NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 returns from July 22 to August 16 with 20-plus days of three-course prix-fixe dining, featuring $25 lunches and $38 dinners at nearly 300 of the City’s finest restaurants.
NYC Restaurant Week is New York City's original dining celebration and a pioneer in the dining industry. As the country’s first-ever Restaurant Week, it debuted in 1992 when it was developed as a one-time culinary event to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the City. Though created to appeal to delegates and other DNC attendees, the program—with 95 participating restaurants—also found a strong following among residents excited to dine at some of the City's top restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost—$19.92 for a three-course lunch—and who wanted NYC Restaurant Week to be a recurring event.
Over the past 21 years, NYC Restaurant Week has grown tremendously yet has remained committed to giving visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the quality, variety and hospitality that embody the NYC dining experience.
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Taking advantage of these specials is great for those on a limited allowance, or if you wish to eat at a place that normally would be too expensive for your budget. The lunches are a great deal I think, and if you go as late as possible, you can have it be an early dinner. One thing folks do complain about is the portions are smaller in some places, but I still feel you are getting a great deal in New York City for 3 courses under $40 (not including tip of course).
Has anyone out there attended Restaurant Week? Where did you eat and did you enjoy your meal?
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