Mayor Adams and NYC & Company Launch NYC Restaurant Week
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, along with NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitor bureau for New York’s five boroughs, today launched the 30th anniversary of the NYC Restaurant weekend® with a press conference at Gage & Tollner, one of the first participants in 1992, while announcing Savor NYC: a year-long culinary celebration. A complete list of restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week, sponsored by Mastercard®is available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek.
“NYC Restaurant Week offers New Yorkers and visitors the opportunity to eat at hundreds of restaurants, in dozens of neighborhoods, across all five boroughs,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “This year, Restaurant Week brings diners an array of flavors with incredible deals. No matter where you dine, there’s no better time to support our city’s restaurants than during NYC Restaurant Week.
“We are proud to celebrate 30 years of NYC Restaurant Week, marking three decades of great offerings for customers in all five boroughs,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company. “To continue to celebrate the city’s world-class culinary scene, we are pleased to announce the launch of Savor NYC, a year-long culinary initiative that will shine a spotlight on the culinary community of the city’s multicultural neighborhoods, encouraging visitors to go further and explore more.
The dining program, which takes place over 30 days from July 18 to August 21, highlights more than 650 restaurants in the five boroughs with more than 60 different cooking styles in 85 neighborhoods. The program encourages locals and visitors to explore the city’s vast, diverse and accessible dining scene while helping to support small businesses, industry and its workers.
Monday through Friday (with the option to participate on Sunday), NYC Restaurant Week offers a wealth of options for food lovers. Participating restaurants will offer either a two-course lunch or a fixed-price three-course dinner featuring classics, favorites and new dishes. Included prices for carefully prepared dishes are $30, $45, or $60, depending on the restaurant. This prize structure was created to ensure the participation of establishments in the five boroughs, from neighborhood restaurants to gourmet restaurants. More than 100 restaurants will also be offering $30 bottles of wine to commemorate the 30th anniversary, available on participating menus.
Diners can browse participating restaurants by filters including ‘location’, ‘cuisine’, ‘has a menu’, ‘$10 Mastercard rebate’, ‘accessibility’, ‘ownership’, ‘participation weeks’ and ‘meals’ . The collections will also be available on nycgo.com/restaurantweek to help consumers choose restaurants by interest, including “Restaurant Week Classics”, “Lunch Break”, “Summer Vibes”, “Impress Your Followers”, “Dress for the Occasion”, “James Beard Honorees”, “Wine Spectator Winners” and finally, “Make it a Stella” a collection of Stella Artois, the official sponsor of NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022. Mastercard cardholders can pre-register here to receive an exclusive $10 statement credit on every transaction of $45 or more when dining in (up to three (3) transactions, totaling a $30 discount), when dining out until July 31. *
“Bringing visitors and locals a meaningful way to experience world-class restaurants in New York City is truly invaluable,” said Rustom Dastoor, executive vice president of marketing and communications for North America at Mastercard. “In conjunction with NYC & Company, we are thrilled to offer cardholders exclusive discounts during NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022 as they explore their passion for food and travel.”
In this milestone anniversary year, 15 of the original NYC & Company NYC Restaurant Week attendees of 1992 returned, including: Barbetta, Carmine’s (Upper West Side), Dock’s Oyster Bar, Fraunces Tavern, 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. NYC Restaurant Week is the first restaurant week created at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in 1992, which has been replicated in cities nationwide and globally.
“A true testament to a milestone – the 30th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week and the 60th anniversary of Sylvia’s restaurant. As an inaugural attendee and fan, I’m thrilled to support the best restaurant city on the planet, a plate at once,” said Tren’ness Woods-Black, NYC & Company Culinary Committee Co-Chair.
“As an original participant in the 1992 program, I am honored to be 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,” said chef and restaurateur David Burke, co-chair of the NYC & Company Culinary Committee.
NYC & Company has a long-standing commitment to championing the local business community, with NYC Restaurant Week at the forefront of these efforts. The continued success of NYC Restaurant Week is a key indicator of New Yorkers’ and visitors’ desire to explore the five boroughs through food.
During NYC Restaurant Week’s 30th anniversary kick-off event at Gage & Tollner, one of New York’s oldest restaurants having opened in 1879 and an original Restaurant Week partner from 1992, the Mayor Eric Adams and NYC & Company also announced an initiative to redouble their efforts to support and promote every culinary corner in the five boroughs with a program called “Savour NYC”. The year-long campaign will highlight monthly content including cuisines of all cultures, street food carts, established restaurants, accessible cooking, sustainable kitchens, culinary events and more across the five boroughs that make New York the most famous gastronomic destination in the world.
A list of participating NYC Restaurant Week restaurants is available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek.