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We love everything that celebrates all the diverse neighborhoods the Big Apple has to offer. We especially love when NYC Restaurant Week comes around because it gives us a chance to sample some of the best neighborhood eateries at wallet-friendly prix-fixe prices. This year, we asked employees to share their picks for where to eat out, close to our 17 Manhattan storage locations. Here are their recommendations!

*Pop into your Chelsea storage unit, then pop by:

Colicchio & Sons Tap Room, where the Top Chef Judge serves seasonal new American fare in a tavern-like setting that draws upon his early roots at Gramercy Tavern.

*Stop in at your Battery Park storage unit, then have dinner at:

Cipriani Wall Street, once the setting of the New York Stock Exchange, the lavish lower Manhattan outpost of the renowned Big Apple chain still caters to the rich and powerful.

*Swing by your East Village storage unit, then get comida at:

Rayela, for delicious Spanish-style tapas and ceviche in a stunning, underground setting complete with mood lighting and indoor tree.

*Going to your storage unit in Harlem? Reward yourself with tasty treats from:

Red Rooster, where upscale comfort food is created by award-winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson (yet another Top Chef alum).

*If you have a self storage unit in Hells Kitchen then why not try:

Pigalle, an intimate bistro where you can cozy up in a corner and unleash your inner Francophile while sampling savory Parisian fare.

*Roll into your Soho Storage Unit, then try the delights at:

Kittichai, the restaurant inside luxe boutique hotel 60 Thompson, for delicious, carefully constructed Thai food in a sleek, celebrity-infused setting.

*Bringing a few boxes by your Midtown West mini storage? Refuel at:

Quality Meats, with a seat inside the rustic dining room and an Old-World steak sourced from one of New York City’s longtime butchers.

*Storing your stuff in an  Upper West Side storage unit? Dine at:

Dovetail, the small neighborhood gem located steps away from the Museum of Natural History, where farm-fresh European fare is on the menu.

*Visit your Upper East Side storage unit, then have a bite at:

The Carlyle, a New York-institution once frequented by Sammy Davis Jr, that’s still steeped in Old-World nostalgia and comforting aromas which emanate from the kitchen.

*Drop of something at your storage unit in Tribeca, then get lunch at:

Nobu, the world famous sushi restaurant that redefined the idea of Asian-fusion. It is still the best place off the red carpet for rubbing elbows with the stars.

With all these choices, run, don’t walk! NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2011 is on from January 24-February 6 and advance reservations are both required and fill up fast so book here now.