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 bonus card to be used by the end of March 2020. 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.
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 $20 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 2020. Get all the details and the deals online here.
For every $100 worth of Bar Mezzana gift cards you buy, you’ll get a free $20 gift card to their sister restaurant/tiki bar, Shore Leave. The Shore Leave digital gift cards will be emailed separately within 24 hours so you can decide to keep them for yourself or pass them along to someone who might enjoy a mini tropical vacation right in the South End. The promo is only available for a limited time so get a move on to get the deal.
If you’ve got a bocce enthusiast among the people you’re shopping for, get a gift certificate to Branch Line. The Watertown spot (which has its very own bocce court – and some tasty chicken, too) will give you a $20 certificate (valid for all of 2020) with every $100 you spend. Call 617.420.1900 for additional info or to place an order.
If your holiday shopping efforts have leveled off a little bit, here’s some inspiration (and incentive): purchase City Table gift cards online before December 31st, and you’ll receive a $20 bonus for every $100 you spend. They’re good at all the Briar Group locations (fourteen total including Anthem, District Hall, Gather and Glass House) so your giftee is guaranteed to find something that suits them.
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.
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, the freshly-opened Seaport location and out-of-state, too) and through the end of the year, you’ll get a free $50 gift card for every $500 gift card purchase. Order online or in person.
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 free 10% bonus card for every $100 gift card purchase and a free 20% bonus card for every $500 gift card spend. 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.
Il Massimo Dedham
Have yourself a merry (and easy) little Christmas with help from the folks at il Massimo Dedham. Just spend $100 on gift cards and you’ll receive an extra $20 on the house. This special bonus offer is available at both Pane Vino and Massimo restaurants, online, or by phone (781.493.8113) until January 1, 2019.
Between now and the end of the year, Ledger in Salem will be offering a $10 bonus card for those who purchase a gift card valuing a $100. You can add it to the balance or use it for yourself. 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. The promo is available on in-store purchases through the end of December so swing by the location of your choosing to get a heap of your shopping done in one fell swoop. The cards can be used at any location of The Local so if you’ve got giftees in West Newton, Wayland, Wellesley or Waltham, these’ll be just the thing.
Gift givers will receive a free $20 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 – for purchasing $100 in gift cards, they’ll send you a $25 gift card in January. Buy them online or swing by Inman Square and pick them up in person.
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.
For every gift card purchase over $100, the folks at Shore Leave will sweeten the pot with a free $20 bonus card (valid for the purchase of food, non-alcoholic beverages, or in-store merchandise only) to Black Lamb, their recently-opened Tremont Street sister restaurant. The digital cards will be sent separately via email within 24 hours of your purchase for you to keep or share — it’s totally up to you. Place your order online, or if you’d like physical cards sent through the mail instead, you can give them a ring at 617.530.1775.
The Smoke Shop
Pick up gift cards to The Smoke Shop (Assembly Row, Kendall Square or Fort Point) for the barbeque lovers in your life and enjoy Andy Husbands‘ award-winning cookery for yourself. For every $100 in gift cards purchased online, you’ll get a free $20 gift card of your very own. Just enter the promo code Pitmaster when you place your order (which you can do right here from the comfort of your couch).
During the month of December, buy a $100 gift card to Talulla and the team at the Huron Village spot will pay it forward by donating $10 to No Kid Hungry, one of their favorite charities. 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.