Restaurants Offer Great Gift Card Deals For The Holidays

Now that we're in the middle of the holiday shopping season in New York City, it's time to think about gift ideas. Consider giving a gift card to one of New York's favorite restaurants. Not only will you be giving a wonderful present that your loved ones will enjoy and WILL NOT have to return, but also with the special offers out there this season, you will save money. And, best of all, there's no need to wait in long lines or fight the crazy crowds at Macy's!

So get a jump on holiday shopping with these hot offers:

China Grill Management

Some of the city's hottest restaurants are part of China Grill Management's roster, and from now until the end of this month the company is offering a 10% savings on gift cards. Treat your favorite friends to dinner at such popular places as China Grill, the Kobe Club, Asia de Cuba, Hudson Cafeteria and Wild Salmon, but you must act now, since this limited time offer ends soon.

Morton's The Steakhouse

Morton's The Steakhouse is renamed through the country with locations from coast to coast and just about everywhere in between. For a limited time, purchase $ 500 in Gift Cards by December 31st and receive a $ 100 bonus Gift Card, which is valid from January 2nd – March 31, 2008.

Kellari Taverna

You can not go wrong giving a Kellari gift certificate to everyone on your list this year, so that each of your friends and family members will be able to experience what Zagat calls "fabulously prepared cuisine" served in "lush, airy" surrounds. Special Offer: purchase a $ 125.00 certificate for only $ 100.00.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

A mainstay in the realm of New York steakhouses, Ruth's Chris actually started her steakhouse empire in New Orleans. Wherever you are this holiday season, you can delight your family and friends and give yourself a gift at the same time. Purchase gift cards totaling at least $ 500 before December 31, 2007, and receive a bonus card worth 10% of your purchases. Bonus cards will be delivered to you and can be redeemed from January 1 – June 30, 2008.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

"Stupid is as stupid does," so be smart and purchase a $ 75.00 Gift Card by December 31, 2007 and receive a bonus $ 25.00 Gift Card at this "Forest Gump" -themed shrimp restaurant. We're sure they'll wish you a holiday that is (okay, we can not resist) like a box of chocolates …

Fresh

With a "sea-themed dining room" that ViaMichelin says "nets a steady stream of loyal fish lovers," Fresh is known for serving the freshest fish from a company owned by the restaurant's proprietors. Take $ 20.00 off a gift card good for dinner and $ 10.00 off one good for lunch, and you will not have to fish for compliments on this gift!

The Capital Grille

As the self-proclaimed "place to be seen having a fabulous time," The Capital Grille is a great place for a holiday celebration or for just enjoying a good steak. Since 'tis the season to give and receive, purchase gift cards totaling $ 500 and receive a bonus card worth 10% of your total purchase price. As a special bonus, Capital Grille is offering complimentary Gift Card shipping, just in time for the holidays.

Aja Asian Bistro

"Over-the-top decor and high quality Asian fare," according to New York Magazine, are what you can expect at this Upper East-Sider. For all your holiday gifts, purchase a $ 125.00 gift card for only $ 100 with this exclusive offer.

Il Buco

This charming Noho mainstay is offering a 20% discount on its fine line of vinegars, oils and spices through December 31, 2007. Discount does not apply to gift cards, but you are sure to find wonderful holiday gifts on its list of Italian artisanal Products.

So no matter where you are this holiday season, you can give a tasty gift to your colleagues, family and friends. Happy Holiday Shopping Season!