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NYC Restaurant Week 2019: Where to get the best lunch, dinner deals

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The more than three-week-long promotion featuring two-course lunches ($26) and three-course dinners ($42) at some of the city's best restaurants is back for its summer edition starting July 22. This time around, the celebration features prix-fixe meals at more than 380 eateries, with deals through Aug. 16.

You can find links to menus and the restaurants involved here, but check out our picks for some of the most enticing deals below.

Innovative plates at Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex offers innovative takes on traditional
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Beauty & Essex offers innovative takes on traditional American, Asian, Italian and Latin dishes. For Restaurant Week, the restaurant offers choices like tuna poke wonton tacos, chile relleno empanadas or kale and apple salad as starters. For dinner, try the spaghettini (pictured) with zucchini, lemon, parsley pesto, parmigiano and a sunny-side up egg, the grilled salmon or the barbecue bourbon short ribs. Desserts include the sweet tea bourbon sorbet shot and reverse chip cookies and milk. (146 Essex St., 212-614-0146, beautyandessex.com)

Italian favorites at Felidia

Felidia, the flagship restaurant of best-selling cookbook author
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Felidia, the flagship restaurant of best-selling cookbook author Lidia Bastianich and executive chef Fortunato Nicotra, will offer lunch and dinner menus for Restaurant Week. Highlights of the menus include the salmone affumicato (pictured), featuring house-smoked salmon pastrami, egg and potato salad, and a tiramisu alla pesche, with peaches, mascarpone, amaretti and chocolate. (243 E. 58th St., 212-758-1479, felidia-nyc.com)

1st Restaurant Week at Hudson Yards Grill

Hudson Yards Grill will mark its first Restaurant
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Hudson Yards Grill will mark its first Restaurant Week with lunch menu choices like yellow tomato gazpacho, chilled crudites and fruit and a house salad followed by a choice of vegeterian quinoa risotto, grilled flatbread or steak frites plus dessert. The dinner entree options include Faroe Island salmon with ruby Swiss chard and mustard vinaigrette potatoes or a petit filet mignon. (511 W. 33rd St., fourth floor, 212-545-7600, hudsonyardsnewyork.com/food-drink/hudson-yards-grill)

American classics at The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer, an American grille located in the
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The Wayfarer, an American grille located in the heart of midtown, is offering lunch and dinner menus for Restaurant Week. Lunch highlights include a heirloom tomato gazpacho (pictured), a pressed porchetta sandwich and gemeli pasta with roasted summer vegetables, fresh mozzarella and arugula pesto. Dinner highlights include a seared salmon roll, a grilled pork chop and double chocolate perfiteroles. (101 W. 57th St., 212-691-0030, thewayfarernyc.com)

Fine Italian dining at Antica Pesa

Antica Pesa, the sister restaurant of the Michelin-starred
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Antica Pesa, the sister restaurant of the Michelin-starred eatery in Rome, will offer a Restaurant Week three-course dinner menu. Choose your antipasta among choices like caprese croccante, insalata vignarola or tartare di Manzo con Uovo Fritto (chopped beef tartare seasoned with mustard, salt and black pepper topped with a fried egg and a salty crumble). Follow that with a main course with dishes like a penne pomodoro e mozzarella, trofie pesto e burrata or straccetti di manzo, then dessert. (115 Berry St., Brooklyn, 347-763-2635, anticapesa.com)

French bistro fare at db Bistro Moderne

Contemporary French restaurant db Bistro Moderne is offering
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Contemporary French restaurant db Bistro Moderne is offering both lunch and dinner Restaurant Week menus. The two-course lunch choices include baby gem salad, steak frites and the Financier de Mais (blueberry compote, lime, caramel corn ice cream). Dinner patrons can try the lobster salad, roasted duck breast, butterscotch pot de créme and more. (55 W. 44th St., 212-391-2400, dbbistro.com/nyc)

New American at Kingside

Kingside, a New American restaurant on the street
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Kingside, a New American restaurant on the street level of Le Méridien Central Park, highlights small plates, sushi, pasta, fish and meats with an emphasis on sharing. For Restaurant Week, the eatery's dinner menu includes choices like tuna ceviche or wagyu dumplings as starters, and dishes like a seared duck breast and sushi and nigiri platter (pictured) as entrees. Try the molten chocolate hazelnut cake, caramel pudding, or ice cream for dessert. (124 W. 57th St., 212-707-8000, kingside-restaurant.com)

Chinese delicacies at DaDong

DaDong's famed chef Dong Zhenxiang has prepared Restaurant
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DaDong's famed chef Dong Zhenxiang has prepared Restaurant Week menus featuring Beijing-inspired dishes. For lunch, guests can order stir-fried duck treasures, served on a potato nest, kung pao chicken or beef noodle soup with summer vegetables. The dinner menu includes sweet and sour pork ribs, cold avocado noodles (pictured) and almond tufu for dessert. Diners also can order DaDong's signature peking duck ($88 whole, $48 half) with any Restaurant Week menu order. (3 Bryant Park, 212-355-9600, dadongny.com)

Southern Italian at Lavo

Lavo is an industrial-chic Italian eatery that specializes
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Lavo is an industrial-chic Italian eatery that specializes in southern Italian dishes. It's Restaurant Week lunch and dinner menus include choices like tuna tartare, watermelon gazpacho or heirloom tomato panzanella to start, followed by entree choices like chicken marsala (pictured), a ribeye steak, grilled branzino or penne alla vodka. (39 E. 58th St., 212-750-5588, lavony.com)

French cuisine at Bagatelle NYC

French Mediterranean restaurant Bagatelle NYC is celebrating Restaurant
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French Mediterranean restaurant Bagatelle NYC is celebrating Restaurant Week with a lunch menu that includes highlights like homemade Parisian gnocchi with black truffle sauce and salade de saumon d'ecosse -- salmon, Boston lettuce, gooseberry, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos and tarragon sauce. For dinner, choices include a yellowfin tuna tartare with avocado, lime soy vinaigrette and taro chips, hangar steak with mixed salad (pictured), ravioli aux herbs et ricotta, and more. (1 Little W. 12th St., 212-488-2110, bagatellenyc.com)

Pig & Khao

"Top Chef" alum Leah Cohen has created a
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"Top Chef" alum Leah Cohen has created a Restaurant Week menu that includes dishes like baby back ribs, sizzling corned beef hash, cod wrapped in banana leaf and more. It's participating for both brunch and dinner. (68 Clinton St., 212-920-4485, pigandkhao.com)

queensyard at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards visitors can check out the Restaurant
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Hudson Yards visitors can check out the Restaurant Week menus at the British-inspired queensyard restaurant, located on the fourth floor. The new eatery offers a double decker burger, crab risotto (pictured) or eggplant millefeuille for dinner, and a fruit salad or the Colston Basset Stilton with a ruby port reduction atop a Waldorf salad for dessert. Dinner patrons also have their choice of appetizer: tomato and watermelon gazpacho, plum kale salad or a soft-boiled brown egg atop a baked avocado. (20 Hudson Yards, level 4, 212-377-0780, queensyardnyc.com)

Indian dishes at Junoon

The Michelin-starred Junoon offers a Restaurant Week dinner
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The Michelin-starred Junoon offers a Restaurant Week dinner menu focused on Indian cuisine. Try the watermelon chaat (watermelon, cantaloupe, goat cheese, black salt, watermelon rind achaar), the hara kofta (mustard greens, paneer dumpling, preserved lemon relish, green chili) and ma's rice pudding, with candied almonds, puffed rice, caramelized banana. (27 W. 24th St., 212-490-2100, junoonnyc.com)

British bites at Bluebird London NYC

Bluebird London NYC, a British brasserie in midtown,
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Bluebird London NYC, a British brasserie in midtown, will offer two-course lunch and three-course dinner specials for Restaurant Week. Choose an appetizer from three choices before deciding on braised short rib, paella risotto or roasted chicken (pictured) for lunch, while evening diners also get a choice of dessert following their main course. (10 Columbus Circle, 347-682-2100,  bluebirdlondon.nyc)

Mediterranean influences at Boulud Sud

The Mediterranean-inspired Boulud Sud's Restaurant Week lunch menu
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The Mediterranean-inspired Boulud Sud's Restaurant Week lunch menu includes a summer vegetable salad, Jersey sweet corn risotto and seared Faroe Island salmon, among other choices. The restaurant, which emphasizes regional flavors, will offer a dinner menu that includes Andalusian gazpacho, a classic Greek salad and the Harissa grilled Colorado leg of lamb, with Tunisian couscous, smoked eggplant and tzatziki. (20 W. 64th St., 212-595-1313, bouludsud.com)

Seafood and more at Atlantic Grill

The Upper West Side restaurant will take part
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The Upper West Side restaurant will take part in both the lunch and dinner promotions this Restaurant Week. It's two-course lunch menu includes dishes like a sweet shrimp and basil maki roll and summer squash and shrimp bucatini. For dinner, try the grilled peaches and burrata salad, Faroe Island crispy skin salmon or Valrhona chocolate cheesecake for dessert. (49 W. 64th St., 212-787-4663  atlanticgrill.com)

French bistro Le Coq Rico

Modern French bistro Le Coq Rico will offer
Photo Credit: Noah Fecks

Modern French bistro Le Coq Rico will offer the standard two-course lunch menu for $26, plus a three-course lunch for $38 and the $42 dinner menu. For lunch, start with dishes like deviled eggs with octopus, cabbage and cumin salad or duck rillettes with pickled vegetables before moving on to a poultry burger, the chef's ratatouille with poached eggs and more. The dinner menu includes appetizers like leek vinaigrette and heirloom tomato salad, and entrees like duck leg confit and roasted shrimp tagliatelle. (30 E. 20th St., 212-267-7426, lecoqriconyc.com)

Artisanal Indian at Rahi

Artisanal Indian restaurant Rahi will offer lunch and
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Artisanal Indian restaurant Rahi will offer lunch and dinner Restaurant Week menus, with dishes like edamama artichoke chat and lasooni chicken as starters, plus entrees like banana leaf chicken (pictured) and spaghetti squash kofta. For dessert, customers can try the mawa tart or pistachio khulfi. (60 Greenwich Ave., 212-373-8900, rahinyc.com)

Feel like you're on a Greek island at Kyma Flatiron

Kyma Flatiron pays tribute to the Greek islands,
Photo Credit: Kimberly Mufferi

Kyma Flatiron pays tribute to the Greek islands, with a contemporary seafood-centric menu in a restaurant that features traditional Grecian architecture and design. The eatery will offer a two-course lunch menu for Restaurant Week, with highlights including watermelon salad, spanakopita, lamb chops, lavraki (pictured), lamb burger, baklava and more. (15 W. 18th St., 212-268-5555, kymarestaurants.com)

Chinese at Hakkasan New York

Hakkasan New York is offering a two-course lunch
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Hakkasan New York is offering a two-course lunch menu during Restaurant Week. Start with either the Hakka steamed dim sum platter (pictured), a vegetarian steamed dim sum platter or Hakka style fried ham sui gok dumpling before choosing the spicy prawns, sanpei chicken claypot, stir-fry shredded beef with broccolini, tofu, aubergine and Japanese mushroom claypot or stir-fry vegetarian chicken. (311 W. 43rd St., 212-776-1818, hakkasan.com)

Whiskey and dinner at Flatiron Room

The Flatiron Room, a whiskey, spirits and live
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The Flatiron Room, a whiskey, spirits and live music venue, has a three-course dinner menu for Restaurant Week. Start with a small plate of either panko-crusted portobello fries, baby heads of lettuce or salad of green asparagus before a main course of either chimichurri steak bites, thyme roasted chicken or tofu spaghetti, followed by dessert. (37 W. 26th St., 212-725-3860,  flatironroom.com)

French bistro fare at Bar Boulud

Casual French bistro Bar Boulud invites diners for
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Casual French bistro Bar Boulud invites diners for both lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week. The lunch choices include chilled corn soup, the coq au vin sandwich (braised, fried, glazed chicken leg on a potato bun, pictured) while dinner's standout dishes include the summer salad (arugula, tomato, parmesan, yellow squash, lemon), roasted pork loin and belly and the chocolate pavé. (1900 Broadway, 212-595-0303, barboulud.com/nyc)

Mediterranean influences at Irvington

Irvington, located on the ground floor of W
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Irvington, located on the ground floor of W New York -- Union Square, offers a Mediterranean-influenced menu that highlights fresh ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket. The restaurant is offering both lunch and dinner menus for Restaurant Week, and menu highlights include grilled corn and watermelon salad, grilled octopus (pictured), wild striped bass, petite babette steak and more. (201 Park Ave. South, 212-677-0425, irvingtonnyc.com)

A Taste of the LES at Vandal

Bowery restaurant Vandal draws on its Lower East
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Bowery restaurant Vandal draws on its Lower East Side location to celebrate the art and culture of the city. For Restaurant Week, Chef Chris Santos' menu includes choices like a mediterranean salad or a New York pretzel steak tartare (pictured) to start. Entree options include a wasabi pea crusted salmon, grilled whole branzino and more. (199 Bowery, 212-400-0199, vandalnewyork.com)

Music and food at Fine & Rare

Enjoy live music while dining at Fine &
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Enjoy live music while dining at Fine & Rare, which is participating in both the lunch and dinner Restaurant Week deals. For lunch, start with one of three appetizers before enjoying either organic Amish chicken, garganelli pasta or fish and chips for your main course. The restaurant will offer an appetizer, entree and dessert at dinner, with sweetcorn risotto, pork rib chop or Faroe Island salmon offered as the main course. (9 E. 37th St., 212-725-3866,  fineandrare.nyc)

Seafood with a twist at Blue Fin

The Times Square restaurant offers its hand-crafted sushi
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The Times Square restaurant offers its hand-crafted sushi and seafood dishes for Restaurant Week, with lunch and dinner menus featuring items like sweet shrimp and tuna maki roll, surf & turf, lobstar coral and ricotta gnocchi, roasted salmon with mango and jicama salad, home-made sorbets and more. (1567 Broadway, 212-918-1400,  bluefinnyc.com)

Mexican bites at Bodega Negra

Bodega Negra's three-course Restaurant Week dinner menu includes
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Bodega Negra's three-course Restaurant Week dinner menu includes a choice among four starters, five main dishes and three desserts. Start your meal with ceviche, flautas, esquites or queso fundido, before moving on to enchiladas, tacos, arrachera, veracruzano or asado. Finish your meal with flan, tres leches or ice cream/sorbet. (355 W. 16th St., 212-229-2336, bodeganegranyc.com)

Summer favorites at Tavern on the Green

The iconic Central Park restaurant will offer a
Photo Credit: Tavern on the Green

The iconic Central Park restaurant will offer a two-course lunch and three-course dinner featuring summer fare like watermelon and feta salad, grilled mango chicken kebabs, pan-roasted organic salmon, peach melba cheesecake, and more. (67th Street and Central Park West, 212-877-8684,  tavernonthegreen.com)

Upscale Mexican at Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos' four city locations will celebrate Restaurant
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Dos Caminos' four city locations will celebrate Restaurant Week with a two-course lunch menu that includes dishes like Tamal Dumplings, a skillet chimichanga and chicken enchiladas. It's three-course dinner menu inlcudes a pan-roasted free range chicken, seared Atlantic Salmon a La Plancha and its Dark Chocolate Tamal for dessert. (multiple locations, doscaminos.com)

Steaks at Strip House

Strip House's two Manhattan locations are offering a
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Strip House's two Manhattan locations are offering a three-course dinner menu with items like an 8-ounce NY strip steak, the Big Strip Burger, a gnocchi carbonara, carpaccio of filet mignon and more. The steakhouse's midtown location also will have a $26 two-course lunch menu that will feature specials like chilled watermelon gazpacho, steak au poivre, a pulled bbq sandwich and more. (13 E. 12th St., 212-328-0000; 15 W. 44th St., 212-336-5454, striphouse.com)

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