Savvy foodies look forward to NYC Restaurant Week, a biannual event during which more than 300 of the city’s best eateries offer three-course dining deals ($25 for lunch or brunch and $38 for dinner). It’s an excellent opportunity to sample trendy new spots, as well as to return to old favorites. As part of The James New York’s commitment to supporting our neighbors—and in honor of this year’s summer Restaurant Week, which runs July 20 through August 15—we’re sharing a guide to several of our favorite local eateries.

CLOSE TO HOME:

David Burke Kitchen

23 Grand Street (within The James)

You don’t have to look far for imaginative, rustic cuisine: The famed chef’s eponymous restaurant is located right inside The James New York. Take advantage of the warm weather by enjoying a refreshing watermelon gazpacho or Maine lobster and rock shrimp al fresco in the outdoor dining space, The Garden.

AMERICAN WITH A TWIST:

The Dutch

131 Sullivan Street

Creative down-home cooking in NYC? You bet. This quirky neighborhood haunt on the corner of Prince and Sullivan serves up fare like seasonal salads, grilled pork with grits, Mexican street corn, and barbecue chicken, along with a raw bar. Save room for a slice of the spot’s famed fruit pie.

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ACME

No. 9 Great Jones Street

New American with a Nordic influence (think smoked fish tacos, goat cheese, and summer truffles)

Mercer Kitchen

99 Prince Street

American favorites made from seasonal ingredients (think roasted beets, Niman Ranch patty melt, and molten chocolate cake)

Tribeca Grill

375 Greenwich Street

Classic, fresh fare with a creative touch (think chilled corn bisque, Atlantic cod with saffron paella, and Key lime cheesecake)

GLOBAL FLAVORS:

Nobu New York

105 Hudson Street

The flagship restaurant of famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu New York marries authentic Japanese cuisine with international flavors from Peru, Argentina, and around the world. Nosh on favorites like black cod with miso and squid pasta, or head over to Nobu Next Door for the same menu in a trendy, sea-inspired space.

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Lafayette

380 Lafayette Street

French bistro and bakery dishes in traditional brasserie surroundings (think heirloom tomato risotto, crispy skate, and almond chiffon cake)

Mr. Chow Tribeca

121 Hudson Street

Hip downtown location of this famous eatery, where authentic Chinese cuisine and modern interpretations are on order (think Beijing duck, chicken satay, and Mr. Chow noodles)

Pera Soho

54 Thompson Street

Eastern Mediterranean fare that blends traditional recipes with contemporary embellishments (think Macedonian chicken, seared Greek salmon, and baklava)

Tamarind Tribeca

99 Hudson Street

Fine Indian food in a light, airy space (think prawns in coconut sauce, wild mushroom and truffle oil naan, and lotus root dumplings)

STEAKHOUSES:

American Cut

363 Greenwich Street

Craving a classic steakhouse experience? Slice into a perfectly aged porterhouse or rib eye cooked to your liking at this modern eatery. Located in the heart of Tribeca, American Cut also features select seafood and sides, carefully curated by Iron Chef Marc Forgione.

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Costata

206 Spring Street

Steakhouse with an Italian flair (think dry-aged tomahawk rib eye, polenta, and panna cotta)

Il Mulino Prime

331 W. Broadway

Modern Italian steakhouse meets Italian restaurant (think chicken parmigiana, filet mignon, and lemon tiramisu)

SEAFOOD:

Lure Fishbar

142 Mercer Street

Hook yourself fish and shellfish from around the world—branzino, tuna, scallops, lobster—at this swanky seafood spot. Like your seafood extra-fresh? Choose from the full raw bar and an extensive sushi and sashimi menu.

Enjoy all that Restaurant Week has to offer by reserving a room at The James New York.

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