The new program gives Resy Users and American Express Platinum Card Members even more access to coveted outdoor dining reservations
NEW YORK CITY (Wednesday, March 3, 2021) – American Express and Resy introduce The Outdoor Villages, a new program that supports and expands outdoor dining at 30+ of New York City’s most sought-after restaurants (Balthazar, Jing Fong, King, Llama Inn, Loring Place, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Sylvia’s, Via Carota, Cote and more – see full lineup below) with reservations available via Resy beginning* Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
The Outdoor Villages collection serves up additional outdoor dining reservations at coveted restaurants – no pre-payment is required, and there are no set menus – just some of the best covered, outdoor dining for Resy users with even more access for American Express Card Members. While reservations are available to all via Resy, American Express Platinum Card Members can unlock tables held exclusively for them by adding an eligible Platinum Card to their Resy wallet and choosing dedicated slots with an American Express badge when making a reservation.
The Outdoor Villages is the latest in a series of dining experiences and offerings from American Express and Resy created to support the restaurant industry and give consumers more ways to dine with the restaurants they love. In December, the brands introduced The Yurt Villages, a collection of covered, heated, yurts at thirteen restaurants across the U.S. (Arlo Grey in Austin, The Grey in Savannah, Bywater American Bistro in New Orleans, The Charter Oak in Napa) which quickly became among the most coveted reservations on Resy and an impactful support system for the restaurants. The NYC Yurt Villages at Lilia, Crown Shy and Fairfax will continue to operate through the spring and be exclusively available to American Express Card Members.
“If not for the Yurts and American Express and Resy’s support, we simply wouldn’t be able to operate this winter,” says Jeff Katz, owner of Crown Shy in Manhattan. “These Yurts are all the seating we have, and they are allowing us to keep our core team employed.”
“After seeing the tremendous impact of The Yurt Villages, we immediately started working toward expanding our outdoor dining offerings to provide more support to our NYC restaurant community,” said Chris Cracchiolo, Senior Vice President of Global Membership Rewards & Loyalty Benefits at American Express. “In addition to the 13 yurts, The Outdoor Villages will help 30+ restaurants get through winter and early spring, while simultaneously providing Resy users and American Express Card Members expanded access to the restaurants they love.”
As the health, safety and comfort of diners and restaurant personnel alike remains a top priority for American Express and Resy, all participating restaurants are required to abide by local health and safety guidelines. Restaurants can also choose to use Resy’s Safety Checklist tool to easily communicate to diners the safety measures they’re implementing. The selected safety measures display on a restaurant’s Resy profile page, so diners are equipped with information before they arrive.
Additional restaurant support efforts include Order In, Help Out, a winter-long national campaign mobilizing consumers to support restaurants by ordering takeout every #TakeoutTuesday and “Backing Historic Small Restaurants,” a grant program created by American Express in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America to preserve historic restaurants in the U.S.
*Reservations at some participating restaurants launching later in March.
The Outdoor Villages, Presented by American Express and Resy, Restaurant Lineup:
- Altro Paradiso
- Balthazar (reservations coming later in March)
- Charlie Bird
- Da Toscano
- Don Angie
- The Dutch
- Franks Wine Bar
- Jing Fong
- Llama Inn
- Loring Place
- Lure Fishbar
- Nom Wah Tea Parlor
- Porchlight (reservations coming later in March)
- Raoul’s (reservations coming later in March)
- Red Hook Tavern
- The Smile
- Sona (reservations coming later in March)
- Sylvia’s (reservations coming later in March)
- Via Carota