Savvy foodies already know about New York City’s Restaurant Week (and heaven knows we’ve been making ourselves hungry by telling you all about it here at Best of New York’s Blog!).
With three-course prix fixe lunches for just $24.07 and dinner for a very affordable $35/per person (excluding tax, tip, and drinks) at nearly 300 NYC restaurants — including bistros helmed by some of the city’s biggest celebrity chefs, Restaurant Week is always highly anticipated for the opportunity to enjoy fine dining at a fraction of the regular cost. Participating restaurants offer lunch, dinner or both on weekdays, and reservations are recommended if you have your heart set on a particular menu.
But did you know you can save even more by checking in to Foursquare and syncing your American Express card? Over 20 million users regularly “check in” to their favorite restaurants, venues, and other locations using the social networking mobile app Foursquare. At the same time, there are nearly a million businesses building loyalty by offering their customers who check-in ways to save money.
From Harlem hotspot Red Rooster (which serves Southern Soul Food so good even President Obama has held fundraisers there) to Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien on Central Park South, simply sync your card with your Foursquare account, check in, and pay with Amex to save $5 off your Restaurant Week meal. So you can enjoy three amazing courses at the luxe Palm Court located in the historic Plaza Hotel on Central Park South for little more than $20.
You’ll feel so frugal, you may want to celebrate….with dinner reservations!
What venues would you want to check in?