Posts Tagged ‘restaurant week’

A&E | Feb. 16 1:27 pm EST

Get ready, it’s Restaurant Week on the Upper West Side

Get ready to feast. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Everyone knows that the best part of February isn’t Valentine’s Day—it’s Restaurant Week, which run from Feb. 17 (tomorrow!) to March 7. This wonderful, two-week holiday allows us poor college students to feel like real adults with a full three-course meal at some of the city’s top restaurants for a much friendlier (although still not cheap) price. $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner, to be exact.

The complete list of participating restaurants was just released, so we busted out our calendars and started to plan our reservations. But since the offer doesn’t apply on Saturdays and is only optional for restaurants on Sundays, this makes timing a little difficult for all of us here in Morningside. You’re in luck, though: There are some awesome restaurants on the Upper West Side and in Harlem that you can easily make time for in the middle of the week.

Here are some of the best to choose from, all just a quick walk or subway ride away. It’s never too soon to make a reservation—these places fill up fast!

Lido (117th Street & Frederick Douglass Blvd) — Italian
This place is supposed to have some of the best Italian food on the Upper West Side (we also hear they have killer brunch). Depending on which dorm you live in, this is the closest option—you can definitely fit in lunch between classes if you’re lucky.
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A&E | Jul. 15 5:59 pm EST

It’s Summer Restaurant Week in NYC!

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Listen up! It’s that time of the year again. New York Restaurant Week is back, this time with over 320 participating restaurants. The deals are still the same: restaurants are offering 3-course prix fixe meals—$24.07 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Go ahead and indulge at a fancy restaurant for a fraction of the price.

Restaurant Week runs until July 24, so hurry up and book a reservation! Noteworthy Upper West Side options include Terrace in the SkyDovetail, and Shun Lee West.


A&E | Feb. 1 11:35 am EST

The Breslin’s 2011 Restaurant Week lunch menu recreated

Harry Flager / Spec

Don’t have the time to head downtown for Restaurant Week? Harry Flager’s got your back. Get a dorm-friendly replica of the prix fixe lunch offered at April Bloomfield’s The Breslin in the Ace Hotel after the jump. More »


A&E | Jan. 28 12:00 pm EST
Weekend Warrior

Weekend Warrior: Get hungry

We know you’re still hankering after a snow day, but while sidewalks are momentarily walkable, get a different kind of winter craving out of the way with Restaurant Week 2011.

  • In these week’s lead, Harry Flager delves into the story behind the dish and interviews The Modern at MoMa’s Danny Meyer and One if by Land, Two if by Sea’s Rosanne Martino to find out what goes into—and what is left out of—Restaurant Week menus.
  • For the Mexi-minded, Kimberly Topilow highlights two south-of-the-border hot spots, Rosa Mexicano and Toloache, that are more than worth the $35 prix fixe dinner price in Best of Restaurant Week.
  • Not hungry? Satisfy your music craving this Saturday, Jan. 29 when Jake Snider and the rest of his student band open for Chiddy Bang at their free concert at Irving Place. Who doesn’t like Snider? Who doesn’t like free?

For more on Restaurant Week, Snider, and plenty of other city goings-on, pick up a copy of the Spectator with its Weekend pull-out or (if you don’t want to put on boots) check it here.


A&E | Apr. 10 1:50 pm EST
good eats

9 local restaurants in Columbia’s very own Restaurant Week

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Cute! MoHi wants its own restaurant week. Part of this year’s Columbia College Days, beside dance videos, is a Columbia-exclusive Restaurant Week, during which students will be able to get up to a 15-percent discount at select Morningside establishments. It runs from April 9 (yesterday) to April 14 (Wednesday)—so get ‘em eats on now! (Just show your CUID.) Full restaurant list after jump. More »