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Winter Restaurant Week
Credit: Justin Levy

Here we go, all my fellow NYC foodies… NYC Winter Restaurant Week has arrived!  Between today and February 9th, almost 400 restaurants around Manhattan will be participating with some fantastic three course menu options for both lunch and dinner.  But which are the best to chow down at?  As Rihanna would sing, “This is what you came for.”

Green Fig

This NYC Restaurant Week 1/22 – 2/9 Theater District’s Green Fig is introducing more than a new menu – there’s also a new chef! Chef de Cuisine Yuval Litmanovich,who joins the kitchen straight from Tel Aviv, is putting his own touch on the Israeli-accented Mediterranean cuisine by incorporating his experience working at some of Israel’s and Spain’s most acclaimed restaurants such as Meir Adoni’s Catit, as well as Barcelona’s Hisop and San Sebastian’s three Michelin-starred Arzak. 

Green Fig’s three-course menu ($42) will feature new standouts such as “Ha’Carmel” Market Kebab, a tribute to Chef Yuval’s favorite market in Tel Aviv, with three grilled skewers of lamb and beef kebab over diced grilled vegetables accompanied by hummus and a refreshing salad of radish, parsley and fennel; Branzino with a fennel, lemon and burnt eggplant cream, marbled potatoes and special imported labaneh (strained yogurt); Mushroom “Risotto” made with Israeli couscous in place of rice, along with roasted fennel, pastis, and Parmigiano Reggiano; Mezze of hummus, charred eggplant and labneh with pita, and desserts like Brandied Quince with mascarpone and celery seed crumble.  More info here.

Irvington

Irvington offers a Mediterranean-influenced menu of New American classics highlighting fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from the neighboring Union Square Greenmarket. Take in dishes at lunch and dinner this restaurant week including Salt Baked Beets and Housemade Bucatina.

Kingside

Swing by this Midtown New American restaurant and enjoy classic dishes with a unique twist. Acorn Squash Soup, Rainbow Trout and Cauliflower Croquettes are available on the menu.

VANDAL

This Lower East Side hot spot specializes in globally-inspired cuisine and this Restaurant Week, you can try it out. Dishes like Crispy Bao Buns and Butternut Squash Ravioli will be offered.

Beauty & Essex

This luxurious restaurant is serving up some of the hottest dishes for Restaurant Week this year. Wander past the Pawn Shop to relish in dishes like Brick Pressed Lemon Chicken and ‘Chile Relleno’ Empanadas.

The Stanton Social

This Lower East Side hangout is offering up everyone’s favorite shared plates this Restaurant Week. Munch on delicious dishes like the Spiced Sesame Salmon or Brussels Sprout Ravioli that can’t be missed.

Legasea

Legasea will be offering top-tier seafood dishes in a prix fixe menu that will include customer-favorites such as the Spicy Crab Beignets, Wild Branzino, Three Piece Fried Chicken, and Legasea Sundae. As you may know, the venue is uniquely located steps away from Madison Square Garden and down the street from the bustle of Times Square, making it the convenient stop after a Broadway matinee, and before a concert or sports game. More here.

Cafe Boulud 

Highlights from the menu include: Beef Bourgogne (bacon, carrot, mushroom, pearl onion, pommes puree) & Gingerbread Gateau (roasted pineapple, caramel ice cream)  Lunch Only: Monday – Friday (Three Course Lunch $29). More here.

db Bistro Moderne

Highlights from the menu include: House Made Pappardelle (Spicy Oxtail Ragu, Sautéed Escarole Mint, Pecorino) & Coconut Dacquoise (Passion Fruit Geleé, Coconut Mousse, Pineapple Sorbet).  Lunch: Monday – Friday & Sunday (Three Course Lunch $29).  Dinner:  Monday – Friday & Sunday (Three Course Dinner $42). More here.

Bar Boulud

Highlights from the menu include: Squash Risotto (four spice, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, barberries, crunchy sage, parmesan), Frenchie burger (certified angus beef, pork belly, tomato compote raclette cheese, french fries) & Citron Pavlova (lemon curd, torched meringue pistachio ganache). Lunch: Monday – Friday (Three Course Lunch $29). Dinner: Monday – Friday & Sunday (Three Course Dinner $42). More here.

Boulud Sud

Highlights from the menu include: Harissa Lamb Burger (Eggplant, Saganaki, Polenta Fries) & Chocolate “Zuppa Inglese” (Biscuit Cuillère, Hazelnuts, Gianduja Gelato) & Grapefruit Givré (Sesame Halva, Rose Loukoum, Grapefruit Sorbet) Lunch: Monday – Friday (Three Course Lunch $29). Dinner: Monday – Friday & Sunday (Three Course Dinner $42). More here.