The Diner's Deck: Manhattan Dining Discount Cards

Deal yourself some savings with City Shuffle's Diner & Bar & Lounge Decks

The Diner's Deck
••• The Diner's Deck.

The Diner's Deck is an interesting way to introduce yourself to new restaurants and bars at affordable prices. The Diner's Deck also makes a creative gift for friends who like to be inspired to try new places or who would enjoy sampling a handful of spots during their NYC trip.

Pros

  • Each card is worth $10 off at one of 52 New York City neighborhood restaurants
  • Cards include address, phone, price point and description of restaurant
  • Creative gift idea for your restaurant-loving friends

Cons

  • Only select restaurants/bars/lounges are included
  • $30 minimum spend, not including alcohol, with the diner's deck
  • Can't be combined with specials, including happy hour and/or brunch in most cases

Description

  • The Diner's Deck is available online and in select retail stores
  • Cards are good until the end of the year -- i.e. 2016 cards are good until December 31, 2016.
  • Each Diner's Deck card may be used only once.

Expert Review - The Diner's Deck: Manhattan Dining Discount Cards

At first look, Diner's Deck may appear to be your average deck of cards, but once you realize instead of Aces and Kings, each card represents a restaurant you can experience for $10 off, the $30 price tag seems like a bargain. You need only use three of the 52 cards to recoup the cost of the deck, which is fairly easy with the variety of restaurants included in each deck.

Each card in the deck features the name of the restaurant, address, phone, cuisine, and meals included in the program. Prix-fixe menus and some brunches can't be combined with the discount, but if you see brunch listed on their card, you can use the discount on the a la carte brunch menu.

Currently offering two New York City decks -- one for restaurants and one for bars & lounges, you can preview the included establishments for each on their website.

The 2016 Diner's Deck includes restaurants all over town, including:

  • Jimmy's No. 43 - an East Village Gastropub & Bar
  • Great Jones Cafe - local institution on the Bowery since 1983
  • Tio Pepe - a West Village spot serving tapas and Spanish cuisine
  • Watty & Meg - a neighborhood bistro and bar in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

The 2016 Bar & Lounge Deck includes a variety of spots such as:

  • Blind Tiger - one of the city's best bars for beer lovers
  • Down The Hatch - a popular spot in the West Village with a fun party scene
  • Kettle of Fish - a low-key spot on Christopher Street with a strong local following that's been a neighborhood institution since the 1950s
  • Uncorked - a good choice for wine lovers in Midtown East