I recently wandered into Bed, Bath, and Beyond and saw that they were selling various decks of cards that were actually gift cards to various bars and restaurants. The one that I'm most interested in costs $30 and gets you $10 gift cards to each of 52 Manhattan restaurants. There's some fine print (for example, you have to spend $30 or more to use the card, not including tax, tip, or alcohol; and all cards expire on December 31), but it still seems like a pretty good deal to me.
Having said that, I'm not familiar with the vast majority of restaurants on the list. Here's the website for the product; the restaurants are listed along the left. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether these are generally good restaurants? I only recently moved to Manhattan and don't know a lot of people here, so I would expect to try some of these places alone and some with a friend.
(Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with the people who make the cards, or any of these restaurants. Or Bed, Bath, and Beyond, for that matter.)