NYC & Company’s biannual program NYC Restaurant Week returns July 22 to August 16 and the “Crowd-Pleasers” collection, one of eight groupings of restaurants thematically curated by the organization, is geared to meeting planners and MICE delegates.
Each of the eight collections is comprised of eateries open to group bookings, ideal for evening gatherings after conventions let out, and before evening receptions and networking events. Another curated collection, “Expense It,” is great for delegates in town who extend their visits for sales missions and business meetings and need upscale restaurants to impress, that they can then bill back to the company at the affordable rate offered via NYC Restaurant Week.
In its 27thyear, the program is newly supported by NYC & Company’s recently announced global corporate partner, Mastercard, which is also offering cardholder exclusives.
Upcoming major New York City events and conferences that align with the program include but are not limited to: Texworld USA which is being held July 22 to 24 at the Javits Center, Fortnite World Cup Finals being held July 26 to 28 at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and JA New York/NY NOW/NSS (three Emerald shows, co-located) taking place August 10 to 14 at the Javits Center.
“NYC Restaurant Week is a remarkable opportunity to sample New York City’s world-class restaurants and diverse cuisines, while also discovering over 40 vibrant neighborhoods across the five boroughs,” says Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “We’re proud of the continued success of this NYC & Company program and look forward to offering new experiences through our partnership with Mastercard.”
Nearly 400 diverse restaurants are participating in the program in more than 40 distinct neighborhoods across the five boroughs. Two-course prix-fixe lunches are available for $26, and three-course prix-fixe dinners with dessert for $42 not including Saturdays and optional Sundays. Beverages, gratuities, and taxes are not included.
The summer 2019 season features 23 new restaurant participants, including Ambassador Grill & Lounge, Antica Pesa, The Bar Room at The Modern, Bellini, Estiatorio Milos Hudson Yards, Feroce Ristorante, The Flatiron Room, Hudson Yards Grill, Il Mulino Prime–Gramercy, Joseph’s Restaurant, Kyma, Lattanzi Cucina Italiana, Leonelli Taberna, Maison Pickle, Marta, Osteria 57, Oxbow Tavern, Philippe Chow Downtown, Queensyard Kitchen, Restaurant Soogil, The Ribbon, SenYa and Standard Grill. Standout returning restaurants across the boroughs include Artie’s Steak & Seafood in the Bronx, Benchmark Restaurant in Brooklyn, Boulud Sud in Manhattan, Lorenzo’s Restaurant Bar & Cabaret in Staten Island and Meet the Meat in Queens.
To view a full list of participants, browse menus, collections, James Beard Award winners and book tables, go to nycgo.com/restaurantweek.