10 blockbuster NYC Restaurant Week menus to book right now

Several pieces of sushi on a white tray placed at a wooden bar at NYC restaurant Kintsugi omakase

Birria tacos from a Pujol alum, mala prawns in one of the swankiest Chinese restaurants in town, and a luxurious, 12-course omakase for $60—it’s obvious Restaurant Week is lit.

The winter 2024 edition is now officially underway, so you can hop on bookings for two- and three-course lunches and dinners (for $30, $45, or $60 per person) at the city’s top restaurants through February 4.

There are hundreds of stellar spots to choose from, but we’ve made that difficult choice easier by rounding up 10 knockout specials. Read on for the full list. 

Casa Bond (Bowery)

The pork shoulder cochinita pibil dish on a white plate at NYC restaurant Casa Bond
This generous cochinita pibil stars on the Restaurant Week menu at Casa Bond. Photo credit: Daniel Acevedo

Escape winter for the tropical, Tulum-inspired vibes at Casa Bond. Chef Rodrigo Abrajan is doing a three-course dinner for $60 with fall-off-the-bone tender cochinita pibil, tortilla soup (among other options), and a choice between a cocktail or dessert. 

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Dagon (Upper West Side)

Two skewered kebabs on a gold plate at NYC restaurant Dagon
Mediterranean hits like these beef kebabs make Dagon an Upper West Side favorite. Photo credit: Dagon

There’s a reason Upper West Siders adore this hotspot: cheerful interiors that match the bright plates of Mediterranean food from chef Ari Bokovza. Dagon is one of the few spots doing a three-course, $30 lunch—or head on over for the $45 dinner.

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ElNico (Williamsburg)

Churros in a black bowl next to an orange sauce in a different black bowl on a green marble table at NYC restaurant ElNico
A former Pujol chef is dishing out churros and more on his Restaurant Week menu at ElNico. Photo credit: ElNico

For a side of stunning Manhattan views with your three-course dinner, the Mexican restaurant atop Penny hotel has you covered. Choose from spicy scallop aguachile, birria tacos, and cardamom-dusted churros on chef and Pujol alum Fer Serrano’s $60 per person menu.

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Hutong (Midtown East)

A spicy chicken dish at NYC Chinese restaurant Hutong
Fiery sanchen chicken is a must-order at Hutong. Photo credit: Hutong

This might just be the swankiest Chinese restaurant in town, and Restaurant Week means you can sample plenty of menu hits like fiery sanchen chicken, mala prawns, and kung po tofu. Choose from a $30 lunch or a four-course, $65 dinner.

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Isabelle’s Osteria (Gramercy)

Get Valentine’s Day celebrations started a little early at this romantic Gramercy spot. Star chef James Tracey is dishing up top-notch pastas and appetizers on a two-course, $45 lunch or a three-course, $60 dinner.

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Kintsugi Omakase (Soho)

A piece of pink sushi on gray slate at NYC restaurant Kintsugi Omakase
This sleek sushi spot’s doing a 12-course omakase for Restaurant Week. Photo credit: Kintsugi Omakase

The regular omakase at this sleek Soho sushi spot normally starts at $95, but 12 glorious courses are part of the Restaurant Week special for $60 with the option of adding a $35 sake pairing. Expect smoked Spanish mackerel, Alaskan black cod, Hokkaido scallop, and more.

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Kru (Williamsburg)

A group of people sitting at a table eating several plates of Thai food at NYC restaurant Kru
At Williamsburg’s Kru, chef Ohm Suansilphong recreates old recipes with new spins. Photo credit: Teddy Wolff

Northern Thai-style pork jelly, jackfruit salad, and red curry branzino are among the highlights on chef Ohm Suansilphong’s menu, where he puts a modern spin on more than 100-year-old Thai recipes. Choose from a three-course dinner for $45 all week long or a $30, two-course lunch on weekends. 

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Lafayette (Noho)

The dining room of NYC restaurant Lafayette with large windows looking out on the street, marble-top tables, and brown-leather booths
Get in on some of the city’s best French food at Lafayette. Photo credit: Lafayette

The viral spiral croissant might hog the limelight at this Andrew Carmellini spot, but Lafayette is also one of the city’s best French restaurants. The two-course, $45 lunch and three-course, $60 dinner are packed with classics: French onion soup, mushroom risotto, and rotisserie chicken, to name a few. 

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Neir’s Tavern (Woodhaven)

A burger and fries in a paper-lined basket at NYC restaurant Neir’s Tavern
Neir’s has a burger on the menu inspired by Goodfellas, which was filmed here. Photo credit: Neir’s Tavern

Head to one of the city’s oldest bars (it opened in 1829) for a bit of history with the three-course, $30 all-day special. Goodfellas was filmed here and Mae West performed here, and you can chat about that over plates of burgers, mac and cheese, and chocolate fudge cake.

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Smyth Tavern (Tribeca)

A fried chicken sandwich and French fries on a white oval plate placed on a wooden table at NYC restaurant Smyth Tavern
The fried chicken sandwich is among the highlights of the restaurant week menu at Smyth Tavern. Photo credit: Smyth Tavern

Taverns have been having a moment recently in the city, and this one from veteran restaurateur John McDonald is among the best. Grab a group of friends and head to the spacious digs for crispy chicken sandwiches, lobster pasta, key lime pie, and more at a $30 lunch or $60 dinner. Sister restaurants Bar Tulix and Hancock St are also participating in Restaurant Week. 

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Tanay Warerkar is a content marketing manager at OpenTable, where he oversees features content and stays on top of the hottest trends and developments in the restaurant industry. He brings years of experience as a food editor and reporter having worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, Eater, and the New York Daily News, to name a few.

 

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