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A dish from Bar Boulud.
A dish from Bar Boulud.
Bar Boulud.

The Best Deals for Winter Restaurant Week 2024

From a Spanish diner to a Viennese destination

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this post throughout Restaurant Week through February 4.

This year’s selections for Restaurant Week has improved from prior years, with many classics as well as exciting new places represented. It starts today and runs through February 4, with eateries offering lunch or dinner specials, or both.

This time around over 600 restaurants are participating, up from about 550 last year. We’ve picked a handful of our favorites, offerings solid deals we can vouch for — there are doubtlessly other good bargains, too. Remember to reserve ahead, and note that Saturdays are excluded, and sometimes Sundays, too.

Spanish Diner in Hudson Yards from Jose Andres offers deals all three weeks at both lunch and dinner. The $30 lunch is three courses that might include a tuna empanda, Catalan beef stew, and churros with chocolate. The $45 dinner adds another first course choice, and wine is $10 per glass at both meals. 435 W 30th Street, at 10th Avenue, Chelsea

A signboard advertising Spanish specialties with people sitting at tables in front.
Spanish Diner in Mercado Little Spain.

Indian Table in Cobble Hill from chef Eric McCarthy mounts a $45 dinner that represents a three-course feast of Goan cuisine, which merges Indian and Portuguese flavors. From a wealth of choices, the meal might begin with salt-cod croquettes, then proceed to pork vindaloo, then on to the little custard pies called pasteis de nata. 234 Court Street, near Baltic Street, Cobble Hill

Zero Otto Nove from chef Roberto Paciullo in the Flatiron District harkens to his hometown of Salerno, Italy, with a three-course $45 lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. A meal might include a starter of fava beans and artichokes, a main course of steak grilled Salerno style, and tiramisu or profiteroles for dessert. 15 West 21st Street, near Fifth Avenue, Flatiron

Qanoon is a Palestinian restaurant in Chelsea that offers a $60 dinner on weekdays and Sundays, and a $60 Sunday brunch. The three-course meal might feature octopus over hummus, sumac chicken, and knafeh for dessert. 180 Ninth Avenue, at 21st Street, Chelsea

Sushi Lab is an innovative East Village sushi bar that serves nothing but sushi in a serene setting, making conversation possible. An omakase plus an appetizer and dessert is offered weeknights for $60. 320 E. 11th Street, near First Avenue, East Village

White hatted sushi chefs behind a counter with dramatic lighting.
Sushi Lab in the East Village.

Tong is a restaurant on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood via chef Chetkangwan Thipruetree specializing in Thai bar food and street food, offering a $30 lunch and $45 dinner weekdays and Sundays. Lunch might mean shrimp salad, then night market noodles; while dinner might be fish cake, curried duck breast, and a choice of desserts. 321 Starr Street, at Cypress Avenue, Bushwick

Gage & Tollner opened in 1870 in downtown Brooklyn as an oyster house, and retains its historic interior and American menu of landmark dishes. Restaurant Week offerings include a $45 lunch and $60 dinner on weekdays, and $45 Sunday brunch. Dinner might begin with a sweet potato soup, then go on to shrimp and grits, followed by a lime and blood orange pavlova. 372 Fulton Street, near Smith Street, Boerum Hill

Koloman in Nomad’s Ace Hotel is a handsome Austrian restaurant helmed by chef Markus Glocker. It offers $30 two course and $45 three course lunches on weekdays, which might include country pate, chicken schnitzel, and Viennese apple strudel. 16 W. 29th Street, at Broadway, Nomad

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The elegant interior of Koloman.

Red Rooster, located in Central Harlem, is Marcus Samuelsson’s ode to the neighborhood. A $30 lunch the first two weeks of Restaurant Week, weekdays only, features a two course meal that might include a yam and coconut soup with roasted mushrooms, and fried catfish with black-eyed peas. 310 Lenox Avenue, near 126th Street, Harlem

Hearth is the East Village’s long-running farm-to-table restaurant from chef Marco Canora. He offers a $45 dinner, six days a week with three courses that might include the Tuscan soup ribollita, a wood-roasted local fish, and olive oil cake for dessert. 403 E. 12th Street, at First Avenue, East Village

Bar Boulud regularly has a three-course menu for $68, while the restaurant week’s dinner is trimmedto $60. It’s a good value for menu items such as coq au vin, which, ordered a la carte, is $34. In addition, there’s the sommelier’s pick red or white bottle for $39. Restaurant Week dinner runs from Monday through Sunday; Restaurant week lunch is $45, Wednesday through Friday.

Frenchette offers a $60, three-course lunch and if you’ve been wanting to try the restaurant’s cassoulet, now is the time (it’s listed on the menu for $54). First courses include a fish soup, a salad, or gnocchi Parisienne, and dessert picks are a chocolate mousse or a brioche-filled tarte Tropezienne.

Angie Mar’s Le B. offers $60 for three courses for dinner Tuesday through Friday. The menu changes every day so customers can return for new dishes throughout Restaurant Week.

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