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Resy’s Off Menu Week Descends on NYC This September

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In partnership with American Express, Resy commits to Expanding the Program to 9 Cities Nationally in 2020.


NEW YORK CITY (August 19, 2019) — Resy, the restaurant reservations platform used by many of the country’s best restaurants, will bring its new-for-2019 traveling dining program – Off Menu Week – to NYC from Monday, September 16, 2019 through Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Today Resy announces the lineup of 27 participating NYC restaurants, and that reservations are now live in the Resy app and at Resy.com for American Express® Card Members, and on Thursday, August 22nd at 9am EST for the general public. Off Menu Week kicked off at the beginning of 2019 in Los Angeles, followed by Washington, D.C., and San Francisco; cities still to come in 2019 include NYC, Chicago, and Austin. Full schedule at end.

After the recent acquisition by American Express, the two brands are coming together to power Off Menu Week 2019, as well as expand the program from six cities to nine cities in 2020, with the addition of Houston, Charleston and Atlanta (dates to be announced). American Express Card Members get exclusive 72 hours access to early bookings* for Resy’s Off Menu Weeks before anyone else.

When Off Menu Week pops up in NYC from September 16-22, some of NYC’s best restaurants – Estela, Loring Place, Shuko, Tetsu, Wayan, Air’s Champagne Parlor, Di an Di and more – will go off script and create never-bef0re-seen dishes and menus. Diners may get to sample a dish auditioning for the main stage, the chefs’ after-hours snacks dressed up, an item in R&D that could very well be the restaurant’s next iconic dish, or whatever their culinary genius minds can imagine. There are no “rules” to speak of – the more whimsical the better! In turn, diners get a backstage pass to the ingenuity and innovation that’s innate in great restaurants, and the chance to be a true industry insider.

“Off Menu Week was born out of the fact that at Resy, we’re obsessed with restaurants. We keep tabs on every opening and we treat hot reservations like gold. But more than anything, we live for the restaurant moments that make us really feel like insiders. We thought, lets throw out the dated premise of Restaurant Week and bring to life a program that’s fundamentally about the connection diners crave, and the ingenuity that exists in restaurants everywhere,” says Resy Co-Founder and CEO Ben Leventhal. “We are excited to see Off Menu Week pop up in Resy’s hometown – New York City – this September, and for the program expand to even more amazing restaurant cities in 2020.”

“It was a great success for us! We noticed a jump in reservations and liked that it gave us the flexibility to participate in a way that made sense for us,” said Carrie Please, Co-Chef + Owner of Lord Stanley in San Francisco.

“We definitely noticed an increase in covers, but we most enjoyed that both our regulars and folks trying us out for the first time got a chance to experience something new on our menu that they may not have otherwise tried. There was a story to each dish, which was engaging and really interesting to our guests,” said Laura Reading, Manager at Maketto in Washington, D.C.


For Off Menu Week NYC, diners will get to try off menu dishes from James Beard Award nominated chefs like Dan Kluger (Loring Place) and Ignacio Mattos (Estela), renditions of classic dishes reimagined from neighborhood mainstays like Frankies Spuntino popping up at Frank’s Wine Bar, new dishes from just-opened hotspots like Wayan, and a tour de bubbles at Ariel Arce’s Champagne bar (Air’s Champagne Parlor).

“At Air’s, our mission has always been to make Champagne accessible and fun. Participating in Off Menu Week simply enables us to keep showcasing the many exciting ways sparkling wine can be paired with food, without being fussy about it. Since we like playing with the idea of high-brow/low-brow, we’ll have bubbly options that are wide-ranging in style and price, and the snacks are being paired to the wines (versus the other way around); think King Crab Tempura, Caviar Egg Toast, Composed Oysters, and more!”

Details for Off Menu Week NYC include:

  • 27 participating restaurants: Air’s Champagne Parlor, Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, Aureole, Bar Beau, Cafe Altro Paradiso, Celestine, Charlie Palmer Steak, Chef’s Club, Chinese Tuxedo,  Di an Di, Estela, Fedora, Ferris, Frankies Spuntino at Franks Wine Bar, Grand Army Bar, Hanoi House, Loring Place, Mission Chinese Food Chinatown + Bushwick, Momofuku Nishi, Perry Street, Shuko, Simon & The Whale, Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill, Tetsu, Wayan, Wayla
  • 4 brand new dishes minimum at each participating restaurant
  • 7 days of dining: Monday, September 16, 2019 through September 22, 2019
  • Reservations can be made in the Resy app and at Resy.com – look for the Off Menu Week badge!

    • Starting Monday, August 19th at 9am EST, American Express Card Members get exclusive 72 hours access to early booking before anyone else. To make a reservation, add an American Express card to your Resy account. Reservations are first-come, first-served. American Express early access for Off Menu Week NYC runs from August 19th at 9 am ET to August 22nd at 9 am ET.
    • Starting Thursday, August 22nd at 9am EST the general public can make reservations to dine during Off Menu Week.
  • Visit resy.com/OffMenuNY for more information, and be sure to check out RESY’S GUIDE TO OFF MENU WEEK NY.

Full Off Menu Week 2019 schedule:

  • Upcoming

    • New York City: Monday, September 16th, 2019 to Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
    • Chicago: Monday, October 21st, 2019 to Sunday, October 27th, 2019
    • Austin: Monday, December 9th, 2019 to Sunday, December 15th, 2019
  • Lapsed
  • Los Angeles: Monday, February 25th, 2019 to Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Participating Restaurants: Dama • Freedman’s • Kismet • Lasa • Maude • Night + Market Sahm • Night + Market Weho • Ronan • Tallula’s • Rustic Canyon • Botanica Restaurant • Taps Fish House- Brea • Taps Fish House- Corona • Taps Fish House- Irvine

  • Washington D.C.: Monday, April 8th, 2019 to Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Participating Restaurants: A Rake’s Progress • All Purpose • Anxo • Gravitas • The Dabney • Dbgb Kitchen & Bar • The Partisan • The Sovereign • Brothers And Sisters • Maketto • Kyirisan • Spoken English

  • San Francisco: Monday, June 17th, 2019 to Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Participating Restaurants: Cassava • Heritage Restaurant & Bar • Lord Stanley • Protégé • Abstract Table • The Morris• Nihon Whisky Lounge • Tsunami Panhandle • Range Life • Hopscotch


*During the specified sales period, tickets are available exclusively to all American Express Card Members. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card. Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessible to Card Members with disabilities.

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