Let’s face it, just like every other city, NYC is expensive. If you are anything like me, you have often found yourself Googling cheap date ideas. That’s not because I am cheap, it’s strictly based off how expensive living in a major city is. And after Googling these ideas, you typically settle for a night of pizza, wine, and Netflix because, let’s be honest, everyone has walked Central Park or visited Hudson River Park Mini Golf. That said, there are a few weeks where you can look like a baller on nice dates and be actually be able to afford it. You can finally post Snapchat stories of a nice steak and wine dinner instead of your pizza and ranch meal.
July 24th- August 18th
The semiannual NYC Restaurant Week promotion is put on with hopes to celebrate fine dining at an affordable price. There will be more than 380 restaurants participating in this event with hopes of bringing more business during their slower hours. These restaurants will serve three-course meals with pre-fixe dining deals depending on the time of day and criteria met by the restaurant. This means that restaurants will have deals on appetizers, meals, and dessert altogether. NYC Restaurant Week is perfect for anyone that loves to find bargain deals.
The restaurants participating will be open to the cheaper eats during lunch time and dinner time on Monday-Friday, but the weekends may vary depending on the restaurant. Make reservations to ensure the bargain deal is still going on and confirm a table before heading out. If you are unable to make a reservation, there are still walk-ins, but the wait time is expected to be longer because of the cheap eats. So, instead of Googling ‘cheap date ideas near me’, Google ‘restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week’ and make a reservation!