The tasting menu can be a divisive dinner format, conjuring up images of a never-ending parade of high-priced, one-bite dishes over the course of three to four hours. Enter the sub-$100 tasting menu, which — while still offering at least four courses — moves quicker, costs less, and has seen a surge in popularity in the city in recent years. Successful mid-pandemic reboots of spots like Falansai in Bushwick and Nolita’s the Musket Room offer excellent, enjoyable set meals. Newcomers like Jackson Heights’s subterranean omakase spot Sushi on Me and Joomak Banjum in Koreatown have joined the ranks of category stalwarts like chef Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy. Below, find 13 tasting menus worth trying out that each cost less than $100.
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