Through 8/19 you can save $5 off $35 up to 4 times per AMEX card at participating restaurants in NYC. You can view participating restaurants here.
Each $35+ transaction would have to be paid for separately for credit. A $70 transaction would only get a $5 credit, but if it was charged as $35 twice you would get $10 back.
You can register all primary and secondary AMEX cards.
Reserve Cut, the most upscale kosher restaurant in NYC, is participating. Every week they’ll have a special 3 course lunch menu for $29, this week’s menu can be found here. After $2.57 tax and a tip you’ll get to the $35 required for a $5 statement credit, dropping the cost for lunch down to about $30. DDF reviews say that portions are small. There is a steak option, but it’s only 4 ounces. For lunch that’s fine, just don’t expect to leave stuffed if you go with the prix-fixe.
Of course the $5 off $35 works for lunch, dinner, or gift cards, there’s no need to use the prix-fixe option.
DD strategy: For 2 people I’d recommend sharing 1 prix-fixe menu, 1 steak sandwich, and 1 order of short-rib tacos. The total for that is $87 which should put you just over $105 after tax and tip. You’ll save $15 by charging is as 3x$35 payments, dropping the total bill to less than $95.
In general I think their dinners are overpriced. I got a $94 Wagyu steak on a DDF DO on the way back from United’s Island Hopper last year that was wholly unimpressive:
I’d take Mike’s Bistro’s $54 short ribs any day over that:
However Reserve Cut’s lunches are a great value.
Their $32 Steak Sandwich comes loaded with heavenly caramelized onions and with delicious fries. I’ve had different cuts of steak on this sandwich and some have been better than others, but overall I think it’s a great value and personally I’d go this route and save $5 on this sandwich over the prix-fixe menu with a 4 ounce steak…
Reserve Cut’s Mushroom Porcini Soup is excellent:
And their short rib tacos are truly sublime:
Their drinks are very good as well:
And the desserts are normally great, though the prix-fixe dessert options have had mixed reviews.
So, who will be the first to ask their waiter to swipe their 4 separate times to pay for their meal 😀