NYC Restaurant Week: Where You Can Eat Like The 1% And Spend Like The 99%

by Ramya Velury · January 25, 2012

You still have over two weeks left for NYC restaurant week, which means that the delectable menus of the finest New York City restaurants are finally within the grasp of the 99%.  With the pre-fixed menus adding up to less than half of what you would normally spend, here are a few choices of the many.

Check out the official guide for the full directory of participating restaurants.

Restaurant week this year runs from January 10th- February 16th (Monday-Friday).

Lavo NYC

Lavo is a new restaurant and nightclub from the ownership behind TAO, LAVO Las Vegas, Stanton Social and Avenue. It's a  Southern Italian restaurant with an "uptown" ambiance.

Location: 39 East 58th Street, between Park and Madison. 212-750-5588

For the menu options click HERE.

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Ajna Bar

Ajna Bar is a bold fusion restaurant with influences from Asian and French cuisine. It offers a family-style dining experience that is both elegant and cozy.

Location: 25 Little W. 12th St. (Little W 12/Washington) Manhattan, NY 10014. 646-416-6002

For the menu options click HERE.

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Indochine

Indochine is a French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant that uses elements like Japanese box lights and wall-painted palm trees to make up its chic atmosphere.

Location: 430 Lafayette St. (Lafayette/Astor Pl) Manhattan, NY 10003. 212-505-5111

For the menu options click HERE.

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Yerba Buena Perry

With flavors spanning Peru, Cuba, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Spain, Yerba Buena Perry is located the the trendy West-Village. This Latin influence has even made it to the expertly-crafted cocktail menu with drinks like the Mayan, a drink made with mezcal and corn juice.

Location: 1 Perry St. (Perry St/Greenwich Av) New York, NY 10014. 212-620-0808

For the menu options click HERE.

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Carnegie Deli

USA Today deemed this deli to the "most famous deli in the United States." Their menu features things like: pastrami, corned beef, potato pancakes, smoked salmon, chopped chicken liver and matzo ball soup. It's great for late night dining since it's open until 4 a.m.

Location: 854 Seventh Avenue (55 St/7 Av) New York, 10019. 212-757-2245

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Fish Tag

Both a wine bar and a chic Mediterranean restaurant, Fish Tag offers an eclectic menu for both the foodie and wino. Award-winning Michael Psilakis pairs each dish with a wine.

Location: 222 W. 79th St. (79/Bway) Manhattan, NY 10024. 212-362-7470

For the menu options click HERE.

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Cipriani Dolci

Cipriani Dolci features a Venetian menu with a chic-dining experience. It features designs by Arturo di Modica, the sculptor of the Wall Street Bull.

Location: 89 East 42nd Street (43/Vanderbilt) New York, NY 10017. 212-973-0999

For the menu options click HERE.

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Nobu Next Door

This branch of the original, Nobu, offers a raw bar of the day's freshest market catch, unlike its contemporary. Designed by architect David Rockwell, the restaurant was inspired by the Japanese seaside.

Location: 105 Hudson St at Franklin St. Manhattan, NY 10013. 212-334-4445

For the menu options click HERE.

Kittichai

Located in SoHo at the Sixty Thompson hotel , Kittichai is a Thai restaurant that uses flavors link mint, coconut, and green papaya in its dishes.

Location: 60 Thompson St. (Thompson/Spring) Manhattan, NY 10012. 212-219-2000

For the menu options click HERE.

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City Hall Restaurant

City Hall Restaurant is famous for using local organic products, as it changes the menu seasonally. Located right near City Hall, City Hall Restaurant has a wide range of items on its menu.

Location: 131 Duane St. (Duane/W Broadway) Manhattan, NY 10013. 212-227-7777

For the menu options click HERE.

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Red Rooster

Located in one of the most soulful places in Manhattan, Red Rooster is an American comfort food restaurant that offers more than just a dining experience. This 3,400 square-foot space also has a grocery store, breakfast cafe, bar, and a communal table.

Location: 310 Lenox Ave. bet. 125th and 126th Sts.Manhattan, NY 10028. 212-792-9001

For the menu options click HERE.

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