Every winter and summer, NYC Restaurant Week returns with dining deals at restaurants all across the New York City. You will be able to try eateries ranging from trendy newcomers to top-notch hotel restaurants and enjoy some of the city’s best fine-dining. Each restaurant will offer a minimum of three choices for appetizers, three choices for entrées and at least two desserts. The three course, prix-fixe menu represents a savings of anywhere from 30% to 50%. More than 380 restaurants offer three-course pre-fixe dining deals for both lunch ($29) and dinner ($42). The winter session has already begun and will continue through Friday, February 9th. Make your reservations and enjoy NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018.
Antonucci Café, located 170 E 81st Street, hasn’t been in Restaurant Week before. In its Upper Eastside location, the neighborhood is filled with Italian restaurants. But this becomes an easy choice in the area with consistently good fare, highlighted by particularly excellent pastas. The dining room exudes a warmth and unhurried atmosphere. Highly recommended for lunch if you’re in the area. Reservations call (212) 570-5100.
Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano features the finest meat, seafood and pasta dishes, as well as antipasto and traditional Italian desserts. This upscale eatery offers a global wine list boasting close to 250 wines selected to pair with the bold, rich flavors of classic Italian fare. Located at 890 Second Ave in Midtown Manhattan. Call (212) 355-5540 for reservations.
Fig & Olive has two locations participating in NYC Restaurant Week. The location at 420 W 13th Street is in the Meatpacking District. The very inviting space has tall ceilings, high gloss floors and lots of greenery. The southern Italian menu features an unwavering devotion to olive oil. The restaurant uses the highest quality and you can taste it in the dishes. (212) 924-1200 for reservations.
Grotta Azzurra was founded in 1908. The restaurant was named for the Blue Grotto on the Isle of Capri and designed to evoke the beauty of one of the world’s most famous caves in the world. Enrico Caruso feasted here after his opera performances and Frank Sinatra called it his ‘one and only’ favorite Italian restaurant. Today, you will find owner Frank Castellana serves the finest in Italian cuisine. Located in Little Italy at 177 Mulberry Street, call (212) 925-8775 to reserve.
IL Cortile is a traditional northern Italian establishment and has been a fixture of Mulberry Street in Little Italy since 1975. With its garden atrium, the expansive space suggests a nostalgic romance, with a glass-paneled ceiling and abundant greenery, but it is the menu that earns Il Cortile a longtime following. Located at 125 Mulberry Street, call (212) 226-6060 for reservations.
La Masseria located at 235 W 48th Street, is like a visit to Puglia. This Theater District restaurant offers exceptional cuisine and a friendly, professional staff. The restaurant has a rustic, yet lively setting. It is no wonder it’s a longtime favorite with New Yorkers and visitors alike. Call (212) 582-2111 for reservations. Say hello to the chef/owner Pino and tell him the Italian Tribune sent you.
Massoni is located at 11 E 31st Street and features a menu heavy on pastas and pan pizzas, but with an eclectic twist. Toppings include clam and potato, ricotta salata and pistachio pesto. There are straight-forward dishes as well, but the menu is a delightful fusion of quirky ingredients that somehow end up going well together. For reservations, call (212) 951-1141.
Osteria della Pace is one of the newer restaurants, located in 4 World Trade Center at 101 Liberty Street. This upscale southern Italian restaurant prepares in house made pastas, meats and large plates for the table to share, complemented by a lively selection of wines and cocktails. The space is stylish with leather banquettes, marble tables and tile floors, as well as decorative ceramic plates. For reservations call (646) 677-8580.
At Porsena, the chef draws on memories of her Tuscan and Roman childhood to create a menu filled with creative pastas. Porsena showcases Italy’s finest artisanal pastas served with traditional and imaginative sauces. Located at 21 E 7th Street, call (212) 228-4923 for reservations.
San Carlo Osteria Piemonte features food from the Piedmont region of Italy in New York, and you will find it in abundance on the menu – wonderful meat antipasti, northern Italian sauces and rich main courses. The restaurant is also known for offering the best wine from the region. Located at 90 Thompson Street, call (212) 625-1212 for reservations.
Sessanta – The southern Italian fare at this Soho spot includes tuna crudo with blood orange and pistachio; fettuccine Bolognese with sheep’s milk ricotta and chicken with broccoli rabe. The restaurant will be participating with dinner and Sunday brunch during NYC Restaurant Week. For reservations, call (212) 219-8119.
Tutto il Giorno is located at 114 Franklin Street. With its stunning sky-lit setting, this still relatively unknown TriBeCa restaurant is prefect for a romantic date or a special occasion. The modern Italian fare is very good, but the ambience is fantastic. Call (212) 274-8100 for reservations.
This winter, you will find more than 90 of the restaurants participating offer Italian cuisine. They include: Ai Fiori, Altesi Ristorante, Antonucci Cafe, Armani/Ristorante, Asellina, Beautique, Baita at La Birreria, Bar Italia, Bar Primi, Barbetta Restaurant, Becco, Bello, Bocca Restaurant, Bocca Di Bacco – Chelsea, 54th St. and 45th St., Bread & Tulips, ‘Cesca, Capri Ristorante, Casa Lever, Casa Nova, Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano, Cipriani Dolci, Cipriani Wall Street, Circo, Da Noi, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Esca, Etcetera Etcetera, Felice 15, Felice Gold, Felice 64, Felice 83, Fig & Olive – Meatpacking and Uptown, Felidia, Fusco, Gabriel’s Bar and Restaurant, Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina, Gran Morsi, Grotta Azzurra, I Trulli, Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, Il Cantinori Restaurant, Il Cortile Restaurant, Il Mulino – Downtown, Uptown, Mulino Prime, Il Postino, Il Riccio, La Masseria, La Pecora Bianca – Midtown and NoMad, Lavo, Leuca, Lido, The Leopard at des Artistes, Lincoln Ristorante, Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Lupa, Lupo, Maiella, Massoni, Mamo Restaurant, Masseria dei Vini, Montebello Restaurant, Mulino A Vino, Naples 45, Nino’s Tuscany Steakhouse, Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina, Osteria della Pace, Osteria Romana, Porsena, Rafele, Remi Restaurant, Rossini’s Restaurant, Ristorante Morini, San Carlo Osteria Piemonte, Sant Ambroeus – West Village and Soho, Scaletta, Sennanta Ristorante, Stella 34, Tarallucci e Vino (3 locations), Trattoria Il Mulino, Trattoria Zero Otto Nove, Tutto Il Giorno, ViceVersa Restaurant and Zio Ristorante. For a full list of the winter participants and also to make online reservations, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.
Here are a few insider tips to help you to get the most out of the promotion.
Saturdays are not included in the special offering and Sundays are optional. If you plan to dine in New York City on a Sunday during Restaurant Week, the best course of action is to check with the restaurant ahead of time and a reservation is a must.