Where: VANDAL - 199 Bowery
Why: Located in Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side, VANDAL specializes in globally-inspired plates, and this Restaurant Week you can try their best delicacies at a sexy locale. Menu items like Yellowtail Crudo, Old School Chicken Parm, and Vanilla Panna Cotta will all be available for your dining pleasure.
Where: Beauty & Essex - 146 Essex Street
Why: Beauty & Essex is serving up some of the hottest dishes for Restaurant Week this year that decidedly won’t go unnoticed. Wander past the Pawn Shop to relish in dishes like Braised Short Ribs, Lemon Pepper Ricotta Ravioli and ‘Chile Relleno’ Empanadas.
Where: Irvington NYC - 201 Park Ave South
Why: Irvington offers a Mediterranean-influenced menu featuring New American classics highlighting fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from the neighboring Union Square Greenmarket. Take in dishes for lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week including Asparagus Gazpacho, Grilled Branzino and Pistachio Shortcake.
Where: Kingside - 124 W 57th Street
Why: Head to Midtown’s best New American restaurant, Kingside to indulge in classic dishes with a unique twist. Offerings such as Smoked Bass Crudo, Roasted Chicken and Chocolate Lava Cake are available to enjoy this week.
Where: Ai Fiori at The Langham NYC - 400 5th Avenue
Why: Ai Fiori is a stunningly elegant restaurant option with a winding marble staircase at the entrance. To celebrate Restaurant Week, Ai Fiori will offer both a two and three course lunch option. Boasting a Michelin star, Air Fiori serves the best of the best with choices like Pollo Arrosto, Tagliatelle Zuppa di Mais and more.
Where: Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown - 355 West 16th Street
Why: Bodega Negra, the modern Mexican restaurant located at Dream Downtown, will offer a prix fixe menu that incorporates dishes from their newly revamped summer menu. Seasonal dishes such as Seared Tuna Toastadas and Bodega Chopped Salad will be available alongside classics such as Shrimp Ceviche, Roasted Chile Relleno and more, all designed and presented by newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Victor Santibañez.
Where: The Stanton Social - 99 Stanton Street
Why: This Lower East Side hangout is offering up everyone’s favorite shared plates this Restaurant Week. Head to the Stanton Social and dive into delicious dishes like Crispy Hard Shell Fish Tacos, Spiced Sesame Salmon and a Caprese Style Ravioli crafted by celebrity chef and Stanton Social co-owner Chris Santos.