New York Restaurant Week Back for First Time Since Start of Pandemic

By Kurt Stolz on 13 July 2021
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Wiener Schnitzel at the restaurant Schilling in Manhattan

New York is celebrating the city’s reopening with an extended Restaurant Week that will start next Monday.

The program allows meals at some of the city’s finest restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost.

Restaurant Week began as a lunch-only promotion for a single week during the Democratic National Convention in the Big Apple in the summer of 1992 and the price for the prix fixe menus that restaurants offered then was the year, namely $19.92, the equivalent to $37.27 in current dollars.

Today, Restaurant Week offers lunch ($21) and dinner ($39) options that include an entrée and an accompaniment, and Signature Dining Experiences offering three or more courses are available at some restaurants for $125.

This year, the program will last longer than usual, namely for five weeks and the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, promised restaurants will offer residents and visitors alike “great discounts [and] great specials” throughout the five boroughs that comprise the city.

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