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Sixty Three Clinton’s seven-course, $92 tasting menu.
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13 Stellar Tasting Menus Under $100 in NYC

Where to find fancy, fun set meals that move quick and cost (way) less than a month’s rent

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Sixty Three Clinton’s seven-course, $92 tasting menu.
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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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1. Joomak Banjum

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312 5th Ave
New York, NY 10001
(212) 268-7888
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This Koreatown newcomer — from veterans of Union Square Hospitality Group’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant the Modern — features a $90 four-course tasting menu with options including truffle kung pao chicken, sourdough jajangmyeon, and a huckleberry brioche pudding. The team, led by executive chef Jiho Kim, also recently introduced a special program on Mondays where outside chefs come in, take over the kitchen, and offer a rotating four-course tasting menu with wine pairings for $110.

A noodle dish arranged in a blue bowl set on a wooden table
Sourdough jajangmyun with clams.
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2. Sushi On Me

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71-26 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11372
(929) 268-5691

Buckle in for the non-stop party at Sushi On Me, where the $89, 15-course omakase takes place in under an hour and comes with unlimited pours of sake. Far from a hushed sushi counter, the subterranean restaurant boasts live music on a nightly basis. Cash only.

A sushi roll wrapped in green seaweed and topped with yellow uni sits on a grey plate.
Sushi on Me’s uni maki hand roll course.
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3. Rezdôra

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27 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003
(646) 692-9090
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The acclaimed pasta pros at two-year-old Italian restaurant Rezdôra offer a $95 tasting menu that diverges from its a la carte lineup to highlight different types of pasta from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. It features five courses with small portions of pastas — including a tortellini en brodo and anolini — in a format that Eater critic Ryan Sutton likened to “the lightness and ingenuity of a sushi omakase.”

Uovo pasta, cappelletti, tagliolini al ragu sit on elegant blue and white plates at Rezdora.
The many pastas at Rezdôra.
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4. Marble Dessert Dining

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27 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014

The dessert-focused, $95 tasting menu at Marble confidently criss-crosses sweet and savory boundaries to much success. While there’s no set items on the shapeshifting menu, expect lots of unexpected ingredient combinations, from chocolate and caviar tarts to beet and lychee desserts. Fine dining veterans Maya Sittisuntorn and Mauro Pompili run the show at the restaurant.

5. Niche Niche

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43 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011

At Niche Niche, a rotating cast of wine experts works with the restaurant to create a different four-course menu each night ($88 per person, with wine pairings). On Sundays and Mondays, the restaurant offers a separate tasting menu created by a guest chefs who work with the restaurant in one-week stints (price per person varies). Keep an eye on the restaurant’s website for the latest guest wine hosts and chefs taking over the space.

A corner inside Niche Niche, which has a banquette, wooden chairs, and several rugs on the ground
Inside Niche Niche.
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6. Sushi by M

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300 E 5th St
New York, NY 10003
(347) 688-8101
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This well-known, affordable omakase spot closed down its original East Village location and moved into a new, larger space in the same neighborhood earlier this year. While there’s more seating in the new spot, the guiding principle of Sushi by M’s less-expensive, speedy omakase service has remained the same. There are two different omakase menus to choose from at the restaurant: a shorter 12-course option for $60 and a longer 16-course option for $95. The seatings run for approximately an hour.

7. The Musket Room

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265 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-0764
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Michelin-starred Nolita standout the Musket Room, currently led by executive chef Mary Attea and pastry chef Camari Mick following a mid-pandemic reboot, offers a $95 dinner-only tasting menu. Diners have the option of both vegan and non-vegan tasting menus that include oysters dressed up with ponzu, and roasted shogun black maitake mushrooms served with a cashew purée, respectively.

8. Sixty Three Clinton

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63 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare and Bar Uchu alum Samuel Clonts, along with business partner and beverage director Raymond Trinh, debuted Sixty Three Clinton on the Lower East Side earlier this year with dinner service that revolves around a seven-course, $92 tasting menu. The ambitious meal takes plenty of turns throughout the night, starting with fancy breakfast tacos topped with a scoop of trout roe and ending with a miniature baked Alaska.

A miniature baked Alaska sits in the middle of round blue plate on a grey background.
Sixty Three Clinton’s baked Alaska.
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9. Dirt Candy

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86 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 228-7732
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Dirt Candy’s five-course, $85 tasting menu is a seasonal study in vegetables handled with care and confidence, from the candy cane beet carpaccio to spheres of cucumber layered on toast and served with seaweed caviar. The team also offers a vegan version of the menu.

A white plate with a round piece of toast topped with seaweed caviar and small balls of cucumbers with chive scattered around the main dish.
Cucumbers and caviar at Dirt Candy.
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10. Falansai

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112 Harrison Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 381-0980
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Last year’s Falansai reboot, under chef Eric Tran, has been going extremely well. The Vietnamese-American restaurant offers a jam-packed a la carte menu, but the tasting menu option — starting at $45 for four courses — is the can’t-miss experience, Eater critic Ryan Sutton writes. The dishes are not disclosed beforehand and change constantly, but past courses have included beef tartare spring rolls and grilled Chinese broccoli sprinkled with duck skin cracklings.

A spread of dishes at Falansai, including chicken skewers, a fish head, a beef spring roll, and assorted condiments.
Chicken skewers and more at Falansai.
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11. Hera

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676 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-4900
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One of the more experimental projects to rise up during the pandemic, Hera, from chef Jay Rodriguez, brings the tasting menu format directly into customers’ living rooms. New Yorkers host the roving restaurant in their apartments, where Rodriguez — an alum of 232 Bleecker and Oxalis — sets up a seasonal tasting menu for $90 apiece. Hera is popping up next at Bed-Stuy wine bar Winona’s (which is the address listed here) on November 1; after that, keep tabs on the restaurant’s Instagram page for future locations.

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A Hera dinner taking place inside an NYC apartment.
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12. Fradei

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99 S Portland Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 725-3275
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Fradei’s critically acclaimed tasting menu is a $90, five-course adventure from co-owners Simone Finotto and Clement Besset that rotates every three weeks and, like others on this list, operates with a touch of secrecy. Diners are informed ahead of time that each menu includes a pasta and a protein, but no other details are revealed until dinner is served. Past menus have included cured mackerel with jicama and nettle agnolotti.

Multicolored peppers and eggplant sit in a bowl with green pistachios scattered about.
A vegetable course at Fradei.
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13. Claro

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284 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 721-3126
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Grab a seat in Claro’s bustling dining room and dive into the Michelin-starred Oaxacan restaurant’s four-course, $72 tasting menu loaded with tacos, tostadas, memelas, and a range of aromatic, stunning moles. For brunch enthusiasts, Claro also offers a three-course, $45 tasting menu on the weekends featuring empanadas, masa pancakes, and cups of churros served with thick, sweet cajeta for dipping.

A photo of the front window at Claro with diners visible inside the restaurant.
Inside Claro.
Amber-Lynn Taber/Eater NY

1. Joomak Banjum

312 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
A noodle dish arranged in a blue bowl set on a wooden table
Sourdough jajangmyun with clams.
Adam Friedlander/Eater NY

This Koreatown newcomer — from veterans of Union Square Hospitality Group’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant the Modern — features a $90 four-course tasting menu with options including truffle kung pao chicken, sourdough jajangmyeon, and a huckleberry brioche pudding. The team, led by executive chef Jiho Kim, also recently introduced a special program on Mondays where outside chefs come in, take over the kitchen, and offer a rotating four-course tasting menu with wine pairings for $110.

312 5th Ave
New York, NY 10001

2. Sushi On Me

71-26 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372
A sushi roll wrapped in green seaweed and topped with yellow uni sits on a grey plate.
Sushi on Me’s uni maki hand roll course.
Ryan Sutton/Eater NY

Buckle in for the non-stop party at Sushi On Me, where the $89, 15-course omakase takes place in under an hour and comes with unlimited pours of sake. Far from a hushed sushi counter, the subterranean restaurant boasts live music on a nightly basis. Cash only.

71-26 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11372

3. Rezdôra

27 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
Read Review |
Uovo pasta, cappelletti, tagliolini al ragu sit on elegant blue and white plates at Rezdora.
The many pastas at Rezdôra.
Alex Staniloff/Eater NY

The acclaimed pasta pros at two-year-old Italian restaurant Rezdôra offer a $95 tasting menu that diverges from its a la carte lineup to highlight different types of pasta from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. It features five courses with small portions of pastas — including a tortellini en brodo and anolini — in a format that Eater critic Ryan Sutton likened to “the lightness and ingenuity of a sushi omakase.”

27 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003

4. Marble Dessert Dining

27 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

The dessert-focused, $95 tasting menu at Marble confidently criss-crosses sweet and savory boundaries to much success. While there’s no set items on the shapeshifting menu, expect lots of unexpected ingredient combinations, from chocolate and caviar tarts to beet and lychee desserts. Fine dining veterans Maya Sittisuntorn and Mauro Pompili run the show at the restaurant.

27 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014

5. Niche Niche

43 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10011
A corner inside Niche Niche, which has a banquette, wooden chairs, and several rugs on the ground
Inside Niche Niche.
Matt Taylor-Gross/Eater NY

At Niche Niche, a rotating cast of wine experts works with the restaurant to create a different four-course menu each night ($88 per person, with wine pairings). On Sundays and Mondays, the restaurant offers a separate tasting menu created by a guest chefs who work with the restaurant in one-week stints (price per person varies). Keep an eye on the restaurant’s website for the latest guest wine hosts and chefs taking over the space.

43 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011

6. Sushi by M

300 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

This well-known, affordable omakase spot closed down its original East Village location and moved into a new, larger space in the same neighborhood earlier this year. While there’s more seating in the new spot, the guiding principle of Sushi by M’s less-expensive, speedy omakase service has remained the same. There are two different omakase menus to choose from at the restaurant: a shorter 12-course option for $60 and a longer 16-course option for $95. The seatings run for approximately an hour.

300 E 5th St
New York, NY 10003

7. The Musket Room

265 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

Michelin-starred Nolita standout the Musket Room, currently led by executive chef Mary Attea and pastry chef Camari Mick following a mid-pandemic reboot, offers a $95 dinner-only tasting menu. Diners have the option of both vegan and non-vegan tasting menus that include oysters dressed up with ponzu, and roasted shogun black maitake mushrooms served with a cashew purée, respectively.

265 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012

8. Sixty Three Clinton

63 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
A miniature baked Alaska sits in the middle of round blue plate on a grey background.
Sixty Three Clinton’s baked Alaska.
Giada Paoloni/Sixty Three Clinton

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare and Bar Uchu alum Samuel Clonts, along with business partner and beverage director Raymond Trinh, debuted Sixty Three Clinton on the Lower East Side earlier this year with dinner service that revolves around a seven-course, $92 tasting menu. The ambitious meal takes plenty of turns throughout the night, starting with fancy breakfast tacos topped with a scoop of trout roe and ending with a miniature baked Alaska.

63 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

9. Dirt Candy

86 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
A white plate with a round piece of toast topped with seaweed caviar and small balls of cucumbers with chive scattered around the main dish.
Cucumbers and caviar at Dirt Candy.
Bao Ong/Eater NY

Dirt Candy’s five-course, $85 tasting menu is a seasonal study in vegetables handled with care and confidence, from the candy cane beet carpaccio to spheres of cucumber layered on toast and served with seaweed caviar. The team also offers a vegan version of the menu.

86 Allen St
New York, NY 10002

10. Falansai

112 Harrison Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11237
A spread of dishes at Falansai, including chicken skewers, a fish head, a beef spring roll, and assorted condiments.
Chicken skewers and more at Falansai.
Alex Staniloff/Eater NY

Last year’s Falansai reboot, under chef Eric Tran, has been going extremely well. The Vietnamese-American restaurant offers a jam-packed a la carte menu, but the tasting menu option — starting at $45 for four courses — is the can’t-miss experience, Eater critic Ryan Sutton writes. The dishes are not disclosed beforehand and change constantly, but past courses have included beef tartare spring rolls and grilled Chinese broccoli sprinkled with duck skin cracklings.

112 Harrison Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11237

11. Hera

676 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
An overhead photograph of a New York apartment, with tables, chairs, and diners strewn throughout
A Hera dinner taking place inside an NYC apartment.
Savannah Lauren/Hera

One of the more experimental projects to rise up during the pandemic, Hera, from chef Jay Rodriguez, brings the tasting menu format directly into customers’ living rooms. New Yorkers host the roving restaurant in their apartments, where Rodriguez — an alum of 232 Bleecker and Oxalis — sets up a seasonal tasting menu for $90 apiece. Hera is popping up next at Bed-Stuy wine bar Winona’s (which is the address listed here) on November 1; after that, keep tabs on the restaurant’s Instagram page for future locations.

676 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206

12. Fradei

99 S Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Multicolored peppers and eggplant sit in a bowl with green pistachios scattered about.
A vegetable course at Fradei.
Ryan Sutton/Eater NY

Fradei’s critically acclaimed tasting menu is a $90, five-course adventure from co-owners Simone Finotto and Clement Besset that rotates every three weeks and, like others on this list, operates with a touch of secrecy. Diners are informed ahead of time that each menu includes a pasta and a protein, but no other details are revealed until dinner is served. Past menus have included cured mackerel with jicama and nettle agnolotti.

99 S Portland Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

13. Claro

284 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Read Review |
A photo of the front window at Claro with diners visible inside the restaurant.
Inside Claro.
Amber-Lynn Taber/Eater NY

Grab a seat in Claro’s bustling dining room and dive into the Michelin-starred Oaxacan restaurant’s four-course, $72 tasting menu loaded with tacos, tostadas, memelas, and a range of aromatic, stunning moles. For brunch enthusiasts, Claro also offers a three-course, $45 tasting menu on the weekends featuring empanadas, masa pancakes, and cups of churros served with thick, sweet cajeta for dipping.

284 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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