Priority Pass program is a subscription service that provides members with access to airport lounges around the world, including allowing holders to visit lounges with economy class or premium economy class tickets.
Restaurant perks were added to Priority Pass starting in 2017. Unlike lounge visits, which typically after entry allows unlimited access to food and drink, restaurant perk comes with a set amount of credit per visit. For example, it may be $28 off the bill.
Common rules for most of the restaurants is that it does not allow for covering gratuity/tipping (which is optional), and you don’t get any of the amount back if you don’t use the full credit amount.
If you bring a guest, you usually get the fixed credit amount multiplied by number of guests. For example, at a $28 credit restaurant, bringing 2 guests along with yourself means 3 people at $28 each or total of $84.
Priority Pass Select
Priority Pass Select is a program that comes with certain credit cards. The terms of access depends on the credit card.
Chase Sapphire Reserve
Chase Sapphire Reserve (CSR) has a $550 annual fee. Along with other travel benefits, this credit card comes with a Priority Pass Select membership. This allows unlimited lounge and restaurant visits. Lounge visits allow 2 guests. Restaurant visits allow 1 guest.
While several American Express (Amex) credit cards include a Priority Pass Select membership, American Express no longer provides the restaurant benefit. You may still use the American Express Priority Pass Select for lounge visits however.
American Express credit cards that come with a Priority Pass Select membership include:
-Amex Platinum Card ($550 fee); allows cardholder + 2 guests for lounges
-Amex Business Platinum Card ($595 fee); allows cardholder + 2 guests for lounges
-Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant ($450 fee); allows cardholder + 2 guests for lounges
Restaurants with To Go Allowed
SFO – Giants Club [2020 Feb]
SFO – Yankee Pier [2020 Feb]
Restaurants with To Go Banned
IAD – Chef Geoff’s [2020 Feb]
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