(5 p.m.–10 p.m., August 16th–August 29th)
Restaurant Week began in NYC back in 1992 as the brainchild of Tim Zagat (the founder of the famed Zagat Survey) and Joe Baum (restaurateur known for The Rainbow Room and Windows on the World). The intention was to entice diners with an affordable prix fixe menu to eat at restaurants that are outside of their regular haunts. Today Restaurant Week is a global and biannual (twice a year) event. Today, the Grand Street BID’s Restaurant Week begins!
Participating restaurants on Grand Street have slashed prices to charge no more than $35 for three course dinners for those dining in between the hours of 5 p.m.–10 p.m.! “After taking a year off from Restaurant Week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the return of the event is an important way to boost patronage, and aid in the recovery of small, local restaurants,” said the Grand Street BID’s press release on the event. The BID is once again rewarding those who share their prix fixe experience on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. To enter the contest post a photo of a Grand Street Restaurant meal on social media and tag it with #DineonGrand. “Every #DineOnGrand photo shared is an entry for that diner to win $50 to a Grand Street BID restaurant of their choosing.”
It’s a win-win for all. Restaurant week drives customers to restaurants who are still meeting the challenges that the current COVID-19 world brings and customers get to enjoy great meal deals while they are supporting independent restaurants.
You can find a complete guide for Grand Street BID’s Restaurant Week here.