Foodies aren’t the only type of New York City travelers who enjoy the unique experience of an upscale prix fixe meal. Duane Street Hotel guests can let world class chefs make the decisions for them without stepping out of our little corner of Manhattan by stopping by these Tribeca favorites.
Tribeca Grill, co-owned by Robert De Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent, specializes in high end American cuisine. Its lunch and brunch specials make the highlights of a pricy menu accessible with $29 prix fixe options. Changing seasonally, some standout dishes include corn bisque with jalapeno and lime, chilled poached salmon, and Key Lime Pie Semifreddo. Make sure you get there early or call ahead for reservations as seats never stay open for too long at Tribeca Grill.
Weekday Lunch prix fixe $29, Weekend Brunch $29
Fall in love with food all over again at this charming, jackets-required French restaurant. Ranked 5th of all prix fixe meals in New York City via Foursquare, a full-course meal at Bouley is the creme de la creme of dining experiences. Diners consistently praise the Porcini flan with Alaskan dungeness crab, and black truffle dashi. Also, if you’re willing to go all in (and we promise it’s worth it), make sure to indulge with the house sommelier wine pairings. Given all the fine ingredients and a dining room plucked out of a villa in the South of France, the lunch tasting menu is an absolute steal at $55.
Tip: Take things one step higher and book the Chef’s Pass to eat at a private alcove between the kitchen and dining room where Chef Bouley take you through the tasting menu himself.
Lunch prix fixe $55, Dinner prix fixe $125, Sommelier Wine Pairing $85
Chef Yim’s well-designed, innovative, contemporary tasting menu sets the stage for a meal you’ll never forget. He combines Western and Eastern influences pairing a strong knowledge of Korean gastronomy with experience at the Culinary Institute of America and working as an apprentice at the aforementioned Bouley. To get an idea of his offerings, picture a lobster claw glistening in beurre blanc or a bubble-gum pink piece of wagyu beef placed elegantly alongside a few colorful veggies. Tying it all together, Jungsik’s ambiance is defined by seasonal flower arrangements and soft lighting from modern fixtures one might find in a swanky Tribeca apartment.
$180, Wine pairings: $120