NYC Restaurant Week Returns on July 19

Over 500 restaurants across the city will be participating in NYC Restaurant Week, which contrary to the name will run for over a month, from July 19 to August 22.

This highly-anticipated semi-annual event, meant to celebrate the city’s culinary scene and encourage people to eat out, features fixed priced meals at participating restaurants. The event has been take-out only since the pandemic began but now diners will have both indoor and outdoor in-person options as well.

According to Amy Cakes of Mission Chinese, a participant in restaurant week, the “abbreviated Restaurant week…earlier this year was a huge lifeline for [them] when business was slow.”

This year, the usual registration fee was waived as well, making the event “much more accessible and less of a gamble.”

Lunch and dinner options, including an entree and a side, will be set at $21 or $39 depending on the restaurant; customers can also participate in Signature Dining Experiences at some restaurants, which have at least three courses for a fixed price of $125.

Seafood eatery Sea Wolf will be offering a $21 lunch and $39 meal.

In Bushwick, Ridgewood and East Williamsburg, seven restaurants will be participating in NYC Restaurant Week. Mission Chinese, an Asian fusion restaurant with Sichuan-inspired dishes, will be offering an appetizer and main for $39, with a side of rice.

Bushwick’s Sea Wolf, seafood eatery with a distinct surf culture theme, will be offering a $21 lunch and $39 meal.

In addition, Queen Bar & Restaurant, which serves Mediterranean food, will have a $21 fixed price menu, including delivery and take-out. There’s a vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal option, both of which include pistachio baklava for dessert. And Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar, a Bushwick eatery and bar with a Hawaiian spin where you can order burgers and tropical drinks, will have $21 dinners.

Ridgewood’s Craft Culture, which has a number of local beers on tap, will be offering $21 meals such as cheeseburgers and chicken sandwiches, meant to pair well with their variety of lagers and ales.

For those who prefer cocktails with their burgers, the warm and friendly Ridgewood eatery Cream will be serving fixed price lunches for $21 and dinners for $39.

Over in East Williamsburg, Mexican restaurant Paloma’s BK will be serving $39 dinners with a take-out option.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on July 20, 9:34 a.m. Mission Chinese has since updated the meal price to $39. Their statement on Restaurant Week was also added.

All photos by Paige Cromley.

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