The Best Of NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2016

Our top 10 picks for NYC Restaurant Week

Get ready for Summer Restaurant Week 2016, which kicks off today. With close to 400 restaurants signing on for this week's event, you're probably questioning where to start. Luckily, we've pulled together a list of our top 10 picks for your dining pleasure.

Chefs Club
Chefs Club by Food & Wine is offering guests the opportunity to dine for dinner or brunch. Menu highlights include lobster cannelloni and a chocolate pretzel whoopie pie. 

Red Rooster Harlem
Marcus Samuelsson's lunch menu is available for diners looking to indulge in elevated American comfort food. Items include hearth roasted salmon and mocha doughnuts.

Miss Lily's
This summer, both the Soho and East Village locations are participating in Restaurant Week. Both are offering dinner, but the East Village location is offering lunch as well. Menu highlights include Miss Lily's famous jerk chicken and grilled lobster.

Narcissa invites guests to enjoy a three-course lunch menu featuring confit albacore tuna, barley risotto and cheesecake. Sign us up.

The Breslin
April Bloomfield's Breslin is serving crispy grain salad with roasted summer vegetables and crumbled feta, a beef burger with English cheddar and bacon on a house-made potato roll, and a s'mores brownie sundae for lunch.

The Clocktower
Located on the second floor of the New York Edition hotel, acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr and Michelin-starred British chef Jason Atherton are welcoming guests for lunch. Pro tip: Check out the cocktail list while you're there.

ABC Cocina
Don't want to miss this opportunity to dine at one of the most sought-after restaurants in NYC. You'll find tapas-style dishes for lunch.

The Cecil
Choose from a variety of African-inspired dishes at The Cecil. Our favorites include salmon crudo, fried chicken fried rice and coconut cake.

Buttermilk Channel
We can get behind Buttermilk's menu for Restaurant Week, because it features fried chicken and waffles. Additional options include duck meat loaf and hand-cut fettuccine. 

Café Boulud
Always a popular spot for Restaurant Week. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, and some of the menu highlights include sesame-crusted albacore tuna, pan-seared pork loin and an ice cream sandwich.

A few more pro tips:
• The three-course, prix fixe meals for $29 (lunch) and $42 (dinner) do not include beverages, tip or tax.

• Not all restaurants are participating for both lunch and dinner; make sure to check the websites before visiting.

• Tables fill up quickly, so make a reservation ahead of time.

Hungry for more? Check out our full restaurant week lists for lunch, dinner and even weekend brunch in DINE.