NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2019 begins on January 21st and will go until February 8th. Some of the best restaurants in New York City will be offering special menus for the biannual event. Participating restaurants will be offering two-course lunches for $26 and three-course dinners for $42. And as usual, lots of great Upper West Side restaurants will be participating!
Here are the Upper West Side restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2019!
- Atlantic Grill (49 West 64th Street). View Menu Book A Table
- Bar Boulud (1900 Broadway). View Menu Book A Table
- Boulud Sud (20 West 64th Street). View Menu Book A Table
- ‘Cesca (164 West 75th Street). View Menu Book A Table
- Haru (433 Amsterdam Avenue). View Menu Book A Table
- La Sirene (416 Amsterdam Avenue). View Menu Book A Table
- The Leopard at des Artistes (1 West 67th Street). View Menu Book A Table
- Lincoln Square Steak (208 West 70th Street). View Menu Book A Table
- Nice Matin (201 West 79th Street). View Menu Book A Table
- Sarabeth’s (423 Amsterdam Avenue). View Menu Book A Table
- Shun Lee West (43 West 65th Street). View Menu Book A Table
- Smoke Jazz & Supper Club (2751 Broadway). View Menu Book A Table
- Storico (170 Central Park West). View Menu Book A Table
- Tarallucci e Vino Upper West Side (475 Columbus Avenue). View Menu Book A Table
- Rosa Mexicano (61 Columbus Avenue). View Menu Book A Table
- Gabriel’s Bar & Restaurant (11 West 60th Street) View Menu Book A Table
- Lincoln Ristorante (142 West 65th Street) View Menu Book A Table
These three spots are also participating in NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2019 (they just haven’t published their menus yet):
- Burke and Wills (226 West 79th Street) Book A Table
- Calle Ocho (45 West 81st Street) Book A Table
- Nougatine (1 Central Park West) Book A Table
Just a dessert teaser from Nougatine!
The History of NYC Restaurant Week
The history of NYC Restaurant Week goes back to its creation date in 1992. Restaurant Week was created by Tim Zagat and Joe Baum. Since then, it has been occurring twice per year in both NYC and in cities throughout the country.
Since its inception, Restaurant Week has grown wildly in popularity and participation, with virtually every New York City publication covering the food fest each year.
How NYC Restaurant Week Works
Participating restaurants offer deals on prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus for much less than they normally charge. This is done in order to fill tables and to introduce unfamiliar New Yorkers with their cuisines. Even though the restaurants are charging much less than they usually do, their volume of clientele shoots through the roofs, making it a worthwhile investment.
Each year, there is a winter and summer edition, both of which last longer than a week, despite the name of the historic event. The winter edition usually goes from late January to early February, and the summer event goes from late June to early July.
One thing that makes Restaurant Week so popular is the quality of the restaurants which participate. Some of the most popular (and most expensive) NYC restaurants have signed up for many years. And a lot of these restaurants have prices which are out of reach for most New Yorkers.
Because we love our neighborhood so much, we always focus on the restaurants on the Upper West Side which participate.
Here’s the official NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2019 website.