Feb 22 2009
Specials By Day of the Week: Restaurants are offering great deals on the slower nights of the week like Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Sunday nights are becoming a popular BYO night with restaurants that typically charge a corkage fee. And then there’s Dovetail’s “Sunday Suppa” that we continue to hear great things about.
Restaurant Week Extensions, Menus & Related Deals: It’s officially “Restaurant Year” folks. We’ll keep you posted on all the Restaurant Week developments and specials here. Several restaurants have announced that their Restaurant Week menu will be offered all year long. Some include L’Absinthe, Compass and the Jean-Georges restaurants.
Wine-Friendly Specials: Wine deals are everywhere these days. Some restaurants are even offering free bottles of wine on certain nights and at certain times (Philip Marie and Paradou). Several restaurants are offering anywhere between 30-50% off bottles of wine. Which kind of makes you wonder how crazy the mark-ups are when the economy isn’t hurting. Restaurants can still make a pretty good margin even when giving 50% off their listed price. Some wine deals can be found at Brasserie and Brasserie 8 1/2, and Beacon, just to name a few.
Boozy Brunch Specials: There’s nothing better than a great-tasting, booze-filled weekend brunch, and no other city does brunch quite like New York. Here are our favorite places to hit up on Sunday “Fun-Day” and some ideas for brunch spots for every occasion.
High-End Specials: It’s not just the casual restaurants that are offering unbelievable deals, but some of NYC’s top dining destinations are as well. Think Del Posto, Cru, Jean-Georges, Daniel, Le Cirque and many others. Here we’ll break them down by value and Zagat ratings.
Burger + Beer Specials: 2009 is the year of the “Comfort Food” and it doesn’t get any more comfortbale than a burger and a beer. Here will highlight all the restaurants and bars offering Burger + Beer Specials.
Bar and Happy Hour Specials: Happy Hour is gaining popularity as more and more people find themselves in a bar between 4-8pm and not the office.
Steakhouse Recession Specials: With the financial industry in shambles, steakhouses are feeling their pain, too. Lots of big-time NYC steakhouses are offering great deals.