Felice 56 restaurant interior
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Where to Eat During NYC Winter Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week is back again to celebrate some of the best dining spots around our city. From January 21 through February 9, hundreds of restaurants are cooking up special prix-fixe menus for the occasion, with most offering $26 two-course lunches and $42 three-course dinners. Below, our editors picked out the ones that are not to be missed. But hurry—reservations are open now!

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Estiatorio Milos Hudson Yards
Estiatorio Milos Hudson Yards
Estiatorio Milos Hudson Yards

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Estiatorio Milos

“Over the summer, I traveled to Lefkada, Greece, and I’ve been craving tzatziki and pita ever since. That’s why I was thrilled when I saw Estiatorio Milos on the Restaurant Week list—it’s renowned for its incredible Mediterranean cuisine. The newest location in Hudson Yards overlooks the Vessel and the Hudson River, so I can eat my meze plate and astakomakaronada (Greek lobster pasta) with a view.”

— Jackie Homan, Style + Travel Editor

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Red Rooster

“I’ve been looking for any and every excuse to make the trek up to Harlem, and this is it. What better time to dig into Marcus Samuelsson’s comfort food classics at Red Rooster than the dead of winter? After eating my weight in veal meatballs, hot honey chicken, and doughnuts, I plan on heading down to the bar at Ginny’s Supper Club for some soulful live music.”

— Lindsey Olander, Senior Editor

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Babu Ji

“This Winter Restaurant Week I’m going to take advantage of the three-course menu at the hip Indian restaurant Babu Ji. They offer a playful take on Indian street food, featuring high-quality ingredients and a vegetarian-friendly menu. I’ve been a couple times in the past and have been blown away by the meals, so I’m looking forward to the special menu they have planned for Restaurant Week.”

— Gretchen Dorosz, Senior Photo Editor

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Photos by Nicole Franzen

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Felice 56

“Growing up in a town with a serious Italian culture has made me relatively picky when it comes to Italian cuisine. Living in New York, I still haven't found my go-to spot for an authentic Italian food experience. Felice 56 is offering a three-course dinner for $42 this year and once I found that out my cravings soared. I'm excited to give it a shot!”

— Tyler Schoeber, Production Specialist

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Empellón

Photo by Evan Sung

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Empellón

“Empellon Al Pastor in the East Village is one of my favorite happy hour spots in the city. How can you resist $3 tacos and $8 margaritas?! I have yet to experience the group's flagship restaurant, Empellón, and Restaurant Week is the perfect time to finally check it out. Everything on the menu sounds so good, but I’m definitely getting the masa stuffed clams and the maitake mushroom tacos. The dinner comes with either chocolate mousse or lime curd with coconut and tequila. I can get my tequila fix with margs and dessert? Sign me up!”

— David Hattan, Photo Editor

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The Breslin

“I’m going to go for the classic gastropub and book a table at the Breslin. The chargrilled lamb burger with cumin mayo there is delicious, and I’m betting the Restaurant Week specials will be just as good.”

— Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

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