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Ahoy New York’s Favorite Dishes from NYC Restaurant Week 2013

August 16th unfortunately marks the end of another Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week is always a great opportunity to try different restaurants around the city – we made sure to try plenty of new places and Restaurant Week menus. Here are some of Ahoy New York’s favorite dishes along with pictures from Restaurant Week 2013.

La Vilette – 10 Downing St

La Vilette is a fun and hip French bistro with outdoor seating and with great views of the West Village. We started off with the Charcuterie Trio which was something uniquely French and yes, they were quite tasty. Skirt steaks are somewhat underrated; however this skirt steak was especially full of flavor. We also loved the potatoes string fries on the side. They kind of reminded us of the snack Potato Stix that we loved when we were young. Finally we got to sample all three desserts on La Vilette’s Restaurant Week menu which included the classic flan, crème brulee and chocolate mousse. This was probably the best part of the meal. They were all scrumptious in their own special way but we have to give the chocolate mousse a slight edge as the favorite.

MarkJoseph Steakhouse – 261 Water St

MarkJoseph Steakhouse Sirloin Steak 2

Mmmmm… bacon. The sizzling Canadian bacon is a traditional steakhouse staple and it definitely started the dinner off right. It was unbelievably delicious and trust us, you will be wanting more! It was a no brainer to order a steak for the entree and we ordered the 20 oz sirloin steak. It was a huge juicy steak and as expected, it was absolutely cooked to perfection. The filet mignon is also another good option. For dessert we had the brownie sundae and it was simply delish!

Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro – 2 Park Ave

Finally we were looking for a good brunch/ lunch spot for Restaurant Week and we found Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro. We started with their beignets. They were great and may we add quite addictive. Fish and chips is a typically an English pub dish but we were intrigued by their beer battered fish and frites. It was exploding with flavor in every bite. There was a lot of tempting options for dessert but we tried their crème brulee. Crème brulee is one of our favorite desserts and Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro’s version reinforces that.