7 Acclaimed New York Dinners You Can Actually Afford

Oct 5, 2015
The dining scene in New York is vast -- and can be quite intimidating. From award-winning chef tasting menus to star-studded restaurants, the options are endless but our cash flow isn’t always.

Well we have news for you. Travelzoo has partnered up with Zagat to identify top restaurants around the city and have negotiated dining experiences that won’t break the bank. So go ahead and embrace fine dining!


8 West 36th St.

Lavish decor and crystal grills will lure you in to this posh Korean restaurant. At half the cost, experience a little of everything from Travelzoo’s exclusive menu that includes traditional appetizers, barbecue meats, desserts, wine and more. Approximate cost per person (before tip and tax): $40

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43 E 20th St.

James Beard Award-winning chef David Waltuck opened doors to élan last summer. Travelzoo has negotiated an exclusive five-course tasting dinner for two for only $99. Enjoy the chef’s daily curation of dishes, or opt for happy hour at the bar and indulge in $1 oysters, raw or fried. Approximate cost per person (before tip and tax): $50

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212 Steakhouse

316 E. 53rd St.

With double the amount to spend on menu items, you’ll likely want to buy this deal for a taste of authentic Japanese Kobe beef. 212 Steakhouse is the only restaurant on the East Coast that is certified by the Japanese Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association. This Travelzoo deal will save you half the cost on a premium experience. Approximate cost per person (before tip and tax): $20



Little W. 12th St

Bagatelle brings fine French fare to the Meatpacking District. A popular spot for celebratory meals, take your pick on dinner, lunch or brunch with Travelzoo’s half off deal that includes drinks. Approximate cost per person: $44-$48 for dinner ($20 for lunch, $34-$38 for brunch)

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8 W 58th St.

We’ll take anything on the menu if it means possibly rubbing elbows with Leonardo DiCaprio. This glitzy A-list hot spot invites Travelzoo members to a three-course sit-down dinner with drinks at over half the valued cost. Approximate cost per person (before tip and tax): $40

Ken & Cook

19 Kenmare St. Wine and dine at the industrial brasserie Ken & Cook at half the cost. With a glass of rosé in hand, devour luxe American eats such salmon avocado tartare, lobster ravioli or filet mignon. Approximate cost per person (before tip and tax): $30
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Il Bastardo

Seventh Avenue

Brick walls, chandeliers and candle lighting sets an intimate mood at Il Bastardo. Enjoy contemporary Italian fare and order dishes such as orecchiette and grilled octopus paired with wine at 30% off. Approximate cost per person (before tip and tax): $25

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For a full list of discounted dining experiences at Zagat-recommended restaurants, click here.

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