Best New Restaurant Week Bites

Friday, July 21, 2017

Back for its 25th year, New York Restaurant Week is coming to 390 eateries starting July 24. This year’s selections span 34 types of cuisines and 42 neighborhoods, according to NYC & Co. The monthlong food lover’s special offers three-course, prix-fixe lunches for $29 and three-course, prix-fixe dinners for $42 until Aug. 19. Participating restaurants offer a minimum of three options in the appetizer and entrée categories, as well as at least two dessert choices. 

Thirty-three newcomers are making their Restaurant Week debuts this summer, offering a greater array of gourmet deals. Here are a few Restaurant Week first-timers to book reservations for:


344 West 11th Street; 212-352-2300

Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner serves up modern Austrian cuisine at the Michelin-rated Wallsé. Claiming it inhabits the “most tasteful and corner in the West Village,” this restaurant offers a cultural experience complete with minimalistic art adorning its walls. Wallsé’s Restaurant Week menu features main-course fare like roasted Icelandic cod with summer root vegetables, horseradish, chives and fingerling potatoes. Top off your meal with an Austrian-inspired sweet, such as apricot and quark strudel doused in a vanilla sauce.

Fowler & Wells

5 Beekman Street; 212-658-1848

Located inside the beautiful Beekman Hotel, Fowler & Wells conducts upscale American cooking. The elegant eatery’s Restaurant Week lunch special offers customers eight choices in both the appetizer and entrée categories. Start your meal with sensational starters such as oyster soup with watercress, spinach, fennel and bacon, and finish off your fine-dining experience with macarons ready to take on-the-go.

Society Café

52 West 13th Street; 212-300-4525

The market-to-table Society Café at the Walker Hotel boasts a menu featuring fresh farmers market ingredients. Enjoy home-grown goods from local farmers, picked personally from the Union Square Green Market by up-and-coming chef Christopher Zabita. To begin, Society Café’s Restaurant Week dinner includes the option for local melon gazpacho with crab salad and picked watermelon. Roasted branzino with grilled baby fennel, sugar snaps and a summer herb vinaigrette is on the menu as a main course choice.

Untitled at the Whitney

99 Gansevoort Street; 212-570-3670

After a day of American art at the Whitney, dine inside the museum at Untitled. Ceiling-to-floor windows allow patrons to enjoy the scenic views of the adjacent High Line park and Hudson River. Artfully prepared selections slated for this year’s Restaurant Week include large-plate grilled country rib accompanied by pole beans, marinated peppers and creamed corn. Dessert dishes like peach upside down cake with a vanilla crème fraiche are sure satisfy your sweet tooth.  

Rotisserie Georgette

14 East 60th Street; 212-390-8060

On the hunt for French fare in New York City? Bon appétit at Rotisserie Georgette this Restaurant Week. This rotisserie restaurant features a partly open kitchen that prepares an almost entirely gluten-free menu. This summer’s Restaurant Week dinner menu includes second-course options like lamb kefte accented with pine nuts, radish, cilantro, spiced tomato coulis and Greek yogurt. For dessert? Tasty treats such as ice cream sandwiches made with house-made caramel ice cream, a Palmier cookie, chocolate sauce, candied hazelnuts and crème Chantilly.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck 

99 Church Street; 646-880-1995

Wolfgang Puck’s first New York City steakhouse is a CUT above the rest. Devour samplings from the famed chef’s cookbook in this lavish luncheon location, located in the Four Seasons Hotel downtown. His Restaurant Week lunch options include heirloom tomato salad with farmers cheese, basil pesto aioloi and smoked sea salt as a first-course choice, and a prime rib cap with potatoes, crispy garlic and Argentinean chimichurri as a potential main meal.

Saturday dining is excluded during Restaurant Week and Sundays are optional, based on the restaurants’ discretions. Beverages, gratuities and taxes are not included in the prices. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.nycgo.com/restaurant-week


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