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Can you please suggest 5 places for dinner and 5 for lunch you'd recommend? Those of us on a tight budget can only afford the good stuff on these special deals. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Hi at this time I doubt that any good restaurants will have any spot left for restaurant week...

    1. I checked some for you. The well-liked places (Eleven Madison, Cafe Boulud, Chanterelle, etc) are definitely taken.

      That said, there still seem to be some lunch and dinner spots at Devi (upscale Indian).

      If you live in the city, why don't you just wait until after RW? Many of these restaurants have the same deals for a weekday lunch. Gotham Bar, Fleur de Sel, and Jean Georges are of note.

      1. Open Table shows openings at lunch for:
        Tabla
        Tocqueville
        Pampano
        L'Impero
        Fleur de Sel (which gets good reviews for their prix fixed lunch available throughout the year)

        These places have gotten good reviews in the past but maybe chowhounders can reply on their RW experience at these establishments.

        In the past I've tried lunch at River Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and Eleven Madison Park and enjoyed both the food and service-haven't yet experienced any horror stories that are sometimes mentioned in RW debate. And as noted by others-lots of places offer prefixed deals (especially lunch)throughout the year. Chowhounders have directed me to quite a few good choices (check archives). Planning to try Perry Street pre fixed lunch (which is booked solid for RW lunch)based on recent postings.

        1. Open Table shows openings at lunch for:
          Tabla
          Tocqueville
          Pampano
          L'Impero
          Fleur de Sel (which gets good reviews for their prix fixed lunch available throughout the year)

          These places have gotten good reviews in the past but maybe chowhounders can reply on their RW experience at these establishments.

          In the past I've tried lunch at River Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and Eleven Madison Park and enjoyed both the food and service-haven't yet experienced any horror stories that are sometimes mentioned in RW debate. And as noted by others-lots of places offer prefixed deals (especially lunch)throughout the year. Chowhounders have directed me to quite a few good choices (check archives). Planning to try Perry Street pre fixed lunch (which is booked solid for RW lunch)based on recent postings.

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          1. re: fayth

            I had an excellent RW lunch at Perry St.

          2. Obviously, at this point, it's more a question of availability. I'd be curious from past experiences who's been good or not. There was an interesting comment made in Danny Meyer's book "Setting the Table" that they try to give a generous meal during RW for the money, as an enticement to have people come back, esp. first-timers, while alleging that some others don't. Don't know if there's any basis to this or not. Would be interested in other's experiences.