Priority Pass cards from American Express and Capital One no longer include $28 credits at participating airport restaurants but you can still use Chase-issued Priority Pass cards for this.
My favorite is Bobby Van’s in New York JFK’s terminal 8 (the American Airlines-British Airways terminal), because the food is actually pretty good. They have surprisingly decent steaks for an airport, good appetizers, and like the chili and tuna burger too. Decent nachos, though I haven’t tried the crab mac and cheese or crab cakes.
A frequent flyer asks about using their $28 credit for takeout at some of these Priority Pass restaurants.
Some of the participating restaurants include Stephanie’s in Boston; Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Landry’s Seafood at Houston Intercontinal; Bar Symon in Cleveland; Harbor Grille in Baltimore; Corona Beach House in Miami; Bracket Room and American Tap Room at Washington National; indeed there are four restaurants in San Francisco.
Take away was super simple at Capers Market in Portland when that was participating, it was like a gourmet minimart, but currently only Capers Cafe and not the market are participating.
But Priority Pass is just a form of payment, so there’s no reason you couldn’t do takeout from a place like Bobby Van’s and pay with your Priority Pass card. That’s great for bringing your meal onto the plane but it’s also great for your takeaway meal on arrival. Don’t eat it in the Uber, and it may be cold by the time you make it to your hotel! So choose your menu options wisely. As it is, I’ll often stop at Bobby Van’s on arrival, since I tend to plan my arrivals into New York with a decent time buffer. But ‘to go’ options are something I bet most people miss.
Always ask whether the restaurant will allow you to do to go on arrival, since a given restaurant may not. Restrictions listed on the PriorityPass.com website aren’t always enforced, and Priority Pass only knows your card has been swiped not whether you were an arriving or departing passenger or whether you ate in the restaurant or not.
This strategy seem crucial, to me, if you’re ever going to beat the record of $200 in free food in a single day?