Frugal foodies already know what we're writing about, because this is one of the two most joyous times of the year for them - Restaurant Week! This hallowed time in NYC, lasting from July 25th to August 19th, is graciously way more than a week long and the one and only circumstance in which you can get a reasonable meal at many of the top restaurants in the city. Tons of huge culinary names will be offering up specially crafted prix fixes for the event, and we can't be more giddy with anticipation. Whether you're shelling out a mere $29 for a three course lunch or a scant $42 for a three course dinner, consult our guide before the most wonderful time of the year rolls around.

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