It is undeniable that NYC is a foodies’ paradise. And this winter, there’s no better time to warm up and fill up on some of the finest restaurants in the city than during the much-anticipated Restaurant Week, which actually takes place for almost four weeks this year. When you’re one of the lucky residents of the One Manhattan Square condos, you can easily take advantage of mouthwatering eats at a more-than-reasonable price point. Sample new and exciting cuisine and visit some of your old standbys for lunch or dinner with prix-fixe menus and other incentives.
What began as a way to drum up lunch reservations over 30 years ago, Restaurant Week has expanded to a city-wide event that happens twice a year to the delight of diners from Manhattan to Staten Island. This is the ideal situation for restaurants who might be experiencing the typical holiday lull and is a boon to epicures of all tastes during the doldrums of winter.
From January 17 to February 12, put the pots and pans away and head out to partake in the best-of-the-best on the LES during this special time of year. And pro tip: there might be special offers depending on what kind of credit card you have. Just remember that Saturday seatings are not a part of Restaurant Week, so plan accordingly.
At what Lower East Side eateries should you make reservations this year? Let’s find out!
Beauty & Essex | 146 Essex Street
A go-to for in-the-know New Yorkers since 2010, Beauty & Essex is an atmospheric and vibey dining destination that’s a must-visit. Take in the low lighting, sophisticated setting, and Restaurant Week prix-fixe menu from Monday-Friday for brunch, lunch, and dinner. With a kitchen helmed by celeb chef Chris Santos, Beauty & Essex is known for its expertly cooked meats and innovative international offerings.
IXTA | 299 Bowery
Don’t have time to jet off to Mexico to experience that country’s culinary wonders this winter? No te preocupes! IXTA brings the flavor, tradition, passion, and skill of the Oaxacan food scene to the heart of the Lower East Side. Feast on regional favorites like tacos, enchiladas, and guacamole and pair them with a carefully curated selection of tequila that’s sure to make those wintery nights a little warmer.
Essex | 124 Rivington Street
Can anyone capture the diversity, excitement, and exuberance of the Lower East Side in one restaurant? Essex comes pretty close. With an eclectic menu of tasty dishes, Essex has been a neighborhood standby since 1999. The low-key vibes of this casual yet refined spot make it the ultimate place for a celebratory brunch or a solo meal at the bar. With Restaurant Week, you’re given a wide range of options, from starters like crispy flatbreads and succulent charred octopus to main courses like decadent steak frites or coconut- and saffron-infused cauliflower.
Restaurant Week or not, One Manhattan Square is a prime location from which to encounter the restaurants, bars, and nightlife that the Lower East Side is famous for. If you’d like to learn more about what this distinctive area of Manhattan has to offer, contact our sales team today.