Start making your Restaurant Week reservations.
It's time again for that nearly month-long promotion featuring three-course lunches ($29) and three-course dinners ($42) at some of the city's best restaurants -- 390 of them, to be exact -- spanning 34 types of cuisines and 42 neighborhoods, according to NYC & Co., New York's tourism marketing arm. Dining deals launch on July 24 and last through Aug. 18.
As usual, restaurants aren't offering their prix fixe menus on Saturdays, and some choose not to participate on Sundays, either. You can find links to menus and the restaurants involved here, but check out our picks for some of the most enticing deals below.
Tuscan-American eats at Hearth
Indulge at The Gander
Modern Australian at Flinders Lane
Eclectic global eats (and brisket bao) at Vandal
Pan-Asian fare at Tao Downtown
American standards (and Lobster Newberg) at Delmonico's Restaurant
A classic steakhouse meal at Del Frisco's
Modern takes on classic Southern fare at Root & Bone
Seasonal Italian fare (and creamy polenta) at Scarpetta
The house burger on challah at the Lambs Club
Ethnic small plates at The Stanton Social
International small plates (under a giant chandelier) at Beauty & Essex
French brasserie classics at Vaucluse