Omnivore - Midtown Restaurant Week begins tomorrow

Tip your server reasonably!

Midtown Restaurant Week begins tomorrow night, with virtually every restaurant in the area offering prix fixe dinner menus of $25 or $35. Most also offer a $15 lunch menu. The restaurants offer at least three courses at both meals.

Among the participants are 4th and Swift, Abbatoir, Atmosphere, Escorpion, Ecco, South City Kitchen and Livingston. You can find all of the participating restaurants and their menus on the event's website

Many of the restaurants offer reservations. Experience has taught me not to attempt to dine during the week without one. The event has been wildly popular in its five previous years.

One earnest plea: Tip servers at least 30 percent. They are working just as hard as they would to serve you a la carte.