During the Restaurant Week promotion in January, I really enjoyed an entree of Cape Cod Sea Scallops, Venetian Red Rice and Caramelized Endive as part of a fixed-price lunch at Esca, a high-end Italian seafood restaurant in Manhattan.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
New York City Restaurant Weeks are returning soon, but the bargain, three-course lunches will be slightly more expensive.
Lunches at some of the best restaurants in Manhattan will cost $29, plus tax and tip, compared to $25 in January.
Three-course dinners also are up $4 to $42, but they are not as good a value as lunch, because the limited menus often are similar.
American Express will give you a $5 statement credit, if you enroll an eligible credit card and spend $35 in a single transaction during the semi-annual Restaurant Week promotion, which runs from July 25 to Aug. 19.
You can get $5 back up to four times.