New York Restaurant Week Ready to Dazzle Taste Buds

By Yi Yang
Yi Yang
Yi Yang
July 12, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Overview of food served at City Harvest's Summer in the City restaurant tasting and cocktail party at Metropolitan Pavilion on June 22, in NYC. New York is celebrating restaurant week that will last till July 25.  (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for City Harvest)
Overview of food served at City Harvest's Summer in the City restaurant tasting and cocktail party at Metropolitan Pavilion on June 22, in NYC. New York is celebrating restaurant week that will last till July 25. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for City Harvest)
NEW YORK— New York has always been a dining hot spot, and summer provides the best opportunity to do a little restaurant exploring. The arrival of the NYC Restaurant Week is sure to get the taste buds excited. The much-anticipated event starts this week and will last for two weeks through July 25.

Hungry New Yorkers will be able to choose from more than 275 participating restaurants in 21 neighborhoods. Each restaurant will be offering three-course meals for a fixed price: Lunch for $24.07 and dinner for $35.

Also, the NYC Restaurant Week truck is offering a daily selection of soups and other delicacies from various restaurants. All soups are priced at $6 a bowl and are accompanied by bread. The truck makes a stop in Midtown Manhattan at Broadway and 50th Street from July 12 to 14 before moving to the Flatiron District's corner of Fifth Avenue and 18th Street on July 15 and 16.

The NYC Restaurant Week was first started in 1992 as a one-time culinary event to welcome the Democratic National Convention, according to nycgo.com. The event soon became a city tradition, as many New Yorkers enjoyed dining at top restaurants for a less expensive price.

“Through its evolution, however, the program has been guided by an unchanging commitment to give visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the quality, variety, and hospitality that embody the NYC dining experience,” the website says.

Yi Yang