With nearly 300 restaurants participating in this winter's NYC Restaurant Week, deciding where to eat can be a tad intimidating. If you're looking for some dining direction, here are restaurants that offer some noteworthy deals or are establishments you simply can't pass up. The three-course, prix fixe is $25 for lunch, $38 for dinner, not including drinks, tax or gratuity. To make a reservation, visit nycgo/restaurant week. And remember, you have until March 7. --MEREDITH DELISO, amNY
In a sea of Manhattan choices, this new restaurant inside the Brooklyn Museum is one of the best outer-borough options. Now's the perfect time to venture out and try Chef Saul Bolton's polished New American fare. Dinner only. Saul Restaurant, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, 718-935-9842, saulrestaurant.com.
Hakkasan New York
If you like what you get at this contemporary Chinese restaurant, you're in luck. Restaurant Week diners will receive a $38 gift certificate to use on their next visit. First timers should try the dim sum platter or grilled Chilean seabass, or spring for the Peking Duck ($40 extra). Dinner only. Hakkasan New York, 311 W. 43rd St., 212-776-1818, hakkasan.com.
At restaurateur Richie Notar's stylish supper club, you can enjoy signature menu items, including the lamb meatballs, or try the Hawaiian heart of palm "steak," a special off-menu dish just for Restaurant Week. Lunch only. Harlow, 111 E. 58th St., 212-644-0202, harlownyc.com.
Celebrated chef Daniel Boulud has several restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week. You'll find Mediterranean-inspired fare here. Don't pass on the popular Harissa-spiced lamb burger. Lunch and dinner. Boulud Sud, 20 W. 64th Street, 212-595-1313, bouludsud.com.
Nobu New York
Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to try innovative Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa's famous broiled black cod with miso. If you can only try one thing at Nobu New York, it's that. Lunch only. Nobu New York, 105 Hudson St., 212-219-0500, noburestaurants.com.
David Burke Fishtail
Boring has never been a word to describe David Burke's creations, and you'll find inventive seafood dishes at the celebrated chef's eatery. Dessert includes his famous cheesecake lollypop tree. Lunch and dinner. David Burke Fishtail, 135 E. 62nd Street, 212-754-1300, fishtaildb.com.
Morimoto New York
Dining at Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's New York restaurant is an experience, from its massive Japanese Noren curtain to the sushi bar, where you can see the masters at work. Lunch only. Morimoto New York, 88 10th Ave., 212-989-8883, morimotonyc.com.
David Burke Kitchen
Three words: Pretzel crab cake. It'll cost you a little extra, but the dish embodies Chef David Burke's creative take on American food. Lunch and dinner. David Burke Kitchen, 23 Grand St., 212-201-9119, davidburkekitchen.com.
For upscale French dining at its finest, head to Daniel Boulud's Café Boulud, known for its inventive dishes. Lunch only. Café Boulud, 20 E. 76th St., 212-772-2600, cafeboulud.com.
A Voce Columbus
Rivaling the seasonal, elevated Italian food at the Time Warner Center location of this contemporary restaurant are the jaw-dropping views of Central Park. Lunch only. A Voce Columbus, 10 Columbus Circle, 3rd floor, 212-823-2523, avocerestaurant.com.
This New York classic is one of the most famous restaurants in the city. It's one of the original Restaurant Week restaurants, too, and is participating this season for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday. Menu options include corn soup, branzino with celery root puree and puttanesca and chicken breast with broccoli, wild mushrooms and 'nduja. 151 E. 58th St., lecirque.com