where you can see the sushi chef work their magic.
4) Socarrat Paella Bar – Midtown/Chelsea – Spanish Tapas
Dinner Menu Picks
Tapas: Croquetas del Dias
Main: Paella de Arroz Negro
Paella with black rice and assorted seafood is the bomb. It’s good for two people, so make sure you bring a companion when you try this place out!