Don't put away that knife and fork just yet -- Restaurant Week has been extended for six weeks.
Now diners will be able to order three-course lunches for $24.07 and dinners for $35 at 170 restaurants across Manhattan until September 6.
Restaurateurs of 275 establishments signed up for the original July 12-24 preset menu extravaganza, but not all thought it was a good business decision to continue offering customers the special.The spots that are sticking with Restaurant Week 2010 through August can be found at nycgo.com/restaurantweek.
While not all are extending the special, “The feedback from all the restaurants has been quite positive,” said Francisca Ovalle, communications manager for NYC & Company. “The list of participants grows each year.”
It is the third summer that Restaurant Week has been extended beyond its original plan. NYC Restaurant Week was started in 1992 as a one-time event organized for the National Democratic Convention, which New York City hosted that summer.
The first year, lunches were $19.92, and the price increased by one cent each year until 2004. In 2002, three-course dinners were introduced for $30.02. It wasn’t until 2006 that the current prices were set -- $24.07 for lunches and $35 for dinners.