Lower Manhattan Guide to NYC Restaurant Week 2018

Lower Manhattan Guide to NYC Restaurant Week 2018

New York City is home to an estimated 24,000 eating establishments. If you were to eat out three times a day, every day, it would take nearly 23 years to try them all. In other words, exploring the Big Apple’s restaurant scene can be overwhelming and intimidating—not to mention expensive. Enter NYC Restaurant Week, a biannual event wherein local restaurants offer prix fixe, three course lunch and dinner menus at discounted prices. Hundreds of restaurants from all over the city participate, from casual eateries to fine dining establishments. For many New York residents and visitors, it’s a great opportunity to dine at restaurants they normally can’t afford. Reservations are currently available for NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2018, taking place January 22 – February 9. Lunch meals are just $29, while dinner meals are $42. Here are some fantastic participating restaurants in Lower Manhattan. The Capital Grille Wall Street Located in the heart of the Financial District, Capital Grille Wall Street is an upscale steakhouse serving classic American fare in a sophisticated setting. Vino enthusiasts enjoy the restaurant’s impressive sommelier-selected wine list. Restaurant Week menu inclusions: New England clam chowder, porcini-rubbed sliced tenderloin, flourless chocolate espresso cake Cipriani Wall Street An NYC fine dining staple, this elegant Italian restaurant overlooks Wall Street and will make you feel like a million bucks. Cipriani’s signature dishes derive from the original Harry’s Bar, a world-famous restaurant in Venice, Italy. Almost as impressive as the food is the beautiful Italian Renaissance-inspired interior. The Tuck Room Located in the newly revamped Seaport District, this drinking and dining destination tucked above iPic Theaters is a hidden gem—but likely won’t be for much longer. Their diverse cocktail menu highlights the unique liquid history of New...
Travel: This New York City Hideaway is Perch Perfect

Travel: This New York City Hideaway is Perch Perfect

Visiting New York is supposed to not be an emotional experience, right? Manhattan doesn’t “do” feelings and yet, somehow, when you momentarily lose yourself in the crowded sidewalks or look up from your slice of damn-is-that-good pizza to see the mirrored mass of the Freedom Tower you do feel different than you would almost anyplace else. You may not be a movie star, but being in that New York state of mind means being a part of the most magnificent and maddening metropolis in the world and your provisional participation is part and parcel of the magic. But as any New Yorker past or present will aver—and anyone hunting for an elusive cool hotel in this crowded town can attest—where you stay matters. My recent Gotham hotel quest started with the habitual, desultory searches on Expedia and a couple newish hotel apps including the much-hyped Hotel Tonight (which, honestly, I can’t recommend). But then I shut it all down and let emotion do the heavy lifting: Where would the best place to stay be if I wanted to dodge tourist-choked Times Square and the Eurofash hordes of Soho but still be in the very heart of it, preferably with a dash of Empire State Art Deco panache? I thought back to a time when two tall towers rose, and where they did the rising, and I had the answer: the Wall Street area, or FiDi as the burgeoning Financial District is now called. Enter the Q&A Residential Hotel by Furnished Quarters. It’s tucked inside the City Services Building, which soars almost a thousand feet over slender Pine Street, itself...