7 Insanely Delicious Tasting Menus for $100 or Less
How to eat like a millionaire (without paying for it)
You know what’s way better than eating a salad and a main for dinner? Getting to try one of everything.
But typically a chef’s tasting menu--which lets you nosh on a bunch of small dishes in one sitting--will cost you upwards of $200. Especially in New York, the city of “that’s way too damn expensive.”
Ta-da: Here are seven insanely delicious tasting menus that are $100 or less. Go make a reservation now and thank us later.
FEAST ($59 A PERSON)
The restaurant is tiny, but the portions aren’t. Served up family-style, the seven-course “feast” menu features a selection of carefully crafted dishes that change every season.
102 Third Ave. (at 13th St.); 212-529-8880 or eatfeastnyc.com
SEMILLA ($85 A PERSON)
Even though it’s not a vegetarian restaurant, veggies take center stage in every dish on Semilla’s 11-course tasting menu. The Williamsburg hot spot just nabbed a Michelin star, so act fast.
160 Havemeyer St. (at S. Second St.), Brooklyn; 718-782-3474 or semillabk.com
BATTERSBY ($75 A PERSON)
This inventive joint’s “spontaneous tasting menu” is five courses and available only upon request--it’s like an improv show for your stomach.
255 Smith St. (at Douglass St.), Brooklyn; 718-852-8321 or battersbybrooklyn.com
FITZCARRALDO ($45 A PERSON)
A five-course tasting menu for under $50? Yes, we will absolutely schlep to Brooklyn for that--especially if it means we get a taste of creamy orecchiette cacio e pepe.
195 Morgan Ave. (at Stagg St.); 718-233-2566 or fitzbk.com
THE EDDY ($65 A PERSON)
Sit tucked away in a charming corner of the East Village as you sample dish after dish of classy comfort food like ricotta gnocchi and cardamom panna cotta.
342 E. Sixth St. (at First Ave.); 646-895-9884 or theeddynyc.com
WALLFLOWER NYC ($65 A PERSON)
Meet the Eddy’s boozier little sister. The cocktails are superb, but they don’t upstage the reasonably priced six-course tasting menu, which includes a rich chicken-liver mousse with pickled vegetables.
235 W. 12th St. (at Greenwich Ave.); 646-682-9842 or wallflowernyc.com
CONTRA ($67 A PERSON)
This intimate LES gem serves up an ambitious, rotating seven-course menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients. No two visits will ever involve the same dishes--and best of all, you can actually afford to go once a month.
138 Orchard St. (at Rivington St.); 212-466-4633 or contranyc.com