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About NYC Restaurant Week® and FAQ

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About NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week is the highly anticipated—and often imitated—celebration of dining throughout New York City. The prix-fixe program invites diners to sample the incredible array of eateries that make up NYC’s culinary culture.

Created in 1992 as a one-time culinary event to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the program found a strong following among residents excited to dine at some of the City’s top restaurants.

Now NYC Restaurant Week returns for 30 days to celebrate its 30th anniversary, running from July 18 through August 21. The program will offer prix-fixe menus starting at $30 at hundreds of participating restaurants and neighborhood favorites across the five boroughs. To book your table, visit the official NYC Restaurant Week page starting July 6.

NYC Restaurant Week 2022 FAQ

We’re sure you have some questions. We’re here to help! If you can't find the answers below, feel free to submit your question or comment via the form here.

What is NYC Restaurant Week?

NYC Restaurant Week is a semiannual program that celebrates New York City’s world-famous dining scene. Participating restaurants citywide offer menus at a special price for lunch and/or dinner, inspiring diners to try something new (and even break bread in a different borough).

When is NYC Restaurant Week?

The program runs from July 18 through August 21, but restaurants may participate for one, two, three, four or all five weeks. Always check the NYC Restaurant Week page before booking to ensure the offer is active at your desired restaurant at the time you want to dine. While our website reflects the most accurate information at time of publication, we recommend checking a restaurant’s participation information direction on their website or by calling the the restaurant directly. Saturdays are excluded from the program and Sundays are optional. Be sure to check the hours of operation at the restaurants you plan to visit.

What deals are available during NYC Restaurant Week?

The summer 2022 program features a trio of pricing options ($30, $45, $60), which restaurants may offer during meal periods of their choosing (lunch, dinner or both). This structure allows a greater variety of restaurants in all five boroughs to participate, creating more options—and more available reservations—for diners.

Are the deals available every day?

In general, restaurants have opted into certain meal periods from Monday through Friday. Please check their websites for hours of operation and regularly scheduled closings. Saturdays are excluded from the program; Sunday participation is optional.

Will takeout and/or delivery options be available?

Takeout and/or delivery is not an official component of NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022. If a restaurant happens to offer their prix-fixe menu for takeout/delivery, please note that your meal will not be eligible for the Mastercard statement credit.

How do I get $10 back?

To receive your $10 statement credit, you must register your eligible Mastercard prior to dining during the program dates, while supplies last or between July 18 and July 31 only. You have to spend $45 or more on a single transaction in a participating restaurant. The credit will be reflected on your next Mastercard statement, usually 10 business days after the charge was made.

I spent $90 on my meal. Shouldn't I get $20 back?

No—you’ll receive $10 back on each single transaction of $45 or more, not for every increment of $45 you spend. The maximum amount of cash back you can receive is $30 and only valid for transactions made through July 31 or while supplies last.

Why haven’t I received my $10 statement credit?

If you are waiting to receive a previously redeemed credit:

  • Please first ensure that you registered your Mastercard before you made the transaction at priceless.com. (Registration opens June 28.) Upon successful enrollment, you would have received a confirmation email. Make sure to check your spam folder just in case.
  • Please allow 15 business days for processing. Mastercard may have posted the credit, but it may not yet appear on your bank statement.
  • You may have already reached the maximum of three (3) credits (for a total of $30 back).
  • You must be the primary account holder.
  • This promotion is open to US Mastercard cardholders only.
  • Please note that the $10 Mastercard statement credit is only valid for transactions made on-site and not for takeout or delivery.
  • Though most of our restaurants are enrolled in the statement credit program, some are not eligible. Before you dine, please confirm the restaurant is eligible for the statement credit by using the “$10 Back” filter on the NYC Restaurant Week page.

If you are missing the statement credit for any other reasons, you may call Mastercard Customer Loyalty at 1 (844) 475-8335 within 30 days of the transaction date to investigate further. Please have your credit card details and meal receipt handy. Although Mastercard will do their best to accommodate you, please note that no credits will be applied beyond 40 days after the end of the promotion. 

For full program terms and more details on eligibility, please visit nycgo.com/rw-terms

Where should I make NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022 table reservations?

Starting July 6, you can find and reserve the best NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022 tables here.

How do I find NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022 participating restaurants and menus?

Beginning July 6, you can browse summer 2022 participants here and click on any restaurant for more on their offerings. Please note that not all restaurants may choose to publish their menu. Be sure to check which weeks they are participating, which meals they are offering, and visit their website for hours of operation.

I have a restaurant! How do I get involved in the next NYC Restaurant Week?

Registration for Summer 2022 is now closed. If you are interested in participating in Winter 2023, please complete this form and we will send information in the fall.

There’s a restaurant I really want to be in the next NYC Restaurant Week. How can I make it happen?

Great! Tell the restaurant you want them to participate and direct them to this page on our website for more information.

Are masks and proof of vaccinations required to dine indoors?

While New York City is fully open and vaccinations have been a boon to everyday life and local business, Covid-19 remains a reality for all of us.  Masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required to dine indoors. For more details, visit our coronavirus information and resources page.

Tips for NYC Restaurant Week

1.  Score a top table.
Having trouble getting a table at one of the City’s popular restaurants? Try booking for lunch: many sought-after eateries participate in the program only for the midday meal. Alternatively, make a reservation for Sunday night, when there’s usually more availability—and when many restaurants still serve their NYC Restaurant Week menus. (Check in advance.)

2.  Plan ahead.
Many diners reserve tables only during the first five days of the program, but NYC Restaurant Week runs for five weeks—leaving many opportunities to recover from your food coma and book again.

3.  Know before you go.
See what’s on offer in advance at nycgo.com/restaurantweek—the only website to feature a comprehensive list of NYC Restaurant Week menus.

4.  Explore new cuisines.
Every NYC Restaurant Week is a chance to expand your palate with a novel cuisine. The participating restaurants serve up excellent dishes from around the globe—a delicious way to experience the City’s famous diversity. You can filter by cuisine here.

5.  Drink it all in.
Thirsty? Some restaurants pair beverages including cocktails, specially priced $30 bottles of wine and featured beer Stella Artois.

6.  Let Instagram be your guide.
Check #NYCRestaurantWeek on Instagram to see what dishes and restaurants are trending. Pro tip: Search the geotags of participating restaurants to see what looks delicious before you book. When you dine, post your own photos and tag them with #NYCRestaurantWeek.


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