Iconic New York City Restaurants To Try During Restaurant Week

NYC Vacationers will love savings while they dine at these only-in-NYC spots

Here we've highlighted some destination-worthy restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week so that visitors can enjoy the savings as well as experience a classic NYC spot!
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  • 01 of 07

    21 Club

    21 Club
    ••• 21 Club. contusion/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

    Opened as a speakeasy in 1930, The 21 Club has a tremendously rich history and is famous for both it's decorative gate adorned with jockeys and for being a restaurant where many business deals get done. Typically, during Restaurant Week '21' adds a few tables, but that doesn't detract from the experience of dining in this beautiful, subterranean restaurant. Diners can enjoy the same Restaurant Week menu for lunch or dinner, but be sure to budget to enjoy a cocktail to soak up the restaurant's speak-easy ambiance.
    Address: 21 West 52nd Street
    Phone: 212-582-7200
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Map)

  • 02 of 07


    ••• Delmonico's. © NYC & Company/Will Steacy

    Opened in 1837 in New York City's developing financial district, Delmonico's is considered America's first fine dining restaurant with an impressive wine cellar. Chef Alessandro Fellippini created the house special, Delmonico Steak, a boneless rib-eye. Later, Chef Charles Ranhofer developed Eggs Benedict, Baked Alaska, Lobster Newburg and Chicken A la Keene. Although there are supplements charged ($5-15/course), diners during Restaurant Week can experience many of these signature dishes as part of the Restaurant Week Menu.
    Address: 56 Beaver Street
    Phone: 212-509-1144
    Neighborhood: Financial District (Map)

  • 03 of 07

    Gotham Bar and Grill

    People sitting at tables at Gotham Bar and Grill
    ••• People sitting at tables at Gotham Bar and Grill. Getty Images / Franz Marc Frei / LOOK-foto

    For nearly thirty years diners have flocked to Gotham Bar and Grill for it's innovative, yet approachable American cuisine and gracious service in Greenwich Village. Gotham Bar and Grill will be offering its Restaurant Week menu at lunch only.
    Address: 12 E. 12th St. (5th Ave)
    Phone: 212-620-4020
    Neighborhood: Greenwich Village (Map)

  • 04 of 07

    Monkey Bar

    Opened just before prohibition ended, The Monkey Bar was a popular spot for numerous "Jazz Age" celebrities, artists, musicians and writers. After falling into disrepair, The Monkey Bar was renovated in 2009, with a beautiful mural by Ed Sorel that pays homage to the figures who frequented the saloon, including Tennessee Williams, Mae West, and Fats Waller. Restauranteur Ken Friedman has introduced a traditionally leaning American menu with an abbreviated version being offered for lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week.
    Address: 60 E. 54th St. (Park Ave)
    Phone: 212-288-1010
    Neighborhood: Midtown East (Map)

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  • 05 of 07

    Mr. Chow

    Opened in 1979, Mr. Chow has been a New York City institution of haute Chinese cuisine for many years. The 57th Street location has a reputation for hosting fantastic parties for museums, artists and fashion designers.
    Address: 324 E. 57th St. (2nd Ave)

    Phone: 212-586-0244
    Neighborhood: Midtown East

  • 06 of 07


    Petrossian Restaurant
    ••• Petrossian Restaurant. Getty Images/Paul Zimmerman

    Founded in 1984, Petrossian is famous for caviar, smoked fish, and foie gras and serves French cuisine that highlights these delicacies. Their Restaurant Week Menu (PDF) will be available for lunch and dinner and it includes smoked fish appetizer choices, as well as caviar (if you don't mind paying a supplement).
    Address: 182 West 58th Street (7th Ave.)
    Phone: 212-245-2214
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Map)

  • 07 of 07

    The Russian Tea Room

    The Russian Tea Room
    ••• The Russian Tea Room. © NYC & Company/Phil Kline

    Located on West 57th Street, The Russian Tea Room was founded in 1927 by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet. Although it's undergone changes in ownership and numerous renovations, you might recognize this classic New York City restaurant from films including Tootsie and Manhattan. The Restaurant Week Menu is offered at lunch and dinner and includes choices such as borscht and chicken à la king, although you'll have to order a la carte if you want to enjoy the restaurant's famous caviar.
    Address: 150 West 57th Street
    Phone: 212-581-7100
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Map)