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10 New York City Restaurant Week Lunch Picks

Enjoy a Restaurant Week lunch at one of these great New York City restaurants


With so many restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, it can be overwhelming to choose just where to go for lunch with your friends or co-workers. These are my top recommendations for where to go for lunch during Restaurant Week.

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Participating Restaurants

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1. Cafe Boulud

Chef-owner Daniel Boulud offers an outstanding Restaurant Week lunch at Cafe Boulud, offering diners the opportunity to have a delicious meal at a reasonable price Cafe Boulud received 1* in the Michelin Red Guide.
Address: 20 East 76th Street
Phone: 212-772-2600
Neighborhood: Upper East Side (Map)

2. Gotham Bar and Grill

Delicious American cuisine makes Gotham Bar and Grill a worthwhile Restaurant Week destination. Gotham Bar and Grill received 1* in the Michelin Red Guide.
Address: 12 East 12th Street
Phone: 212-620-4020
Neighborhood: Union Square (Map)

3. The Mercer Kitchen

Located in the Mercer Hotel, The Mercer Kitchen offers an American Provencal menu under the guidance of Jean-Georges. Stations prepare creative, sophisticated dishes emerging from the wood-burning oven, rotisserie and even the raw bar.
Address: 99 Prince Street
Phone: 212-966-5454
Neighborhood: SoHo (Map)

4. Maialino

You really can't go wrong with a Danny Meyer restaurant for Restaurant Week. The Gramercy Park Hotel's Roman-style trattoria got two stars from the NYTimes in 2010.
Address: 900 Broadway
Phone: 212-461-4300
Neighborhood: Flatiron District (Map)

5. Morimoto

Sample Iron Chef Morimoto's Meatpacking District restaurant, known for its delicious Japanese and fusion dishes, as well as top-quality sushi.
Address: 88 Tenth Avenue
Phone: 212-989-8883
Neighborhood: Meatpacking District

6. Norma's

Located inside Le Parker Meridien hotel, Norma's is best known for serving decadent breakfast fare. The Restaurant Week menu offers a delicious opportunity to sample a variety of their different offerings -- bring your appetite if you hope to finish all three courses.
Address: 118 West 57th St. (Sixth and Seventh Aves.)
Phone: 212-708-7460
Neighborhood: Midtown West (Map)

7. Petrossian

Most famous for caviar, Petrossian serves French-influenced cuisine with an emphasis on caviar, smoked fish and foie gras. The Petrossian Restaurant Week Menu features some of their famed ingredients, but you'll have to pay $12 extra for the caviar appetizer.
Address: 182 West 58th Street
Phone: 212-245-2214
Neighborhood: Midtown West

8. Porter House New York

Enjoy great views of Manhattan, as well as tasty food at Porter House New York, located in the Time Warner Center in Midtown. Porter House New York's Restaurant Week Menu typically includes Caesar salad, steak frites and cheesecake.
Address: Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle
Phone: 212-823-9500
Neighborhood: Midtown West (Map)

9. Red Cat

For over 10 years, the Red Cat has been pleasing diners in Chelsea with its high-quality American cuisine in a refined, yet comfortable environment. The Restaurant Week Menu features choices that reflect the restaurant's fresh, seasonal cuisine.
Address: 227 Tenth Avenue (23 St)
Phone: 212-242-1122
Neighborhood: Chelsea

10. Shun Lee Palace

At very few Chinese restaurants would it make sense to enjoy Restaurant Week -- most are quite cheap on their own -- but Shun Lee Palace serves up authentic, flavorful Chinese cuisine in a ritzy setting that you might find surprising.
Address: 155 East 55th Street
Phone: 212-371-8844
Neighborhood: Midtown East (Map)

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