NYC RESTAURANT WEEK WINTER 2015 RESERVATIONS OPEN TODAY FOR DINING DEALS FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 6

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NYC RESTAURANT WEEKSM WINTER 2015 RESERVATIONS OPEN TODAY FOR DINING DEALS FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 6

— More than 340 Restaurants, a Record Number of Participants, Take Part in this Winter’s Iteration—

New York City (February 2, 2015) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, announced that NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2015 reservations open today. The event offers New Yorkers and visitors three weeks of dining deals at a record-setting 340 New York City restaurants from February 16 through March 6, Mondays through Fridays, with Saturdays excluded and Sundays optional. Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $25 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $38 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes). For menus, photos and reservations, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

“We are pleased to have the highest number of restaurants ever participating in this winter’s program and invite diners to experience a diverse mix of eateries, both new and returning,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “The culinary scene in New York City is remarkable, and we are excited that this popular dining program allows New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world to dine at some of the City’s most acclaimed restaurants, at an impressive value.”

In the 23 years since its inception, NYC Restaurant Week continues to grow and attract new and noteworthy restaurants. NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2015 features 55 new participants including Bar Primi, Narcissa, Root & Bone and STATE Grill and Bar, and welcomes back 286 restaurants such as the following longstanding participants: Delmonico’s, Nobu New York, TriBeCa Grill and Water’s Edge.

"Restaurants are an important part of the fabric of life in our city, and NYC Restaurant Week provides a compelling opportunity to sample a diverse and enticing selection of international cuisines. We want our guests to experience the quality, variety, and hospitality that makes New York City the dining capital of the world," said Tracy Nieporent, Chairman of NYC & Company's Restaurant Committee.

Returning this winter is an exclusive offer for American Express® Card Members. Card Members can register any eligible American Express® Card, use their Card to spend $25 or more at any participating restaurant and get a $5 statement credit. To learn more and register for this offer with an eligible American Express Card, visit amexnetwork.com/nycrestaurantweek.

NYC Restaurant Week is promoted through exclusive content on nycgo.com; out-of-home media in the five boroughs; print and digital advertising; commercials running in NYC taxicabs and on the Toshiba screen in Times Square; and through social media posts using the hashtag #NYCRestaurantWeek.

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2015 is produced by NYC & Company in partnership with Founding Sponsor American Express and Bravo’s new culinary competition series, Best New Restaurant, which airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Bravo. Tom Colicchio, the chef and restaurateur of 3 NYC Restaurant Week participating restaurants, serves as host, judge and executive producer of the series. 

NYC Restaurant Week began in 1992, coinciding with the Democratic National Convention.

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

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Contact: NYC & Company / Chris Heywood 212-484-1270
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