Grand Street Restaurant Week, a project of Grand Street Business Improvement District, will return to Williamsburg next week. From Monday February 22 through Sunday February 28, twelve restaurants up and down Grand Street will feature lunch specials for $10 or less and dinners for $30 or less.
Notable among this year’s participants is Mediterranean joint Dar 525 (525 Grand Street), whose offerings will include kafta kebab and chicken gyro platters, falafel sandwiches, and safiha pizza with ground lamb, beef, tomato, and parsley. The owner will match all of Dar 525’s dinner proceeds Monday through Friday and donate them to Sheltering Arms, a non-profit that provides a wide array of services to low-income NYC youth and families.
Masha and the Bear (771 Grand Street), which was ranked 15th on Yelp’s 2015 Top 100 Places to Eat in Brooklyn list, will feature a two-course prix-fixe lunch with your choice of beet or spinach borscht followed by either pelmeni—beef or chicken dumplings served boiled or fried—or vegetarian vareniki. The dinner offerings are vast and varied, from herring salad to chicken consomme to smoked salmon with seasonal vegetables.
Whatever corner of the globe your tastebuds pine for, prepare your stomach for what’s bound to be an abundant Grand Street feast. Two dinners in one night? Why not?