It’s back! New York City’s Restaurant Week, which happens twice a year, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this winter edition — 20 days (Jan. 16-Feb. 10) of discounts at restaurants across the city (and even a few in Brooklyn). Reservations are snapped up quickly, so it’s advisable to make yours sooner rather than later on OpenTable.
Per usual, the list of restaurants is enormous, with plenty of usual suspects alongside some newcomers. Which ones seem like the greatest get? We’re hustling to book at Maialino, Lure Fishbar, Boulud Sud, Aldea, Rouge Tomate, and Park Slope’s Benchmark, to name a few. The pricing structure is $24.07 for the prix fixe lunch menus and $35.00 for dinners, with restaurants participating for one or both meals.
And they’ve partnered with American Express to give $20 back to any Amex cardholders who eat out three times during Restaurant Week.
If you really want to go big and make a night of it, keep in mind that New York City’s Broadway Week overlaps (Jan. 17–Feb. 4), so you can have the classic dinner-and-a-show night for much less than normal. Broadway week offers two tickets for the price of one, so you’ll have to work out which show pairs best with dinner — or vice versa. The shows are some of Broadway’s most popular, from Mary Poppins to Mamma Mia, and from Wicked to Anything Goes.