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Another 50% off Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte: If yesterday's coupon wasn't enough for you, here is yet another way to get a fancy steak lunch Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecôte at a discount. Today's Groupon gets you a $36 gift certificate for just $18. The only thing that sucks is you need to use it all at once, so you might want to go in on this one with a friend.

20% off Fancy French Steak: You know we don't like to spend more than $10 on lunch, but there are a few splurges we are admittedly interested in... like Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote, the French steak place on Lex and 52nd. If you feel the same way, use this coupon to get 20% off during lunch for the entire month of September. Even with the discount it's still almost $20, but it helps.

French Steak Splurge Gets One NYT Star

lerelaissteakIt’s not often that the restaurant review in the New York Times intersects with Midtown Lunch. It happened last July when Frank Bruni bestowed two stars on our humble Szechuan Gourmet. And today newcomer Sam Sifton has done it again, giving a single star to Le Relais de Venise L’entrecote (on Lex and 52nd.) A meal at this spot, which has no menus and only one main course (steak frites), costs $24- so technically it’s not a Midtown Lunch at all. But I’ve been kind of obsessed with the place since reading about it on Serious Eats at the beginning of the summer. Now that Sifton, who has quickly become my favorite food reviewer of all time with his rock star review of DBGB and references to General Tso’s chicken, has given it a star I don’t see how I can avoid the lunchtime splurge. (I’m guessing I’m not the only one.)

Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote is My Kind of Splurge
Szechuan Gourmet: Day 1 as a NYT 2 Starred Restaurant

Photo courtesy of Nick Solares

Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote is My Kind of Splurge

Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote, a famous French chain with a one item menu (steak frites), just opened their first location in the U.S. on the corner of 52nd and Lex. Even though the $24 price tag puts it well out of the Midtown Lunch price range, their special herb sauce topping looks amazing and they bring you a second serving of steak and french fries after you finish your first. Sounds like my kind of place! [Serious Eats: New York]