Chew On it: NYC Restaurant Week — and $38 Three-Course Dinners — Are Back

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What do you need to pull yourself through a bleak, frigid, snow-soaked winter that seems endless, no matter what a certain genetically clairvoyant Staten Island rodent predicted earlier this week? Comfort food. And to guarantee it at an agreeable price NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2015 rolls into town February 16 through March 6 with 340 participants, more than ever before.

For 23 years Restaurant Week has drummed up business during the city’s slowest seasons (think extreme chill and heat when you might be tempted to give up an embarrassment of haute veggies and organic pancakes to be anywhere else). Three-course lunches for $25 and dinners for $38, often at super-desirable destinations, add up to one good reason to stick around town or venture in from a nearby suburb or someplace even snowier, like Minneapolis or Rapid City.

If you crave the ambient aura of travel that’s built into the DNA of the best hotel restaurants you’re in luck. Their ranks leapt from 35 to 41 this time, despite losing six previous participants including blue ribbon perennials like Cafe Boulud at the Surrey and Maialino at the Gramercy.

Never mind. Among the newcomers is hot ticket Narcissa at the Standard East, stylish Asellina at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, the new Park Hyatt’s glamorous Back Room at One57, East and West, Yotel’s fresh fusion offering, the Morgan Dining Room, which replaced long-shuttered Asia de Cuba at Morgan and JW Marriott’s glittery Southgate Bar and Restaurant.

Reservations are officially up for grabs, so click on, and prepare to lift your fork.

Here’s the complete hotel restaurant list. Dig in.

2 West at the Ritz Carlton New York Battery Park — Financial District

Abboccato Ristorante at the Blakely — Midtown West

Ai Fiori at the Lanesborough — Midtown South

The Americano at Hotel Americano — Chelsea

Atrio Wine Bar/Restaurant at Conrad New York – Financial District

Asellina at the Gansevoort Park Avenue — NoMad

Auden Bistro & Bar at the Ritz Carlton Central Park — Midtown

The Back Room at One57 at the Park Hyatt — Midtown

Blue Fin at W Times Square — Times Square

Ca Va Brasserie at the Intercontinental Times Square – Times Square

Calle Ocho at The Excelsior — Upper West Wide

Clement at The Peninsula — Midtown

Crossroads American Kitchen and Bar at the Marriott Marquis — Times Square

David Burke Kitchen at The James — SoHo

DB Bistro Moderne at City Club – Times Square

East and West at the Yotel — Times Square

Ed’s Chowder House at The Empire Hotel — Lincoln Center/West Side

Grape & Vine at the Jade Hotel – Greenwich Village

The Lambs Club Bar at the Chatwal — Times Square

Lexington Brass at Hyatt 48Lex — Midtown East

Maze by Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC – Midtown West

Mint Restaurant at the San Carlo — Midtown East

Mercer Kitchen at the Mercer — SoHo

Monkey Bar at Hotel Elysee — Midtown East

The Morgan Dining Room at The Morgan — Murray Hill

Narcissa at the Standard East — East Village

The National Bar and Dining Rooms at The Benjamin – Midtown East

Nice Matin at The Lucerne — Upper West Side

Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien — Midtown

North Square Restaurant & Lounge at the Washington Square Hotel – Greenwich Village

Nougatine at Jean Georges at the Trump International Hotel & Tower – Upper West Side

Paramount Bar and Grill at the Paramount — Times Square

Pigalle at Hilton Garden Inn — Times Square

Shula’s Steak House at Westin Times Square — Times Square

Sirio at The Pierre – Midtown/East Side

Southgate Bar and Restaurant at JW Marriott — Midtown

The Strand Bistro at The Strand — Midtown South

Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza — Midtown West

Triomphe Restaurant at the Triumph Hotel — Times Square

The View Restaurant and Lounge at Marriott Marquis — Times Square

The Wayfarer at the Quin — Midtown



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