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NYC Restaurant Week® Kicks Off 25th Anniversary At Nearly 400 Restaurants Through August 18

July 26, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

NYC & Company, the City’s official destination marketing organisation, announced the launch of the 25th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week, running July 24 through August 18Enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for US$29 and dinners for US$42 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes) at 391 participating restaurants, featuring 34 diverse cuisines in 42 neighbourhoods across all five boroughs. Saturday dining is excluded from the program and Sundays are optional. To view a full list of participants, make reservations, browse menus and more, visitnycgo.com/restaurantweek.

“For New Yorkers, restaurants are our living rooms—places to engage with friends and family, and to slow down from New York City’s fast pace,” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company president and CEO.  “NYC Restaurant Week provides locals and visitors a unique opportunity to experience the City’s fine dining scene at an extraordinary value. With the monthlong 25th anniversary edition, celebrating in the dining capital of the world has never been easier.”

In celebration of the 25th anniversary, the first-ever NYC Restaurant Week Summer Tasting Series events are now on sale, offering diners exclusive tasting menus with chef-selected wine pairings. Supporting local NYC charities City Harvest, Citymeals on Wheels and Food Bank NYC, tickets are selling quickly and may be purchased for US$75 per person at nycrestaurantweektastingseries.splashthat.com. The events are Bâtard Tribeca (Lower Manhattan) tonight, July 24, Buttermilk Channel (Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn) on August 1, Maiella (Long Island City, Queens) on August 6, and Amada (Lower Manhattan) on August 14. Follow along with the series on social media with hashtag #NYCTastingSeries.

NYC Restaurant Week is the first dining program of its kind, established by Tim Zagat and Joe Baum as a four-day lunch dining promotion during the 1992 Democratic National Convention, coined “NY92.” The program included just under 100 participating restaurants, in which 12 remain current participants. Following the success of the summer 1992 season, the program has continued to flourish and evolve in New York City, and has inspired similar dining concepts in destinations both nationally and internationally.

NYC & Company’s long-standing corporate sponsor American Express will return this season with an exclusive offer for American Express® Card Members who participate in NYC Restaurant Week. Card Members can enroll any eligible American Express Card, use their enrolled Card to spend US$35 or more in a single transaction at any participating restaurant and get a US$5 statement credit up to four times when they dine between July 24 and August 18. Enrollment is required and is limited. Terms apply. To learn more and enroll in this offer, visitamericanexpress.com/nycrestaurantweek.

Diners can follow @nycgo and @nycrestaurantweek on Instagram and Facebook, and @nycgo and @nycrw on Twitter for NYC Restaurant Week content.

To view a full list of participants, make reservations, browse menus and more, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

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