Happy Monday! With halfway through NYC restaurant week, I’m playing catch up. Over the last 3-4 weeks, I’ve been thoroughly reviewing 337 out of the 390 menus for this season’s restaurant week. This week I will be blogging my picks that I believe is the best bang for your buck.
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So let’s get to it:
Since it is Meatless Monday, I came up with seven (7) participating restaurants that you can enjoy a three course vegetarian meal for either $29 or $42.
Here’s the game plan for vegetarians who want to enjoy NYC restaurant week:
Three course Prix Fixe Vegetarian Options picks for NYC Restaurant Week.
1) Acme – $42 3-course dinner
Appetizer: Caesar Salad
Entree: Baked Rigatoni
2) Casa Lever – $42 3-course dinner
Appetizer: Caprese or Insalata Di Barbabietole
Entree: Gnudi or Cacio e Pepe or Arrabbiata
Dessert: Mix Your Berries or Formaggi
3) Distilled NY – $29 brunch (Sunday)
Appetizer: Housemade Granola or Fresh Start Salad
Entree: Mushroom and Cheese Enchilada
Dessert: Blueberry Semolina Cake or Earl Grey Panna Gotta
4) Empellon Taqueria – $42 dinner
Appetizer: Little Gem Lettuce with Toasted Corn or Carrots with Achiote and Coconut Crema
Entree: Mixed Mushrooms with Pasilla Chile taco or Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Almond
Dessert: Passion Fruit Curd with Citrus, Mezcal and Meringue.
5. Felice 64 – $29 lunch/$42 dinner (best to go during lunch)
Appetizer: Arancini (lunch), Crostone Ricotta (dinner)
Entree: Spaghetti al Pesto or Fusilli so Ferretto
Dessert: Gelati e Sorbetti
6) La Pecora Blanca – $29 lunch/$42 dinner (best to go during lunch)
Appetizer: Cauliflower (lunch) or Toscano (dinner)
Entree: Toscano (lunch) or Orata (dinner)
Dessert: Ricotta Cheesecake
7) Sant Ambroeus Soho $29 lunch/$42 dinner (best to go during lunch)
Appetizer: Tofu “Ricotta”
Entree: Linguine Cacio e Pepe
Dessert: Torta Do Frutta
Out of the 7 restaurants, I’ve only eaten at Empellon Taqueria and their Brussels sprouts with Toasted Almond taco was so good but the portions are very small, definitely pricey for $14 for 2 tacos.
Looking forward to blogging more restaurant options this week. Enjoy and stay tuned!