While the city continues to open back up, more people are venturing back into restaurants with family and friends. Restaurant Week is a perfect time to do so with some amazing specials and meals. Lunch/Dinner meals (which include one entree and one side) are priced at $21 and $39, while “Signature Dining Experiences” offering at least three courses run around $125. There are also plenty of indoor and outdoor dining options for every comfort level. Here are some of our favorite spots for Restaurant Week! Note- Though Restaurant Week runs until August 22, check with each restaurant for their dates as they may differ.
Tao Uptown & Tao Downtown
Offering a special Delivery Only option for $39, Tao gives diners a perfect at-home solution for Restaurant Week. Choose from a selection of appetizers (like the Tao Salad, shishito peppers or chicken satay) and pick an entree (pad Thai, sushi combo or black pepper chili chicken, to name a few). You can also upgrade to a three-course by adding dessert for just $5.
Whether you’re looking to dine-in or take home, Lavo has a fantastic Restaurant Week option for you. Priced at $39, diners can choose an appetizer from a selection of Lavo favorites (like the arancini and the baked clams Oreganato) and an entree (the penne alla vodka and the grilled branzino panzanella are fan favorites). Upgrade and add a dessert for $5.
Enjoy Restaurant Week at lunchtime inside Estiatorio Milos. The $39 dine-in lunch special is a perfect intro to the fresh catches and vibrant flavors for which Estiatorio Milos is known. Try out their Greek meze plate or the 3+1 oysters as a starter (there's quite a selection of starters to choose from on the Restaurant Week menu) and entrees like their salmon tartare or whole grilled fish. If you can’t make it in for Restaurant Week, don’t stress—the restaurant is also known for its stellar lunch specials Monday through Friday.
For a truly decadent dinner, check out the Signature Dining Experiences at STK Steakhouse Downtown and STK Steakhouse Midtown. Choose from a selection of premium appetizers (like jumbo lump crab cake), entrees (like roasted lamb rack) and dessert (like the STK chocolate cake). The dining experience comes with the Justin wine pairing; extras are available for an upcharge (you can select upgraded steak options and add side dishes).
Beauty & Essex
Located on the Lower East Side, the famous Beauty & Essex participates in Restaurant Week with a special $39 dinner option for delivery (through a selection of third-party apps) and take-out. If you’re hoping to taste-test before venturing to the restaurant for dine-in, this is the perfect way to try some of the restaurant’s tried and true specials.