We’re only two weeks in and already 2017 feels like a kinder year than 2016. Why? Because whatever else happens from now through December, we’re going to get to enjoy Long Island Restaurant Week three times.
That’s right; the Long Island institution is following up its 10th annual fall promotion by kicking off its first winter campaign from Sunday, January 22 to Sunday, January 29.
For eight days, each participating restaurant will serve a unique three-course prix fixe menu for $27.95 (though on Saturday, the menu may only be offered until 7 p.m.). Each menu will offer at least three choices for appetizers, entrées, and desserts.
Participating restaurants range from Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor to Casa Rustica in Smithtown, Besito in Roslyn to Waterzooi in Garden City, Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton to North Fork Table in Southold—and so much more. A complete list of participating restaurants is available here.
“With a sluggish economy and the onset of winter – as well as such a great response to Fall restaurant week from both diners and restaurateurs – we decided to do something about ‘Cabin Fever.’ It is expected that the inaugural campaign this winter will have well over 100 participants,” said Steve Haweeli, President of Long Island Restaurant & Marketing Hospitality Group – the business-to-consumer promotions division of WordHampton Public Relations. “With more than 2.8 million residents and 1,000 restaurants with varied cuisines, concepts and price points, it is no wonder why we started the highly anticipated Long Island Restaurant Week, which continues to flourish.”
It is also no wonder why diners continue to celebrate Long Island Restaurant Week’s arrival—and flock to its participating restaurants as soon as they roll out their signature three-course prix fixe menus for $27.95.
Last fall, Long Island Restaurant Week inspired me and my fiancé to dine at a restaurant that had been on our “must-try list” for quite a long time. Over the course of ninety minutes, we enjoyed three courses and a couple glasses of wine. Then, finally, the check came and we saw that it was under $100. “Wow,” we laughed and marveled to each other. “They really should do this all the time.”
Long Island Restaurant Week will run from Sunday, January 22 to Sunday, January 29. For more information—and a complete list of participating restaurants—please visit their website.