NYC Restaurant Week 2010 is Officially Under Way

If you’re a foodie in New York between now and July 25th, you’ll have even more of a choice than usual since NYC Restaurant Week is officially under way. Actually, it’s closer to Restaurant 2-Weeks, but that just doesn’t have the same ring. The annual event extends a prix-fixe option to diners in several hundred restaurants around the city – 275 to be exact.

Restaurants participating in the 19-year-old event offer diners 3-course lunch meals at $24.07 (really, there’s nothing we could do about the $0.07?) and dinner at $35. American Express is sponsoring the event, so if you register and use your Amex 3 times at participating restaurants, you’ll get a $15 statement credit. {American Express Network}

It’s a great value at places like Le Cirque, where the normal Chef’s Tasting Menu runs $110 per person. To show that they’re really in the spirit, they’ve even decided to extend Restaurant Week pricing through September 3rd.{Le Cirque}

If you want to create your own World Cup of food, there are 30 different cuisines represented in the participating restaurants. Unfortunately, there aren’t any African restaurants to sample. Two Spanish restaurants, however, are participating: La Fonda Del Sol in Midtown and Bar Artisnal in Tribeca. Unfortunately for Paul the Octopus’s multi-tentacled relatives, squid is on the menu at Bar Artisnal, and we just didn’t have the heart to check the seafood menus, but we’re pretty sure octopus and squid made the list at a few places if you’re a bitter Holland or Germany supporter. {Restaurant Week @NYCgo}

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