Calling all adventurous eaters: Long Island Restaurant Week is back!
The spring edition of the eight-day tri-annual promotion now offers three prix-fixe options: $25 or $35 three-course dinners or a $42 prix fixe, at hundreds of restaurants across Nassau and Suffolk counties from Sunday, January 24 through Sunday, January 31. The deal is available all day, every day, except Saturdays after 7 p.m. This year, due to the pandemic, takeout is also an option.
“Now more than ever, we want to make a difference for two groups in need: restaurants and those facing food insecurity,” offers Steve Haweeli, president of the Long Island Restaurant and Hospitality Group, which organizes the week.
Restaurant week has two goals: 1) Helping small businesses draw additional customers during a historically slow time of year, and 2) Enticing the public a chance to try new eateries that they normally wouldn’t.
Participating restaurants are required to offer at least three choices of appetizers, main courses and deserts on their prix-fixe menus. Restaurant cuisine styles to choose from include Italian, Latin, French, Mediterranean, Asian, BBQ, sushi bars, seafood eateries, and steak houses.
Reservations are recommended at those eateries that take them. The deal doesn’t include a tip. Organizers encourage participants to tip their servers at least 20 percent.
Winter Long Island Restaurant Week is also dedicated to raising money for two worthy organizations: the Independent Restaurant Coalition, which supports restaurants, and Island Harvest, which distributes millions of pounds of food through their network of community based food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency feeding programs.
Additional LI restaurant weeks are held in April and October.
For participating restaurants and more information, check out longislandrestaurantweek.com!
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