Gift cards are such an easy way to give the food lover on your list the perfect gift (they don’t have to fit and no one ever returns them). And if you play your cards right — you can get a little something for yourself, too. Here’s a bunch of Boston area restaurants that are offering gift card deals to jump start your holiday shopping.
ON-GOING GIFT CARD DEALS
Alpine Restaurant Group
Share the love this holiday season with a gift card from the Alpine Restaurant Group, redeemable at Painted Burro in Somerville and Waltham, Posto, Burro Bar in Brookline and the South End and Rosebud. For every $100 worth of gift cards you buy, you’ll receive a $20 bonus gift certificate (valid from January 1st to June 30th, 2023) so you can treat yourself (or someone else) to a feast of Mexican, Italian and Pan-American cuisine. Purchase a gift card in person, or online through their website and send it via mail, email or text.
If you’ve got some steak-loving South Shore folks on your shopping list, scoop up some gift cards to Alba. With locations in Quincy and Hanover, the popular pair of restaurants is making it especially worth your while with a Buy $250, Get $50/Buy $500, Get $100 deal. Stop in between now and Christmas Eve to stock up.
Alden & Harlow
This holiday season, give the gift of inventive American fare with a gift card to Alden & Harlow and The Longfellow Bar. The comfortable-yet-stylish spots right in Harvard Square are the perfect destination for after work drinks and snacks, dinner or weekend brunch – so there’s something for everyone. For every $100 spent on gift cards, you’ll receive a $20 voucher to use in 2023. Gift cards are available to purchase online for an eGift Card, or can be sent in the mail.
Alta Strada is giving diners a special holiday discount on gift cards purchased online here through December 30th. Spend a minimum of $100 and receive 15% off your gift card with the promo code GCHOLIDAY15. You can put up to $250 on each gift card and send it along to the Italian food lover(s) on your list via email or text (for instant gift-giving gratification).
Big Heart Hospitality
It’s not too late to stuff your stockings with a gift card to one of Big Heart Hospitality‘s restaurants — redeemable at Sweet Cheeks, Fool’s Errand and Tenderoni’s. Purchase a $200 gift card or more and get an extra $25 added to the card. The offer is valid in-person only, so head on over to any of these restaurants to do some holiday shopping.
Treat someone special to delicious Italian food and drink at Bar Enza in Cambridge. Purchase a $100 gift card and Bar Enza will give you a $20 gift card to keep for yourself. Gift cards are available online, and can be delivered via mail within 5-7 business days, or instantly through email or text. For a personal touch, customize your gift message, and let the food festivities begin.
Big Dipper Hospitality
The Big Dipper Hospitality Group is offering a special treat for fans of their trio of restaurant concepts. Scoop up a $100 gift card to Mamaleh’s (online here) and you’ll get a free $20 gift card to Vincent’s; buy a $100 gift card to State Park (online here) and you’ll get a free $20 gift card to Mamaleh’s; or grab a gift card to Vincent’s (online here) and a free $20 gift card to State Park will be yours. The bonus deal is available an gift cards purchased online or in-person from December 1st until December 10th so get on it and get rewarded for being such a mensch.
Head on over to Capo in Southie to pick up a gift card to the lively Italian restaurant on West Broadway where they offer a dazzling array of house made pastas, smokey wood-fired pizzas, and classic Italian dishes. For every $50 gift card bought, receive a $10 bonus card. The offer is only available in-person, just stop by their host stand to purchase.
Citizen Public House
Give a little and get a little from your friends at the Fenway’s Citizen Public House this holiday season. For every $50 e-gift card, you’ll get a free $10 bonus card. This offer lasts through December 31st and is not valid on gift cards purchased in person, so head to Citizen’s website to get a card via email or text – the $10 bonus card will be mailed separately and must be used by January 31st 2023.
If you’re heading to Cut 21 during the month of December, don’t miss their seasonal gift card sale. Drop in before Christmas Eve and say the magic words (“Cut 21 gift card holiday special”) and you’ll receive 20% off all gift cards purchases. The discount is only for in-person purchases and cards cannot be used the same day, so you’ll just have to plan another trip to Revere to visit this sophisticated, beachside steakhouse.
If you’ve (still) got fans of Italian food on your shopping list (and who doesn’t, really?) a gift card to Davio’s might be just the thing. They’re valid at all locations (Back Bay, Braintree, Chestnut Hill, Foxborough, Lynnfield and Seaport) and during December, you’ll receive a free $50 gift card (no cash value) for every $500 gift card purchase. Order online or in person.
‘Tis the season of gift card galore, and The Dial has you covered with 20% off their gift cards now through Christmas. Located in the 907 Main Hotel in Central Square, this stylish and modern restaurant, with its menu of small plates and seasonal cocktails, is not to be missed. Purchase the gift card on their website using the code GCHoliday22, and the discount will be applied during checkout.
FRANK is restocked with gift cards for purchase online or in-store if you prefer a physical card. For gift card purchases of $150 or more, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of Chef Frank McClelland‘s cookbook, Wine Mondays: Simple Wine Pairings and Seasonal Menus. The gift card is redeemable in their restaurant and market, so it’s perfect for the chef or foodie in your life (and you can keep or gift the cookbook as you see fit).
The more the merrier this holiday season — the Grafton Group is offering an extra 10% onto any gift card purchases, and an additional 20% onto purchases of $500 or more. Your giftee will be able to redeem their card at any of the restaurants in the Grafton family (State Street Provisions, Grafton Street Pub & Grill, The Hourly and Russell House Tavern), so they’ll think of you as they tuck into a hearty brunch in Harvard Square or as they toss back freshly shucked oysters down by the water. Purchase cards online here and they’ll be delivered via mail, email or text.
The Industry is thinking of you this holiday season! When you purchase a $50 card, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card, and when you purchase a $100 you’ll receive a $20 bonus card. The cards can be purchased online and be sent in the mail or via email or text so get gifting and get a little treat for yourself as part of the deal.
You can give the gift of Ledger and get a little extra. Buy $100 gift card to the stylish North Shore restaurant between now and Friday, December 24th, and you’ll get an added $10 bonus. Your giftee will think of you as they tuck into beautifully crafted, locally–sourced fare right in the heart of Witch City. Call 978.594.1908 for more info or place your order online here.
Celebrate your friends and family with a gift card to The Lexington in Cambridge Crossing. For every $100 in gift card purchases, you’ll receive a bonus $20 gift card for yourself. Cards for The Lexington can also be used at sister restaurants Cafe Beatrice and Geppetto — so it’s a win/win/win. Order online here and bonus gift cards will be sent to your email the week of December 26th, so you can ring in the new year with treats from this trio of Cambridge Crossing spots.
Looking for a last minute gift to wrap up your holiday shopping? Look no further than Liberty Tavern in Quincy, where they’re offering an extra $20 bonus card on top of $100 gift card purchases. The deal is valid on in-store purchases only, and only through December 24th, so get a move on and get over to Quincy before Christmas Eve to get your gifting squared away for the season.
Myers + Chang
For the month of December, Myers + Chang is offering special holiday deals. When you purchase a card between $75 and $199, get a coupon for a treat with your next dinner. For a card between $200 and $499, get a free $25 gift card. And if you’re going all in, a gift card purchase of $500 or more will get you a free $75 card. It’s a win-win for all parties involved. You can order a card online here.
New City Microcreamery
Stock up on gift cards to New City Microcreamery and get a sweet little treat for yourself. For every $25 you spend, you’ll get an extra $5 gift card, and for every $50 you spend, you’ll get an extra $10 gift card. They make great stocking stuffers and they’re perfect for holiday swaps; plus there are three locations – Hudson, Cambridge & Sudbury – from which to choose so you can’t go wrong.
Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
Oak Long Bar + Kitchen is serving up a holiday gift card deal right on through ’til Christmas Eve. For every $100 you purchase, you’ll receive an additional $30 bonus card, redeemable between January 1st and April 30th, 2023. Snap ’em up (up to $500’s worth) online here to brighten the day of a food-lover you love and then kick off the new year with cocktails and pizzas at this elegant Copley Square establishment.
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar
The holiday season is already under way at Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar. The Brighton go-to is rewarding early birds with perks for gift card purchases. For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card and for every $100 you spend, you’ll receive a $20 bonus card (not valid on special events, redeemable between January 1st and April 30th). Get the deets and the deal by calling 617.254.0044.
Rail Trail Flatbread
You can give the gift of flatbread and get a little ‘za for yourself thanks to your friends at Rail Trail Flatbread. Pony up $50 and you’ll get an additional $10 gift card, or spend a cool $100 and they’ll up the ante with an additional $25 gift card. Give the beloved pizza spot a ring at 978.293.3552 or take a spin out to Hudson get your holiday shopping squared away.
Wish someone bonne année with a gift card from Rochambeau. When you purchase a $100 gift card, give yourself a petite treat with a complimentary $20 card for this fun, French spot. This deal runs now through January 1st, and you won’t want to miss their seasonal menu items, including some festive cocktails. The card never expires and is simple to use. Head to their website to order a gift card and they’ll pop in in the mail.
Seafood lovers, it’s time to replenish your stash of gift cards to Row 34 so 2023 (and beyond) can be full of freshly shucked oysters and lobster rolls. Just pop on over to their online shop before the end of the year to place your order and get 20% off with the promo code GCHOLIDAY22. Gift cards can be redeemed at any Row 34 – Boston, Burlington, Portsmouth and the forthcoming Cambridge location.
Scampo is keeping you in mind this holiday season, so you can treat a friend or a loved one to a Scampo gift card while also treating yourself. Lydia Shire‘s Beacon Hill restaurant is offering a $20 gift card on top of every $100 gift card purchase. Buy yours through their website or in-person at their restaurant. Cards, which never expire, will be sent via mail 1-2 business days after purchase.
Give the gift of BBQ with a gift card to the Smoke Shop. For the month of December, they’re running a special 20% discount on gift cards valued between $100 and $300. Order your card online here and use the code GCHoliday20 at checkout to receive the bonus. The deal lasts through December 31st, so stock up on gift cards for all the barbecue enthusiasts in your life.
Now through January 1st, you can purchase a $100 gift card to Sonsie and get an additional $20 gift card for free. Pop in after a stroll down Newbury Street to warm up at their mahogany bar with cozy cocktails like the Sonsie Smokeshow, or enjoy brunch and dinner bites at this 28-year-old Back Bay staple. Order online here and cards will ship in 1-2 business days directly to the recipient’s address – they’re easy to redeem (just present after dining) and they never expire so your giftee will be eternally grateful.
South End Buttery
Give the gift of lovely brunch, delightful pastries, piping hot coffee and cozy dinners (and get a little of the same for yourself) with a gift card to The Buttery. For every $100 gift card purchase, you’ll get a complimentary $20 gift card to keep or regift as you see fit. Gift cards to this South End go-to are available online. Use the promo code GCBUTTERY20 at checkout to receive the free card and have it delivered via email or text.
Give the gift of great food, drink and good old fashioned hospitality with gift cards from Tresca. The beloved North End spot on Hanover Street will toss in a $20 bonus gift card with your $100 gift card purchase, so you can rest assured your gift won’t get returned. Place your order(s) online here or swing by in person for a free jar of Tresca pizza sauce as an extra extra bonus.
Gift a legendary brunch, lunch or dinner in Charlestown with a gift card to the Waverly. Purchase an $100 gift card and get a $10 gift card back for yourself. You can buy the cards in-person or online here to be delivered via email or text.
Gift yourself a treat for the new year with a gift card purchase to Waypoint. For every $100 spent on gift cards, Waypoint is offering a $20 voucher for use in 2023. From pizza to caviar service, Waypoint is sure to please friends and family no matter their culinary leanings. You can purchase a gift card online here for immediate delivery through email or text.
If you can’t get away for the holidays, enjoy a tropical escape in Harvard Square with a meal at Wusong Road. For every $200 you spend on gift cards, you’ll receive a $20 gift card for yourself. Featuring holiday cocktails like Rum Rum as Fast as You Can, made with gingerbread spiced rum, this two-floor tiki restaurant & bar will soon become your new Cambridge go-to. Snap ’em up online here.
LIMITED-TIME-ONLY GIFT CARD DEALS
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 (Back Bay, Braintree, Chestnut Hill, Foxborough, Lynnfield and Seaport) and on Cyber Monday, you’ll get a 10% discount. The offer is valid from 12:00am until 11:59 on Monday, November 28th on online purchases only.
Himmel Hospitality Group
The Himmel Hospitality Group, which includes heavy hitters like The Banks, Bistro du Midi, Grill 23 & Bar and Harvest is giving away bonus $25 gift cards for every $100 spent towards physical gift cards purchased online on Cyber Monday (that’s Monday, November 28th, just fyi). Cards are valid across the group. Click. Buy. Give. Eat. You got this.
Treat a food-lover on your list to dinner at La Gallina. The Lynnfield newcomer brings coastal Mediterranean fare to the North Shore and, on Cyber Monday they’re sweetening the gift-giving pot with an additional 20% on top of every $100 digital gift card purchase. Get a move on to get in on this deal – just click through here to complete your purchase before the end of the day on Monday, November 28th.
Pier 6, ReelHouse Marina Bay & ReelHouse East Boston
If you know someone who like to enjoy water views while they dine, get them gift cards to Pier 6, ReelHouse Marina Bay or ReelHouse East Boston. All three of the restaurants (from the Navy Yard Hospitality Group) boast harbor views just from different angles (during the summer months, you can even take a boat from one to the other). On Cyber Monday, they’re running a sale – 30% off with the promo code SALE30 – so don’t miss your chance to stock up (here for ReelHouse & here for Pier 6).
Black Friday/Small Business Saturday
The Schlow Restaurant Group shows early holiday shoppers an extra bit of love – for each $100 Alta Strada gift card you buy, you’ll receive an additional $25 gift card of your very own. You can hang onto it or pass it along – just get your orders in asap and keep an eye on your email (it should turn up within on or two days). Give the restaurant a ring at 781.237.6100 with orders and inquiries.
The Stones Common House & Kitchen
Treat someone you know to dinner at The Stones Common House & Kitchen and get rewarded for your effort. Stoneham’s go-to for casual American fare is running a Black Friday/Small Business Saturday special: buy $100 in gift cards and you’ll get a $20 bonus gift card. The deal is available for in-store purchases only so drop by on Friday from 1:00pm-12:00am or Saturday from 11:30-12:00am.