Jun 26 2009

Shh! Here’s a Sneak Peek at Restaurants Participating in Summer Restaurant Week (July 12-31) + How to Snag Reservations Before Everyone Else!

Published by Andy at 10:05 am under Restaurant Year

Summer Restaurant Week 2009 is almost upon us begging the question of whether Winter Restaurant Week ever really ended. This one will run for three weeks instead of two and takes place from July 12–31 (excluding Saturdays, but restaurants have the option to offer the program on Sundays). NYC & Company has been busy posting RW updates on Twitter, including this one from yesterday: “Follow @nycgo for an early booking link for NYC Restaurant Week, to be released June 29 — a day before reservations officially open. #nycrw.” Now, we hate to rain on NYC & Co.’s parade but we have created a list of the restaurants participating in Summer Restaurant Week 2009 just by visiting the NYCGO.com website and performing an extensive restaurant search. See, the thing is every restaurant’s individual page on NYCGO.com includes whether that restaurant is participating in Summer Restaurant Week. Not only that, most restaurant pages include a “make reservation” link which takes you directly to OpenTable. Armed with this info, ask yourself if you really need to (or really should) wait until June 29th to make your Restaurant Week resys. You will be safe if you make a reservation for Mon-Fri night (though a few restaurants are lunch-only). Anyways, you can always cancel your OpenTable reservation later. If you click on the restaurant’s name in the list that follows below, you will be directed to its OpenTable page where you can secure your Restaurant Week reservation. I just grabbed a 4-spot at The Modern for Friday, July 17th at 8:30pm. Some other stand-outs from the list include Convivio (may be lunch only), Craftbar, DBGB, Del Posto, Dovetail (may be just lunch), Gotham Bar & Grill, Pera, Morimoto, Mr. Chow (Tribeca), Telepan and The Oak Room at the Plaza. Notably absent from Summer Restaurant Week are Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern. Enough from us though, check out the list that follows and make your resys!       

While the list that follows includes close to 200 restaurants, it is not the complete list of restaurants participating in Summer Restaurant Week 2009. You should check NYCGO.com beginning next Tuesday, June 30th for the comprehensive list and for further info regarding each restaurant.

A Voce – lunch only

Abboccato Ristorante  – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Above Restaurant – lunch/dinner/ Sun lunch / Sun dinner

AJ Maxwell’s Steakhouse – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Alfama – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Alloro – menu (lunch/dinner/Sun dinner)

Alto  – lunch only


Amma Restaurant – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Angelo & Maxie’s – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner (call the restaurant to book)

Anthos – menu – lunch/dinner

Apiary — dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Aquavit – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner in both the cafe and dining room

Artisanal – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Asia de Cuba – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Asiate  – menu (lunch only)

Aspen – dinner

Atlantic Grill – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

August — lunch/dinner (call restaurant to book) / also participating in “The Real Deal” –complimentary glass of wine or dessert with the purchase of an entrée (when seated 5:30–7pm or after 9pm)

Bar Artisanal – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Bar Boulud – menu – lunch only

Bar Breton –  lunch/dinner — also get 10% off w/ a coupon you can print here

Bar Stuzzichini – menu – lunch/dinner

BarBao – dinner

Barbetta – lunch/dinner

Barbounia – menu (lunch/dinner)

Barolo – lunch/dinner

Beacon – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Benoit – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Ben Benson’s — lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Bice — menu – dinner/Sun dinner

Bistro Milano – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Black Duck – menu – dinner/Sun dinner

Blue Fin – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Blue Smoke – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Blue Water Grill – lunch/dinner

Bobby Van’s

Bocca Restaurant

Bond 45

Bond St. – menu w/ wine and sake pairings

Brasserie – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Brasserie 8 1/2 – menu – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Brasserie Ruhlmann – dinner

Butter – menu (lunch/dinner)

Cafe Boulud – menu (lunch only)

Cafe Centro – menu – lunch/dinner

Cafe D’Alsace – menu – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Cafe des Artistes – dinner/Sun dinner

Cafe Fiorello — lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Cafe Grazie – menu – lunch/dinner

Calle Ocho – dinner

Capsouto Freres menu — lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Carlyle Restaurant menu (lunch/dinner)

Center Cut – menu — dinner/Sun dinner

Centovini – menu – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Central Park Boathouse – lunch

Centrico – menu – dinner/Sun dinner

Centro Vinoteca – lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur – lunch/dinner

Chez Josephine — menu – dinner/Sun dinner — also offering a complimentary glass of French wine with dinner or complimentary glass of Kir Royale with Sunday brunch; mention NYC & Company when making reservations; offer valid Tues.–Sun. only; valid through 10/2/2009

Chin Chin — lunch/dinner

China Grill – lunch/dinner/Sun dinner

Chinatown Brasserie – menu — lunch/dinner/Sun lunch/Sun dinner

Cipriani Wall Street

City Crab & Seafood Co. – complimentary glass of wine or dessert with the purchase of an entrée (when seated after 9pm)

City Hall

City Lobster & Steak

Commodore Grill & Lounge (Hyatt G. Central)





Crema Restaurante

David Burke Townhouse


DBGB Kitchen & Bar

Del Posto

Delmonico’s Restaurant



Dos Caminos (all 3 locations)



EN Japanese Brasserie


Estiatorio Milos

Fig & Olive (all 3 locations) — menu (lunch/dinner Sun-Fri)


Firebird Russian Restaurant

Fishtail by David Burke

Fives at the Peninsula

Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse

Frederick’s Downtown

Frederick’s Madison

Gallagher’s Steakhouse

Giorgio’s of Gramercy

Gotham Bar & Grill

Gusto Ristorante

Hudson Cafeteria

i Trulli – menu (lunch/dinner)





Kellari Taverna


La Fonda del Sol – menu (lunch only)

Le Cirque

Le Colonial

Le Perigord

Locanda Verde


Lure Fishbar

Maloney & Porcelli




Megu Midtown


Mercer Kitchen

Mesa Grill

Mia Dona

Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse – complimentary glass of wine or dessert with the purchase of an entrée (when seated after 9pm)

Michael’s Restaurant



Mr. Chow (Tribeca)

Mr. K’s – complimentary glass of wine or dessert with the purchase of an entrée (when seated after 9pm)

Naples 45

Nice Matin

Nick & Stef’s

All of the Nino’s family of restaurants


North Square

Nougatine at Jean Georges

Ocean Grill



One if by Land, Two if by Sea


Opia Restaurant & Lounge

Osteria del Circo


Park Avenue Summer



Peacock Alley

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

Periyali – complimentary glass of wine or dessert with the purchase of an entrée (when seated after 9pm)

Perry Street


Porter House Steakhouse



Quality Meats




Rock Center Cafe

Rouge Tomate

Ruby Foo’s


Shelly’s Tradizionale

Shun Lee Palace

Smith & Wollensky

Spice Market

SushiSamba Park

SushiSamba 7

Tabla & Bread Bar

Tao – menu (lunch/dinner)


The Harrison – menu

The Modern

The Oak Room at the Plaza

The Red Cat

The River Cafe



Trattoria Dell’Arte

Tribeca Grill

Vento Trattoria


Wildwood BBQ


10 Downing Food & Wine

2 West (Ritz Carlton)

21 Club menu (lunch/dinner) also participating in “The Real Deal” = Complimentary glass of wine or dessert with the purchase of an entrée (when seated after 9pm) through 6/30

5 Ninth – also participating in “The Real Deal” = Complimentary glass of wine or dessert with the purchase of an entrée (when seated after 9pm) through 6/30

540 Park Restaurant (Park Regency Hotel)

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Shh! Here’s a Sneak Peek at Restaurants Participating in Summer Restaurant Week (July 12-31) + How to Snag Reservations Before Everyone Else!”

  1. kimon 26 Jun 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Is The Modern serving RW lunch as well?

  2. Andyon 26 Jun 2009 at 4:12 pm

    The Modern is only serving Dinner in the Bar Room for Restaurant Week. Just spoke with a manager.

  3. kimon 26 Jun 2009 at 6:07 pm

    darn, now i’ve got to cancel my reservation. :(

    Can you recommend a good restaurant for RW lunch? Thanks!

  4. Andyon 26 Jun 2009 at 6:24 pm

    for lunch, i would say cafe boulud is definitely the way to go. dovetail is great, too, if upper west side is ok with you. asiate in time warner center’s mandarin orientel is a good option for the view.

  5. kimon 26 Jun 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Do all your recommendations participate in the RW Lunch? I wish they’d print their menu soon.

    Thank you so much!

  6. jenon 06 Jul 2009 at 10:36 am

    Porter House New York is participating and isn’t on your list.

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