More than 350 restaurants are participating in the three-week-long NYC Restaurant Week, running from January 18 through February 5 in 2016. We've sorted through the plentiful listings for you, to turn up these five top choices for Restaurant Week dining in the Village. Three-course prix fixe lunches and/or dinners are priced at just $25 or $38, respectively (note that these rates don't include beverages, tips, or taxes). For more info, and to reserve your table, visit www.nycgo.com/restaurant-week. Also see our NYC Restaurant Week picks for the 5 Best Midtown Eateries and the 5 Top Upper West Side Eateries.
176 Perry St. btwn West & Washington Sts.; perrystrestaurant.com
Another feather in Jean-Georges Vongeritchen's cap, this West Village gem, near the Hudson River, serves up New American cuisine that cites French and Asian influences. Minimalist decor meets subtle yet flavorful dishes from Chef Cedric Vongerichten like slow-cooked salmon with ginger chili sauce, baby bok choy, and mint; or crispy fried chicken with corn, scallions, and smoked chicken jus. Enjoy Restaurant Week menus for dinner nightly, excluding Saturdays; plus, lunchtime menus from Monday through Friday.
24 5th Ave., btwn E. 9th & E. 10th sts.; claudettenyc.com
Opened in May 2014, French eatery Claudette proposes Mediterranean-inspired dishes just steps from Washington Square Park. The Provencal eatery offers a warm and airy dining space, and is a sister restaurant to Rosemary's and Bobo. Enjoy Restaurant Week dining nightly (excluding Sundays), as well as weekday lunch.
Gotham Bar and Grill
12 E. 12th St. btwn 5th Ave. & University Place; gothambarandgrill.com
This stylish Greenwich Village staple owes its staying power to its sophisticated yet lively setting, polished service, and consistently well-prepared New American cuisine. Chef and proprietor Alfred Portale serves up dishes like Campanelle pasta with chicken sausage, broccoli rabe, Sungold tomato, chili flakes, oregano, and parmesan; and halibut served with greenmarket ratatouille. Restaurant Week menus are available for weekday lunches only.
32 E. 10th St., btwn 5th Ave. & University Place; ilcantinori.com
Italian eatery Il Cantinori has been a Village mainstay since 1983. Book here for memorable Tuscan cuisine, inspired by the changing seasons with fresh seasonal ingredients, all served up in a charmingly rustic interior. Dine here Sunday through Friday for dinner, or weekdays for lunch.
117 Perry St., btwn Greenwich & Hudson sts.; leftbanknewyork.com
Tucked within a landmarked West Village building, this New American tavern offers cuisine with a European twist. Unpretentious dishes source ingredients from local farmers and are built upon old-but-classic recipes. Book in for Restaurant Week dining every night but Saturday.