New York City’s Summer Restaurant Week is upon us! I have to be honest and admit that when this event has run in the past few years I have had some disappointing experiences. Restaurants often put little effort or creativity into this menu. Choices are limited. Menus are basically aimed at people who rarely leave the house and never venture into a dining establishment. In most cases I’d rather just pay full price and sample options offered on the everyday menu. Like Lil’ Kim says, “Money ain’t a thing- throw it out like rice.” Just kidding- I’m poor. So taking that into consideration I had to give restaurant week another try this year and randomly ended up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at Atlantic Grill. It definitely had a different and refreshing approach to restaurant week in comparison to some of the other establishments I have visited. With that being said let me just make it clear that I am in no way, shape or form claiming to be a food critic. I am simply consumer- who does a lot of consuming.
That about covers everything we sampled last night. In addition to a satisfying meal we also enjoyed the ambiance of the patio seating, as well as the service. The restaurant became quite busy once work let out so I am definitely recommending a reservation. I think I am now converted and may make my way into another participating restaurant to enjoy the summer special. Restaurant week runs from July 25th-August 19th. Some places only offer lunch or dinner and some opt out on Saturday nights so make sure you take a look before you head somewhere and set yourself up for disappointment. Where are you interested in trying? Comment below!