NYC Winter Restaurant Week

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It’s about the half way point of this year’s NYC Winter Restaurant Week (Jan 25 to Feb 7). It’s that fun time of the year where you can dine at $$$+ restaurants for about $$+. Participating restaurants are offering Restaurant Week Menus which features three-course, prix-fixe lunches for $24.07 and dinners for $35. Prices do not include beverages, tax, and gratuity. Restaurant week menus are available every day excluding Saturdays and only some restaurants on Sunday. For more details on participating restaurants, visit here. Reservations to some restaurants can be made through OpenTable.

I’ve been busy for the past week, but I managed to allocate some time this upcoming week. I made my reservations and will be heading to the Thalassa Restaurant for dinner later this week. The Thalassa Restaurant is located at 179 Franklin Street between Greenwich St and Hudson St in the TriBeCa area. It’s a Greek restaurant with lots of tasty seafood their menu. Their restaurant week menu is available here. I think I’ll go for either the Lobster Bisque or Grape Leaves for appetizer, the Pan Roasted Skate for the main course, and conclude the meal with the Baklava (one of my favorites) for dessert. I’ve never been there, but their menu sounds pretty good.

This winter there is also a Restaurant Week Truck, offering gourmet soups from 24 participating restaurants. The soups are only $6 and come accompanied with bread. The truck can be found in the following locations on the specified dates, from 11am to 2pm:

Jan 25–29: Broadway (between 50th and 51st St)
Feb 1–3: Fifth Ave. (between 18th and 19th St)
Feb 4–5: Greenwich St. (between Warren and Murray St)

The menu is different every day and more information can be found here. Also, $1 of your $6 purchase will be donated to a Haiti Relief Fund to aid disaster-relief efforts.

Not sure if I’ll be running into the Restaurant Week Truck, but if I do happen to be at the right place and the right time, I’ll grab some yummy soup!!

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