—NYC & Company’s Annual Promotion Offers Dining Deals at Nearly 300 of the City’s Top Restaurants July 22–August 16—

New York City (July 8, 2013) — NYC & Company, New York City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced that reservations officially open today for NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013. “The Summer’s Biggest Week” gives New Yorkers and visitors the opportunity to enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $25 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $38 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes) at nearly 300 of the City’s top restaurants. NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 operates Monday through Friday, with Sundays optional, from July 22 through August 16.

“New York City is the food capital of the world, and through NYC Restaurant Week, we are proud to give New Yorkers and those visiting the City the chance to savor meals from some of our finest restaurants for a discounted price,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. “Participating restaurants get to showcase their fare to a new audience, and diners get to enjoy a new dining experience—or their favorite place—without breaking the bank.”

“NYC Restaurant Week is the perfect time to celebrate dining and enjoy great food with family, friends and colleagues. Our restaurants provide the setting for two-hour mini-vacations that rejuvenate and inspire, and you don’t have to travel thousands of miles, because you can enjoy the varied cuisines of the world right here,” said Tracy Nieporent, Chairman of NYC & Company’s Restaurant Committee.

Among the restaurants that are returning to the program this year are the Atlantic Grill at Lincoln Center, Blue Water Grill, Brasserie 8½, Butter Restaurant, Carlyle Restaurant, Cipriani Wall Street, David Burke Townhouse, Fig & Olive, Gramercy Terrace, Nobu New York, Palm Tribeca and Tribeca Grill.

Also returning are exclusive benefits for American Express® Cardmembers who can receive a $5 statement credit each time they dine out and spend $25 or more at participating restaurants when they register and use any eligible American Express Card. To register an American Express Card, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.  

“American Express is proud to be a Founding Sponsor and is excited to continue our support with NYC Restaurant Week by providing great offers for our Cardmembers,” said Joseph Quagliata, Senior Vice President of Regional Client Group, Merchant Services. “Now in its 21st year, this program has grown into a can’t-miss opportunity for New Yorkers and visitors alike to discover new eateries and dine at old favorites and is a great way to drive business to restaurants in New York City.”

This year, Google Maps is a first-time participating sponsor of NYC Restaurant Week. Guests can use Google Maps to get directions, reviews, and preview dining destinations with Street View and Business Photos. 

For a complete list of participating restaurants and to make reservations, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

In addition to City bus shelters and videos on taxicab monitors, NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 media will be featured hourly on the Toshiba Vision screens in Times Square through August 16.

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 is produced by NYC & Company and presented by founding Sponsor American Express and Participating Sponsor Google Maps.

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.

Terms and Conditions:
To be eligible for this offer, you must register an eligible American Express Card at amexnetwork.com/nycrestaurantweek between 12am ET on July 7, 2013 and 12am ET on August 16, 2013. You may register only one Card for this offer. Using the same registered Card, each time you make a single purchase of $25 at a participating restaurant during New York Summer Restaurant Week, July 22―August 16, 2013, you will receive a $5 statement credit. For a list of participating restaurants, visit http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek. Registration is limited and must be completed prior to your transactions.  All prepaid card products and Corporate Cards are not eligible. Offer not valid for online purchases. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 8 weeks after American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive a statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant.  In addition, in most cases, you will not receive a statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. If your registered Card is replaced during the promotional period, please call the customer service number on the back of your Card for assistance. Additional terms apply; see Registration Terms and Conditions. POID: AO2Z:0001.



Contact: NYC & Company Kimberly Spell 212-484-1270
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