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Food + Drink

JS Editors’ Picks for NYC Restaurant Week: Dig In!

We're going to take full advantage of NYC Restaurant Week this year, because, well, we love to eat...a lot. And with more than 350 places to choose from, we have a lot of calorie-consuming to do. Here are the spots we've booked so far.

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white interior at Claudette featuring the bar
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"I’ve planned a date night at Claudette, on lower 5th Ave. The dining room is pale white and beachy, with knick knacks scattered on shelves that somehow how look perfectly put together. I can’t wait to try the French/Moroccan menu--I’ve heard the roasted cauliflower and lamb tajine is delicious."

Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

Gâteau Basque
Baked Alaska
interior of Nix with colorful stained glass windows

Temple Court

"My husband and I are huge Top Chef fans but are ashamed to admit that we’ve still never made it inside one of Tom Colicchio’s restaurants. I’m penciling in a late January dinner date for us at Temple Court, inside the beautiful Beekman Hotel. Their menu has an impressive amount of choices for Restaurant Week, but I’m eyeing the oysters Rockefeller, gnudi (made with apple and sage), braised lamb shoulder, and millefeuille."

Lindsey Olander, Editor

overhead view of sushi, bowl of chicken, and noodle dish
table set with heating contraption built in
raw fish in circle with sesame seeds
set table

Woo SoHo

"Korean barbecue is my absolute favorite food, and I’ve been dying to try The Woo SOHO since it opened a few months ago. I’ve got my eyes on the beef short rib dumplings and the Bulgogi from the restaurant week menu. I might even go a second round to try out their Bi Bim Bap!"

David Hattan, Photo Editor

Cacio e pepe, italian vermicelli or spaghetti pasta with cheese and pepper


"I’m a sucker for Italian food, and I’ve been wanting to grab a bite at restaurateur Keith McNally’s West Village trattoria, Morandi, for a while now.  My order from the Restaurant Week lunch menu: the salt-cured salmon and my favorite simply-perfect pasta dish, cacio e pepe."

Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant

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Ribbons of jicama with blood orange, fresno chilis and crispy shallots
Sweet potato and ginger dumplings with radishes and scallion oil
vegan food


"I’m always down to try good vegan food--especially with my New Year’s resolution to eat healthier still fresh on my conscience. What better way to get started than Nix, a small-plate restaurant that not only makes vegetables tastier, but is also the only veggie-only restaurant with a Michelin star? Since they’re offering a lunch menu during restaurant week, I have no problem at all justifying $26 for two courses at a Michelin star restaurant."

Jamie Ditaranto, Editor of Video and Content

red interior dining room with a photo of buildings on the wall

Sant Ambroeus SoHo

"I’m planning on lunch at Sant Ambroeus Soho. I've walked by this Italian trattoria so many times, and I always make a mental note to try it, so this years’ restaurant week is the perfect opportunity. The menu has classic Italian dishes like spaghetti al pomodoro e basilico and tagliatelle alla Bolognese, and is offering a great deal ($26 for lunch and $42 for dinner.) "

Gretchen Dorosz, Senior Photo Editor

three tacos drizzled with white sauce
half circle booths at El Vez
burrito cut in half wrapped in tin foil
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El Vez

"I have no problem admitting that tacos and margaritas are a staple of my diet. With an inviting dark yet colorful interior and an endless menu full of various tacos and tequilas, I will absolutely be hitting up El Vez for NYC Restaurant Week."

Tyler Schoeber, Photo Intern

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