Those of you eagerly awaiting your refund probably have just one thing in common with others who are weeping over a hefty check to Uncle Sam: You’re happy tax season is over. And per usual, this town’s restaurant industry is ready to help you celebrate, with plenty o’ deals for those of us who feel a little light in the wallet.
Here are all the deals we know of in the city (aside from the fast food chains, some of which are offering freebies, too). Seeing others? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, or via Twitter, and we’ll update this post accordingly.
UPDATE, 4:39 p.m.: We’ve added BLT Steak New York, BLT Prime, BLT Fish, BLT Bar & Grill, Casa Nonna, and GO Burger Bar & Grill.
Boqueria, multiple locations
This pair of Spanish tapas joints will celebrate the end of the season all day long via a complimentary 1040EZ tequila lime shot for each person who mentions the deal.
Bubby’s, 71 Gansevoort Street
Bubby’s High Line is celebrating the debut of its soda fountain, and from 2 to 6 p.m. today, it’s giving away free ice cream, sodas, and sundaes.
Juni, 12 East 31st Street, 212-995-8599
If you’re feeling a Tuesday bender coming on, you might start at Juni, where you’ll find 50 percent off all alcoholic beverages including bottles of wine, cocktails, wines by the glass, and beer.
Nino’s, 1354 First Avenue, 212-988-0002
This Upper East Side Italian joint will turn out a three-course $20.14 prix fixe tax break menu, with items like meatballs, branzino, and cheesecake. See the full list of options.
Whiskey Park, Whiskey Blue, Living Room, Stone Rose Lounge, and The LCL: Bar & Kitchen; multiple locations
Continue that binge at one of these watering holes, which are pouring $8.88 jalapeño margaritas today.
BLT Steak New York, BLT Prime, BLT Fish, BLT Bar & Grill, Casa Nonna, and GO Burger Bar & Grill
Or go to one of these spots, where booze is also 50 percent off.
Hard Rock Cafe, 1501 Broadway, 212-343-3355
Karaoke fiends who can stand tourist crowds might head to the Hard Rock Cafe, where they can perform a complete song on stage in exchange for a free dinner entree from the new menu.
Tommy Bahama, 551 Fifth Avenue, 212-537-0960
This Midtown restaurant debuts Taco Tuesdays tonight, and this tax day (and any Tuesday hereafter) you’ll find $5 fish tacos and $25 pitchers of margaritas on the menu.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 15, 2014