I always tell my husband NOT to buy me flowers on Valentine's Day.
Similarly, I usually prefer that we don't go out to a fancy restaurant on the 14th.
Flowers are marked up ridiculously high and restaurants are ridiculously busy in honor of St. Valentine...so I prefer to have my flowers and chocolates and dinner dates on other days throughout the year.
As you know, I typically prefer eating in to eating out for most meals.
That said, my husband and I inevitably eat out for our dates and - when we do - we enjoy trying new restaurants. Some of our experiences are good, some are not-so-good...but it's fun to go somewhere we haven't gone before, regardless. Of course, it's especially nice when we end up at a place that is clean and has first-rate customer service, coupled with fine cuisine. The experience is even better if we are able to eat at an excellent establishment...for less.
Introducing...Restaurant.com. A website that allows you to buy $25 restaurant gift certificates for $10, $50 gift certificates for $20, $75 gift certificates for $30, and $100 gift certificates for $40. Really!
Simply find a restaurant in your area (there are currently over 9,500 restaurants to choose from across the U.S.), purchase a gift certificate, print the gift certificate, and take it to your restaurant of choice.
You're probably wondering what the "catch" is. There actually isn't one. It just requires that you plan ahead a bit (meaning before you're in the car and on your way...). There are also "special instructions" for most certificates (For example, the certificate might require you to spend a minimum of $35 or might automatically add on an 18% gratuity) so be sure to read all of the details.
To sum it all up: Whether you frequent restaurants often or just like to get out and try something new from time-to-time, Restaurant.com is a great way to save money.
I'm giving away two Restaurant.com certificates (see details below). To enter, just leave a comment...or two.
FIRST ENTRY: What is your all-time favorite restaurant?
BONUS ENTRY: Log on to Restaurant.com, take a peek at the restaurants available in your area, and tell me which restaurant you would choose if you won.
WIN IT! There will be two winners. The first randomly selected winner will receive a $50 certificate to Restaurant.com. The second randomly selected winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Restaurant.com. To enter, leave a comment on this post that answers the above question prior to Sunday, February 22 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.). For a second entry, answer the bonus question in a second comment.
*UPDATE* The winners are #271 Annie ($50 certificate) and #277 Ashley ($25 certificate). Congratulations!
My favorite restaurant is Centro Latino, a Cuban restaurant in West New York, NJ. It's the best!
I would say my favorite is Casa Ole!
We have some nice smaller non chains food places in town....but Casa Ole in Orange Texas is my very favorite.
Next to that I love me some Joe's Crab Shack!
I would love to try the IL Farro Caffe Trattoria in Newport Beach which is about 15 minutes from where we live
I LOVE Macaroni Grill!!!!
I looooove California Pizza Kitchen, since they have great salad choices, exotic pizza and other good stuff.
The Grille sounds delish if I win! : )))
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Thanks again. : )))
I sooooo love Real Food Daily. The most delicious vegan restaurant in the universe! Mmmmmmm! : )))
Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))
there's El Rey Azteca in Whittier, that would be so great to win!
If i won, we'd definitely go to Tristan in Charleston. We've been wanting to try it.
My fave is Tommy Condon's in Charleston, SC
If I won, I would probably use it at "Johnnie D's".
Wow, I am not sure what is my favorite all time restaurant. I really love our local Indian restaurant, though.
I adore the steakhouse Ruth Criss. My family took me one year for my b-day. What an experience!!
I would probably try Elevation Chop House & Skybar
I love the american cafe at phipps plaza
I love The Pink Door in Seattle,WA and 333 Pacific in Oceanside,CA
I would use it for a much needed night out at
Arturo's Fritz & Alfredo's in Toledo, OH. They serve a combination of Mexican & German fare -- pretty oginal and good! Thanks!!
I love eating at Outback Steakhouse.
my fav place is Outback!!!!
I would choose Jamerica
I would probably go with Essence of China - can't go too wrong with chinese food, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite restaurant is Jack's in Issaquah - a great steakhouse that is always standing room only.
We love The Olive Garden, yum! Can't get enough but can't afford to get enough. ;-)
Thanks for the giveaway!
by the way, if I won, I would choose Brett's All-American -- which is actually my favorite in-town restaurant. the food's affordable, so tasty, and i never have to wait for a seat. plus, if my child makes noise, it doesn't matter because it's so kid-friendly. AND the owners always come over to say hello.
my absolute favorite place to eat is a small german restaurant in my hometown, which makes all of their food from scratch. the atmosphere isn't much to look at -- just a hole-in-the-wall kind of place. but my word, their schnitzel is to die for!!! i don't get home too often, but when i do, i always skip lunch to save up room for dinner there. (after writing about this, i'm thinking i need to plan a trip home...)
All time favorite is Peasant Village
I'd like to go to Rego's if I win and thank you.
My favorite restaurant is Red Lobster. In fact that is the only place we go out to eat and we always stuff ourselves with shrimp.
The Red Lobster is my favorite restaurant. Thank you
I would choose The Lost Dog, great restaurant!
Olive Garden would be great :o)
If I won, I would choose Aunt Sue's Country Corner. We've never been there but it sure does appear to be the place to go.
Our favorite restaurant is Olive Garden.
My favorite restaurant is the melting pot. Especially the desserts
My favorite local restaurant is the Kebab House in Little Neck. Great food, good service.
Unfortunately, there are no restaurants in my local area that participate in the Rewards program. If I won, I would use the certificate in Bloomington, IN (where I visit AT LEAST once a year) at either the Uptown Cafe or Scholar's Inn.
My all-time favorite restaurant was the Tao which was run by an ashram in Bloomington, IN in the 70's - best vegetarian food I've ever had - but unfortunately they left town in the early 80's. A more recent favorite was Sushi Gin in Overland Park, KS which has excellent sushi for only 1$/pc. all day long!
my all time favorite restaurant is a little pub in hampton va called the tap house.
My favorite restaurants are Bloomsbury Bistro and Jibarra in Raleigh. If I won I would probably go to Ted's Montana Grill (love the buffalo burgers).
my favorite restaurant is ponderosa i love the buffet :)
If I won I would go to my favorite place an that is The Steak Loft in Mystic,Ct. I love the food,drinks and the service. Thanks
My all time favorite restaurant is Ruth Chris' Steak House.
I would use it for Angeli on Decatur in the French Quarter.
My favorite is Famous Dave's.
From the website I would choose Trophy's Bar & Grill.
My all-time favorite restaurant is Olive Garden.
I would love to win this. I would choose Coach's Brewery
From the restaurant.com website, I would love to try Focaccia in Wilmington, MA. Thanks!
This is very hard! I'm going to break it down a little because I cannot choose just one--for a casual neighborhood restaurant, "Snappy Dragon" in Seattle. For an more upscale dining experience, "Wild Ginger", also in Seattle. Can you tell I love Asian food?
If I were to win I would probably use the g.c. at a local Mexican restaurant call El Cerro Grande.
My favorite restaurant is a local seafood place called Molly's.
I would probably choose The Alamo!
My favrite restaurant of all time is this little Itailan place we ate at when we visited New Jersey, but I cant rememeber the name! My second fave is Olive Garden!!
I would love to try Bobby Pruetts Steakhouse!
If i won I would like to try Abbott Bridge Bar and grill. Thanks for the giveaway
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My fave restuarant is Mimi Cafe great atmosphere. Thanks for the giveaway
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I would try Jacks Oyster House in downtown Albany
I love Outback Steakhouse
I could use this...we go out to eat every night
My favorite is Pan Asian near our old home
I was happy to find one of my favorite local restaurants - Johnny Buccelli's in Columbus, OH - on Restaurants.com. If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd definitely use the GC for a meal there!
My favorite restaurant of all time would have to be Emiril's "Tchoup Chop" in Orlando -- it has a really inventive menu that blends Asian and New Orleans cuisines, and I had the best meal of my life there a while back. Thanks for the giveaway!
First let me say your little girl is just gorgeous what a beautiful smile and eyes.
Now my favoite place to eat would be
Chili's I love their brocilli and chees soup.
Also really like to eat at Olive Garden. Thanks for a chance to win I do love to eat out too.
Wow, I can use these in todays economy.
IF I WON, THEN I WOULD VISIT THE ZEVELY HOUSE. PRICY, BUT ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY THEM!
I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THE OLIVE GARDEN
the corner room at state college pa. Great veggie lasagna
I would use the GC at the Metro Bar and Grill. Thanks again!
My favorite restaurant is a little Thai restaurant called Little Home. I moved so don't get to go there very often. Thank you!
I really like
THAI | SEAFOOD
Bangkok Thai TALAY is a great restaurant!
My all-time favorite restaurant is Max's Ally, which until recently participated in restaurant.com. It's fairly upscale, so restaurant.com allowed us to go there a little more often than we normally would. Very sad to see them drop out. If I won, i would probably get the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille GC instead. That's a distant 2nd or 3rd favorite and a good option for weekday lunches. Thanks for the contest!
I LOVE Red Robin.
American | French
1641 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 986-0338 is the closest on to my house
The restaurant at the Mauni Lani resort at the Big Island of Hawaii
Pizza New York Pizza Company in Upland sounds good!
My favorite restaurant was one in New Orleans called Christian's. Boy, was that good!
We're the retired grandparents of two little girls, so it would be a real treat to take them out with this prize...If I won! My oldest granddaughter, who is in kindergarten absolutely adores the Lobster Alfredo at Red Lobster!
If I won I would definately get the one for Daquiri Deck in Madeira Beach FL that is our 2nd fave restaurant and 1st fave hang out.
Chili's is my fave restaurant
My favorite restaurant is City BBQ in Columbus, Ohio.
Lately my fav place to eat is Olive Garden, I always eat to much there, but the food is fab, the wine is great, I just love it!
I would pick "woodys" as the restaurant of choice from the site.
The San Pedro Brewery gets my vote. An added plus, they are on Restaurant.com! Yeah baby
If I won I would probably go to the melting pot. I love chocolate.
My favorite restaurant is my cousin's cousin's village pizza place in Italty. My cousins have one in Italy too but it is in the city and not a rustic family sitdown place.
I would use it at jade's. They have the BEST fish fries.
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I love a local place called O'daniels.
melanieadey at hotmail dot com
If I won, I'd cash it in for a GC from Bin 612 (another local restaurant)
My favorite restaurant is a local one called The Veranda.
I love Garibaldi's Italian Restaurant!
weird but favorite ever is Red Lobster... and local I'd use Rest. com for The Green Street Tavern, literally could throw a rock and hit it!
entry 1- My favorite restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory.
entry 2- From restaurant.com I would like to try Victor's 1959 Cafe in Minneapolis.
"What is your all-time favorite restaurant?"
How about "What was your all-time favorite restaurant?"
Mama Leone's in NYC (CHANGED)
BONUS ENTRY: Log on to Restaurant.com, take a peek at the restaurants available in your area, and tell me which restaurant you would choose if you won.
283 Wasabi Hibachi Steak House
283 Main Street
Farmingdale , NY 11735
The Thai Gayang Cafe here has the most amazing pad thai- it's such a treat. However it really is hard, as I too love to try new restaurants. Thanks for the giveaway!
Espo's in Raritan, NJ. Their grilled steak is incredible. I would use the gc here.
My all-time favorite restaurant was the Maisonnette in Cincinnati, OH. If I won the gift certificate, I would use it at Cadillac Ranch.
If I were to win I would use it at Buffalo Wild Wings!
I love Cracker Barrel - both the food and the atmosphere!
I guess It would be Dells my husband and I use to go there when we dated con5459(at)gmail(dot)com
I have not been out to eat in over a year to my financial situation. This would be a great treat.
Matter of Taste in Commerce, MI
My favorite restaurant is Commander's Palace in New Orleans. If I win, I am going to pick Dailey's in downtown ATL
I love Clydz in New Brunswick NJ - great food.
I would definitely try Calabria.
I would pick CP Shuckers
Macaroni Grill is my favorite, great food, and you can write on the tablecloth
fav restuarant have several and eating out is a treat these days i would pick CHEESCAKE FACTORY. RESTUARANT.COM HAS GREAT DEALS
fav longhorn steakhouse, and the majestic if i win
My second entry ... if I won I'd try Pompeii Bistro and Wine Bar in Hot Springs, AR.
Cono and Sons Italian Cuisine! It's a family owned restaurant near our house. I'd end up spending a good deal more than the GC, though. :)
My all time favorite is Ruby Tuesday for their terrific salad bar.
2nd entry: If I won I would choose the
La Cocina Mexicana in Battle Creek MI
1st entry : my all time favorite restaurant is Red Lobster
My fave restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory. Yum!
Restaurant.com area restaurant is Bandung
Madison, WI. The owner is a college friend of my husband.
Fried Green Tomatoes, a small restaurant near us is a sentimental favorite.
My favorite restaurant is Four Seasons. If I won, I would try Beacon.
I would take my mom to the garden of eden pizzaria after a day of shopping.
Im obsessed with thier pretzel crunch chicken tenders!
My favorite restaraunt is cafe zoolu.
If I won, I'd try a place we haven't been, Walkers Charhouse. If it's not perfect, there's a Trader Joes across the street!
My favorite restaurant was Tucci Benuch in Chicago. The food was always good when we went, but it is more for the memories. Now closed.
We're going to Pompilios in Newport.
My all time favorite restaurant was La Maisonette (regrettably closed).
I would go to the Mattapoisett Chowder House and Tavern, it's the next town from my work and I've heard good things about it
I love Texas Roadhouse, we always have an excellent experience there
I love Vince's in Palatine! Great Italian food!
I would have to say boston lobster feast for sit down dinning and red robin for my burgersand fries.
The Captains Galley is my favorite
If I win I would eat @ WOODY'S on the Water in downtown Tacoma,Wa.
My favorite res: BOB GIBSON'S PIT BAR BQ, in Northern Alabama, if you ever get close to there, detour and give it a try. I haven't been there in 9 years, but it is unforgettable.
count me in
If I would be so lucky to win, I would choose the Irish Pub right across from the College Football of Fame.
Thanks again for the delish opp.
LaSalle Grille in South Bend, Indiana, home of Notre Dame, if my all-time favorite restaurant. It has a lot of character and sensational food.
Thanks for the opp.
My all-time favorite restaurant is a little Thai restaurant about an hour away from my house - Thai Taste. They have the ABSOLUTE best food ever!
San Jose's Original Mexican Restaurant
4315 S. Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34711
we would go to margarita's, a local mexican restaurant who takes restaurant.com gift cards:) thanks!
eddie v's is our favorite restaurant...delicious sea food in a romantic atmosphere:)
Carrabba's!!!!! I love Carrabba's
It depends on what I'm hungry for: Salt Grass for steaks, Luigi's (a local family-owned place) for Italian
I'd get a certificate to Fred's on the UWS of Manhattan--great food!
My favorite restaurant is Veselka, in NYC's east village.
If were to win I would choose to go to California Rollin' which is my favorite Sushi restaurant. It is located about 10 minutes from where we live and it is a wonderful place to go. You can watch your sushi being made to order, the portions are generous, and you can sip some Pearl Saki while you wait. It is a very hip and cool restaurant and you don't have to eat raw fish! They offer the sushi with cooked fish too!
My favorite all time restaurant is Indochine in New York City. Everytime I go into the city it is where I want to go. It is a unique cuisine or fusion of Indonesian meets Chinese. The food is unique, so very savory, healthy and absolutely delicious! It is also very chic in decor and it is more of a neighborhood place so you don't see all the typical tourists when you go there. I saw Julianne Moore there once. It was very cool. No one even noticed her or bothered her. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
Cheesecake Factory is right now my "all time favorite" but that is always subject to change. I do love dining out.
i love olive garden
You can get one to Jazmo'z Bourbon Street Cafe!
I love Red Robin! A Lot!
My favorite restaurant is La Vera's Pizzeria. MMMMM I wish I could go there right now!
I love to eat out this is great
For the bonus entry if we did win I would use the certificate at Casa Prego
We love new places too! Especially if its super fresh, tasty, and not fat-and-salt-laden. hard to find, but ALWAYS worth it! :)
My all time favorite restuarant is the melting pot. Awesome fun place. Little pricey but well worth it.
I've always loved In N Out. The best eatery in my area is the OTG Bistro.
We'd probably use it at the Wings 'n More or at the Texican Cafe in Austin, TX.
My favorite all time place to eat is Ruth Chris steakhouse - yum!
Never used Resurant.com, but if I did, I would try Ai for sushi.
My fav restuant is not very fancy, but has the best food...Red Robin. And if you sign-up online, you can get a free birthday burger!
I would choose El Dorado in Cary, NC if I won.
My favorite restaurant is Ruby Tuesday's, mainly because of their great salad bar.
Melting Pot fan here!
Rich loves the cheesecake factory & going out to eat.
Whenever I get a chance to pick a special place, I always pick Macaroni Grill. I am currently hooked on the Chicken Toscana soup.
I love Jocko's in Nipomo! We drive 4 hours for their steak!
all time favorite restaurant is a place called Bahamma Breeze BUT it disapeared 2 years ago. I soo miss that place!
If I were to win I would like to try the South Shore Grill. Thanks!
My all time fave is a local restaurant called Casa Belisimo. Thanks for a great giveaway!
I only had to look at the first entry - I heard that Amereno's Little Italy was closed for a while but just opened back up in central Tucson. I have heard amazing things about this restaurant and am dying to try it!! This is where I would go if I won the gift certificate!!
My husband and I love to eat out, but it doesn't happen very often because of our tight finances. We would love to win this contest and take advantage of a night out at a nice restaurant!
I would choose John's City Diner off the Restaurant.com list
My all time favorite restaurant is J. Alexanders
I love red lobster and joes crab shack
A restaurant that used be called the Painted Horse
I would pick Mi Hogar.
I love to eat at Friendly's.
The New Rebozo is my favorite restaurant of all time. Although Mexican is not my favorite food, this Mexican restaurant is still the best! The chef makes different mole sauces that are just about better than sex!
Bonus: I would pick the 4 Seasons Restaurant.
My favorite restaurants have to be either Olive Garden or Timberlodge. Depending on what kind of mood I'm in. If I had to pcik just one I would pick Timberlodge. I'm a steak and potato kind of girl :)
Bonus - I would go to La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar
So many favorites - here in Phoenix it is Rancho Pinot
I can't remember the last time I went to a restaurant not counting mcd's with the kids
i'd try the victory restaurant in my hometown hanover, pa!
my favorite restaurant is called north china in westminster maryland, excellent chinese food and amazing sushi!
i live in las vegas so there are many to choose from but i could use this at red lobster in the hotels for sure thanks guys
village pub on durango and desert inn
In Salt Lake, my favorite restaurant is a Brazilian Grill spot called the Braza Grille. It's wonderful!
Nunzio's in New Jersey
Sorry our all time favorite restaurant is Ruth Chris Steakhouse.
Never tried the site, but have emailed it to my husband to try it out tomorrow with Alexandra's. It is listed on upromise as a vendor (restuarant.com) so my trust level has increased tenfold and along with your blog we feel comfortable giving it a whirl!
My favorite is called Savianos and it is in Euless, TX.
If I won I would use this for Anh Hong in Berkeley, CA.
My favorite restaurant is Alboor's in Berkeley, CA.
I'd use the Gift Certificate at Oliver Cafe & Lounge
My favorite one is Chafariz do Vinho in Lisbon, Portugal! http://www.chafarizdovinho.com/en/index.htm
Well...actually it's a wine bar, but the kitchen serves lovely small dishes to go with the wine, so four-course tasting menu paired with wines is absolutely divine :)
I'd choose 1900 Mexican Grill in Charlotte!
I absolutely love a local restaurant called The Best Cellar! Great food!
If I win I would use it for the Georgetown Inn
My favorite is the Pittsburgh Chop House. Fantastic steak
I would use it at Abner's Authentic Barbecue. Its finger licking good food.
HIBACHI RESTAURANT IS MY PICK, THEY ACTUALLY COME TO YOUR TABLE AND COOK IN FRONT OF YOU!.......I WOULD LOVE IT! AND THEY ARE SO NEAR TO WHERE I LIVE. IT WOULD BE MY SELECTION IF I WIN, I HOPE I DO.
My fave restaurant is a local cafe called Urban element.
Casa Mia, an awesome local Italian restaurant, would probably be my pick if I won! http://www.restaurant.com/microsite.asp?rid=348875&mcn=00051919
Olive Garden has got to be my fav. all time restaurant!
My all time favorite restaurant would have to be the country club that I grew up going to. I will always remember the feeling I had walking in there and know I could get anything I was in the mood for!
My favorite restaurant is Salernos in CT. They make the best pasta around. I cannot find another place that even comes close. I also love restaurant.com..... Thank you
if I won I would go to
Elevation Chop House & Skybar
1723 McCollum Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30144
I've been wanting to go there for a long time.
my favorite restaurant. Well that's hard to say because it depends upon what i feel like eating. I really love Mortons but we rarely go because it's way too pricey. If I get a chance to go though I never turn it down.
I just love restaurant.com. we've used it many times before and we just love it. as a matter of fact you can get 70% off the cost of a coupon for the next couple of days.
I want to win this!!!
I have 2 favorite restaurants. My favorite expensive restaurant is Ocean Air, and my favorite every day place is Buffalo Wild Wings
Sigh - I see most people here have more impressive taste than I do. I really, really love The Ground Round Restaurant. I was sad when they got rid of the free peanuts, sadder when they got rid of the free popcorn, and even sadder that they seem to have vanished.
Ooh! Good question...tough question. I think I'd have to say that the restaurant I most enjoyed myself in would be a Brazilian BBQ in Vegas...I don't even remember the name of it, but it was in one of the "main" casinos. The food was good, but watching my husband enjoy umlimited, really well-prepared meat was just fabulous. :)
I love Wolfgang Pucks in Denver. Love it.
The Willoughby Brewing Company is one restaurant with many faces....a cool and quick lunch -for -the-bunch place to chat, a cozy quiet dining experience for a dinner with friends, a good-time celcbration with live music on weekends!
Too fun for words! But not for restaurant certificates!
My husband has to travel a lot for work so we don't eat out a lot because when he's home he wants me to cook. However, we do like to have a dinner out on occasion since it gives me a break from cooking. My favorite place to go is Cheesecake Factory.
Texas Roadhouse is one of our favorite restaurants
there is only one restaurant in burlington nc that is on the list
marias italian restaurant
my fav of all time would be wienerschnitzel. since they are a west coast thing i'm out of luck.
From the list I would love to try Piccola Bussola
I love the Cheesecake Factory. Don't get there often though.
I think my favorite restaurant varies from time to time bec, for one thing, I like all kinds of foods, so it depends on what I am hungry for.
One of the best places I ever ate was Bones, an awesome steak place in Atlanta. Talk about a perfect steak. Wow. But, of course, expensive.
I love a really good pizza. There is a little hole in the wall here in downtown Cumming called Sal's. The guy's family is from Sicily. Awesome food. Don't pay your bill, they breaka your legs. just kidding.
We actually used a restaurant.com certificate on V's Day. We paid $25 plus tip for our $55 meal. The certificate cost him $5, I think. If you buy them at the end of the month they are usually $3, I think. (He is the one that handles these things, bec he is the one that handles the "dates".) We don't go out to eat a lot, bec I like to cook, but it is always a nice treat.
Thanks for having the giveaway!
Smoke Blossom in WA.
However, the best steak I have ever had was at the restaurant underneath the Pirates of Carribean at Disneyland.
athena taverna (AWESOME GREEK) in Winston Salem, NC
I would probably try Lava's in Tulsa, since there are limited possibilities in this area. Or I might give it to my daughter in Long Beach, I suspect she would have more possibilities!
I can't say that I have a favorite restaurant, since it all depends on what I am in the mood for. I keep going back to Outback, Red Lobster, Carraba's, etc, but none of them really outshine the others.
All time favorite is the Ali Baba Grill, purple walls and amazing Lebanese food!
We always use Restaurant.com coupons when we go to Benjamin's in Myrtle Beach, SC
I love Cajun broilers and I just checked out Restaurant.com and It is Listed. The food is delicious.
CAFE D'ARTISTE in NYC
I would use the certificate in my area at Opal - they have an awesome sushi bar. ([email protected])
My all time favorite restaurant is Mortons Steakhouse - its pricey, but i think everything is sooo worth it the few times a year i go. thanks! ([email protected])
The gift certificate I'd get for my area is Mongolian BBQ but it is popular & sells out quick.
MY all time favorite restaurant is Red Robin - love their burgers & fries!!
One of my favorite restaurants is called Pasta Primavera. It is just good Italian food.
The black crow.
If I'm going to go out and celebrate something special, I like to go to Mango's or Bimini Boatyard in Ft. Lauderdale. They're both casual places, but they're just cool and my family has had good times in both places.
I have been thinking about trying out Restaurant.com. It would be great to go to the tea room in the next town.
I'm an avid fan of restaurant.com.
I'd choose La Benedetto's.
I'd say French Creek Tavern in NY. They have the best wings and pizza
I have several favorites and one of them is Red Lobster.
Although i have only been there twice as an adult,i have to say Red Lobster:)
McDonald's! I love their fries, nuggets and cheeseburgers!
My favorite restaurant a local place called Simply Sushi. If I win I'd choose a certificate for the Mayan Adventure. My kids love that place.
All time Fav: Khan's Mongolian Restaurant! All the meat you can eat!!
My favorite restaurant is Gandy Dancer
I would use it on the Yukon.
I love the Melting Pot, a fondue resturant.
If I won, I would try Star of India -- I've heard good things about it but we've never been.
Favorite restaurant is a hard question. I would say my current restaurant is a small Mexican place near us in the Big Apple called Elora's. Great margaritas, sizzling fajitas!
Try Ippolitto's pizza in Norcross, Ga
I love Macaroni Grill.
My fave would be Thai Spice restaurant in Florida. The food is so delicious! of course i love thai food.
We just love "Golden Corral". Of course, they're not available on Restaurant.com; but we usually get certificates for the restaurant a little down the street.
Fleur des Leis in San Francisco
My favorite restaurant of all time is Steak n Shake. I know it's a chain, but their cheese fries and shakes are amazing!!!!! I would use this prize at Skeeter Barnes though, because I've always wanted to try that place and don't get to experience new things often.
My all time favorite restaurant is called Nicoles and they have this dish called Chicken Ortalano and I've never found it anywhere else....it is so yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway. We don't get to eat out much because of finances, and this would be super.
If I win, I would choose Beef O'Brady's, in Boiling Springs, NC.
My favorite restaurant of all time is Outback!
Our local Italian restraurant, Zeno's, pricey, but the meals are great.
My sister just got one for a Sushi restaurant near us call Suji-ya. It was nice, but I was kind of annoyed that they add gratuity on when you use these certificates-I know I'm not a cheap tipper, but I suppose some people are.
The Thai Cafe sounds good!
Kedzie Street Chop House in Chicago
Florida Cracker Cafe is my choice
Buca Di Beppo is my favorite! Thanks so much.
I would love to try Madelines Steakhouse which is located not too far from my home. The restaurant looks fabulous.
If I won I would go to the Ship Inn Seafood & Steak Restaurant!
My all-time favorite restaurant is La Tolteca in West Chester
Outback for sure
I checked the list. If I won, I would go to the Have A Nice Day Cafe!
My favorite is Outback
I would go to JT Whitneys
I love Macaroni Grill
Wow-there are a lot of restaurants in my area! I would love to try the Courtyard Cafe!
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My all time favorite restaurant is Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins in Troutdale Oregon. Yum-haven't been there for awhile!
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would love to win this...thanks for the great giveaway...would love to use it at the Olive Garden restaurant
olive garden or macaroni's grill
taste of greece
From Restaurants.com I would like to try elle.
One of my favorite of all time: Gavi
A local Italian place. Good food and good memories with my sweetie.
I'd pick Lampost Pizza
The Franciscan in San Francisco
My all-time favorite restaurant is called Panino's!! It is a family-run business and the parents used to live behind us when I still lived at home! They make these panino's that are out of this world! They are sort of like pizza's rolled up, but much better!! I always order the double meat'n cheese pepperoni panino! Thank you for the contest!
This would be a great money saving way to try new resturants!
i love johnny corinos.
I don't have a lot of choice in my area, so I would go to Ted's Montana Grill. Thank you!
If I win I'd definately try Senor Loco's Mexican Grill & Cantina.
I love Sam Setzler's.
thanks for the chance
My favorite Restaurant is Pat O'briens it's a fun and good place to eat.
Bonus Entry: I'll try out Wings N' More.
My favorite restaurant is Pluckers wing bar.
If I win, I will go to Scooter's Family Restaurant. Thanks.
My favorite ever is Tia Rosa's in Mesa AZ. I live in the east now, but I'd give anything for a couple of their fish tacos. Thanks.
My favorite restaurant is just a small place in my hometown called Little Venice.
I'd love to try Bascom's Chop House if I win!
My all time favorite restaurant is a local onne called Cody's Roadhouse.
I have found some good restaurants on Restaurans.com
I love TGI Fridays because of the variety of foods
The willowtree Inn. I have never eaten there and I heard nothing but good comments about it.
I love the Olive Garden
I've purchased these certificates before and I love Kings Gate in Port Charlotte, FL. where we go for the month of January to escape the Wisconsin winters. Please count me in!
I have several favorite restaurants Zehnders in Frankenmuth, MI; Famous Dave's; Giulio & Sons in Dearborn, MI.
My favorite restaurant.com restaurant is Pete's Place in Taylor, MI.
The Dalhia Lounge in Seattle
a place called the Rusty Duck
I love a local place called the Blue Willow Cafe, their food is simple and fun
And I checked the website - I'd pick 7 Monkeys in Omaha, NE because the name just sounds like so much fun =)
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Carlos O'Kellys is my favorite restaurant - my fiancee calls it the "TV dinner" place - he thinks their food looks/tastes like the dollar meals at Walmart - but I think they are delish!
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My all time favorite is a little local place called the Mediterranean Grocery. It's run by a couple from Lebanon, and they have some seriously yummy and healthy food.
El Reparo in Brookville, Indiana :)
If I won, I'd probably go to El Morfi Grill for some genuine Argentine beef! I've been wanting to try that place! (And aren't we always a little less leery of trying a new restaurant when we know we aren't paying full price? LOL)
I have used Restaurant.com and found it to be a great deal. The terms and conditions are perfectly reasonable and the discounts are real. And the restaurants themselves are terrific!
My all-time favorite restaurant is Cavey's in Manchester, Connecticut (the downstairs French restaurant, although the upstairs Italian restaurant is fab, too). Thanks for the giveaway!
Fins Grille & Raw Bar in Glenwood Springs
would be my choice.
Just a little drive up to visit the hot springs pool and then stop by the restaurant.
Nice little weekend trip.
I am easy to please. All time fav restaurant is
Love Red Lobster and Cheesecake Factory
Would probably use on Bellavino Wine and Bar -- great food there too.
My favorite restaurant is Sage Room - small family owned Italian restaurant with amazing food and service.
Bonus: Valerios is available in my area
Cheesecake factory is my favorite!
I'd use the GC for Ru-San's Sushi. It is a great place.
We have a restaurant here in town called Zola. It is chef-owned and fabulous.
My favorite restaurant is Arun's in Chicago. It's a really fancy thai place in the french style. oh my god... i wish i could go there!
I absolutely agree with you about going out on Valentine's Day. It is so over rated! I would much prefer to go out when the place is not over crowded, over priced, and the service is much better.
If I were to win then I would check out Mojito's for some delicious Cuban food!
I like Logan's Roadhouse Grill! It is a good place to eat!
There is a little restaurant about 5 miles from us that we really like - looked on the restaurant.com website and lo and behold - they are listed. That will be a treat. The name of the restaurant is Reali's. Really cute and great food.
My favorite of all time would be The Cheesecake Factory. Thanks for the chance.
What a great site! I think I'd have to go with Carrabba's . . .
I am the one that loves flowers on Valentine's Day. This year we went out to dinner on Friday instead of Saturday (easier to get a babysitter and reservations). My husband made a comment that we had not been out to dinner alone in over 2 years! (We have had a couple of dates but not many). It was wonderful, we tried a new restaurant and everything was perfect. (Even the cost of dinner was not too high.) The next day I told him to not buy me flowers since money is tight and dinner was wonderful.
My favorite restaurant is The Melting Pot!
I have been using Restaurant.com for a couple of years - great buys !!! I would use the Shogun!!!!
My very favorite place is Buckley's Steaks in Memphis, TN. -- THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY !!!!!!
one of my favorite restaurants is red lobster as i love seafood....but if i won i would love to go to cafe gallery on high street in burlington ,n.j.i was last there about 25 years ago and loved it then and would love to go back...
Bonus entry: Hobnobbin' Restaurant & Pub
11 Vassar Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
My favorite restaurant was Fortune Cookie, but they had a fire and although they rebuilt, it is now a Thai restaurant with no lunch specials :-(
As for current favorite, it would either be Friendly's or The Acropolis Diner- they both have great specials. As I'm currently unemployed, I like to get the most for each dollar spent, so lower cost is important.
I like Olive Garden. I always fill up on their salad and breadsticks before I get my meal, so always end up taking my lasagna home!
My favorite Sushi restuarant - Zou 75
Ok, it would be a hard choice if I win. I'd probably have to go with Baily's Chocolate Bar because it's just so darn good but I'd also like to try a new place so I might like to go for McLozzi Deli because my husband would probably like it and it's within walking distance of our house.
Visited Restaurants.com & if i win i would go to Tassone's- It's about 10 minutes from home.. Great fun there too...
My favorite would be Spagetti warehouse. Always get a good meal & my kids love it too.
I think my all time favorite restaurant is lobster house my family ate at once in Maine. My mother is from Maine so we were there often when I was a child. Ah, just remembered the name, Estes Lobster House. Maine lobster is my favorite food and this place has stuck in my memory for years.
My favorite restaurant is Jeffrey's in Austin Tx. My favorite kid friendly restaurant in Austin is Hang Town. Mom and Dad can have salads with honey glazed walnuts and feta cheese. The kids small burgers and sweet potato fries. Swivel chairs, tv with football and tv with Nickolodan. Peace on earth!
Looking at the Restaurant.com for Austin it would be Aquarelle (our fancy french place) or Wink, which has small perfect portions of everything. Ever have barbequed quail legs-Yum!
My favorite restaurant right now Is Brio Italian Bistro - they have a chopped salad that I crave. If I won I would pick Pumi Japanese Restaurant because I can get Sushi and my hubby can get what he like which is definiely not raw fish! :-)
Marcelitas is yummy mexican
Mine would be Wa-Lu's Chinese restaurant that was located just outside of Boston.
There's none in my area. The closest restaurant is a two hour drive away. Good luck to the others that can use this.
Looking at Restaurant.com, I'd choose Mela. It's my favorite indian restaurant in Boston.
My all time fave is Hiroshi, an awesome sushi place. If I won,I'd go to Kenny & Zukes.
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My all time favorite? Oh gosh now that's tough. I have favorites depending on cuisines. I'll go with trendy. Persephone in boston. It's a restaurant inside a store. Shop for fashions and eat amazing food!
If I won, I'd choose to eat at Vivian's Vineyard which is about 5 miles from my house in St. Charles, MO.
My favorite restaurant is Perry's in Houston. Everything is wonderful and the service is fantastic. I eat there every time I'm in Houston.
Greens in San Francisco is our favorite. Food is delicious and innovative every time and the views are world class--think that wonderful San Francisco Bay and Bridge.
Thank you for the contest.
We love to try different restaurants, thank you for the great giveaway!
I have never heard of reastuarant.com until today I am on my way there right now to look around
We have a small italian resturant by us called Mimmo's, that has become our all time favorite. It's small and intimate and the food is wonderful.
I would use my GC at Xcaret, a Mexican restaurant in my town. we eat there often, I love it!
My favorite all time restraunt is PF Changs. we don't have anywhere near me so it is a big deal to go.
I would choose Namaste, one of my favorite Indian restaurants.
My favorite restaurant is Alladin's Gyro-cery in Seattle. :)
I would choose Red Lobster or Outback Steakhouse
I had never heard for restaurant.com before. I'm *loving* the idea behind it! I checked it out for my area, and I wish there were more familar options for me. There were a couple grills nearby that I haven't tried yet, but I think the one that I would try, if I were to win a gift certificate, is the Ginza Japanese Steakhouse. I absolutely *love* Japanese steakhouse food!! My husband gets tired of them, because it's a frequent stop for business lunches or dinners, but I only get to go once every year or so, and it rivals for my favorite cuisine!
If I won I would choose Cafe Symposio.
If I were to win, I'd want to try out Kobe Japanese Steakhouse in Algonquin, IL.
Wow, it's so hard to pick a single all-time favorite restaurant. Soooo hard. Boy, you've got me thinking, now! I think I'm going to go with the Melting Pot. I wouldn't eat there *every* day, but it's got such a lovely atmosphere for special occasions, and the way you can spend hours eating and chatting and enjoying your company, all while eating absolutely delicious fondue food... and don't even get me started on dessert! You absolutely can't top a bunch of fruits, cakes, etc. dipped in melted chocolate. :)
My all time favorite restaurant? Hm~ It's a tie between the Koreana (a Korean restaurant that makes awesome bulgogi), JuRin (a Japanese teppan grille), and Sushi Station (where you pay by the colored plate).
They have a great selection of restaraunts in my area! I'd like to try out Brooklyn's Woodfire Grill in Spokane, I've read about it in local guides & it sounds like a great place.
My all time favorite restaurant is one that unfortunately went out of business several yrs ago. It was called Rose Cottage and the food there was superb. One of the specialties was called lobster and shrimp parisienne and no other restaurant makes this (or anything even close to it).
I LOVE George's Place in Kirkland WA. It's a small family-owned family-style Greek restaraunt & their spanikopita is to die for!
If I won, I would choose The Bombay Club Restaurant & Martini Bistro in New Orleans, La.
My favorite restaurant is NOLA (Emeril's restaurant) in New Orleans.
villa de este in san francisco
thanks! great prize!
olive garden for sure.
its so good
I would chose Bacana Brasil Steakhouse-Churrascaria. Sounds delicious!
If I won, I'd love to go to Friendly's. It's been so long we've been there. Would bring back great memories and delicious desserts. :)
I would choose Focaccia. I've never been there but it sounds delicious.. I love italian food!
If I won - I would of course choose Catch-35 :)
My all-time favorite restaurant is Catch-35 in Naperville. It is so delicious with fresh seafood and lovely service.
I love Texas Roadhouse and Johnny Carinos.
i would love to visit anthony's on the delaware and soak up the river views
I love Outback Steakhouse
I'd choose La Strada in Houston.
There are some great ones at Restaurant.com but I would pick Long Grove Cafe. Love the quaint town so this would be fun. Thanks for the chance to enter.
Favorite restaurant is Goode Company BBQ in Houston. It will always remind me of growing up in texas. You can't visit there without trying it!
All time favorite restaurant has changed many times over the years. It was Red Lobster, where we usually go for Valentine's but this year we went to Bahama Breeze. There is also another restaurant called the Keywester which I like a lot so I'll choose that at my favorite. Decisions decisions LOL
thier is a place name whiteys i would go to. it takes the gift card
I love Restaurant.com! We used one of their gift certificates on Friday night for a date at Bamboo Club. The food is great (crab wontons, macadamia nut crusted chicken) and the service has always been good when we've gone.
I would use the certificate to try someplace new!
I have used thsi site before. It's great.
I would go to El Molinos
i would treat my husband to a nice meal at the bonefish grill!
My favorite place to eat it Outback Steakhouse. That just became our favorite place to eat since we took my husband's dad there for his birthday.
As for if I won it would be Highwater Restaurant just because we have not been there and it looks like it would be nice. We have already been to the Toad's Place and listened to the music there. I am guessing they are run by the same people or just close.
I would go to Cafe Madison if I won a gift certificate.
:) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)
My favorite restaurant is Carrabba's. I love Italian!
For my bonus entry-I would use the certificate at Belle's Mansion here in Stanhope-really enjoy the place-elegant and good food.
a little place called the bistro
My favorite was a restaurant in Captiva Florida that I visited while vacationing there several years ago-The Bubble Room.Not only was the food good especially the huge desserts, but the atmosphere was so fun! I love Restauant.com-I have used them several times.
Olive Garden is our family favorate
It was this beautiful place in Prescott, Arizona. Tired and hungry after winter camping at the Grand Canyon. They served incredible steaks and Jalapeno Mac and Cheese. Anybody know it?
I'm not entering the contest, because there's nothing on the website in my area that I'm really interested in. However, I did want to tell you that we generally avoid restaurants on holidays like Valentine's Day, as well, because of the crowds. If we're going to have a romantic dinner, we'd like to do it at a time when everyone else isn't trying to have a romantic dinner, too. Plus, our babysitter is more available on off-dates.
Besides, my husband has combat PTSD, so crowded restaurants with lots of noise (which inevitably happens, no matter how nice the restaurant) are a no-go for us. So we're celebrating next weekend. :)
Commerce in the West Village of NYC
I love to try new places.
If I win, the restaurant I choose is:
37 Berdan Ave
Wayne, NJ 07470
My favorite restaurant is called Ruth's Chris. It's a high-end steakhouse, we go ONCE a year, very pricey. The steaks are to die for.
If my husband and I were going on a date when we lived in Austin and hadn't planned a restaurant ahead of time, we nearly always ended up at Chuy's. It's not fancy, it's not expensive. But it's got a fun ambiance and their Tex-Mex food is fantastic! If you're ever in the area, you've got to try the Chicken Chuychanga with Deluxe Tomatillo Sauce, or the Steak Burrito.
Ahhh, I really miss Austin and that place.
If I won, I'd try Ala Turka (in my neighborhood) and also on restaurant.com
My all time fav restaurant is PF Changs!! LOVE it :) :) Its kid friendly, family friendly and family style yummy good!
I will add though that you're totally right-- it requires planning ahead. Hubby and I went out on Friday night for V Day and we debated buying a gift card for a place we hadn't been to or spending the extra money to go to our fave place (not on the list). We ended up spending the extra money..... So the site def. requires some commitment! Or at least the ability to avoid a powerful craving for Crispy Szechuan Beef
I am seriously just about to blog about this!! My sister forwarded me the site, and I already picked out a French restaurant that I want to try :)
If I won I would want to try Brooklyn Pizzeria - I keep hearing about how great the pizza is there!
Well, today we ate at one of our favorite restaurants Extraordinary Desserts. Fabulous paninis and of course wonderful desserts!
I think I would try Texas Roadhouse
My favorite restaurant seems to change with my mood. I recently ate at Goodwood (a barbeque restaurant) and it was excellent! I can't wait to go back. I also really enjoy The Spaghetti Factory (not high end, but I like the casual atmosphere and the Spumoni ice cream!).