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- Restaurant Week is happening in a bunch of cities right now, including New York and Los Angeles.
- Restaurant Week offers a price fixed menu at participating restaurants, more than 1,000 across the country.
- The promotion allows people to try new foods at the best restaurants without paying high prices.
Every city has its local cuisine and right now, you can try gourmet dishes at first-class restaurants for a set price during Restaurant Week.
While different cities hold the popular annual event at various points throughout the year, all of the country’s biggest cities – including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago – have Restaurant Week concurrently.
New York City hosted its first restaurant week in 1992, but the movement didn’t catch widespread attention and followers for another decade.
Now, cities far and wide have picked up on the idea to attract local foodies. Many large cities have had such profound success with the program that they have made it semi-annual. New York now hosts Restaurant Week in the winter and the summer, providing urbanites with double the opportunity to dine at discounted prices.
The general concept is that participating restaurants offer price fixed menus so attendees can consume a three-course meal while knowing exactly how much they’ll pay ahead of time. Prices and dates vary by city and some restaurants may have their own rules, so check the listings before making a reservation.
Keep reading to see nine cities currently holding Restaurant Week, and what the prix fixe meal will cost you.
New York City
376 restaurants in all five boroughs are participating
Dates: January 22-February 9
Prices: $29 for lunch; $42 for dinner
295 restaurants participating
Dates: January 12-January 26
Prices: $15, 20, or $25 for lunch; $29, $39, $49, or $95 for dinner
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Over 370 restaurants are participating
Dates: January 26-February 9
Prices: $22 for brunch or lunch; $33 or $44 for dinner
Over 125 restaurants participating
Dates: January 22-January 31
Prices: $15 or $25 for lunch; $40 or $65 for dinner
- Courtesy Birch and Barley
243 restaurants participating
Dates: January 22-January 28
Prices: $22 for brunch or lunch; $35 for dinner
52 restaurants participating
Dates: January 14-January 26
Prices: $20 for lunch; $35 for dinner
Over 180 restaurants participating
Dates: January 21-January 28
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More than 100 restaurants participating
Dates: January 19-January 28
Prices: $30 or $35
Hudson County, New Jersey
50 participants in Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, and other cities
Dates: January 22-February 2
Prices: $12-$20 for lunch; $20-$40 for dinner