Score 50% off food at eight need-to-know restaurants across ManhattanWhat is it?
Time Out’s ‘Table for Two’ restaurant box, a curated list of must-try restaurants in our most beloved neighborhoods and your ticket to half off the food bill at each.
Whether you’re a New York newbie scouring Google for places to eat or a jaded native looking to rediscover our culinary capital, Time Out has your back. We’ve combed through our favorite neighborhoods and cherry-picked the best places to grab a bite, just for you. We’ve even secured you half off the food bill for two at each restaurant. At $80 a pop, you're in good shape to make your hard-earned cash back after a single dinner date. Grab yours now, thank us later.
Who’s in the box?
In an increasingly mall-ified Soho, virtuoso Andrew Camellini’s (Bar Primi, Locanda Verde) deeply personal homage to the American melting pot feels electric. The cosmopolitan brasserie’s menu veers from gorgeous picked crab and tender duck breast to crispy fried chicken and rabbit potpie steaming under a showstopping dome of crackerlike crust.
131 Sullivan St (212-677-6200, thedutchnyc.com)
Created by Major Food Group innovators Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick, Dirty French is the chain-smoking Parisian bistro to Carbone’s three-card-monte palazzo, situated in the Ludlow Hotel. A vaguely ’80s thread weaves through French’s dining room: Hot pink powers the Dirty Dancing–esque neon sign that announces the entryway, while ivory busts of nondescript figures peer from the vaulted ceilings. Take it all in over oysters du jour or velvety lamb carpaccio.
180 Ludlow St (212-254-3000, dirtyfrench.com)
A Basque term of endearment meaning “little one,” Txikito (pronounced “chi-KEE-toe”) celebrates Spain’s small-plate cuisine. Instead of the standard-issue tapas most New York diners are used to, chef Alex Raij and Eder Montero (El Quinto Pino, La Vara) whip up adventurous fare: a musky bowl of tendons, trotters or tripe; fried, breaded beef tongue, spring-roll wrappers filled with spicy blood sausage and offal stew.
240 Ninth Ave (212-242-4730, txikitonyc.com)
Mermaid Inn or Mermaid Oyster Bar
Greenwich Village, East Village, UWS
Danny Abram’s cozy, urban fish shack is making waves in the East Village and the Upper West Side. Serving up classic seafood staples such as whole grilled branzino, pan-roasted Faroe Islands salmon and beer-battered fish tacos. The Mermaid Inn’s sister, nestled in Greenwich Village, offers these New England go-tos and more, with a selection of East and West Coast oysters.
540 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side
96 Second Ave, East Village
79 Macdougal Street, Greenwich
Mountain Bird or GAUDIr
Tuesday through Sunday, Husband-and-wife team Kenichi and Keiko Tajima helm this poultry-focused Harlem nook at Tastings Social. Within the 31-seat, jazz-soundtracked dining room, every manner of bird is broken down and judiciously used. Or head in on Mondays, when Tastings Social opens its doors as GAUDIr, a modern Spanish tapas joint headed by chef Cedric Durand (L’Amphitryon, Payard). From 6pm to 10pm, this space offers selections like creamy croquettes of chorizo, hearty lamb meatballs and perfectly salted bacalao.
Tastings Social, 251 E 110th St
Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea
Locals, sushi snobs and off-duty chefs alike crawl in to this completely conventional facade on First Ave until 2:30 a.m. to sample an original selection of raw fish. The Sushi Seki formula: unusually flavored variants of popular sushi cuts (milky king salmon, medium-fat tuna, chopped, deep-fried egg) complemented by subtle sauces. Pro tip: Try the jalapeño atop yellowtail, the oniony tofu sauce over leaner tuna or the snow crab bathed in sesame oil.
365 W 46th St, Hell’s Kitchen
208 W 23rd St
Don’t let the name fool you: This renowned Tokyo ramen-ya is no noodles-by-way-of-Brazil concept. With chef Shoushin Yanaura at its helm, the steamy open kitchen delivers two styles of 12-hour–simmered bowls: The Tondaku Ramen features Berkshire pork-loin char siu, kikurage mushrooms, ginger and crushed sesame, and the Tondaku Wadashi Jilu Ramen studs a pork-loin broth with menma (fermented bamboo shoots), nori and scallions.
76 Mott St (212-334-2100, bassanova-ramen.com)
The Little Beet
A healthy spin on lunch flourishes at this wood-paneled takeout spot. Along with gluten-free items and freshly pressed juices, the menu includes a toothsome bowl of beet falafel and squash (organic quinoa, roasted kale, cranberries, chickpeas, beet hummus, turmeric tahini sauce, turmeric almonds), a yuzu poke bowl (salmon poke, brown rice, chipotle slaw, golden beets, kale, avocado, sesame seeds, yuzu vinaigrette, pickled ginger).
111 W 40th Street
(917-338-7111, thelittlebeet.com)NEED TO KNOW 1. This Time Out Table For Two Restaurant Box (the “Time Out Box”) contains eight cards (one for each participating restaurant) (the “Cards”) which offer a 50% discount on food only for two people, excluding all drinks consumed in the selected restaurants. 2. This offer is not compatible with other promotions or promotional menus. 3. To be able to enjoy the discount referred to in point 1, it is mandatory to deliver the respective restaurant card upon request of the bill. In each of the participating restaurants it will be possible to use a maximum of one Card per table. 4. The Cards are valid from January 1 2019 to December 31 2019. They cannot be used before or after that period. 5. The holder of the Cards will be like any client and subject to the availability of spaces at the restaurants. No reference to the promotion needs to be made when making a reservation. 6. The Cards will only be accepted if presented in perfect condition and not showing evidence of damage or duplication. In the event of non-use, theft, loss or destruction of the Cards, the beneficiary is not entitled to any refund or compensation of any nature whatsoever. 7. The Cards are valid on all days of the week (including holidays and weekends) subject to availability at the participating restaurants. Time Out and the distributor can never be held responsible for a lack of availability or capacity at participating restaurants. 8. The participating restaurants are solely responsible for the good execution of the service at the branch location specified on the Cards. It is the exclusive responsibility of the Card holder to provide them to the participating restaurants. 9. Time Out and the distributor are not responsible for any changes that may occur during the period of validity of the offer, namely the closure of any of the restaurants, address changes, name changes or other modifications that cannot be foreseen during the production of boxes. 10. Time Out will not be responsible for any indirect losses, consequential, exemplary, special or punitive damages, lost opportunities, loss of profits, anticipated profits, actual or anticipated savings. 11. Time Out’s liability under these General Conditions of Use is limited to the price you have paid for the Time Out Box. 12. You agree to hold Time Out harmless against all losses, liabilities, claims or demands arising out of any breaches of the representation and warranties and assurances. 13. Any further clarification should be requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The answers will be provided on working days, during business hours. 14. Shipping via United States Postal Service - First-Class Package Service with tracking, delivery expected in 2-3 working days. The box arrives by post to US addresses only. Shipping starts December 3. 15. Maximum of two purchases per customer. 16. Time Out is unable to amend any shipping address once a purchase has been confirmed. This pack contains eight cards (one for each restaurant). Questions and information: email@example.com. Valid from January 1 2019 to December 31 2019. Refund Policy. 1. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 2 BELOW OF THIS REFUND POLICY, THERE ARE STRICTLY NO REFUNDS ON PURCHASES FOR ANY REASON AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL. 2. If the Table for Two Box arrives to you and is faulty or defective, we will issue you with a replacement Table for Two Box, provided that you first return the faulty or defective Table for Two Box to us at our address of Time Out America LLC, 1540 Broadway, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10036 (Attention: Table for Two).