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'Pay Your Age' Prix Fixe

post #1 of 29
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Am I just a grouchy old man, or is this a slightly obnoxious promotion?

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Customers of all ages have taken a shine to Park Avenue Café's "Pay Your Age" prix fixe, which enables guests who arrive after 8:30 p.m. nightly to enjoy any appetizer, entrée, and dessert from the regular menu of creative New American cuisine for a price that is determined by the diner's age. Proper identification, such as a driver's license or passport, must be provided to the server for each guest.

All guests are welcome to participate and the pricing ensures that guests of all ages receive an incredible deal. For diners that are age 25 and under, the menu will be offered at $25; for diners that are age 65 and over, the cost will be $65. The "Pay Your Age" prix fixe excludes beverage, tax, and gratuity.

Park Avenue Café has sweetened the deal by creating a special beverage menu for Pay Your Age participants, including specially priced cocktails and wine selections by the bottle and by the glass.

Park Avenue Café serves lunch weekdays, dinner seven days a week, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays in its elegantly appointed dining room. Private dining is also available in the adjoining Townhouse where up to 50 guests can dine. In addition, the restaurant's Flag Room can accommodate events of up to 125 diners. Another unique dining option at Park Avenue Café is the Kitchen Table that seats ten and is located in the heart of the bustling kitchen with up-close views of all of the culinary action. Reservations and special event information can be obtained by calling 212-644-1900.
post #2 of 29
Why is this obnoxious?

I actually find it kind of refreshing to hear about a place that doesn't automatically give a "senior discount". As a younger man, I was quite often annoyed by seniors arriving at movies, restaurants and other events in much nicer vehicles than me and then receiving a discount on their bill.
post #3 of 29
Seems like a good way to encourage a younger, more attractive clientele.
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by montecristo#4
Seems like a good way to encourage a younger, more attractive clientele.
My thoughts exactly. Kind of clever.
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bradford
Why is this obnoxious?

I actually find it kind of refreshing to hear about a place that doesn't automatically give a "senior discount". As a younger man, I was quite often annoyed by seniors arriving at movies, restaurants and other events in much nicer vehicles than me and then receiving a discount on their bill.

A young friend and I have the same meal, but he pays $25.00, and I pay... (*cough*) $27.00? Okay, so if it's normally a $45.00 meal, I can't really complain about his 'extra discount, but it still seems like a dubious pitch to make to... um... those older people.
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Margaret
A young friend and I have the same meal, but he pays $25.00, and I pay... (*cough*) $27.00? Okay, so if it's normally a $45.00 meal, I can't really complain about his 'extra discount, but it still seems like a dubious pitch to make to... um... those older people.

Oh quit whining - if I was at dinner, I'd pay $38 this month, $39 next month
post #7 of 29
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for diners that are age 65 and over, the cost will be $65
Do they serve better food for the old geezers?
post #8 of 29
I wish more restaurants did this! Yay youth, sign me up.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Do they serve better food for the old geezers?
No but they cut it up for you.
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Do they serve better food for the old geezers?
I suspect it includes a pill cocktail.
post #11 of 29
I am so, unbelievably, for this.

I'm also 25.

Let's be realistic - the older you are, the more time you've had to amass any sort of wealth, for lack of a better term. I realize that part of promoting a "good work ethic" and whatnot is so that you too can eat 65 dollar meals one day, after you've worked for awhile. Even still, anything that gets me meals cheaper is A-OK in my book.
post #12 of 29
Depends on the quality of the food. Sounds a little gimmicky to me, gimmicky in the way you buy a one cent beer at 7.01pm up to 60c at 8am.

Ahh... university life.
post #13 of 29
$25 for a meal is way too much, in any case. What a rip-off.
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
$25 for a meal is way too much, in any case. What a rip-off.


Agreed.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by carlhuber
Agreed.

Say what?

How can you judge?

What happens when you go for dinner at somewhere like Tetsuyas and the meal for one person in excess of US$150?
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