Wedding present gift certificate for a foodie couple: Need restaurant ideas
As a wedding present, I want to get my foodie friends a gift certificate to a restaurant for around $200-300. They have been to many of the popular, nice restaurants in the city and have lived here for awhile. I'd like the food to be delicious and the experience memorable. Any suggestions? Thanks!
The most common response to this question (and one I agree with) is to buy a gift certificate to the Union Square Hospitality Group. That will give your foodie friends a choice among a number of top restaurants including Eleven Madison Park, the Modern, Tabla, Grammercy Tavern, and Union Square Cafe. One of those is likely to appeal and you can buy the card from the website http://www.ushgnyc.com/
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
USHG is a great idea... I would also consider Daniel Bouloud group of restaurants. Other great places: Scarpetta, WD-50, Daniel, Blue Hill (Stone Barns in particular is amazing!), CIA (in Hyde Park... good for a weekend trip)...
50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
I agree with those who say that USHG is a good way to go.
That said, try finding out if they have any particular restaurants that they would be looking to try. Maybe approach the question during a night of hanging out.
Regardless of what you choose, I can say that I recently got married, and we got some very thoughtful yet unexpected gifts. It really is the thought that counts. Your friends should feel the same!