Jan 30 2009

Your One-Stop Shop for Restaurant YEAR: The List of RW Extensions Grows

Published by Andy at 12:49 pm under Food, Wine & Beer News,Recession Specials

wrw_rotating_1_620x215_newThe trend is spreading like wildfire. With NYC Restaurant Week winding down and the economic outlook remaining bleak at best, restaurants are extending their Restaurant Week menus left and right. While Restaurant Week organizer NYC & Co. has sent out a note to see if participating restaurants would be willing to extend through February, nothing has been made official yet. IT’S OFFICIAL! Some restaurants couldn’t didn’t even wait and pre-extended their RW menus. Our readers have been asking us to compile a comprehensive list of restaurants that have extended Restaurant Week to Restaurant Year, or to sometime in between. So, here’s your complete, up-to-the-minute guide to NYC Restaurant Year. We expect there will be many more, but these are the ones we know about now:

21 ClubExtended through February 27th. And don’t forget you don’t have to wear a tie anymore and you can get free parking at a nearby garage from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m, a complimentary cocktail if you reserve through the restaurant’s website, and a gift certificate for 20% off from February 1 through May 31.

5 NinthExtended through February 27th. And by the way, looks like a pretty good happy hour special Sun-Wed from 4-8pm when you can get $3 drafts, $5 selected wine, $5 well liquor and FREE PIGS IN THE BLANKET!

L’AbsintheExtends Restaurant Week permanently! According to Jaunted, its three-course prix fixe dinner menu (available Monday-Friday) is $30.09. And it’s not one of those extremely limited RW menus, either. There are four-to-five choices in each course, and with offerings like salmon tartare, pike quenelles in lobster broth, and fresh profiterolles with vanilla ice cream, you really are getting a meal that would normally run $50 or more.

Aquavit - Extending in both the Cafe and Dining Room through February 27th. 

Apiary – Extending through Labor Day. The Restaurant Week prix-fixe menu will be available Sun-Thurs with no time restrictions AND Monday nights are BYO with no-corkage fee.  Helluva deal here. For more Restaurant Week extensions…

Abboccato - Extended through February 27th.

ArtisanalExtended through end of 2009. And Artisanal has agreed to offer a Cheese Plate (their bread and butter) as a dessert option.

Asia de Cuba – Per comment from the general manager below, we learned that Asia de Cuba is extending Restaurant Week through the end of March (lunch Mon-Fri and dinner Sun-Fri).

Atlantic Grill - Extended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too, but not V-Day.

BarbettaExtended through February 27th. 

Barbounia - Extended through February 27th.

Bice - Extended through February 27th.

Black Duck - Extended through February 27th.

Bar Boulud - Extended through February 27th (Mon-Fri lunch only).

Beacon - Extended through February 27th. Oh, and don’t forget about Beacon’s Sunday Brunch with $11 bottomless Bloody Mary’s or the Sunday Supper (3 courses for $44) with 30 wines under $30 or BYO (no corkage fee).

Benoit – Extended through February 27th.

Blue Fin - Extended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too, but not V-Day.

Blue Water GrillExtended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too, but not V-Day.

Cafe BouludExtended for lunch through February 27th.

Cafe des ArtistesExtending through end of 2009. And has generously agreed to the Wined & Dined ‘Substitution Special’. Restaurant Week diners can substitute a glass of wine for the dessert course.

Center Cut - Extending Sun-Fri through February 27th and Sun-Thurs through March 31st. 

CentricoExtended through February 27th.  

China Grill - Extending Dinner Menu Sun-Fri through February 27th and Sun-Thurs through March 31st and Lunch Menu Mon-Fri through March 31st.

Chinatown Brasserie - Extended through February 27th (lunch and dinner Sun-Fri). Still offering the buy 1-glass of wine, get 1 glass free in place of the dessert course.

Compass - Extends Restaurant Week menu permanently ($35 prix-fixe). Perhaps more accurate to say that Compass always had a permanent $35 prix-fixe menu that it uses as its Restaurant Week menu, too. Also extended the $39 3lb lobster special through February 15th.

Dos Caminos (all locations) – Extended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too, but not V-Day.

DovetailExtended through February 27th (lunch only Wed-Fri). People have been raving about Dovetails’ RW lunch. And don’t forget about the $38 Sunday Suppa. Our friends Scott and Lynley went this past Sunday and said it was delicious and that they definitely recommend it to anyone.

Fig & Olive (all locations) – Extended through February 27th (not Saturday’s).

Hudson CafeteriaExtending Dinner Menu Sun-Fri through February 27th and Sun-Thurs through March 31st and Lunch Menu Mon-Fri through March 31st.

Icon - Extended through February 27th.

Ilili - Extended through February 27th.

Isabella’s - Extended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too, but not V-Day.

JoJo - Extending $24 lunch/$35 dinner menu through end of 2009. Note that only available for dinner Mon-Fri 5:30-6:30 and again after 9:30 and all Sunday.

Kobe ClubExtending daily through February 27th and Tues-Sat through March 31st.

Kittichai - Extended through March 31, 2009.

Le Cirque - Extending through February (lunch and dinner Mon-Fri only).

Lever House - Extending its $35 three-course dinner through the end of March.

Mai House - Extended through February 27th.

Maya - Extended through end of February.

Megu - Extended at both locations through end of February. Manager we spoke with said they may extend further.

Mercer Kitchen - Extending $35 dinner menu through end of 2009. Note that only available for dinner Sun-Thurs 6-6:30 and again after 10 until close.

Mia DonaExtended through end of February.

Nobu/Nobu Next Door - Extended through February 27th.

North Square – Extended through February 27th.

NougatineExtending $24 lunch/$35 dinner menu through end of 2009. Note that only available for dinner Sun-Fri 5:30-6:30pm and again 10-11pm.

OceanaExtended through Spring 2009 and maybe longer (including Saturdays). Also have a great wine deal — get 20% off bottles up to $100 and 30% off bottles that are $100 or more.

OlanaExtended through end of 2009.

PampanoExtended through end of February.

Patina Restaurant Group (Brasserie, Brasserie 8 1/2, Cafe Centro, Naples 45 and Nick + Stef’s) – Extended until February 27th. And don’t forget all bottles of wine are 25% off.

Perry St. - Extending $24 lunch/$35 dinner menu through end of 2009. Note that only available for dinner 5:30-6:30pm and again 10-11pm.

Petrossian - Extended through end of February. Lunch Mon-Fri and Dinner 7 days a week.

PrimehouseExtended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too, but not V-Day.

RayuelaExtended through February 27th.

Ruby Foo’s Times SquareExtended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too. but not V-Day.

SushiSamba - Extended through February 27th.

Tabla & Bread Bar - Extending for lunch only through the end of February.

Telepan - Extending for lunch only through the end of February. Also have added their burger to the Sunday night menu and doing a 3-course dinner for $39 Mon-Fri if you order before 6:30pm.

Toqueville - Extended through February 25th.

Tribeca Grill - Extended through February 27th.

Vento - Extended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too. but not V-Day. And don’t forget about this deal every Sunday  The Sunday Night Special (pizza or pasta and sommelier’s choice of wine by the glass or 12 oz beer for $12.95) will now begin Sunday’s starting March 1st.

Vong - Extending $24 lunch/$35 dinner menu through end of 2009 (no time/date restrictions apply).

Wildwood BBQ - Extended through February 27th. And now includes Saturday’s, too. And don’t forget that you can substitute a mug of Cold-Ass Beer or Glass of Wine for either the appetizer or dessert course.

AND HERE ARE SOME RESTAURANTS THAT WON’T BE EXTENDING RESTAURANT WEEK:

Convivio, Del Posto, Eleven Madison Park, The Modern, Quality Meats, Park Avenue Winter, Scarpetta (though I don’t think they were an official RW participant), Union Square Cafe…more to come.

AND HERE ARE SOME RESTAURANTS TAKING RESTAURANT WEEK TO THE NEXT LEVEL:

Apiary is BYO (no-corkage fee) on Monday nights. You can get a great RW meal for 2 with a bottle of wine and stay under $100!

Cafe des Artistes is allowing diners to substitute a glass of wine for their dessert course.

Chinatown Brasserie is running a buy 1 glass of wine, get 1 free special as a substitute for the dessert course.

Brasserie, Brasserie 8 1/2, Cafe Centro, Naples 45, Nick & Stef’s, Naples 45 and Sea Grill are all offering 25% off all bottles of wine. 

We heard on ZagatBuzz that Icon is offering 4 courses instead of the normal 3. 

Oceana is running a wine special, too. 20% off any bottle of wine less than $100 and 30% off any bottle of wine $100 or more. 

Wildwood Barbeque is allowing diners to substitute a mug of beer or glass of wine for either the dessert or appetizer course. 

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “Your One-Stop Shop for Restaurant YEAR: The List of RW Extensions Grows”

  1. Dena Kayon 29 Jan 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Vento does not offer the Sunday Night Special during Restaurant Week. I went last week and I was very disappointed.

  2. Andyon 29 Jan 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Dena- I just spoke with a manager at Vento. They re-confirmed that they are extending Restaurant Week through the end of February. They said that they do not offer other specials in combination with Restaurant Week, which is confusing since they have been publicizing the Sunday night deal. I asked what they plan to do with the Sunday Night Special now that they have extended Restaurant Week through February. They said that it’s being tabled until March 1st. Sorry that you didn’t tknow this before heading there, but thanks for the comment. Now lots of others can know before they go and not be similarly disappointed.

    Andy

  3. Asia de Cuba NYon 30 Jan 2009 at 6:40 am

    Asia de Cuba at Morgans Hotel (237 Madison Ave btwn 37th and 38th) will extend Restaurant Week until the end of March.
    Lunch $24.07 Monday-Friday
    Dinner $35 Sunday-Friday (no RW menu on Saturdays)
    Please call 212-726-7755 to reserve, or look us up on Open Table.

    Daniel Kim, General Manager
    Robert Tobin, Executive Chef

  4. Johnon 30 Jan 2009 at 10:14 am

    I was just at Tribeca Grill last Friday and they are extending restaurant week till the end of February as well

  5. Andyon 30 Jan 2009 at 10:29 am

    Thanks John! Was just about to reach out to Tribeca Grill and owners Myriad Restaurant Group (also Nobu, Centrico, Mai House). Heard all of these restaurants are doing great RW meals, which makes sense since Myriad Restaurant Group partner Tracy Nieporent is also the Chairman of the NYC & Company Restaurant Committee, the parent and sponsor of the event. They have to be doing great Restaurant Week stuff at their restaurants and the reviews have been reflecting that.

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  8. Newbieon 30 Jan 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Would anyone familiar with the nyc restaraunt scene like to comment on which of the RW offerings are worth going out of the way for? I’ve read a little pro and much con about these.

    What I’m looking for:

    Seven places worth taking time out for, for some unusual tastes, preparations or a notable atmosphere that I wouldn’t otherwise visit. I don’t generally eat in restarauts to begin with — I’m required to stick to a specific “healthy” diet 90% of the time. 10% I can eat whatever, unhealthy food included. The same health issues normally preclued NYC prices, but I can handle a $30-50 total for an exception to take my mind off things.
    I am more likely to do lunch than dinner, but if the lunch vs dinner menu is substantially different I would try it.

    thanks

  9. Andyon 30 Jan 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Newbie,

    Here’s what I got for you:

    Dovetail, Nougatine @ Jean-Georges, Tribeca Grill, Kittichai and for a steakhouse I’d go to Primehouse.

  10. Alexon 30 Jan 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve heard only negative reviews on dovetail, but naougatine, bar boulud, aquavit, le cirque are all recommended. Primehouse is an decent steakhouse, but not great by NY standards. But if steak is what you’re looking for, its the best on this list.

  11. Marisaon 30 Jan 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I had a great RW lunch at Dovetail last week and would recommend it. Also have been for the Sundany night deal and recommend that too.

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  13. Newbieon 30 Jan 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Andy, Alex, Marissa — thanks, I’ll check out the menus for all of those. Does it matter whether it’s lunch or dinner – some food or markedly different?

  14. Hungry_Charlieon 30 Jan 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Cafe Boulud has extended as well – all winter long.

    http://www.danielnyc.com

  15. lesideron 30 Jan 2009 at 4:34 pm

    had great RW meals at apiary and 5 ninth last week.

  16. Andyon 30 Jan 2009 at 4:40 pm

    @ Newbie – some places are lunch only, some are both lunch and dinner and some are dinner only. check to see when restaurants are offering their RW menus here:

    http://nycgo.com/restaurantweek

    for the actual menus check out here:

    http://www.winedanddined.com/2009/01/nyc-restaurant-week-menus-2009/

    AND

    http://nycgo.com/?event=view.article&id=132750

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  18. Alexon 30 Jan 2009 at 6:16 pm

    @hungry_charlie . THANK YOU for confirming cafe boulud, one of my all time favorite restaurants. Just did a review of them on my blog

  19. KathyKon 31 Jan 2009 at 10:00 am

    Had a fabulous lunch for Restaurant Week at Cafe Boulud last week. Let’s see what I can remember. The cured salmon was delicious as was the monkfish. Now that it’s extended I would put this one in the “not to miss” category.

  20. Jennifer Gon 31 Jan 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Will you see if Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Mad Park and The Modern will extend Restaurant Week, too? I missed out on these and am dying to try them for Restaurant Week.

  21. Newbieon 04 Feb 2009 at 1:12 pm

    FYI all, NYT has an article on restaraunts adjusting to the recession.

    At some point, they’ll have to cut back on the most interesting ingredients, but let’s hope they just shrink the portion size instead. I doubt anyone reading here goes to a fancy restaraunt for a daily calorie supply; it’s entertainment. You’re not likely to have your rib cage showing from eating restaraunt food ;-) .

    I’m going to check out Cafe Boulud — tx for the tip.

  22. Newbieon 04 Feb 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Whoop, url for the nyt article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/dining/04note.html?pagewanted=all

  23. Abbyon 04 Feb 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Has anyone tried the $39 three-pound lobster deal at Compass. Trying to find out if it’s worth my while.

  24. Johnon 04 Feb 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Had the Compass lobster special last week. Well worth it. Good value wine list, too.

  25. Whitmanon 04 Feb 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Rayuela, as opposed to what was stated by Andy, did extend restaurant week menu until the end of February…and honestly is one of the restaurants that really put some serious thoughts in the menu that they created for RW!

  26. Waldy Maloufon 04 Feb 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Beacon Restaurant (25 West 56th Street, 212 332 0500) has also extended for every day until February 27th.

  27. Andyon 05 Feb 2009 at 4:38 am

    @ Whitman – Thanks for the heads-up on Rayuela extending RW through Feb. I stand corrected. When I spoke with a manager last week on the phone, the response I got was that they would not be extending RW. Glad they had a change of heart. Rayuela’s RW menu is not on the official RW website, so click here: http://www.rayuelanyc.com/restaurantweek.htm

    @ Waldy M. – Sorry about leaving Beacon off. I updated the list. Love what you guys are doing with Sunday Night Supper — 30 Wines Under $30 or BYO is great! Also been hearing great things about Beacon’s Burger Bar @ kitchen counter. We’re gonna stop by soon to check it out.

  28. artieon 05 Feb 2009 at 10:16 am

    As you can see, some are extending restaurant week. Some great deals also exist for happy hours. Add to your list “lure fishbar”. Best oysters in town. The Modern stuffy. But anything with Boulud’s touch is great. Gramacy tavern, the best.

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  30. mcton 11 Feb 2009 at 9:39 am

    thanks for the list!

    do you know of any of steakhouses that have extended their rest week menus?

    tia

  31. Andyon 11 Feb 2009 at 10:14 am

    Here are some steakhouses that have extended Restaurant Week:

    AJ Maxwell’s — lunch and dinner, including Sunday dinner

    Ben Benson’s — lunch and dinner, including Sunday dinner

    Angelo & Maxie’s — lunch and dinner, including Sunday dinner

    Center Cut — dinner

    City Lobster & Steakhouse — lunch and dinner

    Frankie & Johnnie’s — lunch and dinner

    Kobe Club — dinner

    Michael Jordan’s — lunch, including Sunday lunch

    Nick & Stef’s — dinner

    Palm Restaurants — lunch only

    Porter House (Time Warner Center) — lunch and dinner

    Primehouse — lunch and dinner, including Saturdays (not V-Day)

    Shula’s Steakhouse — lunch and dinner

    T-Bar Steak & Lounge — lunch and dinner

  32. Mysterious Mammalon 06 Jun 2012 at 6:13 pm

    you removed my comment ?? keep your hair on. just cause i made a big deal about your spelling mistakes

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