NYC Restaurant Week: Winter Redux is the latest in a culinary franchise that started way back in 1992. It’s the fleeting faithful reboot frugal gourmands celebrate twice each year. Now it’s in its last week, but you can still book tables at more than 365 restaurants for reservations through February 8. That’s over a year’s worth of $26 two-course lunch and $42 three-course dinner options to squeeze into just a few more days. There are participating restaurants in every borough, but, once again, the overwhelming majority is in Manhattan. (Brooklyn has eight, Queens has two, and the Bronx and Staten Island have one each.)
In spite of the homogenous geography, it’s still a chore to choose from the French, Italian, New American, Indian, Korean, Austrian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Modern European, New American, Latin American, Traditional American, Mexican, Australian, Brazilian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, African, Vietnamese, Greek, Laotian, Asian Fusion, Hawaiian, Pan-Asian, Southern, British, and Continental, and eclectic options on offer. The best way in is to try something new, pick a place you wouldn’t otherwise shell out for on a no-occasion night out, and keep this list of the best of the best somewhere handy. And as always, make this your NYC restaurant week mantra: tax, tip, and drinks not included.