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Who doesn’t love fine dining at a fraction of the cost?
All foodies visiting the five boroughs of New York City, plus other areas in the state, such as Long Island and Westchester County, have another chance to enjoy a fine dining experience. The NYC Go Prix Fixe Culinary Event takes place from Monday, August 13 to Monday, September 3, 2012.

Enjoy a delicious steak meal at participating venues.


Check Opentable.com and browse through the 152 participating restaurants' lunch and dinner menu offerings. You're sure to find one that suits your mood or craving.

For Italian entrees, perhaps Abboccato at 136 West 55th Street or Etcetera Etcetera at 352 West 44th Street are where you should go.

Sample some Italian fare.


If it's Vietnamese fused with French flavors you seek, a trip to Le Colonial at 149 East 57th would do the trick. Or, perhaps a lunch or dinner meal at Mr. Robata, a Japanese restaurant at 1674 Broadway will satisfy your desire for sushi.

You've got lots of options for Asian cuisine.


Once you've made your choice(s), use Opentable.com to reserve a table. Take a well-deserved lunch break, or relax with friends after work for some dinner fun.

To top off an already sweet deal, your three-course prix fixe lunch will come to just $24.07, and dinner will set you back $35.00. Considering you'll be dining at top-rated restaurants, the fact that beverages, gratuities and taxes aren't included still makes for some wallet-friendly meal options. Keep in mind that the meals are good Monday to Friday, although some venues provide their event deals on Sundays, too.

Drinks are NOT included in your prix fixe meals.


Visit your old favorites and order your usual dishes, or introduce your palate to something completely new at a venue's that's unfamiliar to you. You may find your list of go-to places will have grown by a restaurant or two during the course of the event.

After all, your taste buds will delight in international cuisine ranging from Italian, American, Asian, French, Mexican, Greek, Indian and so many more. Rest assured, no matter which part of the globe you decide to visit during this NYC culinary event, it's comforting to know that after sampling the delicious fare, all NYC residents have to do to get to home, or tourists to reach their hotel, is to hop in a car, take a subway or cab, or even go on foot. Your international foodie experience is available without the long lines at the airport or customs. The easy trip home or to your lodging accommodations, and your tasty cost-friendly meals make for a truly enjoyable pairing.
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Why? Why not try delicious food at great prices?
When: Venue hours vary. Check venue website. Prix fixe meals - Monday to Friday only; Sundays are optional.
Where: Various locations throughout New York.
Cost: Prix fixe lunch - $24.07 & dinner - $35. Drinks, tax & gratuities are not included.
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Thanks for your comment. I checked on what restaurants are participating in Chelsea and found two: highly acclaimed - Hill Country Restaurant (BBQ) & Strand Bistro at the Strand Hotel (new American cuisine). Neither website indicates low sodium or gluten-free items. You can call them just to be sure. Perhaps they accommodate requests for special dietary restrictions.

Link for Hill Country:http://www.hillcountryny.com/menu.ny

Link for Strand:http://strandrestaurantnyc.com/menu/restaurant-week-lunch-menu

In case you want to check other neighborhoods, click on the link within the review. Go to "Narrow Results" (far left column) & choose Manhattan. Once you get the search results, click on second heading "Neighborhood" (after Restaurant Name). This will group venues by neighborhood.

Hope that helps.
by Cristina Dimen (score: 1|61) 1932 days ago
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