Dig in: A Record 43 Hotel Restaurants Sign On for NYC Restaurant Week with $38 Dinners and $25 Lunches
By Terry Trucco
If it’s late July it must be NYC Summer Restaurant Week — the lip-smacking week in name only that stretches just short of a month and serves up three-course prix-fixe deals designed to stave off summer doldrums (and keep restaurants humming during the slow season).
This summer’s magic numbers are $25 (lunch) and $38 (dinner). More than 360 restaurants are on board including 43 at hotels, a record by our reckoning.
Despite a pair of drop-outs — Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien and Shula’s Steak house at the Westin — Little Park, the stylish, newish locavore at The Smyth, the silky Palm Court at The Plaza and Gaby Brasserie Française at Sofitel New York stepped up to the table. Cafe Boulud at the Surrey returned after a short absence as well (welcome back!).
Reservations are officially up for grabs, so click on, and get ready to dig in. (more…)