NYC RESTAURANT WEEKSMSUMMER 2014 STARTS TODAY WITH DISCOUNTED DINING AT MORE THAN 300 RESTAURANTS THROUGH AUGUST 15

— #NYCRestaurantWeek Photo Contest Launches Today to Help Kick Off Annual Dining Promotion —

New York City (July 21, 2014) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, announced that NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014 starts today, July 21. The event offers New Yorkers and visitors four weeksof dining deals at more than 300 top New York City restaurants from July 21 through August 15, Mondays through Fridays, with Saturdays excluded and Sundays optional. Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $25 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $38 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes). For reservations, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014 features an expanded photo contest on Instagram, where diners are encouraged to photograph their dining experience, based on different themes each week. The themes include appetizer, entrée, dessert and group shot/selfie. Each of the four judges—Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean-Georges Restaurants, Michael White of Altamarea Group, NYC food photographer Daniel Krieger and Todd Coleman of Tasting Table—will choose one winning photo in each category per week for four weeks during NYC Restaurant Week. The sixteen winners will receive gift cards worth $250 or more from participating restaurants. All posts should be submitted using #nycrestaurantweek.

Also returning this summer is an exclusive offer for American Express® Card Members. American Express Card Members can register an eligible Card, use their Card to spend $25 or more at any participating restaurant and get a $5 statement credit. To learn more and register an American Express Card, visit amexnetwork.com/nycrestaurantweek.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014 is produced by NYC & Company and presentedby Founding Sponsor American Express.

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.

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Contact: NYC & Company / Chris Heywood 212-484-1270
              NYC & Company / Caroline Peck 212-484-1270