NYC Restaurant Week is Almost Here, Start Making Your Reservations
New York City Restaurant Week is a fun time to try out new places, and make some of the more expensive restaurants a bit more affordable. NYC Restaurant Week has been a twice annual dining tradition since 1992. And for this latest edition, you can now start making your reservations to dine out next week. That’s when the actual NYC Restaurant Week kicks off. This year’s prices are actually a little lower than recent years, and you can save even more if you have a Mastercard credit or debit card. Let’s see how it all works and how to maximize your savings for NYC Restaurant Week.
NYC Restaurant Week
NYC Restaurant Week is back and better than ever, with lunch and dinner options (entrée + one side) for $21 or $39, plus Signature Dining Experiences (three courses or more) for $125. Organizers advise restaurants to offer at least an entrée and a side for the lunch and dinner options, and the $125 ticket must include three or more courses plus something extra like wine or drinks. In addition to indoor and outdoor tables, takeout and delivery are available. As you can see from the dates above, this is more like a “restaurant month.” This Summer 2021’s NYC Restaurant Week runs from July 19 through August 22.
Get $10 Back with Mastercard
If you dine in, then you can also save $10 if you have a Mastercard credit card, or debit card. Just register your Mastercard and spend $39 or more dining on-site to earn $10 back (up to $50). You will also be entered to win 200,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles toward a trip anywhere American flies when you dine by August 15. This promotion also ends August 22 (or while supplies last).
I usually visit a couple of restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week. You can now start making your reservations. For some of the most popular places, it’s best to start looking now.
This latest edition seems to have more participating restaurants than in the past, and takeout and delivery are still eligible. However, if you want to take advantage of the Mastercard discount, you will have to dine in. I see some restaurants that are also listed in the Seated app. That could get you addition savings. Plus some locations could trigger the Shop Small Amex Offer. If you’re not sure which card to use, check out my list of best credit cards for restaurant purchases.