I saw the thread about Recession Specials in Las Vegas and thought I'd chip in about one of my favorite discount sites.
I haven't looked at listings for Restaurant.com in Las Vegas in quite a while, and am impressed with the offerings available now. How does it work? You print out a coupon and present it to the server. The typical certificate is $25, but some are as low as $10 or as high as $100. Typically, the cost is $10 for a $25 coupon. The most common restrictions include exclusion of liquor, exclusion of Friday and Saturday, or a minimum purchase, often double the value of the coupons. You can search by location or cuisine or value of the coupon.
We are often asked for inexpensive options for groups. If you can go to a restaurant that is appealing and get 50% off of a $200 food bill, the savings can be meaningful. If you get on Restaurant.com's mailing list, you'll receive frequent discount codes that further reduce your cost. For the next three days, if you type "SHARE" in the discount code box, you'll receive 80% off of the cost of a certificate.
Here are some of the almost 300 restaurants participating in the program, all places that have been talked about here: Otto; RM and almost all of the restaurants at Mandalay Bay; Naked City Sandwich Shop; Rosemary's; Origin India; Rampart Hotel Buffet; Pasta Shop; Top of the World; Grape St. Cafe; Marche Bacchus; Valentino; Memphis Championship Barbecue; T.C.'s Rib Shack; and many more.
Best of all, certificates are good for one year, so you can gather certificates when they present the best value. I've never had any problems redeeming them. Twice, restaurants have folded before I had a chance to visit them, and the site gives you a credit for the amount you paid.
One important point. Always tip the waitstaff on the *retail* value of the meal. Some restaurants have had problems with this, and include a mandatory tip on the undiscounted bill of 18%.
Memphis Championship Barbecue
1401 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
2620 Regatta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128
4480 Paradise Road, Suite 1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169