New York City Restaurant Week has been such a hit for the last few years that it has spawned its own spinoff week. This year is the premier season for NYC Go Prix Fixe. This week, more like a month, lasts from August 13 to September 3. Just like NYC Restaurant week, different high-end restaurants offer limited-time prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Don’t miss this chance to dine at some of the finest restaurants in NYC including:
This theatre district staple is a tribute to Josephine Baker and is reminiscent of a modern-day bordello. Amidst the fringed lamps and live piano music, enjoy classic French dishes, like escargots bourgignon and pan-roasted boneless quail. Don’t be surprised if you see a few Broadway actors here after shows!
The flatiron’s ultra-cool restaurant-lounge features light-up electronic menus, a double truffle martini, and updates on American classics. Don’t miss the veal osso bucco ragout with market pasta, forest mushrooms, caramelized cippolini onions, and roasted baby carrots. For dessert, go for the red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, and don’t miss one of the restaurant’s signature “sippers”—small glasses filled with Grey Goose vodka and fresh fruit purees.
Shun Lee is famous for its upscale take on classic Chinese dishes. Included in the prix fixe are some of the restaurant’s classics, like Szechuan-style shrimp and orange-flavored crispy beef. The appetizers include many of the restaurant’s signature dim sum offerings, like crispy shrimp balls, spring rolls, and barbecue spare ribs.
La Mar Cebicheria
The East Village’s Peruvian enclave specializes in fresh seafood and fish. Don’t miss the ceviche classic, which switches daily according to the freshest fish available. Also, try lomo saltado, which consists of wok-sautéed certified Angus hangar steak, red onion, tomatoes, scallions, fried quail egg, organic French fries, and a side of arroz con choclo. Some call it Peru’s national dish, others call it disco fries on steroid!