Must Eats For NYC Restaurant Week 2023

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Jan 18, 2023

Must Eats For NYC Restaurant Week 2023

It’s that time of year again… Restaurant Week! 

NYC Restaurant Week® has been a staple in the city for over 30 years. The promotional dining experience encourages diners to enjoy all of the tastes the city has to offer in the form of a fixed menu at a set price point. While the promotion typically caters to those who reserve a seat for dinner, some restaurants opt into a lunch offering in addition to dinner. With so many restaurants to choose from, here’s a list of some of our favorites to check out this NYC Restaurant Week (NYCRW)!

Junoon (Flatiron District)

Translating to “passion” in Hindi, Junoon delivers an authentic, modern take on traditional Indian cuisine while also featuring an award winning wine program. After receiving a Michelin star in its opening year (and earning the same eight years in a row), Junoon has become a shining light on NYC’s food scene and is a must for lovers of Indian cuisine.


Zuma (Murray Hill)

The brainchild of award winning co-founder and creator Rainer Becker, Zuma’s internationally acclaimed Japanese menu is authentic and bold with an emphasis on simple presentation and quality ingredients. With multiple locations around the world including London, Dubai, Miami and more, Zuma NYC’s dining experience is not to be missed.


Bar Primi (West Village)

An Italian pasta shop on the border of NoHo and the East Village, Bar Primi serves up freshly made pasta daily, all made in the traditional way. So whether you’re looking for a hot plate of Pappardelle, or maybe their classic Grilled Branzino, Bar Primi has what you need for an authentic Italian meal served with your favorite glass of wine.


Bistrot Leo (Soho)

Who doesn’t love classic French food paired with patio dining? Bistrot Leo is serving up fan favorites like their French Onion Soup and Lumache Genovese in addition to many other great options this NYCRW. So save the money on the plane ride to Paris and get the same authentic taste at Bistrot Leo.


Spanish Diner (Hudson Yards)

An Iberian take on the classic American restaurant, Spanish Diner dishes out Spanish favorites paired with a spacious bar area for that pre/post dinner cocktail. With dishes like their Croquetas de Pollo and Patatas Bravas that keep folks coming back time and time again, there’s a seat waiting just for you at Spanish Diner.


Sarabeth’s (Multiple Locations)

With locations on the Upper West Side, Park Avenue South, Central Park South and Tribeca, Sarabeth’s has become a staple for dinner with their classic American Fare. Also open for breakfast, lunch and brunch, there’s never a bad time to take a seat and try some of Sarabeth’s offerings!


Lafayette (NoHo)

A French grand cafe on the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones in Manhattan’s NoHo district, Lafayette is providing authentic French staples daily in addition to fresh baked goods. With a market-driven bistro menu paying homage to a variety of regions, Lafayette is perfect for a comforting meal whatever the occasion.


Scarpetta (NoMad)

Derived from the Italian expression, “fare la scarpetta,” meaning to savor a meal to the very last bite, there is no better way to explain a dining experience at Scarpetta than just that. Residing in the NoMad neighborhood, Scarpetta is known for their signature Spaghetti Tomato & Basil and their use of high quality, locally sourced ingredients. This is a perfect restaurant for any occasion… I mean, who needs an excuse to eat fresh house-made pasta?


Osteria Morini (SoHo)

Osteria Morini brings the soulful cuisine of Northern Italy to Manhattan’s vibrant SoHo neighborhood. With a semi-open kitchen, guests can watch the action of their meal preparation unfold right in front of them. Now is the perfect time to treat yourself to that burrata you’ve been thinking about!


Carne Mare (Lower Manhattan)

The atmosphere of this waterfront restaurant is modern and classic all at the same time. With entrees including seafood and house-made pasta, the main attraction is their prime-aged beef, wagyu, and prime rib. If you’re looking for prime cuts of meat and great views, this place is for you. As if their entire menu wasn’t amazing enough, guests also receive complimentary parmesan bread.


Leuca (Williamsburg)

A neighborhood restaurant Inspired by Southern Italy, Leuca serves house-made pastas, wood-fired pizza, and rustic dishes in a sunlit corner space in Williamsburg. Offering multiple menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, you can choose Leuca any day of the week. Why choose between Bucatini Calabrese and a Southern Italian Benedict when you can experience both?


Kyma (Flatiron District, Hudson Yards)

With locations in Hudson Yards and the Flatiron District, Kyma brings traditional Greek cuisine to NYC. Their menu guides you to the sun-drenched island of Greece to embrace the rich character of its traditional dishes. Their Kyma chips are a must and if you’re looking for dinner and a party you’ve come to the right place.



American Cut (Tribeca)

Paying homage to one of the best and aspirational NYC dining experiences, American Cut offers a top-of-the-line food and beverage experience paired with a modern setting. Providing a sense of culinary intrigue punctuated by Art Deco accents, this isn’t your everyday steakhouse. Prime cuts, classic dishes and modern inspiration make dining at American Cut a truly unique experience.


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