BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — Residents of Bed-Stuy looking to grab a bite from NYC Restaurant Week this year have only one choice in the neighborhood.
American restaurant IV Purpose is the only neighborhood eatery to make the list of restaurants included in the inaugural 2022 Restaurant Week, which began taking reservations this week.
The Fulton Street Spot is offering $29 lunch and $29 dinner starting January 18th. (Despite the name, Restaurant Week runs for four weeks from January 18 to February 13).
Residents willing to travel a little will find a few more options in Crown Heights, East Williamsburg, and other nearby neighborhoods.
The event includes two-course lunch and three-course dinner priced at $29, $39 and $59.
“With hundreds of restaurants offering special fixed-price menus for a limited time, this is your chance to sample it all in the world’s most vibrant dining scene,” reads the event’s website.
This isn’t the first time Bed-Stuy and the district have had a limited presence at the deal-driven event. Last year, Bed-Stuy had three restaurants on the list.
In 2019, just 12 Brooklyn restaurants made the Restaurant Week list, a number so low that Brooklyn began its own tradition of highlighting the borough’s best restaurants.
That year, 46 restaurants in Brooklyn made it. And although Manhattan represents an increase from previous years for the outer boroughs, Manhattan still dominates the list with 380 restaurants offering deals.
The full Brooklyn list can be found here.
Restaurant Week comes amid a surge in coronavirus cases fueled by the Omicron variant. Establishments take precautions and require vaccinations.
“While New York City is open, Covid-19 remains a reality for all of us,” the event’s website reads.
“We want to provide you with the most up-to-date information on our NYC Winter Outing programs, but due to ongoing developments, we recommend checking with venues before you leave. Proof of vaccination is required for everyone over the age of 5 for participation in indoor activities, including dining at restaurants and attending Broadway shows.”
Learn more about NYC Restaurant Week here.
Patch reporters Nick Garber and Matt Troutman contributed.