The Statue of Liberty with the New York skyline in the background. Photo: Public domain pictures

The city that never sleeps is known for a variety of things, including its rich cultural landscape. One of the ways that food revelers have found to celebrate the diversity of the city is to celebrate twice a year the different types of restaurants and food cultures that are available in the city, with a restaurant week that happens in the winter months and one that takes place in the summer. 

The week, which has been happening for the last 25 years, has attracted 309 restaurants across the city's five boroughs. The discount programme runs for three weeks from July 24-August 18. 

For lunch, the deal is a three-course menu for $29, while dinner brings a three-course for $42 (not including drinks, tax and tip). Taking part are 33 new restaurants, from neighborhood favorites to marquee chefs’ projects — and, let’s be real, some of the city’s most iconic restaurants that have languished on your to-do list for years.

We've looked at some of the scrumptious looking restaurants and the food options they provide.  Eat.Your. Heart. Out.

French inspired Le Coq Rico 


Felidia flagship of Lidia Bastianich. Open since 1981, acclaimed Chef Fortunato Nicotra is the executive chef. 

 

* Mouth begins to water! Roasted octopus, potato & pickled onion. ✨

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Restaurant week also features a complete programme that encourages visitors to explore the different sites that all over the city. You can view the website here.