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Summer 2013 New York City Restaurant Week (July 22 – August 16) – Top 10 Picks For Restaurant Week NYC

July 20, 2013

Nearly 300 NYC restaurants are participating in NYC Restaurant Week (July 22 – August 16). This is a unique opportunity to experience some of the best NYC restaurants where they are offering a three-course lunch for $25 and dinner for $38. Book your table now! Bon Appetit!

OUR TOP 10 PICKS: WHERE TO EAT FOR RESTAURANT WEEK NYC

CAFE BOULUD | Neighborhood: Upper East Side | Cuisine: French

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Café Boulud, Chef Daniel Boulud’s famous French restaurant located on Upper East Side has become one of the favorite restaurants for many great food lovers. The restaurant’s menu reflects Boulud’s four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavors of world cuisines. This place is not to be missed.

Café Boulud
20 east 76th Street
New York, NY 10012
212-772-2600
http://www.cafeboulud.com/nyc

EMPIRE STEAK HOUSE | Neighborhood: Midtown West | Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Located in Midtown West, in the heart of Rockefeller Center, Empire Steak House is the place where you will learn that a great meal is much more than just the food – it is an experience! Founded by Sinanaj Brothers, the owners of famous Ben & Jack’s, Empire Steak House proudly serves only the highest quality USDA prime meats and delicious seafood. It is a perfect place for a date, family, friends, or for dinner with clients. Warm and welcoming staff, inviting feel-at-home décor, amazing food, excellent service, and the best Tiramisu in NYC will make you return back to this restaurant.

Empire Steak House
36 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-582-6900
http://www.empiresteakhousenyc.com

THE NATIONAL | Neighborhood: Midtown East | Cuisine: American New 

The-National

Food Network and one of the nation’s most widely celebrated chefs Geoffrey Zakarian is the visionary behind The National. Zakarian’s cuisine is accessible and fresh, concentrating on American ingredients prepared with French technique.

The National
557 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212-715-2400
http://www.thenationalnyc.com

NOBU NEW YORK | Neighborhood: TriBeCa | Cuisine: Japanese

Nobu
Located in TriBeCa, Nobu New York the flagship restaurant of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s has been one of many favorite japanese restaurants in The Big Apple. Designed by architect David Rockwell, Nobu New York evokes the beauty of the Japanese countryside with its natural textures, wood floors, birch trees, and a wall made of river stones, creating a surreal effect. Amazing energy, great service, and the resulting dishes,including Yellowtail with Jalapeno, Tiradito Nobu Style, Lobster with Wasabi Pepper Sauce, and Black Cod with Miso, make Nobu an award winning restaurant.

Nobu New York
105 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
212-219-0500
http://www.noburestaurants.com

MORIMOTO | Neighborhood: Meatpacking District | Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Morimoto-Restaurant

This modern chic Japanese restaurant located in Meatpacking District has great ambiance, amazing and unique style presented food by real-life Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.

Morimoto
88 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
212-989-8883
http://www.morimotonyc.com

MAIALINO | Neighborhoods: Gramercy, Flatiron | Cuisine: Italian

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Located on the ground floor of the Gramercy Park Hotel, Maialino is a Roman-style trattoria from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. This wonderful rustic space, with great atmosphere, excellent food and service will not disappoint you.

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue
New york, NY 10010
212-777-2410
http://www.maialinonyc.com

AI FIORI | Neighborhood: Midtown West | Cuisine: Italian

The Setai

Located in the Setai Fifth Avenue hotel, Ai Fiori (The name means “among the flowers”) brings Italian and French Riviera traditional dishes. Esquire Magazine included Ai Fiori in the List of Best 2011 New Restaurants in America. ZAGAT named Ai Fiori#1 New Restaurant in NYC. We are including chef Michael Whites’s Ai Fiori restaurant in our top 10 must visit during NYC Summer Restaurant Week.

Ai Fiori
Setai Fifth Avenue
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
212-613-8660
http://www.aifiorinyc.com

The Dutch | Neighborhood: SoHo | Cuisine: American New 

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Located on the corner of Prince and Sullivan Street in SoHo, The Dutch is fresh and casually elegant restaurant with something for everyone.  If you are in West Village area, Chef Andrew Carmellini will convince you perfection does exist.

The Dutch
131 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10019
212-677-6200
http://thedutchnyc.com

Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria | Neighborhood: Upper West Side | Cuisine: Italian

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If you are in the mood for Southern regional Italian cuisine and wines, Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria is a place to go. Located on the Upper West Side, this upscale-casual dinning has been a local favorite for 10 years. With great rustic decor and excellent service, Cesca will become your absolute must visit in Manhattan.

Cesca Enoteca & Trattoria
164 West 75th Street
New York, NY 10024
212-787-6300
http://cescanyc.com

Aldea | Neighborhood: Flatiron | Cuisine: Mediterranean

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Aldea (Spanish word for village) is located in the Heart of the Flatiron District.  This two-story dining space with mezzanine, high ceiling, and spectacular chandelier lighting created by Stephanie Togo is quite popular. Chef and Owner, George Mendes offers creative seasonal menu with avant-garde classic cuisine with Iberian overtones and unique list of global wines. Elegant decor from the blue tints reminiscent of the air and sea to bamboo and curly wood that decorate recessed walls will make your visit striking and memorable.

Aldea
31 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-675-7223
http://aldearestaurant.com


About the author: Vera Djonovic

Vera Djonovic is an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Designer, Fashion Stylist, Branding and Lifestyle Expert, Editor, Photographer



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