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35 Long Island Restaurants Offering Free Gift Cards


It wasn’t long ago that gift cards had a reputation for being thoughtless, impersonal, last-minute gifts. It also wasn’t long ago that we were wearing neon blue spandex, a side pony tail and singing Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” into a hairbrush. Times change. You can now get a gift card tailored to every personality, for just about anything. And to really get you in the giving mood, many restaurants are offering free additional gift cards for you when you purchase them for someone else—in case you need a little help getting in the giving spirit, or as a reward for being the wonderful, thoughtful person you already are. You’ve probably seen the promotions for Applebees and Outback Steakhouse already—buy so many dollars worth of gift cards, get a bonus card. But there are dozens of local eateries offering the same deals, they just aren’t advertised. Luckily, you don’t have to search them out. We did all the work for you.


Applebees, Multiple Locations—$10 for every $50

Benihana, Multiple Locations—$10 for every $50

Bin56, Huntington— $20 for every $100

Bistro Cassis, Huntington—$20 for every $100

Bistro Citron, Roslyn—$20 for every $100

Blackstone Steakhouse, Melville—$50 for every $250

Brasserie Cassis, Plainview—$20 for every $100

Bulldog Grille, Amityville—$20 for every $100

Café Buenos Aires, Huntington—$20 for every $100

California Pizza Kitchen, Multiple Locations—$20 for every $100

Carabbas, Multiple Locations—$20 for every $100

Charlie Browns, Multiple Locations—$10 for every $50

Cheesecake Factory, Multiple Locations—Free slice of cheesecake for every $25

Ciao Baby, Multiple Locations—$15 for every $100; $50 for every $300; $100 for every $500

Famous Daves, Multiple Locations—$5 for every $25

Finnegan’s, Huntington—$20 for every $100

Friendly’s, Multiple Locations—$5 for every $25

Grimaldi’s, Garden City—$20 for every $100; $5 every $50

La P’tite Framboise, Port Washington—$20 for every $100

Library Café, Farmingdale—$20 for every $100

Maxwell’s, Islip—$20 for every $100

Mirabelle Tavern, Stony Brook—$20 for every $100

Morton’s Steakhouse, Great Neck—$100 for every $500; $50 for every $300

Moules Et Frites Belgian Bistro & Biergarten, Syosset—$20 for every $100

Osteria Toscana, Huntington—$20 for every $100

Outback Steakhouse, Multiple Locations—$20 for every $100

Post Office Café, Babylon— $20 for every $100

Restaurant Mirabelle, Stony Brook— $20 for every $100

Rothmann’s Steakhouse, East Norwich—$50 for every $250

Ruth’s Chris, Garden City—10 percent on $250 or more

Sagamore Steak House, Syosset—$50 for every $250

Table 9, East Hills—$10 for every $100

The Palm, East Hampton—$50 for every $250

The Riverview, Oakdale—$20 for every $100

Toast & Co., Huntington—$20 for every $100

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