by Bethany Whiteman
Grab a plate and sit on down because over 350 of New York’s finest restaurants have opened their doors for New York City’s Restaurant Week. Since this incredible event only happens twice a year, people tend to get overexcited and a bit of craziness ensues. With only one week left, we want to make sure that you do this right. Here are three tips to get you through this summer’s final Restaurant Week:
Do research on social media.
For every delicious meal or treat, there is a foodie behind an iPhone or Android snapping a picture of it. See countless photos and get information on the various restaurants through Snapchat, Instagram Stories, and by typing #NYCRestaurantWeek into the search bar of Twitter or Instagram. This is a great way to get an idea of what to expect, and compare menus and pricing as well.
If you’re strapped for cash and are finding the pre-fixe dinner menus to be a bit pricey, then go for lunch. Typically, the lunch menu is cheaper and still offers incredible options. But, make sure you do some research first; there are a few restaurants on the list that only participate in one meal (either lunch or dinner).
Reserve a spot.
Now that you have a restaurant in mind, create an Opentable account and reserve your seats! While this might seem obvious, you’d be shocked at how many people still attempt to stroll up to a restaurant thinking that their might be a table available. During this week, most of these restaurants are reservation only and fill up fast. Although you could easily call the restaurant directly, we suggest using Openable so that you have record of your reservation incase an over-booking issue arises.
Bring a group of friends.
Bring a friend, your mom, or even your neighbor. Just make sure you bring someone! Yes, of course we don’t want you to eat by your lonesome, but more so, the larger group you have the more meals you can try. We recommend getting 3-4 people together, and having each person select a different option on the menu. This means more food, more flavors, and more bang for your buck. You’re welcome.
Now, plan accordingly and feast on!