What if we told you that you could go out to a fancy dinner for less than $100? Get ready, because Restaurant Week in NYC is coming! This annual event runs from February 17th-March 7th (more than a week, but who’s complaining?) and offers prix fixe $25 lunches and $38 dinners at the fanciest and schmanciest city eateries.  Are you pumped for 3 courses of utter deliciousness? Good, because here’s the deal:

Nearly 300 restaurants in Manhattan are participating and reservations just opened on the 10th, so the sooner you book the better.

The organizers of Restaurant Week asked random people in Grand Central how to pronounce “prixe fixe”, and shockingly no one could get it right!

That won’t stop us from sampling the best the NYC restaurant scene has to offer though. Enjoy Asian delicacies from hotspots Mr. Chow, Nobu, SushiSamba and Tao. You might recognize Tao, and for good reason! The larger than life restaurant chain’s decor is to die for. With a 30+ foot lit up Buddha as the centerpiece to their Uptown space and a virtual water pool, it’s quite the extravagant experience.

Photo: Tao Downtown

Tao Downtown

Photo: Sushi Samba

Sushi Samba

For those craving their meal a la Francais, restaurants like Café Boulud  will be serving up Pan Seared Trout and Pot au Feu, and over at Chez Josephine they’ll be doing Braised Short Ribs.

Smith & Wollensky, Porter House New York and The Capital Grille are among the 27 steakhouses participating, which is nothing in comparison to the 50 Italian eateries on the list.

The esteemed Russian Tea Room also made the list of participants with appetizers like goat cheese and wild mushroom, and main courses like chicken a la Czar, filet of beef, or salmon, and desserts like cheesecake and chocolate mousse.

“Since being founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927, The Russian Tea Room has been a second home for boldface names and the intellectual elite – an exclusive enclave where actors, writers, politicians, and executives plan their next deals and celebrate their friends’ latest Carnegie Hall performances.”

The Russian Tea Room on ABC

All for less than $40??

This is utter madness and we demand you reserve your spot now before hopping on Seastreak for an equally extravagant ride into the city.

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

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