Reservations for the 30th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022, sponsored by MasterCard, are now open at nycgo.com/restaurant week, says NYC & Company, the marketing body of New York City tourism. Restaurants can choose to participate in one, several or all the five weeks. A press release says that this year there will be more opportunities than ever to taste the city’s top-notch and genuine cuisines during NYC Restaurant Week, which is celebrating its 30th year. Inclusive pricing will ensure participation from a variety of restaurants throughout all five boroughs. Sundays are optional, while Saturdays are blackout days for taxes and gratuities.
“We are pleased to celebrate the 30th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week this summer, a major milestone coinciding with the palpable vibrancy in our city right now,” Fred Dixon, President and CEO at NYC and Company says.
“For 30 years, the programme has offered exceptional deals to diners while also lifting and celebrating the restaurant community across all five boroughs, underscoring the truly authentic dining scene offered only in New York City,” Dixon adds.
The first Restaurant Week was established in 1992 during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in New York City. Since then, similar events have been held in cities all over the world. A total of 14 of the original 1992 restaurants, including Barbetta, Carmine’s (Upper West Side), Dock’s Oyster Bar, Gage and Tollner, Gallagher’s Steak House, The Palm, Sardi’s, Shun Lee West, Sylvia’s, Tavern on the Green, Tribeca Grill, The Russian Tea Room, Union Square Café, and Victor’s Café are pleased to participate in the programme this year.
“Bringing visitors and locals a meaningful way to experience world-class dining in New York City is truly priceless,” says Rustom Dastoor, executive vice president of North America Marketing and Communications at Mastercard.
“Together with NYC and Company, we are excited to provide cardholders exclusive discounts during NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022 as they explore their passion for food and travel,” Dastoor adds.
For the duration of the programme, from July 18 to August 21, diners can select from a variety of two-course lunches and three-course dinner for USD 30, USD 45 or USD 60, depending on the price ranges of the respective restaurants. The establishment of this pricing structure ensures that eateries from all five boroughs, from casual diners to upscale dining establishments, can participate. Additionally, more than 100 restaurants will offer USD 30 wine bottles on their participating menus to celebrate the 30th anniversary.