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NYC’s Restaurant Week Is Back

NYC’s Restaurant Week Is Back

NYC Restaurant Week is back and better than ever, with lunch and dinner options (entrée + one side) for $21 or $39, plus Signature Dining Experiences (three courses or more) for $125. In addition to indoor and outdoor tables, takeout and delivery are available.

More than 500 restaurants throughout the five boroughs are participating in Restaurant Week this summer. Restaurants may opt in for any number of the full five weeks. (Always check the NYC Restaurant Week website to ensure the offer is active at your desired restaurant at the time you want to dine.)

To see the full list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, Summer 2021, click here. You can then search by location if you want to zero in on the Upper West Side, or dine in a different neighborhood or, even, borough. According to the site, there are 30 restaurants representing the home turf, so you better get started! Again, the link is here. There are also money-back and airline mile deals for Mastercard users.

Register your Mastercard® and spend $39 or more dining on-site to earn $10 back (up to $50)*—and be entered to win 200,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles toward a trip anywhere American flies when you dine by August 15. Terms and restrictions apply.**

Some restaurants to consider:

Skorpios (5 E 54th St) brings the isle of Rhodes to Midtown. Traditional Greek cuisine is the focus: appetizers like tzatziki and hummus, spanakopita, ouzo-flamed halloumi cheese and fried calamari, and mains like squid-ink pasta, steak and grilled fish. Indoor waterfalls and a sand art wall add to the feel of a Mediterranean getaway. During NYC Restaurant Week, Skorpios will offer a week of on site $21 lunch specials, $39 dinners, and a $39 Sunday brunch. Takeout is also available.

Fish Cheeks (55 Bond St) co-chefs and brothers Chat and Ohm Suansilphong, whose parents owned a restaurant in Thailand, prepare Thai family-style dishes at varying levels of spiciness; standouts include coconut crab curry and steamed whole fish with aromatic Thai herbs. Non-seafood items like grilled pork cheeks with jaew sauce and potent cocktails are also exemplary. During NYC Restaurant Week, Fish Cheeks will offer a $39 lunch and dinner special.

Ten Hope (10 Hope St) offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu at this Williamsburg bar-restaurant, so you can get meze plate or shakshuka flatbread alongside signatures like the Ten Hope Kofta burger and bacon or egg and cheese sandwiches for brunch. The outdoor garden makes for a relaxed setting to eat and drink at. During NYC Restaurant Week, Ten Hope will offer a $39 dinner special.

Lamia’s Fish Market (47 Avenue B) over-the-top design feels like part sea grotto, part submarine and part yacht. For solo diners or casual dates, the raw bar is the place to be for fresh-shucked oysters and ceviche. The multilevel East Village restaurant is owned by Lamia Funti. Ambitious and creative, it’s geared for perfect nights on the town. During NYC Restaurant Week, Lamia’s Fish Market will offer a $39 dinner for on site and takeout.

Lolo’s Seafood Shack (303 W 116th St) in Harlem takes its name from being locally owned, and locally operated. Owned by Guyanese chef Raymond Mohan and partner Leticia Skai Young Mohan, Lolo’s menu features seafood favorites that might transport you to a beach in the Caribbean or the coastal waters of Cape Cod. With a décor of ocean blues, sunny yellows, picnic benches, and a drink menu driven by the signature rum punch, Lolo’s bring an island-style vibe to the bustling streets of Harlem. During NYC Restaurant Week, Lolo’s Seafood Shack will offer a $21 lunch special and $39 dinner special.

Kintsugi (28 Grand Street) applies the Edo-style sushi techniques of marination, aging, and smoking to bring out the umami flavors from seafood sourced all around the world. Sourcing and presenting the season’s best offerings directly to your plate, the style and execution allows for the purity of the ingredients to come forth. During NYC Restaurant Week, Kintsugi will offer a signature dining experience, which includes 13 Selected Classic and Seasonal Nigiri Sushi, Chef’s Choice Handroll, Gourmet Miso Soup, Seasonal Monaka Ice Cream, and Dessert Beverage all for $125.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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