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Restaurants Offer Model-Thin Prices for Fashion Week Menus

By Leslie Albrecht | September 1, 2011 11:12am
A Naeem Khan runway show during February 2011's Fashion Week.
A Naeem Khan runway show during February 2011's Fashion Week.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — Watching stick-thin models float down runways all day would make anyone hungry — luckily Lincoln Center neighborhood restaurants are offering discounts during Fashion Week.

More than 20 eateries will try to lure fashionistas out of Fashion Week's tents with price cuts, but the promotion is open to the general public as well. It runs during Fashion Week, from Sept. 8-15.

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District organized the "Fashion Plate Prix Fixe" discount deal, which includes some of the Upper West Side's most well-regarded restaurants. The two-Michelin-starred Picholine, Telepan, Boulud Sud, A Voce, and Rosa Mexicano are among the participating eateries.

The cheapest deal is the $15.95 lunch buffet at Sapphire Indian Cuisine on Broadway between West 60th and 61st Street. The priciest is Picholine's dinnertime four-course tasting menu for $92.

The workers who build Fashion Week's tents, light the runway shows and keep the sound systems running are eligible for cheap food, too. A promotion called "Crew Cuts" gives behind-the-scenes Fashion Week employees discounts of up to 15 percent at Lincoln Center neighborhood restaurants that serve quick and affordable food.

Workers must show official Fashion Week credentials to get the special deals, which are available at Alan's Market Place, Breadsoul Café, Justino's Pizzeria, Lansky's, Lincoln Café, Melissa's Gourmet Deli, Ocean Dragon, Old John's Luncheonette, Olympic Flame Diner, 63 Bites, Sushi a-go-go, 'wichcraft, The Flame Restaurant, Francesco Pizzeria & Restaurant and P.J. Clarke's at Lincoln Square.