There is no better season for food comas than winter. We have bulky sweaters, scarves, and coats to shield our full bellies. We are content to have discourse in cozy nooks for hours on end, putting off the cold a little longer.
From various boroughs in New York to the Hudson Valley and up to Maine, take your adventurous palate to one of these six East Coast winter restaurant weeks offering prix-fixes as low as $15 for lunch and $20 for a three-course dinner at award-winning spots.
Baltimore Restaurant Week
When: February 16-23
Prix-fixe Price: Two-course lunch for $15, three-course dinner from $20
How to get there: Consult oM’s Public Transportation Guide to Baltimore
NYC Restaurant Week
When: February 17-March 7
Prix-fixe Price: Lunch $25, dinner $35
Reservations open: Now
Maine Restaurant Week
When: March 1-10
Prix-fixe Price: Lunch from $15, Dinner from $30
Stay-and-Dine Packages: 8 participating hotels, including the Inn at Brunswick Station
Website: mainerestaurantweek.com and download the free MRW app
How to get there: Consult oM’s Public Transportation Guide to Portland
Atlantic City Restaurant Week
When: March 2-18
Prix-fixe Price: Lunch $15.14, Dinner $33.14
How to get there: Take Megabus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
When: March 10-23
Prix-fixe Price: Lunch for $20.95 and dinner for $29.95
How to get there: Many restaurants are easily accessible via the Metro-North Hudson line from Grand Central. Visit the restaurants’s site for specific directions.
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.