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NYC Restaurant Week Guide – Summer 2018 Edition

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Jul. 17 2018, Updated 5:56 p.m. ET

It’s summer in New York City, which means one of our favorite events returns from hibernation. NYC Restaurant Week comes bearing top-notch dining, but only for a fraction of the original price. The event originally started as lunch only in 1992. It was established in order to welcome the Democratic National Convention to Manhattan. NYC Restaurant Week innovated and advanced over the past few decades to become what it is today.

What is the NYC Restaurant Week?

NYC Restaurant Week takes place twice a year, once in early winter and once in the summer. You can find the city’s Michelin starred restaurants and world-renowned chefs participating in the promotional event. Diners can choose from more than 380 NYC finest restaurants offering two-course pre-mixe lunch ($26.00) and three-course pre-mixe dinner ($42.00), beverage, gratitude, as well as the tax, are not included. Customers can have an exquisite dining experience without breaking a sweat.

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When is NYC Resturant Week?

The summer event is from July 23rd to August 17th, however, Saturdays are excluded and Sundays are limited. Reservations open on Monday, July 9th.

Tips on Selecting Resturants

  • Book reservations in advance
  • Make an account on OpenTable 
  • Preview the menu online
  • Do some research on the restaurant (environment, chef)
  • Watch out for extra charges on a certain dish
  • Go with friends to sample different dishes
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Recommended Restaurants

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Nobu Downtown (Japanese)

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Many celebrities adore Nobu, from Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna to Jennifer Lawrence. Nobuyuki Matsuhisa the Michelin starred chef is known for mixing traditional Japanese cuisine with Peruvian cuisine. Nobu started out as Robert De Niro inviting Nobu to open a restaurant and hotel in NYC, and now it serves intriguing dishes and making it an excellent place for celebrity sightings.

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Café Boulud (French)

An Upper East Side icon for more than a decade, Café Boulud’s menu is inspired by Daniel Boulud‘s culinary muses, classic French cuisine, seasonal delicacies, the vegetable garden, and flavors of world cuisines. With Central Park around the corner, this place is great for summer outdoor dining, This Uptown treasure not only holds one Michelin star but also a three-star review in The New York Times. The environment and food are both top-notch, and with the promotion, eating here would get your money worth.

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ABC Kitchen (American)

Another Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten opened this restaurant located near the sister restaurant ABC Cocina. ABC Kitchen offers the freshest organic and local ingredients, the menu changes according to the season. They put a lot of emphasis on the environment and each plate is a piece of walking art. The decor is fun yet somehow it manages to be chic at the same time. This restaurant will be leaving you feeling healthy and fresh.

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