NYC Restaurant Week 2017 will run from Monday through Feb. 10. Reuters

New York is considered by many to be a paradise for restaurant enthusiasts and the city is gearing up for one of its most prominent events. While the length of time might be misleading, "Restaurant Week" kicked off Monday and will run through Feb. 10.

The semiannual event features hundreds of participating restaurants that will offer competitively priced meals and menu deals. Three-course prix-fixe menu offers for dinner and lunch are the hallmark of the event.

There's a lot to know about Restaurant Week as the choices can be overwhelming.

From Austrian to Asian Fusion, there are a wide array of options. Saturdays will be excluded from the restaurant deals, and some participants might not be offering deals on Sunday. For the winter iteration of Restaurant Week, diners can expect three courses involving $29 lunches and $42 dinners. Beverages, tax and gratuity will not be included, according to the NYC Go website.

Diners will be able to choose from a choice of (at minimum) three appetizers, three entrée options and two dessert options. Some restaurants might offer a la carte special items or drink specials. Participating restaurants will have booklets that diners can pick up at the restaurant. A full list of participating restaurants can also be found online.

Not booking a reservation is a common error. Some restaurants that normally accept "walk ins" may not have enough seating since the event can draw a sharp uptick in crowds. Participating restaurants will include Zuma, Cherche Midi, La Fonda Del Sol, Dos Caminos and Nobu New York, among many others.

Although the meal options and price offerings have left some foodies skeptical over how much money they’re actually saving, the New York Post did offer some up some decent deals for 2017. Chefs Club and Craftbar will offer an array of savory courses while Le Coq Rico will offer competitive prices for its famous rotisserie chicken.