Indulge in NYC Restaurant Week 2017

NYC Restaurant Week 2017 returns today and is giving foodies a slew of spots to try. Among them are some pretty big deals known to attract a celebrity or two. And what better time to head to the City than when the weather is warm enough to walk to your restaurant of choice? Chow down on a pre-fix lunch for $29 or dinner for $42 at these seven buzz-worthy NYC restaurants until August 18. Pro tip: Saturdays aren’t offered and not all restaurants offer both lunch and dinner options.

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Vandal

Vandal restaurant

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Ever since Vandal opened on Bowery Street last year, people have been flocking over to take a photo with the massive bunny by the entrance. Of course there’s also the food of Chef Chris Santos, one of the judges on Food Network’s Chopped. During Restaurant Week dinner, diners can choose between one of four appetizers, including grilled sea bass tacos, and one of four entrees where steak, pizza, salmon or chicken parmesan are options. End the meal with churros, cherry panna cotta or a blueberry macaron ice cream sandwich. Phone: 212-400-0199 | Address: 199 Bowery Click to eat

Il Cantinori

This Italian restaurant has been going strong since opening its doors in 1983 with original chef Antonio Cinardi. It gained some more fame when it was featured in an episode of HBO’s Sex in the City as Carrie attempted to celebrate her 35th birthday there. Head over for lunch or dinner and choose between three appetizers and four entrees like homemade ravioli with spinach, ricotta and mushrooms in cream sauce or roasted salmon with sautéed spinach and potatoes. Dessert options stick to Italian tradition with choices like cannoli and biscotto gelato alla nocciola. Phone: 212-673-6044 | Address: 32 E 10th St. Click to eat

Catch NYC

catch NYC

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Outdoor seating, check. Celebrity sightings, check. Seafood, check. The popular tri-level restaurant is offering a menu that includes a lobster roll (lunch) and steamed mussels (dinner) along with a s’mores pizza dessert no matter the time of day. Phone: 212-392-5978 | Address: 21 9th Ave Click to eat

Root & Bone

Comfort food lovers, this famous spot is for you. Leave calorie counting at the door and start the meal off with the popular Grandma Daisy’s Angel Biscuits. Venture on to an appetizer and entrees that of course include the signature chicken ‘n waffles along with some macaroni and cheese for the table. Make sure to leave some room for the key lime pie or banana pudding. Phone: 646-682-7076 | Address: 200 E 3rd St. Click to eat

TAO

TAO NYC

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Wear some of your very best and have lunch Uptown or do dinner Downtown at the oh so famous TAO. Indulge in some Asian fusion at either club-like location recognized for their distinct Buddha centerpieces. The deal varies at each location with Uptown offering some more options. But foodies are guaranteed to find pad Thai and yummy desserts at both. Uptown: Phone: 718-888-2288 | Address: 42 E 58th St. Click to eat Downtown: Phone: 718-888-2724 | Address: 92 9th Ave Click to eat

Tavern on the Green

Enjoy an elegant lunch in this iconic Central Park restaurant that’s been around since 1934. Take a seat in the beautiful outdoor garden and indulge in one of three appetizers including grilled summer squash flatbread. Choose a main course of either brick oven roasted organic salmon, grilled organic chicken paillard or roasted golden beet risotto. The dessert options are just as appealing with a strawberry cheesecake, caffe mocha panna cotta and carrot cake. Even better? Wine pairings are also available for each course for an additional $20. Phone: 212-877-8684 | Address: Central Park West & 67th Street Click to eat

Delmonico’s Restaurant

Delmonico's Restaurant

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Restaurant Week wouldn’t be complete without some good steakhouse options. And it’s hard to beat Delmonico’s, which has been around since 1837. Dine with an old-school feel in the financial district location adorned with dark woods and colors. Meat is of course on the menu with options including sirloin and filet mignon. There are also seafood dishes worth tasting like pan roasted local trout. Then dig into one of three desserts: dark chocolate mousse cake, New York style cheesecake or classic baked Alaska ($6 extra) made of walnut cake, apricot jam, banana gelato and meringue. Phone: 212-509-1144 | Address: 56 Beaver St. Click to eat

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