“City Dining Cards” offer a $10 discount if your party buys $30+ worth of food (alcohol/drinks and taxes excluded from that threshold. The Baltimore edition includes 50 cards for 50 different Baltimore area restaurants. Each “card” can be used only once at each restaurant and the deck of 50 cards (each specific to a particular restaurant ) can be used through the end of 2015. Potentially, if you ate at all 50 restaurants, your $20 purchase price could save you potentially $500. The way it works is simple – you remove the card for the restaurant that you want to eat at from the deck of 50 cards that you get (each marked with the name/address of a specific restaurant) and present it with your check. If you’ve spent more than $30 for food, you get $10 off your bill. I understand that the restaurant keeps the “card” (which is how “City Dining” insures that you use each card only once!)
If you eat out a lot and like eating at different restaurants, it can be a good deal (Of course, since the whole deck of cards costs only $20, it’s pretty easy to break even on the purchase price!) Here’s the list of currently particpating restaurants:
|Abbey Burger Bistro||Dempsey’s Brewpub & Restaurant
|The Nickel Taphouse|
I wondered what happens if one or more of these restaurants close before you get a chance to use the card? In their FAQ section, City Dining Cards says that if you mail the physical card back to them, they will mail you back a card for a new participating restaurant to use in its place. Sounds like a good solution to me!
Caveat Diner: I have not purchased or used “City Dining Cards” but have heard and read from several people who have and sounds like it could be a deal worth knowing about!