Favorite "recession" deal?
I know that eater, nymag, and a few other websites have a great compilation of all the restaurants that are offering great deals right now, but with the crazy number of deals right now I'm having a really hard time choosing which ones to try next!
Which ones are your favorite? Which did you think gave you the most value for your $?
So far, my favorite is JG's lunch deal.... going again on Tuesday!!
David Burke Townhouse has a Sunday dinner, three course, for $21, I believe. (Its either 21 or 24.) We went a couple of weeks ago. Its a terrific deal. Nice sized portions, good service, pretty room. Food is not Jean Georges, etc., but very good. Likely couldn't replicate it at home at that price.
We planned our week in NY to include the following, all of which were fantastic value:
Lunch at Jean Georges - 2 courses for $28
Lunch at Eleven Madison Park - 2 courses for $28
Lunch at Peter Luger - $8.95 burgers
Monday dinner @ Apiary - no corkage; $35 3-course prix fixe (though we ordered a la carte)
Tue dinner @ Smith's - $35 chicken for two (see above)
These are all for lunch. They are not necessarily recession specials (some have been around for a while):
Jean Georges $28 2 Course
Nougatine (Jean Georges) $24 3 Course
Alto $36 2 Course
Gotham $31 3 Course
Feledia $30 3 Course
Aquavit $24 3 Course
David Burke Townhouse $24 3 Course
Bar Boloud $24 3 Course
Chanterelle $42 3 Course
Pamplona $22 3 Course
Del Posto Enoteca $32 3 Course
Also, Devi, Cafe Boulud, Petrossian and L'ecole all have lunch deals,but I don't have the prices handy.
Smith's chicken dinner is actually available on both Mon and Tue nights. We had it last Tuesday, and it is an almost ridiculous amount of quite tasty food for $35. It's designed for two, but could easily have fed a third person.
We received *two* of each of the items pictured; i.e., two enormous green salads, two portions of (delicious) polenta, a double-sized portion of green beans, mushrooms and pearl onions, two very generous chocolate mousses, and because they were on the small side, two chickens!
Needless to say, we had enough leftovers to make lunch the following day.
Sounds like I'll have to head over to Smith's next! I'd been avoiding it because my boyfriend eats A LOT, but he's really picky, so would probably only eat the chicken... and I was worried it would be too small for 2 people to share. If they're giving you TWO chickens though..... :D Thanks for the review!