It’s that time of year again when restaurants will post their prix-fixe menus outside and lure customers in with exciting dishes at great prices. In other words, it’s NYC Restaurant Week, or Restaurant Week(s) considering this event will last a full three weeks. This year over 300 restaurants in NYC are participating with either a $38 three-course dinner or a $25 three-course lunch. For some of the ‘trendiest’ restaurants in New York, these fixed prices can offer you a huge deal, as long you make a reservation in time.
Starting today, the 300+ restaurants will accept reservations for lunch and dinner, although some of the fancier restaurants offer lunch options only. The price of dinner has also increased this year, from $35 to $38, while lunch has increased by 93 cents. No doubt many of the participating restaurants campaigned to raise prix-fixe prices this year after serving low-tipping customers on an already marginally profitable meal.
Of course some hiccups can be expected in service with so many mouths to feed, so we recommend to customers to just enjoy a meal at a new restaurant and be understanding of the week’s demands. Of course we also recommend that you do your research before heading out to a restaurant. Some regular menus will clock in at about the same price at the prix-fixe, while other restaurants generally charge far more than they would for Restaurant Week. Of course the prix-fixe only accounts for your meal, and does not include drinks, tax and tip. Time to get on the phone and start making those reservations!
For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.
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