New York City’s Restaurant Week returned last July 19, as part of the City’s reopening scheme to help businesses recover from the crippling effects of the pandemic. Even as active cases of coronavirus continue to rise, NYC is still pushed with for the long overdue reopening event.
Since annual Restaurant Week is celebrated during this time of the year, the event which usually lasts for only 7 days, will see the celebration stay in effect for a month. NYC’s Restaurant Week kicked of July 19 to last up to August 22, 2021 to provide delicious dining experiences to everyone.
It also helps that NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new legislation that gives permission to restaurants to temporarily utilize adjacent sidewalks and streets up to a year.
Restaurant Week is traditionally celebrated during the summer, a time when most NY restaurants report experience slow and low business activities as most tourists will prefer to flock to beaches and scenic vacation spots. This year, restaurant owners expect to face greater difficulties, a great part of the annual tourist population will not be visiting New York.
According to NYC’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, after staying strong during the pandemic, restaurants can benefit from Restaurant Week as it improves the influx of customers.
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Restaurant Week is half-yearly event to celebrate New York City’s reputation as the home of the finest dining spots. During the week, various restaurants from all over the city offer their customers food at special price rates. NYC Restaurant Week 2021’s new pricing options range from $21, $39, and $125 for lunch, dinner or both meal periods. Diners can find anything as the affordable fine dining prices are designed to encourage food lovers to try new places.
Moreover, restaurants can opt to participate for as many weeks they want, since every restaurant has a designated schedule during the program. That is why it’s important to check websites first to know their schedules. While the program excludes Saturdays, Sunday participation is optional for restaurants.
About Restaurant Week 2021’s New $125 Signature Dining Experience
The $125 Signature Dining Experience is a brand new program, by which a considerable number of varying restaurants have joined to give patrons broader access to their different fine dining options.
According to Alyssa Schmid from NYC & Co. The $125 signature dining series features at least three courses of menus that comprise wine tastings, chef’s tables experience, tomahawk steaks, and truffle ingredients.