07/11/2011 09:20 am ET Updated Sep 10, 2011

Restaurant Week Summer 2011 Gets Under Way

NEW YORK -- New York City's Restaurant Week gets under way with more than 320 restaurants offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

NYC & Company says the participating restaurants are offering the 3-course meals at the same prices as in 2006 -- $24.07 for lunch and $35 for dinner.

The city's marketing, tourism and partnership organization says Restaurant Week began in 1992 as a one-time special to welcome the National Democratic Convention to town. 95 restaurants across the city took part that year. DNAinfo reports that many of the original participating restaurants, including Le Cirque, Tribeca Grill and Barbetta, will once again have specials in the Week.

Restaurant Week Summer 2011 runs from Monday through July 24.