By Jason DeRusha


It’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.

I’ve compiled a list of the currently active Best Restaurant Gift Card Deals for Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the suburbs. Because deals keep getting announced, bookmark this page, and I’ll keep updating it throughout the 2014 Holiday Season. Most of these gift card deals can be redeemed at the online link, but some are in-store only.

If you know of other deals that should be on the list, send me an email.

RESTAURANT GROUPS

CRAVE: Buy $100, get $25
http://craveamerica.com/gift-cards/l

D’Amico Restaurants: Buy $100 get $25
D’Amico & Sons, Café Lurcat, Campiello, Parma 8200, Masa
http://www.damico.com/gift_card/

Hemisphere Restaurants: Spend $25, Get $5 ($100 – get $25)
Mission American, Atlas Grill, Diggity Grill, Good to Go, Tavern Grill, Tavern on France
http://www.hrprestaurants.com/shop/

IBH (Irish Born Hospitality): Buy $100 Get $20
O’Donovan’s Pub, Jake O’Connor’s and Lola’s on the Lake
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group: Spend $100, Get $25
Big Bowl, Wildfire, Magic Pan Crepe, Tucci Benucch, Twin City Grill,
http://www.leye.com/gift-cards

Parasole Restaurants: $100 for them, $25 for you
Manny’s, Mozza Mia, Uptown Cafeteria, Burger Jones, Chino Latino, Salut, Pittsburgh Blue, Muffuletta, Good Earth,
http://store.parasole.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=7

Blue Plate Restaurant Group: Spend $100, get $25 for you (Jan-March 2015)
Freehouse, Edina Grill, Highland Grill, Longfellow Grill, 3 Squares Restaurant, Groveland Tap, Scusi, The Lowry
http://www.blueplaterestaurantco.com/gift-cards/

Morrisey Restaurant Group: $100 gift card, 5 $20 promo gift cards
St. Paul Grill, Pazzaluna, Tria, Enjoy!, Crossings Inn & Suites, Paradise Landing, St. Paul Hotel
http://www.stpaulgrill.com/store/results/

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

6 Smith: Buy $100, get $25
In person or by phone 952-698-7900

7th Street Social: Buy $50, Get $10; Buy $100, Get $25
In person or phone: 2176 7th St., West St. Paul, MN 55116 [651-330-4688]

Axel’s Bonfire: Buy $100, get $20
http://bonfirewoodfirecooking.com

Barrio: Buy $100, Get $25 (in-store only)
www.barriotequila.com

Birchwood Cafe: Buy $100, Get $20
www.birchwoodcafe.com

Bonefish Grill: Buy $100, Get a $20 bonus gift card (valid from 1/1-2/10/15)
www.bonefishgrill.com

Brasserie & Cafe Zentral: Buy $100, Get $20
https://squareup.com/market/brasserie-zentral

Broadway Pizza: Buy $50, Get a free $10 gift voucher
www.broadwaypizzaminneapolis.com

Broders’ Pasta Bar, Terzo and Cucina: Buy $100, Get $20
http://store.broders.com/categories/Gift-Card/

BLVD Kitchen & Bar: Buy $100, Get $25
http://www.blvdkitchen.com/

Cafe Ena/Rincon: Buy $100, Get $20
https://easysecurecheckout.com/chianti/giftcards.cfm

Chianti Grill: Buy $100, Get $25
https://easysecurecheckout.com/chianti/giftcards.cfm

Ciatti’s Ristorante:Buy $100 get 10 percent off, buy $200 get 15 percent off, Buy $500 get 20 percent off
www.ciattisristorante.com

CoV Wayzata: Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.covwayzata.com/holiday-gift-cards/

Davanni’s: Buy $25, Get $5
http://www.davannis.com/giftcard

El Rodeo: Buy $50, Get a $10 gift certificate for yourself when you present this printable coupon

Granite City Food & Brewery: Buy $25, Get a $5 Bonus Gift Card
www.gcfb.net

Hello Pizza : Buy $25, Get A Free Slice (In store only)
3904 Sunnyside Rd, Edina, MN 55424

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery: Buy $50, Get a $15 gift card for free
www.theherkimer.com

Original Pancake House: Buy $50 get $10; buy $100 get $25
www.ophmn.com

Kincaid’s: Buy $100, Get $20 bonus card (Jan-March 2015)
https://www.jettdirect.com/RU/

Lindey’s Prime Steak House: Buy $100, Get $20
www.theplaceforsteak.com

Lucky’s 13 Pub: Buy $50, Get $10
http://www.luckys13pub.com/

The Malt Shop: Buy $50, Get a $5 bonus card
www.themaltshoprestaurant.com

Meritage: Buy $100, Get $20
https://squareup.com/market/meritage-3

Mill Valley Kitchen: Buy $100, get $25
http://www.facebook.com/MillValleyKitchen

Murray’s Restaurant: Buy $100, get $25
http://www.murraysrestaurant.com/gift-cards.html

Nonna Rossa: Buy $50, Get $10 promotional gift certificate
http://www.nonnarosaswinebar.com/productinfo_v3.aspx?productid=GIFT-CARD

Oceanaire: Buy $100, get $20 (for use Jan-May 2015)
http://www.theoceanaire.com/GiftCards.aspx

Origami Restaurants: Buy $100, Get $20 (Jan-March 2015)
http://www.origamirestaurant.com/giftcards/

Park Tavern: Buy $100 Get $50
In person at http://parktavern.net/

Pizza Luce: Spend $100 get $25
https://pizzaluce.com/giftcards/

Pizzeria Lola: Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.pizzerialola.com/

Prima Restaurant: Spend $100, get $20
http://primampls.com/promotions/

Porterhouse: Spend $100, Get $25
https://easysecurecheckout.com/chianti/giftcards.cfm

Punch Pizza: Buy $25 gift card, get FREE Margherita pizza (or $ equivalent off any pizza) from 11/24-12/31.
http://www.punchpizza.com/

Red Cow: Buy $50, Get $15 bonus card (valid Jan. 1 – March 31, 2015)
http://redcowmn.com/gift-cards/

Rudolph’s Ribs/St. Clair Broiler: Buy $100, Get $25
http://www.therosgroup.com/ordereze/GiftBaskets/BasketDetails.aspx?BasketID=1

Saffron: Buy $50, Get $10; Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.saffronmpls.com/giftcards.html

Sample Room: Spend $100, Get $26
http://the-sample-room.com/sample-gift-cards

Solera Cocina de Espana: Spend $100, Get $25
In person or call: 612-338-0062
http://www.solera-restaurant.com/index.php

Yarusso-Bros. Italian Restaurant: Buy $100 in gift certificates, get $10 in gift certificates free
www.yarussos.com

Vincent A Restaurant: Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.vincentarestaurant.com/gift-cards/

Vivo in Apple Valley (formerly Enjoy!): Buy $100, get $20
http://vivomn.com/vivo-gift-cards/

Zen Box Izakaya: Spend $100, Get $25 (good in Jan 2015)
http://www.zenboxizakaya.com/

NATIONAL CHAINS

Applebee’s: Buy $50 get $10
http://applebees.com/gift-cards

Bakers Square: Buy $25 get $5
http://www.bakerssquare.com/giftcards/

Benihana: Buy $50, get a $10 bonus card (valid 1/2-3/31/15)
www.benihana.com

Biaggi’s: Buy $100, get a free $15 Holiday Bonus Award Card (valid 1/1-3/31/15)
www.biaggis.com

Buca: Spend $50, get $10 (good Jan. 2015-Feb. 12)
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/gift-cards/

Capital Grille: Buy $500, get $50
https://gift.thecapitalgrille.com/giftcard/

Doolittles Woodfire Grill: Buy $100, get $20
http://www.doolittles.com/

Famous Dave’s: Spend $25, Get $5 bonus card (January-February 2015)
https://wwws.givex.com/cws/famousdaves/consumer/main/home.py

Green Mill: Buy $100, Get $20
http://www.greenmill.com/gift-cards

Hooters: Buy $25 get $5 bonus  (redeemable through 2/28/15, in-store only)
https://giftcards.hooters.com/Default.aspx?id=643

Leeann Chin: Buy $25, Get $5; Buy $40, Get $10 voucher (in-store only, use voucher in Jan.)
http://www.leeannchin.com/gift_cards.php

Outback: Spend $100, get $20 (good January – February 10, 2013
http://www.outback.com/gift-card/

Papa Johns: Buy $25, get a free large 1-topping pizza (expires 1/25/15)
www.papajohns.com

Pei Wei Asian Diner: Buy $50, get a $10 bonus card (valid 11/11/14-1/4/15)
www.peiwei.com

P.F. Chang’s: Buy $100, get $20 bonus card valid 1/1-3/31/15
www.pfchangs.com

Pizza Ranch: Buy $50, get $5 free in January 2015
www.pizzaranch.com

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Buy $25, get a free sandwich card. Offer valid through 12/31
www.potbelly.com

Red Lobster: Buy $25, get a $5 bonus coupon (valid 1/1-2/1/15)
www.redlobster.com

Redstone American Grill: Buy $100, get free $25 reward card
www.redstonegrill.com

Ruby Tuesday: Buy $50, Get $15 bonus coupon; $25 get $5 coupon (good Jan-Feb 2015)
http://www.rubytuesday.com/gift-cards/

Smashburger: Buy $25, Get $5 in Smash Cash for every $25 gift card purchased through 12/31 (Smash Cash valid 1/1-1/31/15)
www.smashburger.com

TGIFridays: Spend $25 get $5 bonus
http://www.tgifridays.com/giftcards

Jason DeRusha

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