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November 16, 2020

American Express and Resy Introduce New At-Home and Outdoor Dining Experiences for Card Members

American Express and Resy serve up new ways for Card Members to dine this season across the U.S., with added perks and offerings for Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members

November 16, 2020 - From at-home dining events and gifts, to seasonal outdoor patios, American Express and Resy are once again redefining the dining experience for Card Members so that they can continue to safely and comfortably enjoy and support some of their favorite restaurants this winter. In collaboration with 15 restaurants in 13 cities across the country, American Express and Resy are introducing unique outdoor dining experiences exclusively for American Express Card Members, as well as engaging with top chefs such as Dan Barber and Missy Robbins to bring dining experiences and treats to consumers’ homes this holiday season and beyond.

“These past several months have reinforced just how important restaurants and dining out are to our Card Members, communities and our own daily lives,” said Chris Cracchiolo, Senior Vice President, Global Loyalty and Benefits, American Express. “As the winter months approach, we will again find ourselves looking for new ways to safely and comfortably enjoy some of our favorite restaurants, which is why we are introducing new at-home and outdoor dining experiences exclusively for our Card Members this winter."

At-Home Culinary Collections & Experiences:

For those looking for a night in, American Express and Resy are offering virtual dining experiences and exclusive culinary collections with top chefs and restaurants this holiday season, including:

  • The Resy Cookie Box baked up with the American Express Gold Card, which features a collection of cookies from renowned chefs including Alice Waters, José Andrés, Missy Robbins, Enrique Olvera, and more. Additionally, everyone who purchases The Resy Cookie Box will receive an advance copy of Ovenly’s forthcoming cookbook reissue before it is released to the public in January, and Resy and American Express will be making a donation to chef Jose Andres’ nonprofit World Central Kitchen as part of this campaign. The Resy Cookie Box is available for purchase and nationwide delivery via Ovenly with orders starting December 1 at resy.com/cookies.
  • Resy at Home Featuring MP Italian Specialties & Misipasta offering a curated collection of holiday cooking and entertaining essentials from Chef Missy Robbins and Yeti. Available for purchase and delivery via Resy starting the week of December 7 at http://resy.com/mpgrocery

More information about these home for holiday offerings can be found at Resy.com/holiday.

The Yurt Villages

This winter, American Express and Resy are introducing The Yurt Villages, a new covered, heated outdoor experience available exclusively for American Express Card Members. The collection of custom-designed tents will serve as miniature private dining rooms in a range of sizes holding four to six people. The Yurt Villages will be popping up at these 13 outstanding restaurants throughout the U.S. starting in early December and rolling out through February 2021:

Each restaurant will bring its own unique design and culinary offerings to its yurt dining experiences: from a prix fixe menu highlighting French tradition in New Orleans at Bywater American Bistro, and a seasonal Napa Valley-inspired prix fixe menu at The Charter Oak, to a cozy Pacific Northwest-inspired yurt design at Canlis in Seattle, and graffiti art installations at Crown Shy in New York City. 

Platinum Card and Centurion Members will have 48-hour early access to reservations starting at 11 a.m. EST on November 16 through resy.com/yurtvillages, as well as receive access to special on-site perks when they dine, from bottled cocktails and sweet treats, to an additional exclusive course with their menu or VIP tour. Reservations will become available to all American Express Card Members on Resy starting November 18.

Amex Winter Patios:

American Express and Resy are also teaming up with Major Food Group to bring the Amex Winter Patios to two of the hospitality group’s top New York City restaurants: Carbone and Sadelle’s. American Express and Major Food Group have worked together to design these custom and branded spaces that will be covered and heated for diners to enjoy their meal in comfort. The Amex Winter Patios are exclusively available to American Express Card Members and bookable only through Resy starting on November 20.

As the health, safety and comfort of diners and restaurant personnel alike remains a top priority for American Express and Resy, all restaurants with Yurt dining spaces and Amex Winter Patios will be required to abide by local health and safety guidelines including requiring all staff to face coverings, ensuring ventilation within the spaces, limiting tables to 4-6 guests at a time, practicing elevated cleaning and sanitation protocols, and more.

These new winter outdoor dining experiences and at-home offerings build on Resy and American Express’ ongoing innovations in dining experiences, including sold-out events such as The Resy Drive Thru, Resy’s The Classics Remix, virtual cooking classes with Chefs, including Nancy Silverton, Nina Compton, Michael Solomonov, and more. Exclusive Card Member experiences, as well as restaurant-curated events and offerings can be found on Resy’s brand new Events pages, which brings the best restaurant experiences happening across the Resy-verse together in one place for all diners to easily browse and book.

These collaborations with restaurants are a part of Resy and American Express’ broader support for the restaurant community as they navigate the impacts of COVID-19. Additionally, since May 2020, Resy’s Ticketing tool has generated over $2.3 million in incremental sales for restaurants eager to diversify beyond dine-in. Restaurants can utilize a suite of tools on Resy to bring to life one of kind of culinary experiences for their diners, including outdoor dining experiences, take out and more, and seamlessly ticket them through Resy, without commissions or Resy fees. Heading into the winter months, Resy and American Express will continue to roll out tools and programs to support restaurants during this time and beyond.


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