Restaurant Week Hits the City & Beyond: Where to EAT, Drink & Enjoy

Winter's chill has arrived but the pulse of diversity is still beating on every street thanks to New York City's Restaurant Week, a gastronomic celebration from January 16th through February 4th, bringing warm flavor amid snowfall. As foodies gear up for this annual culinary fiesta, restaurants prepare to serve up impressive prix fixe menus and unforgettable dining experiences. Here are some choice picks for lunch and dinner menus around the city and in Long Island!

Kissaki (319 Bowery or 286 Columbus Ave)

Head to Kissaki to indulge in a dining experience like no other at its Upper West Side (286 Columbus Ave) location or at 319 Bowery. Treat yourself to a special 3-course $60 prix fixe menu featuring exquisite dishes like a tantalizing Crispy Fish Appetizer to start, followed by the comforting warmth of Miso Soup. The highlight of the evening is the Specialty Nigiri, a Chef's Choice Platter of 8 pieces of Nigiri Sushi. For a unique pairing, opt for a Restaurant Week Sake Pairing at $9, offering a 4 oz glass of sake to complement your dining experience. For more information or reservations visit,

Haven Rooftop and Sushi Lab Rooftop above The Sanctuary Hotel (132 West 47th St.) 

Haven Rooftop and Sushi Lab Rooftop are participating in NYC Restaurant Week with exquisite offerings above The Sanctuary Hotel (132 West 47th St.). Enjoy dinner at Haven Rooftop with a diverse selection of appetizers, including a House Kale Salad, Crab and Avocado Palette, or Crispy Calamari. For mains, there’s enticing choices like the rooftop’s signature ‘Havenly’ Chicken, Truffle Spaghetti, or Sesame Crusted Tuna plus delightful dessert options like decadent New York Cheesecake or a classic Crème Brûlée. Priced at $60, this Midtown ski chalet-inspired experience can be booked by visiting Open Table or Sushi Lab Rooftop offers a $45 lunch and a $60 dinner prix fixe menu, with highlights like Chicken Katsu and Matcha Crème Brûlée as well as an 8 piece omakase course. Sushi Lab’s Lower East Side location also has a $60 dinner prix fixe available on weekdays. Find more information by visiting,

Clinton Hall (all five of their locations)

Clinton Hall is participating in NYC Restaurant Week this winter with an indulgent, 3-course prix fixe menu for $30 that’s available at all five of their locations in FiDi (90 Washington St.), W. 36th Street (16 W. 36th Street), E. 51st Street (230 E. 51st), Bronx (601 E. 189th St.) and Williamsburg (247 Metropolitan Ave.). Enjoy great SUPERCRAFT beers alongside a deliciously curated menu from Executive Chef Anastacia Song. Choose from a variety of appetizers, including Clinton Hall’s Homemade Chili, and a Crunchy Caesar with Pecorino cheese, shaved brussels, and garlic herb croutons. Main courses include the famous Double Smashed Burger, Korean Chicken Sandwich with Kimchi Slaw, and Flatbread Pizza. Round off the meal with dessert like Raspberry Mousse, a Waffle Sundae, or Rainbow Cake topped with Whipped Cream. For more information, visit

Amali (115 E. 60th Street) 

Amali (115 E. 60th Street) is set to captivate diners during Winter Restaurant Week with its enchanting Mediterranean-inspired culinary experience. Executive Chef Alex Tubero's menu showcases a delectable array of options, from house-made pasta, to sustainably caught seafood, seasonal produce and meats sourced from family farms. With an award-winning wine list boasting approximately 400 selections, Amali promises a gastronomic journey that harmonizes flavors and celebrates the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant’s Winter Restaurant Week menu offers a tantalizing selection, with highlights such as Spicy Feta Mezze, Red Shrimp Carpaccio, and Grilled Lemon Chicken, promising a culinary adventure at $60 per person. Find more information or make a reservation by visiting,

Calissa (1020 Montauk Highway)

Moussaka courtesy of Doug Young

Calissa (1020 Montauk Highway) will partake in Restaurant Week with a special menu, priced at $46 per person from January 28 to February 4, that offers diners a tantalizing culinary journey through Greek flavors. Start your dining experience with classic choices like the Greek Salad featuring Arachova feta or the delectable Spanakopita, a spinach and feta phyllo pie. The appetizer selection also includes Zucchini Chips with tzatziki and lemon, as well as the comforting Avgolemono Soup with chicken, orzo, and egg. For the main course, indulge in options like the Garlic Herb Chicken served with lemon potatoes, the savory Moussaka with ground beef, potato, and béchamel, or the Grilled Salmon accompanied by sautéed horta greens. The menu also boasts Yemista, a rice and vegetable-stuffed bell pepper, and for an additional $8, the New York Strip Steak with Oregano French fries and ladolemono. Conclude your culinary adventure on a sweet note with delightful desserts such as Baklava with Cretan honey and walnuts, Pound Cake infused with orange and honey, or the refreshing Organic Greek Yogurt paired with cherry spoonsweet. For more information visit,

Juniper at the Vanderbilt (990 Corporate Dr,)

Experience a culinary journey at Juniper at The Vanderbilt (990 Corporate Dr,) during Long Island Restaurant Week, offering a delightful three-course menu at $46 per person. Begin with a choice of starters, including the Fall Harvest Salad with mixed greens, roasted pumpkin, apple, dried cranberries, pecans, and brown butter vinaigrette, or the Long Island Clams Casino with bacon, herb breadcrumbs, and lemon. For the main course, indulge in options like Chicken Provençal with artichokes, olives, and cherry tomato, or the Orange Glazed Seabass with miso butternut squash and cilantro. Conclude your dining experience with a sweet treat by choosing from desserts such as the Fruit Tart with vanilla custard and sugar cookie or the Coconut Lime Flan with toasted coconut and caramel, among others.

Acadia (101 W 57 Street)

Acadia, located at 101 W 57 Street in NYC, offers a Prix-Fixe lunch for $30 (2 courses) and dinner for $45 (3 courses). As a Mediterranean Brasserie by Chef Ari Bokovza, it highlights the best of Levantine cuisine. The lunch menu includes shareables like Two Mezze With Flatbread and entrees such as Grilled Chicken Sandwich. For dinner, indulge in Crispy Roasted Lamb Neck or Rotisserie Cauliflower, finishing with one of Acadia's homemade desserts.

Cafe D’Alsace (1703 Second Avenue)

Visit Cafe D’Alsace at 1703 Second Avenue, NYC, for a traditional French dining experience. Their Prix-Fixe lunch is $30 (2 courses), and dinner is $45 (3 courses). Chef Philippe Roussel's curated menu features dishes like Grilled Homemade Pheasant Sausage and Coq Au Vin. Don't miss out on the decadent Flourless Chocolate Gâteau.

Dagon (2454 Broadway)

Dagon, located at 2454 Broadway, NYC, is a buzzing Levantine restaurant offering Prix-Fixe lunch ($30 for 2 courses) and dinner ($45 for 3 courses). Enjoy Mediterranean highlights like Golden Lentil Soup for lunch and choices like Za'atar Crusted Tuna Steak for dinner. Complete your meal with Labneh Cheesecake or Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Nice Matin (201 West 79th Street)

Nice Matin, situated at 201 West 79th Street, NYC, invites you to indulge in the finest French cuisine. Their Prix-Fixe lunch is $30 (2 courses), and dinner is $45 (3 courses). The menu includes Trofie Pasta, Poulet Au Poivre, and Bouillabaisse Aux Legumes, providing a taste of French Provençal-inspired dishes.

Heritage Grand Restaurant & Pizza Bar (8 West 40th Street)

For a unique and sustainable dining experience, head to Heritage Grand Restaurant & Pizza Bar at 8 West 40th Street, NYC. Their Prix-Fixe lunch is $30 (3 courses), and dinner is $45 (3 courses). The Mediterranean-inspired menu features dishes like Arrosticini Abruzzese and Charred Cauliflower, complemented by delightful desserts.

Monterey (37 East 50 Street)

Monterey, a retro-chic American brasserie at 37 East 50 Street, NYC, offers a three-course lunch for $40 and a three-course dinner for $60. Highlights include Crispy Artichoke, Castelfranco Salad, and a Cloud Cake dessert.

5 Napkin Burger (all of their locations)

Known for its famous burgers, 5 Napkin Burger offers a Prix-Fixe menu for both lunch and dinner at $30 (3 courses). Enjoy dishes like Mexican Street Corn Dip, the classic 5 Napkin Burger, and delightful ice cream sundaes.

River Park (450 E 29th)

River Park in Kips Bay, located at 450 E 29th St, NYC, offers a Prix-Fixe dinner for $60 (3 courses). The menu includes options like Arctic Char Crudo, Fusilli with short rib ragu, and decadent desserts like Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Versa (218 W 35th St)

For a lunch with a view, Versa at 218 W 35th St, NYC, presents a Prix-Fixe menu for $60 (2 courses). Indulge in options like Pineapple Ginger Glazed Norwegian Salmon and end your meal with a classic Apple Strudel.

The Mary Lane (99 Bank St)

The Mary Lane, a West Village favorite at 99 Bank St, NYC, offers Prix-Fixe lunch for $30 (2 courses) and dinner for $60 (3 courses). Highlights include Butternut Squash Soup, Grilled Pork Loin, and delightful desserts like Blood Orange & Lemon Cream Tart.

Vestry (246 Spring St)

Vestry, a Michelin-Starred hotspot in SoHo at 246 Spring St, NYC, provides a Prix-Fixe lunch for $60 (3 courses). Choose from appetizers like Grilled Hen of the Woods Mushroom and entrees like Sweet Garlic-Marinated Shrimp, and don't miss the famous Cheesecake for dessert.

LORE (441 Seventh Avenue)

Chef Jay Kumar's cozy brick-lined Park Slope restaurant, LORE at 441 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, offers a Prix-Fixe lunch for $45 (3 courses). Indulge in appetizers like Lamb Chapli Kebab and entrees like Chai Smoked Jerk Chicken, with delightful desserts like Cashew Baklava.

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