NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2023: Restaurants You Don’t Want To Miss

As New York City Restaurant Week begins today January 17th, it’s the best time of the year to take advantage of curated tasting menus at unbeatable prices, at some of the city’s most coveted restaurants. Sponsored by the local tourism authority NYC Go, the actual month-long celebration let’s diners experience New York City’s eclectic dining scene with sample prix-fixe menus. Read below to catch our 4 must-visit restaurants this month.

Sweetbriar, by Lea Cojot

Sweetbriar, the Michelin-recognized restaurant located in the Park South Hotel that features live fire cooking and the bounty of New York State’s seasonal produce from Executive Chef Bryce Shuman, will be offering guests a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu priced at $45 per person. 

The menu will include choices of three starters, mains, and desserts, each with a variety of options. Starters include the choice of a Nuts and Caesar salad, Fall Radish Carpaccio, or Rigatoni. Mains offer a choice of Smoked Chicken with sweet potatoes and figs, Salmon Mi Cuit with beets and Crème Fraîche, or Hanger Steak served alongside Crispy potato and swiss chard with brown butter hollandaise. On the dessert portion, you can opt for a grilled pear pizzette, chocolate mousse, or flan de caramelo – mouth watering to say the least.

Hortus NYC is another stylish (and Michelin-recognized) Modern Asian restaurant from Managing Partner Suhum Jang (Per Se, Daniel, Jungsik)—also the owner of Bear Donut—with Executive Chef Lenny Moon (Barn Joo, Pado, Jungsik) helming the kitchen. 

Hortus will be offering three-course prix-fixe menu for lunch for $45 and dinner for $60 per person.

The menu highlights include but not limited to some of the establishments most highly praised dishes like their: King Crab Noodle and Korea Style Fluke Ceviche as starters; Sea Urchin Truffle Donabe, which I can attest to being wildly delicious, and signature Ribeye for Mains and a choice of Yuzu Panna Cotta or Lava Cake for dessert. 

Guests can enjoy dinner in Hortus NYC’s second floor dining room, which provides incredible views of the stained-glass windows of the historic Marble Collegiate Church across the street, or in the glass enclosed hidden garden, where one can dine under the stars.

Maiella, a casually elegant restaurant located in the picturesque waterfront section of Long Island City, New York, serving authentic Italian dishes is offering two prix-fixe options this January. First, their $48 pre-theatre four course menu is available Monday through Friday from 5-630pm. They also have a $45 Three Course Menu including the choice of an Appetizer, Secondi, and and Dolci. .

The Gallery, Chef Hiroki Odo’s newest project combines art with food. The space features contemporary Japanese cuisine that guests can enjoy while appreciating the different art exhibitions that rotate every few months. From December 8th, 2022 through February 28th, 2023 THE GALLERY is delighted to announce Dancing Udon, an exhibition by artist Takuro Kuwata (born Hiroshima, 1981). Kuwata is known for expanding the possibilities of ceramics, as an art form, and as a functional object. For NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2023, The Gallery is offering a $60 Tasting Menu. The first course features a Toro tartar with osetra caviar, ikura and potato purée followed by a second course of Chef’s Premium Kushiage Selection – 4 pieces panko fried skewers served with sea salt, lemon, worcestershire sauce and mustard.The third course include Sushi Omakase, 4 pieces nigiri sushi with king salmon and avocado roll.