Date Night on a Budget – Discount Theater Tickets and Parking

101478_fullThanks to Broadway Bob who generously provided the following insider info on how to get reduced tickets to shows (and parking!) in NYC, you no longer have an excuse NOT to go out for a date night.

One of the best places to get discount theater and Broadway show tickets is at the TKTS booth. TKTS booths are located in Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Downtown Brooklyn and allow you to get up to 50% off same day Broadway and off-Broadway tickets. For the busy mom with two impatient kids who simply cannot schlep them into the city just to stand in line for tickets (and then have the energy to come back in again in the evening for date night) Broadway Bob suggests just logging onto Broadway Box and getting up to 50% off Broadway and off-Broadway tickets, all from the convenience of your home. Got your tickets in hand? The deals do not end here! Take advantage of discount parking in the city. You can get a Theater Parking Coupon here and pay just $10 for up to 10 hours of parking, just by presenting the coupon and the discounted theater tickets you just scored. Thank you Broadway Bob!

Don’t forget, if you want to take the kids to a show, find more tips on discount tickets here and here.

Frugal Friday: Date Night- Restaurant Deals

It seems that more and more upscale restaurants are starting to offer promotions to get customers in the door see CNN.com Upscale restaurants rolling out dining deals .  Here are a few restaurants in Hoboken, NJ that are offering promotions.  While many of them already offer special pricing for those who dine early in the evening, you won’t have to go out to eat super early to enjoy the deals listed below. 

Teak on the Hudson is offering 50% off *all food, sushi, drinks, martinis and beer on Mondays and Thursdays.  Despite the ad in the Hudson Reporter, there are some exclusions.  For instance, while glasses of wine are included, bottles of wine are not.  Additionally, the Fillet Mignon, Lobster Tails, Cowboy Steak and Whole Red Snapper are not included in this deal.  An 18% gratuity is added to the bill.

At the other end of town, LUA offers a $22.00 Sunset Menu all night long on Tuesday.  The sunset menu is a special three course menu.  There is a choice of 3 appetizers, 3 main courses and 3 deserts. Tax, gratuity and drinks are not included.  Click on the link above to LUA then click on Menu and Sunset Menu to see what is on the Sunset Menu.  

At the Elysian Cafe kids eat for FREE every Tuesday Night from 5:00-8:00pm.  Children get an entree, dessert and a drink from the prix fixe children’s menu. There is a limit of 2 kids (under 12) with each paying adult.

The Madison Bar & Grill is offering it’s First Seating Menu all night Monday (5:00-10:00pm).  For $16.13 per person you can make a selection from a special three course menu.   They also have a $15 First Seating Wine List.

City Bistro offers a $17.00 prix fixe three course menu all night long on Mondays.  Tax and tip are not included.  On Wednesday night you can get 1/2 price appetizers and Sangria.

Why not give a call to your favorite restaurant or check out their website to see if they are offering any special deals.