NYCRW Restaurants That Are Hiring

The summer edition of the semi-annual NYC Restaurant Week event has officially kicked off. New Yorkers can enjoy lunch and dinner deals beginning July 25th through August 19th at more than 350 restaurants across the five boroughs. Here are some participating dining establishments that you may want to check out, and are also looking to hire hospitality talent:


VANDAL, TAO Group’s latest concept in NYC beautifully blends the ideas of street art and street food beautifully into one setting. Have a look around–take in and appreciate the fantastic, one-of-a-kind graffiti murals. Afterwards, feast on an eclectic menu full of fusion-style small plates, specially curated by Chef Chris Santos and his team for Restaurant Week. You will not regret dining at one of the hottest restaurants in NYC right now, and especially at a fraction of the usual price.

VANDAL is looking to hire a Cocktail/Bottle Service Waitress and Maitre D’ at the moment. View job details and submit your application here.


You will not be disappointed with Blue Fin and its “simple flavors, great execution and pristine ingredients”, as reviewed by It is one of several BR Guest Hospitality’s dining brands, with seafood being its main focus. At Blue Fin, freshly caught fish and shellfish is paired with the season’s best produce to create dishes like lemongrass steamed mussels and oven roasted salmon. If seafood is your thing, be sure to make a reservation for Blue Fin today!

Blue Fin is currently seeking FOH and BOH staff to join their team. Click here to see all job opportunities, including Food Runner and Pantry Cook roles


Sarabeth’s, a classic NYC institution, has been an active participant of Restaurant Week for several seasons now. Yet, it continues to impress diners year after year. Visit any one of Sarabeth’s five locations across Manhattan for delicious modern, new-American foods. The BBQ baby back ribs and crispy crab stuffed zucchini are highlights of their special summer menu. Brunch is another must when making a visit to Sarabeth’s, so do take advantage of the $29 Saturday two-course prix fixe.

Want to join the Sarabeth’s team? Consider being a part of Sarabeth’s' Upper West Side location’s FOH crew as a Host/Hostess.


Chef Vikas Khanna, a Michelin-star chef-restaurant owner, opened Junoon in late 2009, and has since served some of the best Indian food in NYC. Due to its huge success, Khanna opened a second location overseas in Dubai. For Restaurant Week, Junoon is offering classic, yet modern, takes of traditional Southeast Asian flavors such as murgh tikka mirza hasnu, a tandoor grilled chicken appetizer. There are plenty of Indian restaurants in NYC, however, none can compare to Chef Khanna’s caliber and attention to cooking amazing food.

Learn more and apply to Junoon’s openings for Line Cooks, Food Runners, Bartenders and more.

Top dineLA Restaurant Week Restaurants to Work At


Like NYC Restaurant Week, Los Angeles also holds an equivalent called dineLA. The 14-day dining event takes place in over 300 Los Angeles county restaurants, offering specially priced lunch and dinner deals.

Here are some of the restaurants that are participating in dineLA, and check out what positions they are currently hiring for:


BOA Steakhouse is the place to be for Hollywood's A-list celebrities, with past sightings including the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Kate Beckinsale, Ryan Seacrest and more. The modern steakhouse's $25 lunch and $48 dinner (Santa Monica only) specials consist of classics such as its namesake, BOA Burger.

BOA Santa Monica and West Hollywood are looking for experienced Managers to join their restaurant.


Zagat reviewed Rosa Mexicano as the "gold standard" in upscale modern Mexican cuisine. The first restaurant opened in NYC in 1984 and has expanded to across the nation with locations in Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, San Francisco and more. Customer favorites include their specialty margaritas and famous guacamole.

Various FOH and BOH opportunities, including Cocktail Servers, Line Cooks and Prep Chefs, are available at Rosa Mexicano.


Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's Spago, which is consistently praised for its fine dining, impeccable service and beautiful design, focuses on farm-to-table Californian fare. Expect nothing less than amazing from Puck's flagship restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Become a part of the Spago team–Apply for FOH, BOH and Management job openings now.


Previously highlighted in The Hottest Restaurants to Work At in LA, Estrella's executive chef Dakota Weiss offers American staples with modern twists. The $20 lunch prix fixe menu boasts entrees like, crab cake BLT and roasted delicata squash.

Estrella is currently seeking to hire a Baker and Restaurant Manager.



Hanjip is another LA newcomer on the restaurant scene that is becoming a crowd favorite for KBBQ. Its $15 dineLA lunch menu is comprised of customizable Korean rice bowls and banchan side dishes.

Hanjip is in search for Servers, Bussers, Sous Chefs and more.


Other participating restaurants that are hiring include: Katana, Pizzeria Mozza, Terrine and Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air.



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Top NYC Restaurant Week Restaurants to Work At


It's one of our favorite times of the year–NYC Restaurant Week! This year, it is running from January 18th to February 5th. Here are some dining establishments that are participating, and also hiring, in the annual event:


Ai Fiori, located in the chic Langham Place, is a favorite amongst NYC Restaurant Week go-ers. Its menu combines the traditional cuisines of the French and Italian Rivieras. The restaurant also has an inviting bar and lounge, with a large selection of cocktail and wine offerings.

At the moment, Ai Fiori is staffing for several FOH and BOH positions such as Host/Hostess, Pastry Cook and Bartender.


Narcissa is a cozy, farm-to-table East Village restaurant that is situated right next to The Standard. The chefs at Narcissa use local and organic ingredients from Hudson Valley, which is just outside of NYC. In the warmer months, patrons can dine al fresco in the private garden space.

Apply to Narcissa's current openings for Line Cooks, Family Meal Chefs and Cooks.


Chef Daniel Boulud's casual bistro, Bar Boulud, serves seasonal French fare and plates. Its Restaurant Week menu features one of its most signature dishes, steak frites, along with other classics, like confit de canard and gâteau au chocolat.

Bar Boulud is in search of passionate Servers, Hosts/Hostesses and General Managers to join their team.


Upscale, penthouse-level Gaonnuri not only offers contemporary Korean eats, but splendid panoramic views of NYC. The Michelin Guide 2015 recommendation's Restaurant Menu meals are available for lunch and dinner, Sunday to Friday.

Become a part of Gaonnuri's Host/Hostess, Server and Pastry Chef team.



TAO, a major hotspot in NYC and Vegas, is holding Restaurant Week at both its Downtown and Uptown NYC locations. Guests will enjoy bold Asian-inspired meals influenced by Hunan, Szechuan, Singaporean and Malaysian flavors.

See the jobs that available at TAO Downtown and TAO Uptown.


Other participating restaurants that are also hiring include: Arlington ClubBeauty & EssexDavid Burke at Bloomingdale'sDavid Burke Kitchen, The Dutch, Esca, LafayetteLavoMiss Lily's 7AOsteria MoriniRed RoosterRistorante Morini and Sant Ambroeus.



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