By Carol Tannenhauser
“Restaurant Week To Go” — the pandemic version of the semi-annual event — kicked off on Monday, January 25th, and it’s setting records. The largest number of eateries ever — 571 throughout the five boroughs — are participating, and 41 are on the Upper West Side.
Update: It’s been extended to Feb. 28!
Here’s the deal: lunch and/or dinner, including an entree and a side, for $20.21. Plus, if you have a MasterCard, one of the event’s sponsors, you can register at nycgo.com, and you’ll get $10 off every transaction of $20.21 and over.
“The 29-year-old program is popular with diners who see it as an opportunity to try out restaurants that might ordinarily be out of their price range,” the New York Post observed. “In the past, reservations for some popular eateries could be hard to score during the promotion.”
That won’t be a problem for diners this round, and restaurants will be free of the normal fees of participation, which can run as high as $2,800. Restaurant Week To Go is scheduled to end on January 31st, but could be extended.
Here are the participating restaurants on the Upper West Side: