Foodie, food nerd, gastronome, gourmand – whatever you call them, you’ve got one on your list. Gift certificates are such an easy way to give them just what they want, and you can even get a little something for yourself if you play your cards right. Here are the Boston area restaurants offering gift card deals this holiday season.
Abby Park & Novara
Stock up on gift certificates to Abby Park or Novara and treat your food loving friends to some of Milton’s finest eats. Just buy $100 worth and they’ll toss in a $20 coupon to be used by the end of March 2019. Call Abby Park at 617.696.8700 or Novara at 617.696.8400 and they’ll drop ’em in the mail for you, or order online here or here.
The early bird gets the bonus card at Alba this holiday season. From December 1st through Monday, December 10th, the well-loved steakhouse in Quincy is offering bonus cards worth 20% of your gift card purchase. Call the restaurant directly at 617.376.2522 for details or drop by to scoop ’em up.
Alpine Restaurant Group
The Alpine Restaurant Group, which includes Posto, The Painted Burro, Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar, Osteria Posto, Burro Bar Brookline and Boston, is running a gift card promotion at all of their restaurants through the end of the year. For every $100 worth of gift cards you purchase, you’ll receive a complimentary $20 bonus card to gift to someone else (or to keep for yourself). Order online or stop by the restaurant of your choosing to get all your presents in one pop.
Aquitaine Restaurant Group
Do your shopping with the Aquitaine Group and earn yourself a treat for the new year. For every $100 you buy in gift cards before December 31st, you’ll get a $25 meal certificate to be used at any of their properties (Aquitaine, Aquitaine Chestnut Hill, Aquitaine Dedham, Gaslight, Gaslight Lynnfield, Metropolis and Cinquecento) from January 1st through March 31st in 2019. Get all the details and the deals online here.
If you’ve got a bocce enthusiast among the people you’re shopping for, how ’bout a gift certificate to Branch Line? The Watertown spot (which has its very own bocce court – and some pretty tasty chicken, too) will give you a $20 certificate with every $100 you buy in gift cards. Call 617.420.1900 for additional info or to place an order.
Columbus Hospitality Group
When you purchase $500 worth of gift cards to the Columbus Hospitality Group restaurants—Mistral, Sorellina, Teatro, L’Andana, Mooo, Ostra and the newest addition, Bar Lyon), you’ll receive $100 on a bonus card to be used at any CHG location. Call them before January 15th at 508.452.7600 or just place an order online here.
Give the gift of Chilean small plates for Christmas and get a little bonus for yourself. Between now and New Year’s Eve, Comedor in Newton Centre will be rewarding generous gift givers with a $20 gift certificate for every $100 in gift cards purchased. Call the restaurant at 857.404.0260 for details.
Southie’s smartest holiday shoppers will be stocking up on Coppersmith gift cards this year. Be among them and you, too will receive a $10 bonus card on top of every $50 gift card purchase. Keep it for yourself or pass it along to anyone you know who likes food and drink. Call 617.658.3452 to get yours.
If you’ve got fans of Italian food on your shopping list (and who doesn’t, really?) a gift card to Davio’s is just the thing. They’re valid at all locations (Boston, Braintree, Chestnut Hill, Foxborough, Lynnfield and out-of-state, too) and this month, you’ll get a free $50 gift card for every $500 gift card purchase. Order online or in person.
Be a holiday hero this year and give the gift of EVOO and Za. You’ll get a $10 gift certificate for every gift card purchase of $50. Pick ’em up in person or order by phone or online (here for EVOO and here for the two Za locations). Just be sure to mention (or enter) the code GC10. The offer expires on December 23rd so get a move on.
For every $50 gift card you purchase from the Franklin Group, which includes Fenway favorite Citizen Public House, South End mainstay Franklin Cafe, award-winning Our Fathers and all the Tasty Burger locations, and you’ll get a $10 gift card for free. The offer is valid through December 31st on in-store gift card purchases only.
Big spenders get big rewards. The Grafton Group is offering a $100 gift card for every $500 spent. The cards are redeemable at any of the restaurants—Grafton Street Pub & Grill, Temple Bar, Russell House Tavern, PARK Restaurant & Bar, State Street Provisions and The Hourly Oyster House–so you can’t go wrong. Get clicking to get the deal.
Between now and the end of the year, Ledger in Salem will be offering 10% back on the any gift card purchases over $100. You can add it to the balance or use it for yourself – no judgement here. Drop by before December 31st to stock up or visit the Ledger website to place an order online for the perfect one-size-fits-all gift.
Wish everyone on your list a happy holidays with gift cards to The Local and you’ll get a $20 bonus card to keep for yourself. Available for purchase at any location in any denomination, the cards can also be used at any location of The Local so if you’ve got giftees in West Newton, Wayland, Wellesley or Winchester-Woburn, these’ll be just the thing.
Gift givers will receive a free $10 gift card for every $100 worth of gift cards purchased. You can give the folks at Pastoral a call at 617.345.0005 to order by phone, or just pop over to Fort Point to pick ‘em up in person (and maybe grab some ‘za for dinner while you’re there) and give someone a pizza-filled holiday season.
Puritan & Co.
Generosity is its own reward, of course but a little incentive never hurt. At Puritan & Co. your kindness will pay dividends in the form of bonus cards to be used in the new year – $20 for purchasing $100 in gift cards, $50 for purchasing $250, and $100 for purchasing $500. Call 617.615.6195 or buy them online.
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar
For every $50 Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar gift card you buy, you’ll receive a bonus $10 gift card. Don’t miss the boat on this deal—get over to Boston Landing before December 25th. Bonus cards are not valid on special events, or with online orders or previously purchased cards. Call 617.254.0044 with any questions.
When you buy a gift card at Shepard during the month of December (was there ever a better stocking stuffer?), they’ll give you an additional 20%. You can add it to the aforementioned gift or to a separate card for yourself. Gift card purchase must be made in person or over the phone (617.714.5295) in order to receive promotion.
The Smoke Shop
Swing by any of the The Smoke Shop (Assembly Row, Kendall Square or Fort Point) to pick up gift certificates for the barbeque lovers in your life and enjoy Andy Husbands‘ award-winning cookery for yourself. For every $100 card you buy, you’ll get a $20 bonus card. The offer is valid for in-store purchases only through the end of the year.
During the month of December, buy an e-gift card to Talulla and the team at the Huron Village spot will re-gift you (in a good way) with a $10 bonus card. You can place your order online, or call the restaurant at 617.714.5584 or drop by in person to scoop ’em up and treat yourself to dinner and some holiday cheer.
When you buy $100 worth of Temazcal gift cards, you’ll get a free $20 bonus card, which can be used in the new year (January 1st-March 1st). Scoop up a gift card for everyone you know who’s in to tacos and tequila (or enchiladas or chilaquiles or empanadas – you get the idea) and you can look forward to your own delicious fiesta. The offer is valid only on in-store purchases so plan on swinging by any of the Temazcals in Burlington, Dedham, Framingham, Lynnfield and the Seaport.
Trade is running a gift card promotion through the end of the month. Just drop in to Jody Adams’ restaurant before December 31st and purchase $100 in gift cards (and maybe enjoy a bite to eat while you’re at it), and you’ll receive a $25 bonus gift card. Call 617.451.1234 for hours, directions or additional info.
If you’re still searching for that perfect little something, a vicki lee’s gift card might do the trick. Throughout the months of December and January, for every $100.00 purchase, you’ll receive a $20.00 complimentary gift card just for you. Call 617.489.5007 for more info or make a trip to the Trapelo Road bakery and café in Belmont to pick up your treats.