Winter Storm Steals Around NYC

By Billy Lyons  |  January 2, 2014

Winter storm Hercules is bearing down on New York City and though most of us will be holed up at home, a few restaurants around town will reward you with specials and freebies if you manage to make it out. Here are some of the best storm-themed deals we've found: 

Boqueria: If all you have in your freezer is ice cream, we suggest opting for a warmer dessert. The SoHo and Flatiron locations of this Spanish tapas bar are offering complimentary nutella-stuffed churros for anyone who dines after 9 p.m. tonight or joins them for lunch on Friday (212-343-4255/212-255-4160).

Davios: Sometimes braving the elements is about mind over matter. To help get customers in a warm mood, this Northern Italian steakhouse will offer guests complimentary spring rolls if the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Patrons can redeem the offer anytime the temperature drops below the mark during lunch or dinner service. The offer is valid for one order per day in the bar area from now until March 19 (212-661-4810).

Eight Turn Crepe: We know how bad weather often calls for a quick grab and go meal. Thankfully, this Japanese crepe shop does too, and is giving away free miso soup and hoji tea for anyone who comes in to make any crepe purchase on Friday. Diners can select soup or tea to warm up, and crepes come in a variety of versions like chicken teriyaki, seaweed sesame and blueberry cheesecake (212-334-3408).

Sons of Essex This neighborhood joint is offering up $8 hot cocktails tonight and Friday evening. A few drinks we'll be able to sip on (slowly) include spiked cider and a Grand Street Grog with mulled wine. The kitchen will also offer a $20 snow day special on Friday: meatloaf with duck fat roasted potatoes (212-674-7100).

The Fourth: While less is typically more when it comes to snowstorms, this Union Square brasserie is offering a deal where more is less on your check. For every inch of snowfall that comes down in New York City on Friday (according to NY1's calculation), guests receive a $1 off their total bill. Diners must spend a minimum of $20 per check to receive the offer, which is available during breakfast, lunch, and dinner (212-432-1324).