One of my favorite New York City events is their semi annual Restaurant Week. This summer, Restaurant Week is July 25th to August 19th. At participating restaurants you can have a three course lunch ($29) and/or dinner ($42) at some of the best eateries in Manhattan.
This year I've book Park Avenue Summer, which I have been to twice before. I was there with my husband in the fall and we had an enjoyable brunch. This year we are booked a weekday for lunch. Some of the restaurants that I have been to are A Voce Madison, Ai Fiori, Quality Meats (not on this year's list), Blue Smoke (Gramercy/Flat Iron), Becco and David Burke Kitchen to name a few.
One of the best ways to book a table is through a website called Open Table. It's free to enroll and the beauty of this website is that you earn 100 points for each reservation that you book and honor your reservation. After you earn 2000 points you can redeem them for a $20 dining certificate. This service is not only for Manhattan, but cities across our country and around the world. However, check out their website for specific details.
By the way, American Express has a special promotion going on during restaurant week. Read how you can get $5 back on a single transaction of $35 or more when using your enrolled AMEX card.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.