New York Metropolis diners will have the ability to take pleasure in briefly discounted meals at greater than 500 eating places for 5 weeks this summer time, in a lengthened Restaurant Week aimed toward serving to struggling eating places recuperate from the pandemic, Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated Monday.
The newly prolonged tourism and hospitality business promotion will begin on July 19 and finish Aug. 22, the mayor stated at his each day press briefing.
“Restaurant Week is launching subsequent week, in a brand new, superb kind,” de Blasio stated, boasting of greater than a month of “nice reductions, nice specials” throughout the 5 boroughs.
“That is going to be superb,” he stated. “Take into consideration eating places you’ve at all times needed to go to. Right here’s the chance to expertise them, and it’s an exquisite, tremendous Restaurant Week that’s going to be actually inviting once more for New Yorkers and a particular alternative to come back out and have a good time for folk who will not be from round right here.
“That is the second to be right here, that is the summer time of New York Metropolis.”
Councilman Keith Powers, who represents components of the East Aspect of Manhattan, stated this summer time’s expanded Restaurant Week is “actually thrilling information.”
“We’re going to actually make it possible for our eating places come again stronger than ever earlier than,” stated Powers, who touted metropolis politicians’ efforts to assist eateries scrape by, together with codifying out of doors eating, small enterprise high quality and payment aid, and capping third-party supply app charges.
“This can be a huge second the place we are able to now actually inform New Yorkers to exit to their favourite eating places, exit and revel in this lovely metropolis of ours, and to make it possible for our restoration lifts all our eating places and bars up at a extremely vital second,” the Democratic lawmaker added. “I’m actually excited.”
The decades-old, twice-a-year program — which permits New Yorkers and guests to chow down at fancy eating places at decreased costs — was held in January in a to-go-only format, by which a report 571 eateries participated. In 2020, the promotion was canceled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.