nyc-restaurant-week-2013.jpgNYC & Company's Annual Promotion Offers Dining Deals at Nearly 300 of the City's Top Restaurants July 22-August 16 New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced that reservations officially open today for NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013. "The Summer's Biggest Week" gives New Yorkers and visitors the opportunity to enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $25 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $38 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes) at nearly 300 of the City's top restaurants. NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 operates Monday through Friday, with Sundays optional, from July 22 through August 16. "New York City is the food capital of the world, and through NYC Restaurant Week, we are proud to give New Yorkers and those visiting the City the chance to savor meals from some of our finest restaurants for a discounted price," said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. "Participating restaurants get to showcase their fare to a new audience, and diners get to enjoy a new dining experience-or their favorite place-without breaking the bank." "NYC Restaurant Week is the perfect time to celebrate dining and enjoy great food with family, friends and colleagues. Our restaurants provide the setting for two-hour mini-vacations that rejuvenate and inspire, and you don't have to travel thousands of miles, because you can enjoy the varied cuisines of the world right here," said Tracy Nieporent, Chairman of NYC & Company's Restaurant Committee. Among the restaurants that are returning to the program this year are the Atlantic Grill at Lincoln Center, Blue Water Grill, Brasserie 8½, Butter Restaurant, Carlyle Restaurant, Cipriani Wall Street, David Burke Townhouse, Fig & Olive, Gramercy Terrace, Nobu New York, Palm Tribeca and Tribeca Grill. Also returning are exclusive benefits for American Express? Cardmembers who can receive a $5 statement credit each time they dine out and spend $25 or more at participating restaurants when they register and use any eligible American Express Card. To register an American Express Card, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek.   "American Express is proud to be a Founding Sponsor and is excited to continue our support with NYC Restaurant Week by providing great offers for our Cardmembers," said Joseph Quagliata, Senior Vice President of Regional Client Group, Merchant Services. "Now in its 21st year, this program has grown into a can't-miss opportunity for New Yorkers and visitors alike to discover new eateries and dine at old favorites and is a great way to drive business to restaurants in New York City." This year, Google Maps is a first-time participating sponsor of NYC Restaurant Week. Guests can use Google Maps to get directions, reviews, and preview dining destinations with Street View and Business Photos.   For a complete list of participating restaurants and to make reservations, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek. In addition to City bus shelters and videos on taxicab monitors, NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 media will be featured hourly on the Toshiba Vision screens in Times Square through August 16. NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2013 is produced by NYC & Company and presented by founding Sponsor American Express and Participating Sponsor Google Maps. ###