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NYC RESTAURANT WEEK® WINTER 2012 STARTS MONDAY, JANUARY 16

—More Than 300 Restaurants Celebrate the Dining Program’s 20th Anniversary with Three-Course Prix-Fixe Menus Through February 10—

New York City (January 12, 2012) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, reminds New Yorkers and visitors that NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2012 starts Monday, January 16. The dining event will honor the 20th Anniversary with 20 days of dining deals from January 16 to February 10, 2012, Mondays through Fridays. Pricing has not changed since 2006, and will remain $24.07 for three-course prix-fixe lunches and $35.00 for three-course prix-fixe dinners (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes), and Founding Sponsor American Express will present Cardmember offers throughout the promotion. Diners can make reservations at more than 300 participating restaurants at nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

“We’re proud to offer 20 days of dining for the 20th Anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week and to support the City’s thriving restaurant industry which includes 24,000 food service establishments and employs 227,000 people,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. “NYC Restaurant Week has paved the way for similar dining promotions around the world, offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy incredible food at affordable prices.”

“NYC Restaurant Week celebrates the quality, variety, and hospitality of New York City dining for 20 years,” said Tracy Nieporent, NYC & Company Restaurant Committee Chairman. “The program has grown from 95 restaurants in 1992 to a community of more than 300 this winter. There is a great dining experience for everyone, and we encourage New Yorkers and visitors to make a reservation today.”

In honor of NYC Restaurant Week’s 20th Anniversary, American Express® Cardmembers will receive a $20 statement credit when they register and use any eligible American Express Card to dine out three or more times at participating restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week, January 16—February 10. To register an American Express Card and for terms and conditions, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

Additionally, American Express Cardmembers who sync their eligible Card with their foursquare account at sync.americanexpress.com/foursquare will be able to discover and unlock exclusive $5-off specials at qualifying NYC Restaurant Week participants January 16—February 10. A minimum purchase of $24.00 is required and additional terms and conditions apply (see website for full offer details).  

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2012 is produced by NYC & Company and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express.

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Contact:  Emily Mayrath/NYC & Company    212-484-1270