|Yummm (photo from BBE)|
Today's Better Deal is for Club A Steakhouse in Midtown East. This morning I received an email from Blackboard Eats with a deal for a three course prix fixe meal plus sides and a glass of wine for $45. The best part? As you know, with Blackboard Eats, you don't have to pay for the deal, so there's no obligation to use it. The deal included an app, entree, side, dessert, and glass of wine. And it's not a dinky prix fixe menu either-- there are 7 possible entree selections, including a 10 oz. filet, plus 6 app choices, 4 sides, and 2 desserts. So I grabbed this deal. I think I'll try to take advantage of it before it expires in November, but if not, no loss. And I don't have to stress about trying to find a time to go and losing my money if I can't.
However, shortly after signing up for the Blackboard deal, I received an email from Living Social offering a similar deal at Club A Steakhouse, except it cost $69 for two people, and you have to pay up front. And it doesn't include a glass of wine. So for a party of 2, there's a $21 price differential, but you could argue that the 2 glasses of wine would easily cost $21. But what if you don't want wine? Well if you do, it's an easy decision. Blackboard! If you don't, then you need to decide if you care enough about going to this restaurant to commit your money. The other thing to take into consideration is that the Living Social deal doesn't expire until May 2012, which I guess is a pretty big advantage if you can't make it before November 13 (when the BBE deal expires).