It’s not always easy to live in New York City, with all the delayed subways, closet-sized apartments and $6 cold-brew coffees. But twice every year, the Big Apple gives us a reason to smile: Restaurant Week. During these two-week stints, hundreds of restaurants around the city offer discounted menus, giving us the perfect opportunity to eat Michelin-starred dinners and fancy brunches that we can actually afford.
With so many options, it can be hard to decide where to dine, so we’ve simplified things by culling a list of the top 11 places to try. After all, you have from January 21 to February 9 to take advantage of $26 lunches and $42 three-course dinners, so you just might be able to sample them all.