NEW YORK — Rejoice, foodies — the city has announced dates for this summer's Restaurant Week.
For 20 days, bargain hunters will have an opportunity to dine at some of the city's most popular restaurants for discount prices. Prix-fixe lunches are $27.04, while a three-course prix-fixe dinner will cost $35.
The promotion begins July 16 and runs through August 10.
The promotion began in 1992, when lunch was priced at $19.92. Since then, the average meal in New York has increased by $16, while the average price of a Restaurant Week lunch has only gone up $4.15, the city said.
NYC & Co., the agency in charge of the promotion, has already announced that a number of restaurants that were around at Restaurant Week's inception will again be participating this year.
"We're proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week, providing New Yorkers and visitors the opportunity to sample some of the finest restaurants in the world at a fraction of the regular price," said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta in a statement.
Among the restaurants include Barbetta, Brasserie, Capsouto Freres, Chin Chin, Delmonico’s, Gotham Bar and Grill, Mesa Grill, The Palm, Petrossian, Remi, The Russian Tea Room, Shun Lee Palace, Steak Frites, Tribeca Grill, Victor’s Café and Water’s Edge.
"It's an opportunity for people who would not normally come to Barbetta," said restaurant owner Laura Maioglio. "What you try to do is make dishes that are your signature dishes."
A full list of participating restaurants will be available on July 9, when reservations open.