Sunday, July 20, 2008


Do you find yourself thinking

" Jeez I wish I could get a reservation at that New hot spot I saw in the NY Times ?"

With the recession in full effect folks have been cutting back on some of their favorite things to do, including eating out. Well I'm here to tell you NYers that the most beautifullest time is here again......that's right it's restaurant week.....WHOOOO HOOOOO.

For the folks outside of this glorious city let me explain....
Restaurant week is a ten day period (twice in the summer, twice in the fall) where you are able to dine at some of the finest establishments in the city, lunch and dinner for $24.07 and $35.00 respectively. Three course meals in this city normally run more than $100, so bring it on folks.... The 411:

NYC Restaurant Week (
Eat Famously
Gourmet Prix-Fixe Menus
July 21-25 and July 28- Aug 1, 2008
Enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe menus at participating

I try to participate every session and here are a some of the places I have eaten and LOVE!

Asia de Cuba (at Morgans)

Yum Yum and Yum. I normally hate fusion but this place ROCKS!
I'm all about communal tables and who wouldn't be if you could sit here:

and drink this:

Haven't been on a date in a long time with your one and only? Then take him/her here
(This was one of my first grown up dates and yes it was during restaurant week)
One if by land two if by Sea
Tres Romantic....
Ah I have eaten at so many of these awesome restaurants, it would take all night to list them all. However, I did have one bad experience at the Warldoff Astoria. Bland Boring menu.

Well I hope some of you get a chance to experience the life of a foodie in NY on a budget!



Lena said...

My Puerto Rican ass is def. hitting up a spot or two this week even if it's by myself...then I can be more of a pig and not worry haha.

A.M. said...

1st time blogger

Aww man..thanks for letting us know. I'm a NYer but go to school in Philly and they have restuarant week too. I've been meaning to check out NY's, knew it was coming up soon, but didn't know when. So thanks a zillion for the info :)

Tony OH said...

Very intoxicating!

Only bad thing is I'm in the ATL. :0(

Nice Blog though!

How bout stoppin in to my place, I'd love the company!

We're getting really steamy over there :0)

The Jaded NYer said...

ooh- you have to try this place on E57th btw 1st and Sutton- SOFRITO'S! OMG, food was so good I was full but kept eating it anyway!

Dreamy said...

ohhhh wow, looks fun and exciting!!

wish a black person could be there,lol

oh well, have a couple of drinks in my honor!!

hope your weekend was wonderful

Kieya said...

i love restaurant week, i once went to this awesome japanese place.

wish i was in NY to enjoy this tough
let us know where you go & if it was good/bad

The F$%K it List said...

@Lena and Jaded hmmm whose up for a little NY blogger gathering on the cheap next week.......

@A.M Thanks for dropping in definitely check it out, its so worth it.

@Tony I love your blog I'll be passing by again tonight.

@Jaded...See Lena and I know Sofritos. I hear you I ate and ate there too.

@Dreamy You need a vacation so get on up here next summer.

@Kieya I finally got the reservation I've been longing over for 3 years! So stay tuned

The Jaded NYer said...

bloggers and food- my two favorite things! Next week, you say? that work's for me because the babies are gone.

You plan it and I'll be there ;)

Do we dare eat at sofrito's? let me know so I can buy a pair of maternity pants LMAO!!!!

Eb the Celeb said...

thx for the tips... I a always looking for some new places with good eating

The F$%K it List said...

@Lena, Jaded.... No thai restaurant can accomodate. Anyone up for Bobby Van's?

@EB Its a NY blogger dinner, are you available on friday. you know you are a woman about town.

The Jaded NYer said...

damn- is this for THIS Friday, the 25th?? I have tickets to the Mets game on Friday... shoot! that means I'm out :(

I thought it was next week for some strange reason...

The F$%K it List said...

Now you know I know its Merengue night at the Shea! Next week Mama! But a lot of places are already booked up to the 1st! Bobby Vans is the only one that was nice and fancy and open for dinner reservations.

The Jaded NYer said...


Okay, count me in... 'cause like I said- if it has FOOD I'm there LOL!!