Prix Fixe lunch 12/31/13
For the past few years my group of four has started our new years celebrating with a somewhat high end, yet reasonably priced, prix fixe lunch at places including Tocqueville, Nougatine and Perry Street. All of which were fine. Nevertheless, can anyone offer some other suggestions? Thanks.
Thank you to everyone who replied to my initial posting. Originally we had lunch reservations at Bouley, hoping to take advantage of their $55.00 Prix Fixe. However, I was somewhat taken back when I was contacted by this restaurant to confirm the reservation when I was told that because this was pre- new years, the price was raised to $125.00 per person. This was not what I had in mind. We wound up at Del Posto and really enjoyed their Prix fixe at $39.00. We ordered the extra course of pasta at an additional $10.00 per person and a reasonably priced bottle of wine. Everything, including service was first rate. A bonus was having a nice after lunch indoor stroll through Chelsea Market.
I see that 12/31 is a Tuesday, so you'll have tons of options.
Much will depend upon your budget. You enjoyed Tocqueville, Nougatine and Perry Street (all $25-30pp) which means you want to stay under $30, is that correct?
If so, I would look at Riverpark, Aldea, Manzo, Seasonal, and Boulud Sud.
Lunch prix fixe options:
Jean Georges - two plates for $38, each additional plate $19, served daily.
Del Posto - $39 three course lunch with choice of Antipasto, Primo OR Secondo, and Dolce, "Enjoy a taste of pasta for the table at $10 per guest," weekdays only.
Le Bernardin - 3 course City Harvest menu for $45 per person with $5 donated to City Harvest, only in the lounge, only 2 choices per course, weekdays only.
The Modern - Dining Room - 2 courses and dessert for $62, 3 courses and dessert for $76, extra course $18, weekdays only.
Bouley - $55 five course tasting, Monday through Saturday.
La Grenouille - 2 courses for $52, 3 courses for $67. Tuesday through Saturday.
Marea - 2 courses for $45, daily.
Maialino - $35 for 2 courses with biscotti for dessert, weekdays only, they also have a Sunday pasta tasting for $55.
Babbo - $49 for a four course tasting, only Tuesday through Saturday.
Manzo - 3 courses for $29, weekdays only.
Aldea - 3 courses for $25, weekdays only.
Tocqueville - $29 for 3 courses, Monday through Saturday.
Gotham Bar and Grill - $34 Greenmarket lunch, three courses, weekdays only.
Seasonal - 3 courses for $29, Monday through Saturday.
Aquavit - 3 courses for $42, weekdays only.
Riverpark - 2 courses for $25, 3 courses for $32, weekdays only.
Cafe Boulud - 2 courses for $37, 3 courses for $43, Monday through Saturday; Sundays they serve brunch, which is 2 courses for $39, 3 courses with dessert for $49.
Ai Fiori - 2 courses for $42, additional course $18, weekdays
Lincoln - 2 courses for $36, Wednesdays through Sundays
Boulud Sud - 3 courses for $29, weekdays; 3 courses for $32, weekends
For less fancy options:
ABC Kitchen - 3 courses for $32, weekdays
Momofuku Ssam Bar - 3 courses, weekend lunch only. I think it's still around $25 or so.
Kin Shop - 2 courses for $17, weekdays.