New York Restaurant Week is one of the most popular events in the city. This year, the event takes place from January 21–25 and January 28–February 1. During this time, you can enjoy three-course fixed-price meal ($24.07 lunches, $35 dinners) at over 200 top restaurants.
My husband had the 21st off for MLK day, so we went to luch at China Grill – New York, a popular, high-end Asian restaurant. It was great! First of all, the place was beautiful and the service was very attentive. The food was also very good. We loved our appetizer (spicy beef & scallion dumplings) and salad (crackling calamari salad). The family-style servings were very generous. The dumplings were served in a soy ginger sauce that was excellent. The calamari was cooked perfectly (not too chewy/not too greasy) and the lime miso dressing on the salad was so good that I went back for more (and I’m definitely not a salad person). The entree (sake marinated “drunken” chicken ) wasn’t as good as the appetizers (we normally find that to be the case) but it was still good. Our last course, the mango ice-cream dessert was also very good. It came with mango, vanilla bean and raspberry ice cream along with some cookies. It was a great ending.
Two tips in case you plan on going to Restaurant Week:
1. Be sure to ask for the official Restaurant Week menu when you are seated.
2. Save yourself some time in finding which participating restaurants are available at the time you’d like to make a reservation by going directly to OpenTable.com. (Our first choice, Tao Restaurant wasn’t available.)