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The Resy Guide to Treating Yourself in New York — on a Budget


Imagine this: You’re looking for a dinner on your day off to feel special, but without the hefty price tag that often comes with a big, fancy blowout meal. Seems impossible? Especially in New York? Well, it’s not.

There’s a way to experience the magic of fine dining but at a fraction of the usual cost. Many of New York’s top fine-dining restaurants offer à la carte options separate from their usual tasting menus, and many have designated bar or lounge spaces where it’s possible to walk-in or make a reservation. Simply put: It’s a less-fussy, less-expensive option for a quicker meal, but with the same high-quality ingredients and refined service. They’re the perfect places to treat yourself, without breaking the bank.

Here are some fine-dining spots that make the average day feel like a special occasion.

P.S. For a list of some of the city’s best tasting menus for $100 or less, we’ve got you covered here.