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Forget the holiday season, New York Restaurant Week (July 22nd August 16th) is THE most wonderful time of the year. There's nothing we don't love about it: making our list, checking it twice, playing reservation roulette on OpenTable, and finally following through on our promises to get dinner with all of our friends without ruining our checking accounts dry (just to refresh, all lunch prix fixe menus are $25 and dinner is $38). Here are our top 20 picks for where to go this restaurant week; pace yourselves and get reserving!

Go HERE to check out all the participating restaurants this season!

See also: [12 Restaurant Apps For All Of Your Dining Out Needs]