Serving: Dinner, Sunday Dinner (bar area only)
Why You Should Go: Since some of us will use Restaurant Week as an excuse to combine dinner with a show, Charlie Palmer's upscale bar dining room makes the perfect pre-theater destination. The bar menu showcases delectable dishes like Wagyu beef carpaccio and oysters on the half shell, so guests can expect a similar slice of New American plates when opting for the prix fixe. Though the restaurant may not echo its fellow Times Square brethren in bright lights and far-out dishes, it focuses on a commitment to cuisine and impeccable service - a winning strategy that's rewarded Aureole year after year with high scores in our Zagat Survey.
The Details: 135 W. 42nd St.; 212-319-1660