Thursday’s have always been my favorite night to go out. Most of the week is behind me, I can go out without the weekend crowds and only I have to take on a Friday work day the next day. But these days it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, indoor dining isn’t possible. I feel awful for how this pandemic has effected the restaurant business and the millions of Americans they employ. While we can’t dine in, we sure can take out! In efforts to help restaurants and their staff, I wanted to highlight NYC’s restaurant week. Over 350 restaurants are offering prix fixe meals. Getting take out is a great way to treat yourself while also supporting a local business. Bon Appétit!
A New York staple, Pastis is a must! The traditional french menu we all love and crave often. From steak tartare, croque monsieurs, moule frites, steak frites, etc… It’s all delicious! For restaurant week Pastis is offering Coq au Vin with pommes puree or hericot verts.
A Jean George delight, Mercer kitchen is another beloved NYC staple. While they are participating in restaurant week with a prix fixe of baked flounder entree, they are also offering a Valentine’s Day meal for two and a super bowl meal option. I love that during these hard times, they are really making an effort to customize their menu for these special events.
This is one of our family’s personal favorite. We love Mexican cuisine and this just happens to be in our neighborhood. I have often order take out with a margarita to go, because duh! Hehe! The food is always super consistent, fresh, and delicious.
232 Bleecker is offering a build your own bento box option for restaurant week. From marinated beets, crispy butterball potatoes, aji dulce hot sauce pork meatball, winter squash and pepper lasagna, warm grain salad, and more. This vegetable forward menu is a great option for vegetarians.
Bar Primi is a well known Italian favorite. With a delicious menu full of all your favorite antipastis and primi’s. Their burrata cremosa is a delicious must! But so is their fusilli in vodka sauce with prosciutto. If you haven’t tried Bar Primi this is the week to do so. They are also running specials for Super Bowl Sunday.
Anejo is such a fun restaurant for a girls night. And while we can’t partake in a fun girls night, we can treat ourselves to Anejo. This menu offer innovative small plate takes on all our favorite Mexican dishes. And with a name like Anejo, They definitely deliver when it comes to delicious cocktails.
This is one of our family’s favorites as well. Located in Tribeca near City Hall, Gran Morsi is a downtown must. This is a modern take on Italian fare.They are offering a pasta or pizza dish with a side dish for $20.21. They also offer gluten free pasta, which I think is such a great inclusive option.
Take a trip to Brooklyn for delicious seafood. Gran Army is well known for their raw bar! Their menu include a crab dip, shrimp chips, pozole verde, and of course a lobster roll. If you can’t make it to Grand Army this week, I highly suggest keeping it on your list for maybe this summer. Nothing like raw bar and a delicious chilled wine.
Mediterranean cuisine is hands down my favorite. I love how this sort of fare offers such bright and fresh flavors. Ilili offers the classic flavors we all love while feeling so NYC elevated. They are also offering Valentine’s Day menu options which might have to be a must for our family.
I love all things about Sant Ambroeus! They recently opened a location in Battery Park so I don’t have to go far for my Sant Ambroeus indulgence. From the brunch, to the salads, and the entrees, I genuinely don’t think you can go wrong with anything from their delicious menu.
I love a fresh Italian meal. It’s the ultimate comfort food. Babbo offers all the Italian fare with love with an elevated feel. For restaurant week they are offering Rigatoni Bolognese with a Side of Broccolini or a Fusilli Trapanese with a Side of Broccolini. I think both sounds absolutely delicious and a must have!