Restaurant Week here in NYC began on January 17th and runs until February 12th. If you are looking to indulge in some of the finest faire New York has to offer without breaking the bank, then prepare to be dazzled. Just make a reservation because it’s bound to be jammed packed as everyone will be trying to catch these deals. If you are unfamiliar with how restaurant week works, here’s the scoop. Twice a year, top eateries in the city offer prefixed meals for a fraction of the original cost.
You can snag lunch deals starting at $30 and dinner courses at $60. A few places might offer brunch on the weekends starting at $45. Now being that girl who loves to wine and dine, you can trust me when I say dinner at the hottest locales can easily run you three times the amount of the semiannual celebratory asking price. For more information and to choose your final destinations click here. Happy eating dolls!
Here’s my list of faves that are included in the 2023 Restaurant Week lineup:
- Stk Midtown: Everything about STK is fabulous, darling. Not that there’s a dress code, but you’d definitely want to look the part when you step foot in the door. From the hostess to your server, courtesy is exemplified across the board. Having the opportunity to try everything on the appetizer list, I can safely say nothing there will disappoint you. One of my favorites was easily the tuna tartare. Another showstopper was these stuffed grits that were rolled into a ball and deep fried. Imagine! Fried grits? Girl yes. I ordered the braised beef short rib dinner, and baby, when I say this was tender love on a fork, I almost sang to it, chile! Just get you some of that, then tell me if I’m lying.
- Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse: Located in midtown Manhattan, steps away from the diamond district, is a hot spot. Although I dined on my own, this is easily a great spot to make an impression on potential clients or an existing bae. I kept it light during my visit having a salad alongside their bomb a** lobster-mac. Forget to die for because, sis, I lived all the way through my serving. So you know I had to leave with a little sum-sum extra.
- Jue Lan Club: Now tell me you don’t love Chinese food? Housed in a former NYC club called Limelight, Jue Lan is situated amongst breathtaking architecture and a dimly lit atmosphere, adding to the intriguing nature of it all. Keeping it quite basic during my initial visit, as I wasn’t sure what to expect, I opted for crispy chicken wontons, Jue Lan fried rice, duck spring rolls, and crab cake. Don’t judge me because one thing is for sure, two things for certain imma eat.
- 5 Napkin Burger: See, this isn’t your typical burger joint! It’s a sexy, sophisticated burger palace for princesses… get it right! I’m typically not a big beef person, but I’m telling you now, I’d eat two of these if I could. Sparing nothing to be desired from a burger, 5Napkins will certainly fill your heart and your belly. Having been a longtime customer, I’ve tried just about everything on their menu, but my tried and true fave has got to be the tuna burger. A side of garlic Parmesan wings and the onion ring tower, and I’ll be in the gym the next day, not regretting a damn thing.
- Rosa Mexicano Union Square: Take a trip to Mexico. No travel is required. First things first, you’ll want to try out the guacamole, pressed and prepared right before your eyes, paired with freshly made salsa and crispy tortilla chips. Another one of my go-to places where the ambiance screams stay a while, and the food says to eat your heart out. I always go for the quesadillas or the chicken flautas, even if I take it home. I love the Salmon Pipian and the Roasted half chicken entrees. Having met and conversed with the chef a time or two, I can attest that his character is surely poured into every meal he prepares.
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