8 Best Places to Eat During This Winter's NYC Restaurant Week

Do you love fine dining but hate the price tag? 

You're in luck, New Yorkers, because NYC's Winter Restaurant Week is happening from January 18th-February 5th. 

Restaurant week is a citywide promotion where participating fine dining restaurants offer a three-course meal for a fixed price of $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. 

It's a great opportunity for people to experience fine dining restaurants who typically couldn't (or wouldn't) pay their week's paycheck for one meal. 

Although there are 372 restaurants participating in this promotion, we've listed our top choices in alphabetical order. Make sure to book a reservation, or you could miss out on this incredibly valuable opportunity!

1. Almayass (24 East 21st Street)

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This is absolutely one of the best restaurants in the Flatiron District. If you haven't tried it yet, or are a bit hesitant about Lebanese and Armenian cuisine at a fine dining price tag, Restaurant Week is a great time to experience the incredible dinner dishes at Almayass without breaking the bank. 


As the first Armenian-Lebanese restaurant in Manhattan, Almayass has continually been recognized as one of the best restaurants in NYC. It was even recognized with a review by the Michelin committee for four straight years. They will be participating in Restaurant Week with dinner on Monday-Friday.

2. Bread & Tulips (365 Park Avenue South)

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Do you like rustic, Italian food including brick oven pizza and house made pastas? Then you'll love Bread & Tulips. Their welcoming, interior full of warm wood and cute lights is perfect for a date night or a group's night out on the town. 

While you're there, make sure to check out their extensive wine list, including several incredible wines from, yes, Italy. If you're not interested in sharing a bottle, they offer 12 wines by the glass, 11 of which are from Italy. They are participating in both lunch and dinner Monday-Friday. 

3. Chez Josephine (414 West 42nd Street)

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Looking for dinner Monday-Friday or Sunday of Restaurant Week? How about dining at Chez Josephine, where you can dine in a romantic red-velvet dining room while being serenaded by a lively, talented piano player, and possibly some accompanying singers.  


Hidden away on Theater Row, you have to check out this old New York/French bistro style restaurant that embodies the style and swing of the jazz era. This spot is great for those looking for a romantic, entertaining date night during restaurant week.

4. Lure Fishbar (142 Mercer Street)

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If you're anything like us, you've probably wanted to try Lure Fishbar for a while now, but weren't willing to dive into your savings for one meal. Since they're participating in Restaurant Week, it's the best time to get to experience the food and service of Lure without the hefty price tag. 

Lure offers an incredible selection of fresh fish, sushi, and a rotating selection of oysters, so you're bound to have one of the best seafood meals of your life. 

When you dine at Lure Fishbar, you'll feel as if you're dining on the high seas, eating freshly caught fish that was reeled in from the side of your ship. 


5. Monkey Bar (60 East 54th Street)

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As one of the oldest restaurants in Manhattan, this restaurant screams character. With an intimate, old school New York feel, you need to check out the classic cartoon paintings of famous New Yorkers throughout the dining area and bar. 


Due to the pretty hefty price tags of their normal menu, Restaurant Week is the perfect time to check it out for incredible cocktails (which aren't part of the promotion), great ambiance, and delicious food. 

6. Nobu New York (105 Hudson Street)

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If you work in the TriBeCa area, love sushi, and don't take advantage of the fact that Nobu is participating in the $25 three course menu on Monday-Friday of Restaurant Week, you're doing yourself a tremendous disservice. 

Nobu is one of the best fine-dining sushi restaurant chains in the country. Period. With a menu from renowned Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu New York is the flagship location, which sets the standard for new style Japanese. Make sure to make a reservation to experience this offer. 

7. Noreetuh (128 1st Avenue)

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There aren't too many restaurants in NYC that embrace authentic Hawaiian cuisine. Noreetuh in the East Village is the best restaurant serving fine-dining Hawaiian cuisine in the city, without the kitschy, overdone, floral, touristy accents of a tropical themed restaurant. 


Serving dinner Monday-Friday and Sunday of Restaurant Week, Noreetuh will make you fall in love with artfully crafted meals with inspiration from Hawaii. They even have a spam dish on their traditional menu, served with black truffle. You cannot miss out on this spot. 

8. Tavern on the Green (67 Central Park West)

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This spot is essentially one of the musts for any New Yorker. If you haven't heard of it, you're probably a brand new transplant or just plain uniformed. 

Most of us have never had the opportunity to eat there due to the insanely hefty price tag, but now is your chance.  

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