One of the most exciting things about New York is the variety of restaurants and the different food experiences the city has to offer; Foodfaves has some great news to share, NYC Summer Restaurant Week is back! Beginning July 25 through August 18 you will have the chance to go to the fanciest places in the city and get a three course lunch for $29 or a three course dinner for $42.
So whether you take a date, your parents, in-laws, or just friends you like to hang with, this is your opportunity to “impress for less”! And because we know that food porn addicts love American food, here is FoodFaves’ selection of the BEST EIGHT NEW AMERICAN RESTAURANTS participating in NYC summer restaurant week flaunting their best dishes! Don’t get lost in what to order, become an expert and enjoy 100% of these foodie experiences!
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Located at the James Hotel in NYC and managed by Cheff Raoul Whitaker, David Burke Kitchen blends creativity with wholesome and modern American food. Their secret (shhhh), use only local sourced ingredients.
For NYC summer restaurant week, they offer a three course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu that includes a choice of appetizer, main course & dessert.
What to order: If you like beets, you shouldn’t miss the Roasted Beets Appetizer, mixed with pistachios, arugula, goat cheese, and finished with a citric and pollen vinaigrette. For a main course we couldn’t decide which was best between the Braised Rabbit Agnolotti and the BBQ Pork Belly, it all depends on what you are craving for. To end with the perfect dessert, don’t miss the DIY Mini Monkey Bread, a coffee brioche with banana caramel and topped with maple pecan ice cream.
Inspired by the seasons and the creativity of the Whitney Museum, Untitled is the perfect definition of a contemporary restaurant. From its original name, to the design and location (inside the Whitney Museum), this restaurant managed by executive Chef Suzanne Cupps serves contemporary American food. So, if you are one of those people that consider themselves contemporary and like to explore new flavors, this is the restaurant for you!
For NYC summer restaurant week, you can choose from a three course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu, that includes one small plate, one large plate and a dessert
What to order? For dinner, Foodfaves recommends beginning with the Tomato & Peach Gazpacho, a mix of Jicama, Shiso, and summer melon. Follow with the Roasted Sea Bass with Smoked tomato gumbo, peppers, cranberries- not to be missed! To finish this contemporary dinner experience, order the Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie, no words to describe the amount of chocolate and its sinful taste.
3. ABC Kitchen
This sustainable- casual restaurant decorated as a fancy country house and located at the ABC Carpet & Home department store, is owned by Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. ABC Kitchen offers a good selection of fresh organic and local ingredients, and strongly supports non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) farms. ABC Kitchen’s main concept is “sustainability” which is why, the main ingredients of most of its dishes comes mainly from local producers. Even the menus’ are made of recycling paper, the mats are compostable, and all the leftovers are sent off to the compost heap, too.
For NYC summer restaurant week, you can choose a three course prix-fixe lunch menu, that includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
What to order? For dinner, Foodfaves recommends the Crab Toast with lemon aioli, the perfect mix of freshness and citric flavors. For the entrée, the Akaushi Cheeseburger with herbed mayo and pickled jalapenos, by far one of the best burgers that you can find in New York. To end this beautiful meal, the toasted almond Crème Brulee, has the perfect balance of sweetness, almonds and cream.
With one star Michelin since 2005 and more than 30 years in business, Gotham Bar & Grill is the place to experience the cuisine of Chef Alfred Portale. This elegant and fancy (but low-key) New York style restaurant offers a traditional but evolving menu, with a consistent quality of food and service, and a broad selection of wine including vintage and small production wineries. If you want to impress someone, Gotham Bar & Grill is the best choice.
For NYC summer restaurant week, they are offering only a three course prix-fixe lunch menu that comes with a first and second plate and of course a dessert.
What to order? FoodFaves recommends you begin with the Cured Atlantic Salmon mixed of wheat berry, radish and finished with a lime emulsion dressing. For the second plate we suggest the Duck Breast with polenta, roasted black plum, and Tokyo turnip duck sauce. To close this meal, we suggest the Gotham Chocolate Cake served warm with salted almond ice cream.
5. Little Park
This seasonal restaurant owned by Chef Andrew Carmellini handles small and mid-sized plates highlighting the best ingredients of local farmers, anglers, vintners, ranchers and foragers. Little Park’smenu encourages a shared and variable experience so, if you are looking for a comfortable and elegant dinner, this is the right place to go!
For NYC summer restaurant week, they are offering only a three course prix-fixe lunch menu that includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
What to order? Foodfaves recommends starting with the Crispy Summer Squash with a lemon verbena yogurt. For the entrée, the Duck Confit Sandwich with arugula, cherry mustard. And for the dessert we suggest the Lemon Basil Sorbet Strawberry.
Tribeca Grill is one of the secret jewels of Drew Nieporent and Robert De Niro. Managed by Chef Scott Burnett, Tribeca Grill has become one of the most well recognized grilling restaurants in NYC, complimented by a wide variety of paired European wine brands.
For NYC summer restaurant week, you can choose a three course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu that includes a starter, entrée and dessert.
What to order? Foodfaves recommends starting with the Salmon Tartare, freshly citric and delicious. For the entrée we suggest the Roasted Chicken with Corn Relish, crispy and juicy. And for dessert, the Strawberry Cheesecake is sure to satisfy a true New Yorker.
This “down to earth” restaurant features new American plates with Mediterranean influences. Irvington’s main source of ingredients comes from local farmers, so if you want a unique market to table experience, Irvington is the place you have to book now!
For NYC summer restaurant week, you can choose a three course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu that comes with a starter, entrée and dessert.
What to order? For dinner, Foodfaves definitely suggests you start withthe Scallop Crudo with grapes, olives and radish. For the entrée, we recommend the Ribeye, absolutely juicy and tender. To finish, the Blueberry Peach Pie with whipped mascarpone, sweet enough to finish your evening.
8. Black Barn
In a modern barn setting and a view of Madison Square Park, Black Barn is an American restaurant serving local and artisanal food created by Chef John Doherty (former executive Chef of NYC Waldorf Astoria). Black Barn brings an authentic farm-to-table experience you won’t want to miss!
For NYC summer restaurant week, you can choose from their lunch menu two dishes and a dessert.
What to order? Foodfaves recommends a “fresh fish beginning” with the Carolina Blue Crab & Watermelon topped with cilantro and green tomatillo salsa. For the second plate we couldn’t decide which of these two dishes were better. If you are craving for some Steak, we recommend the Sliced Tri-Tip Steak that comes with sweet peppers, scallions and fries but, if your craving is fish, we recommend the Grilled Tuna Burger with sesame-ginger aioli and orange-chipotle chips. To complete the meal, the Cinnamon Donuts are definitely the best choice!
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