Michelin Flaveur restaurant, Nice, France
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Travel is great and so is the ability to earn bundles of points from every purchase, but at the end of the day, sometimes the greatest happiness is just securing a sought after restaurant table at just the right moment.

That’s a whole lot easier when you get a two week reservation head start on everybody else. Since acquiring Resy, one of the best up and coming restaurant reservation systems, Amex has launched cool new dining benefits for cardholders, and now that’s extending even further, with exclusive access to Resy’s “off menu” week.

Just to summarize Amex dining benefits, cardmembers have access to…

  • The Global Dining Collection
  • Concierge reservations for Platinum Cardmembers.
  • VIP access to Resy, the app for reserving tables.
  • Reservations via Amex App.

amex gold cardsAmex excited diners recently with up to 1,500 bonus Amex Membership Rewards Points just for making dinner reservations via Resy. American Express has also announced new cardmember benefits, which include advanced reservation access to “off menu week” in select cities.

According to Resy, “off menu” week is “a brand-new dining program that celebrates the ingenuity of restaurants and chefs in six of the country’s best dining cities. It could be something too extravagant for daily service, a chefs personal favorite which they usually hold back for themselves, or a new dish that’s in the experimental phase.

Ya’ just don’t know, but it’s cool.

a close-up of a menuNo matter what you end up with, it’s a unique take on some of the best restaurants in six popular foodie cities, with initial line ups including LA, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago and Austin.

Let’s hope this expands further, and perhaps abroad too! Speaking of abroad, Amex cardmembers will also gain pre-sale access to exclusive events, such as “Women in Food”, an amazing culinary evening in London, with more “Resy Events Series” events to be announced soon.

The Amex and Resy partnership officially kicked off with “Off Menu New York” which took place from September 16-22, 2019 but all American Express cardmembers are able to reserve during the private Amex Presales for future events, three days before the public on sale. That’s about a week from now, just in case you’re in vacation mode and are completely zoned out right now.

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Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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