The 13 Best Tasting Menus at Winter Restaurant Week

Out of 375 meals, these ones are a cut above

By Shari Gab

The 13 Best Tasting Menus at Winter Restaurant Week
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10 January 2018

Might want to hit the PAUSE button on that resolution.

Because the reservation lines for NYC Winter Restaurant Week just opened.

Beginning January 22nd, tuck napkins in shirts and saddle up for 19 straight nights of deliciously discounted fare from some 375 restaurants spanning all five boroughs.

If those numbers have you spinning, fret not: we’ve winnowed it down to the the 13 exceptional tasting menus not to be missed.

You have 11 months to tighten things back up.

Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
Upper West Side
Situation: The smoothest date in town
Thing not to be missed: Braised short ribs
Thing 2: Black truffle ratatouille
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Fig & Olive
Midtown
Situation: Mediterranean swank
Thing not to be missed: Chicken paillard
Thing 2: Paella del mar
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Charlie Palmer at The Knick
Times Square
Situation: A pre-Broadway show repast
Thing not to be missed: Wiener schnitzel of Berkshire pork
Thing 2: Duck egg crème brûlée
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Morimoto
Meatpacking District
Situation: Iron Chef meets Nobu
Thing not to be missed: Braised black cod
Thing 2: “Yu-burrata” with black truffles
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Momofuku Nishi
Chelsea
Situation: Molto new-school Italian
Thing not to be missed: Lumache (snail-shaped shells)
Thing 2: Arctic char
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Empellón Taqueria
West Village
Situation: Tacos made with reverence
Thing not to be missed: Short rib pastrami tacos
Thing 2: Duck carnitas with habanero honey tacos
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Loring Place
West Village
Situation: A bold yet reliable neighborhood spot
Thing not to be missed: Veggie burger
Thing 2: Roasted black bass
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The Lambs Club Bar
Times Square
Situation: Mixing business with pleasure
Thing not to be missed: TLC hangar burger
Thing 2: Caramelized sunchoke veloute
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Ai Fiori
Midtown West
Situation: An elegant affair where you won’t leave hungry
Thing not to be missed: Black truffle risotto
Thing 2: Zuppa di zucca
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Rice & Gold
Chinatown
Situation: Big groups dressed to impress
Thing not to be missed: Candied pork buns
Thing 2: Tea smoked branzino
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Tavern62 by David Burke
Upper East Side
Situation: Contemporary American at its best
Thing not to be missed: Jersey bison short rib
Thing 2: Octopus and chorizo kebabs
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Vaucluse
Upper East Side
Situation: Provençal joie de vivre
Thing not to be missed: Veau blanquette
Thing 2: Vanilla bavarois
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Little Park
Tribeca
Situation: Healthy upscale dining
Thing not to be missed: Sullivan county chicken
Thing 2: Rainbow trout
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