Restaurant Gift Certificate ideas please!
- umami Nov 5, 2007 11:09 AM
I would like to spend about $100 on a gift certificate (dinner for 2) for a food lover currently residing in NYC. I am pretty clueless about what's hot out there right now so I was hoping some of you Chowhounders could help me out. She likes Marlow & Sons, Spotted Pig, Blaue Gans, and Cafe Sabarsky.
Thanks in advance!
$100 is not a lot for dinner for 2 even if you exclude alcohol, so I will pick restaurants with a bar area with dishes in smaller sizes (and less expensive). Some places I can think of are Gramercy Tavern (at the Tavern Room), Bar at the Modern, Blue Smoke (BBQ), or Landmarc.
I have been to The Bar Room at the Modern numerous times. The food is decent, some are great and some are ok. In NYC it is certainly considered a bargain. The decor is very sleek and "modern" (duh...) and you friends can do some people watching while enjoying the food. $100 should get them enough food if they are not big big eaters. It is appealing to many people who like hippy places with food and drinks (they have a great bar)
Here is the link to the restaurant:
There is a main dining room right next to the bar. That is for prix-fix and tasting menu and is a lot more expensive. So the Bar Room is a better option for your friends.
These places aren't "hot", but if you would like to stick within a $100 budget, you could get a gift card from Tour de France which owns French bistros around the city. I like Nice Matin on the upper west side and Cafe d'Alsace on the upper east, I haven't frequented their other spots.