The Gray Line New York Eat and Play Card

It’s 12:30pm.

You’re hungry.

Your family’s hungry.

You’re standing smack dab in the middle of Times Square.

There are 5 million restaurants flashing “Open” signs at you.

All you know is that you need food. Right. Now.

For first time visitors of NYC (heck, even for locals), it’s definitely extremely easy to feel this way.

When my family and I first visited the Big Apple, we literally walked up and down just about every street surrounding the Times Square central plaza. Eventually, we all decided upon Heartland Brewery,  but boy oh boy did it take us forever to make that decision.

Insert Eat and Play Card here:

This little card takes the hassle out of the ever daunting, “So.. ..where should we eat?” question.

The Eat and Play Card is basically a discount card that is good for up to 4 people and provides 10-50% off at over 100 participating restaurants in NYC.

The card sits in a tiny pack that is small enough to fit in your wallet & opens up like this:

The form lists the Name of the Restaurant/Lounge, Discount %, address with the cross streets (very helpful in NYC), phone number and neighborhood location.

If you have a Smartphone, this setup makes it super easy to locate these restaurants. As soon as you hop-off of your NYC double decker bus tour, plug the restaurant address into your Google Maps Mobile App and you’ll be good to go!

I moved up to NYC about a year ago, so I’m pretty excited to use my card at a few places I’ve been meaning to try – Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, The Hill (sports bar), Sky Room (rooftop lounge), Bike Rental in Central Park and the Pub Crawls/Club Tours.

Here’s a small sample of what the card lists:

Eat:

  • Uptown – 6 restaurants
  • Midtown – 30 restaurants
  • Garment District – 12 restaurants
  • Greenwich/Gramercy/The Villages – 12 restaurants
  • Downtown/Little Italy – 7 restaurants

Play:

  • Central Park Zoo
  • Bike Rental Central Park
  • Radio City Stage Door Tour
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Ground Zero Tour
  • Pub Crawls/Club Tours & more

Pretty neat, right?

Card Details:

The card is valid for 30 days from first use, so you’ll have an entire month to receive these great discounts. For a family of 4 eating out for every meal in NYC, you can easily save over $100 every day and double your money back with just one use.

Click here to learn more about the Eat and Play Card.

What restaurant do you want to eat at in NYC?

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2 comments

  1. We used the card the first week in Aug. Most of the vendors weren’t ones you would normally go to but we did use it a few times. I can only hope that the vendor clerks get to know how to use it. I had one extremely frustrating experience at the Empire of State Bdg. The clerk even had to get a calculator to figure out 50% of the total.

    1. Hi Karin,

      Thank you for your feedback about the Eat and Play Card. We will contact the featured vendors right away to remind their staff of the redemption process. Thank you again for your review.

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