I've got a reservation tonight at Fig and Olive for Restaurant Week, but I'll have to eat again at some point in the next ten days. To make your decision for tonight's culinary adventure easier, here are five more restaurants serving great prix fixe dinners this week and next.
Butter, one of my favorite downtown eateries, promises duck confit and ravioli prepared by Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli.
The Breslin (above), which shares space with hipster hot spot the Ace Hotel, will impress you and your meat-loving date with gastropub fare from celebrity restaurateur April Bloomfield of Spotted Pig fame. Afterward hunt for stars and swill old fashioneds in the Ace's library-chic lobby.
The Libertine gets credit for making the Financial District cool, and Restaurant Week will undoubtedly introduce a new wave of fans to its cool digs. When you've finished dinner, sneak into the neighboring Wooly.
Po is a cute, small, Italian spot, and its options of guinea hen and braised short ribs ensure that you'll be well-fed before heading out for an evening in the West Village.
Lure Fishbar is one of my favorite restaurants in SoHo, and the cool yacht-inspired decor is always a crowd pleaser. Bring your friends, order all the oysters you can handle, and then tuck into those prix fixe meals.
Monday, May 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.