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Dec 26, 2013 07:37 PM

Can You Name a Local Restaurant That Accepts Amex?

Non-chain/not attached to a hotel.


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  1. I just have to add that the only reason why I have an Amex is because of Costco. That's it. Otherwise i'm all Visa, that's just the way it is for me.

    Curious why you're asking?

    I wonder if there's some way to collect data automatically from various sites like yelp or urbanspoon re: method of payment and then pare it down to just Amex? That would make it easier for you.

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    1. re: bill_n_opus

      It's the Costco connection-I was given an Amex gift card purchased @ Costco-and now I'm looking for some little place where I could treat myself.

      But if someone asked me the same question I'd shake my head and point out that most small operations won't touch Amex given their reputation of being expensive and difficult to deal with-Vancouver area coverage for that card is thin at best.

      Oh well maybe some online exotica to soothe the savage beast....

      1. re: Sam Salmon

        Doesn't look like this map works in Canada but maybe you'll have more luck than I:

      2. re: bill_n_opus

        I was gonna joke that yeah, maybe the Costco concession takes AmEx :-)

      3. Restaurants downtown and usually high profile restaurant like Tojo's will take AMEX to cater to business travellers and tourists.

        My boss uses the company AMEX to pay for our company dinners, so off the top of my head we've been to:
        Blue Water

        And the AMEX was accepted.

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