The Ultimate Guide to New York City Restaurant Week

The Daily Meal gives suggestions for the best restaurants to patron during this year's Restaurant Week

Le Cirque

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana: Try the quinoa salad at this Pan-Latin restaurant from renowned Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, located in the Flatiron district. Offering the prix fixe menu for both lunch and dinner, it should be one of your top choices. Other offerings: grilled salmon and green tea tarte.

La Promenade des Anglais: Get your French on at La Promenade des Anglais in Chelsea. The Restaurant Week menu is available for lunch, dinner, and Sunday dinner. With dishes such as branzino fillet and scallop and shrimp ceviche from executive chef Alain Allegretti, how could you pass this up?

Le Cirque: Don’t miss your chance to dine at Le Cirque for almost unthinkable prices. Offering their French prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner, this Midtown East restaurant is a must. Try the heirloom tomatoes and watermelon salad to start. Move on to the lamb navarin, and finish with an apricot tart.

Lincoln Ristorante: Try lunch, Italian style, at this Upper West Side restaurant. Try the melanzane ripiene (eggplant, squash, Swiss chard, pine nuts, sultanas, ricotta) and spaghettoni alla bottarga (with green onion, lemon, and chile).

Maialino: This Italian eatery is open for lunch in Gramercy for Restaurant Week. Classics like spaghettini alle vongole and tonnarelli a cacio e pepe will go far. Finish the meal with gelati for the perfect Italian ending. (photo above courtesy of Cherrylet)

The National: The National will be serving its restaurant week prix fixe menu for dinner, including Sundays. The Midtown East restaurant will serve appetizers such as gazpacho and asparagus salad. For your main course, summer vegetable pasta would be perfect for the weather, and yogurt panna cotta should round out the meal.

Petrossian: This Continental restaurant will offer its Restaurant Week menu for lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday dinner. For lunch, try the salmon mousse, pan-roasted Pacific cod, and mixed fruit cocktail cake. At dinner, opt for the cured beef tenderloin, seared white sturgeon, and black and white chocolate mousse cake.

SD26 Restaurant & Wine Bar: Located in the Flatiron district, SD26 Restaurant & Wine Bar will have a special menu for lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday dinner. Try the "SD26 Uovo" specialty, which is soft egg yolk-filled raviolo with truffle butter. Or, taste the beef cheeks braised in Barolo wine, soft polenta, taragna, and carmelized onions.

Zengo: At Zengo, Asian Fusion is what it’s all about. Try the prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner at the Midtown East restaurant. Coconut salmon ceviche, stewed chickpea curry, and churros are just a few of the delectable dishes available.

Try them out and let us know what you think!