NYC Restaurant Week celebrates its 30th anniversary with exceptional deals

With inclusive pricing to ensure participation from various eateries across all five boroughs, NYC Restaurant Week’s 30th anniversary is one to look out for.
Dowlings at the carlyle for nyc restaurant week's 30th anniversary. Image: evan angelastro.
Dowlings at the Carlyle for NYC Restaurant Week’s 30th anniversary. Image: Evan Angelastro.

In honour of the 30th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022, NYC & Company announced reservations for the five boroughs of New York City.

Sponsored by Mastercard, you can now avail the same on their website for 30 days of dining deals. The event starts Monday, July 18 through to Sunday, August 21, with eateries able to opt in for one, multiple or all five weeks.

NYC & Company is the official destination marketing organization, convention and visitors bureau for the City of New York. Dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, they’ve managed to enhance the city’s reputation on a global level. 

Hoja santa restaurant. Image: hoja santa restaurant.
Hoja Santa Restaurant. Image: Hoja Santa Restaurant.

As part of the highly anticipated NYC Restaurant Week, there are more ways than ever to enjoy the city’s world-class and authentic cuisines. More importantly, there’s inclusive pricing to ensure participation from various eateries across all five boroughs. Taxes and gratuity are not included; Saturdays are blackout and Sundays are optional.

“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,” says Fred Dixon, President and CEO at NYC & Company. He adds, “For 30 years, the program 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.”

Guantanamera at 30th nyc restaurant week. Image: evan angelastro, nyc & company.
Guantanamera at 30th NYC Restaurant Week. Image: Evan Angelastro, NYC & Company.

NYC Restaurant Week is the original Restaurant Week created during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in 1992. It has since been replicated in cities nationally and globally. This year, 14 of the original 1992 restaurants are participating, including Barbetta, Carmine’s (Upper West Side), Dock’s Oyster Bar, Gage & 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.

Throughout the program dates, diners can choose from a selection of two-course lunches for $30, $45 or $60. There are also three-course dinners for the same price ranges, dependent on individual restaurant price points. This pricing structure was created to ensure restaurants from all five boroughs can participate. 

So you have everyone from neighbourhood eateries to fine dining. More than 100 restaurants will also offer $30 bottles of wine to commemorate the 30th anniversary, available on participating menus.

Gentle perch. Image: evan angelastro, nyc&company.
Gentle Perch. Image: Evan Angelastro, NYC&Company.

Mastercard cardholders should pre-register to receive an exclusive $10 statement credit on each transaction of $45 or more while dining on-site (for up to three (3) transactions, totalling a $30 rebate), when dining out through July 31.

“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 & Communications at Mastercard. 

This year, for the first time ever, NYC & Company and Mastercard have partnered with Citizens Bank to further support the program and offer an additional pre-booking period which has recently concluded.

“Citizens is excited to become a part of NYC Restaurant Week, a much-loved New York City tradition in our first year in the city,” says Nuno Dos Santos, retail director, Citizens. 

Diners can browse participating restaurants by filters including location, cuisine, accessibility, ownership, weeks participating, and meals. There are also several categories available on the website, including but not limited to ‘Restaurant Week Classics’, ‘Lunch Break’, ‘Summer Vibes’, ‘Impress Your Followers’, and many more. There’s also ‘Make it a Stella’, a collection for Stella Artois, the official beer sponsor of NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022.

“As an original participant in the 1992 program, I’m honoured to be a part of the 30th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week, a cherished tradition in New York City. NYC Restaurant Week has always been a way for people to experience new restaurants, including some of the best in the world at an affordable price. This special anniversary is the perfect time for people to reconnect and celebrate over a memorable meal,” says chef and restaurateur David Burke, co-chair of the NYC & Company Culinary Committee.

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment has partnered with NYC & Company as a sponsor of NYC Restaurant Week, to offset participation fees for businesses across the boroughs in response to New York City’s ongoing tourism recovery.

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