I believe it is fate that the same week I get to NY is the same week as NYC's Restaurant Week. Restaurant week in NYC happens twice a year, and it's a great opportunity to try new, upscale restaurants inexpensively. Basically, for $24 for lunch or $38 for dinner, you can get a 3 course prixe fixe meal at participating high end restaurants. The menus usually consist of the restaurant's most popular items, and the portions are a little smaller but you get to choose from a couple of items per course. During this time of year, I always make it a point to go to Quality Meats, which in my opinion, has the BEST steak tartare in NY. It is a Smith & Wollensky property and the decor is inspired by old-school butcher shops. The space is amazing, with a mix of traditional elements of vintage lights and market scales, and modern stainless steel and walnut beams.
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