Through Feb. 12, NYC Restaurant Week Has Plenty of Local Catches to Put on Your Plate

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | NYC Restaurant Week—which began on January 17—isn’t contained to a mere seven days on the calendar. The annual wintertime gastronomic go-to happens through February 12. Its prix-fixe two-course lunches and three-course dinners for $30, $45 and $60 are available at nearly 500 restaurants across all five boroughs—but we’re containing our coverage to Chelsea Community News’ namesake neighborhood, with a nod to the nearby areas we’re in the process of embracing, as we expand the scope of our editorial coverage. First up, here’s what’s on the plate in Chelsea (click here for the nabe’s full list of participants).

Chelsea Table + Stage, no longer a newbie, is participating in NYC Restaurant Week for the second time. | File photo courtesy of the venue

Chelsea Table + Stage (152 W. 26th St.)

An ever-changing entertainment lineup and a menu featuring American fare, a curated wine list, and specialty cocktails

City Winery (Pier 57 & 11th Ave.)

Intimate, state-of-the-art concert venue alongside a winery, patio, restaurant, tasting bar, and secondary performance space

Motel Morris food plate photo by Joanne Adler Sinovoi

Fonda (189 Ninth Ave.)

Contemporary Mexican cuisine blending care and authenticity with creative urban flourishes

Piggyback by Pig & Khao (130 W. 30th St.)

Reflective of the traditional recipes, ingredients, and cooking techniques found throughout Asia

Motel Morris (132 Seventh Ave.)

Seasonal American, with global influences and fun nods to classic American dishes

The Orchard Townhouse (242 10th Ave.)

A comfy vibe with a menu offering American plates and imaginative rethinks on classic cocktails

THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT (click here for the full list of participants)

Fig & Olive—Downtown (420 W. 13th St.)

Menu captures the essence of the French Riviera, taking full advantage of seasonal ingredients

Photo courtesy of Catch NYC

Catch NYC (21 Ninth Ave.)

A seafood-centric menu and lively atmosphere for sit-down, with delivery and to-go options

Mollusca (1 Little W. 12th St.)

Seafood restaurant with influences from all around the world

THE FLATIRON DISTRIC(click here for the full list of participants)

Burger & Lobster Flatiron (39 W. 19th St.)

Starters include calamari, oysters and lobster bites, with main course selections such as Nebraskan beef burgers, wild Atlantic lobsters, lobster rolls

Mr. Mista Oh photo by Lanna Apisukh, courtesy of NYC & Company

Mr. Mista Oh (41 W. 24th St.)

Authentic Korean dishes including short ribs (galbi-jjim), bibimbap (hot stone rice bowl with assorted vegetables), and sun-dobu (soft tofu stew)

Wagamama—Nomad/Flatiron (210 Fifth Ave.)

Nourishing noodle dishes updated seasonally, all inspired by fast-paced Japanese ramen bars and a celebration of Asian food

HUDSON YARDS & MANHATTAN WEST (click here for the full list of participants)

Spanish Diner (435 W. 30th St.)

Large portions of Spanish favorites in a casual, high-energy outdoor space under the High Line

Kyma Hudson Yards (445 W. 35th St.)

Embracing traditional dishes, using the highest quality extra virgin olive oil from the Peloponnese and fresh fish flown in daily from the Mediterranean

Queensyard photo courtesy of NYC Restaurant Week

Queensyard (20 Hudson Yards)

Modern American cuisine with style and design influences from London and the rooms of an English country home

Hidden Leaf (75 Manhattan West Plaza)

Draws its inspiration from China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam to create a pan-Asian dining adventure

HELL’S KITCHEN (click here for the full list of participants)

Longo Bros. (474 Ninth Ave.)

Casual atmosphere with a careful emphasis on making traditional Italian dishes of distinction, with equal attention paid to the accompanying cocktails

File photo via chezjosephine.com

Chez Josephine (414 W. 42nd St.)

A French-American menu and live piano music in an intimate Parisian setting

Etcetera Etcetera (352 W. 44th St.)

Italian cuisine in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, perfect for pre-dinner cocktails, post-theatre dinners, and everything in between

If you find yourself on a day where you’ve had your fill of food, it’s worth noting that NYC Restaurant Week happens under the umbrella of NYC & Company’s NYC Winter Outing, whose other offerings include 2-for-1 tickets at more than 40 museums, attractions, tours, and performing arts for NYC Must-See Week.  Also underway is NYC Hotel Week, with 23% off standard retail rates at more than 140 hotels. So greet those out of town guests with open arms, hand them they keys to your place, and spoil yourself with a discounted stay at hotel where you can liberally deploy the Do Not Disturb sign! All programs take place through February 12. Reservations are bookable at nycgo.com/winterouting.

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