Over the past year we’ve seen several airport restaurants and bars in the US join Priority Pass. The concept is that at some airports Priority Pass has a tough time striking a deal with a major lounge due to crowding issues, so when that’s not possible, they instead work with a restaurant.
Priority Pass pays a fixed amount for each guest who enters a lounge, so instead Priority Pass is just paying these restaurants a fixed amount, and then you can spend some dollar amount at that restaurant (typically $28-30). So far in the US, Priority Pass restaurants & bars include the following:
- House Spirits Distillery Portland Airport
- Capers Cafe Le Bar Portland Airport
- Capers Market Portland Airport
- Timberline Steaks & Grille Denver Airport
- Corona Beach House Miami Airport
- Viena Miami Airport
- Air Margaritaville Miami Airport
- The Pasta House St. Louis Airport
- Kentucky Ale Taproom Lexington Airport
- Bobby Van’s Steakhouse New York JFK Airport
- Bar Symon at Cleveland Airport
- Johnny Rockets at Syracuse Airport
- Barney’s Beanery at Los Angeles Airport
- Bracket Room at Washington Reagan Airport
- The Fan Zone Indianapolis Airport
- RJ Rockers Flight Room Greenville-Spartanburg Airport
- Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill Boston Airport
Last week Priority Pass added a restaurant at Boston Logan Airport, and now they’ve added a second restaurant at the airport – Stephanie’s at Boston Logan Airport is now part of Priority Pass.
As a reminder, the following are some of the most popular credit cards that come with Priority Pass memberships (I’ve also listed the respective guesting privileges):
|Card||# Of Guests Who Get Free Access||Authorized User Access||Cost To Add Authorized User|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||2||Yes||$175 For Up To 3 People, $175 For Each Additional Person Beyond That (Rates & Fees)|
|The Business Platinum® Card from American Express||2||Yes||$300 Per Person (Rates & Fees)|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®||2||Yes||$75 Per Person|
|Citi Prestige® Credit Card||2||Yes||$50 Per Person. ($75 Per Person for Cardmember Anniversary dates after September 1, 2019)|
|Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card||2||No||$0|
|Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card||2||No||$0|
Stephanie’s at Boston Logan Airport
While Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill is located in Terminal C landside (before security), Stephanie’s is located in Terminal B airside (after security), across from gate B24. Airlines flying out of Terminal B include American, Spirit, and United.
Stephanie’s will be open to Priority Pass members between 4:30AM and 30 minutes before the last departure, so it has much longer hours for members than Jerry Remy’s, which only accepts Priority Pass members between 2PM and 8PM.
Priority Pass members will be entitled to $28 worth of food & drinks per person. In order to be eligible you need to have a same day day confirmed boarding pass, though there’s no explicit requirement that it needs to be an outbound boarding pass (so in theory you could visit on arrival). You’re also limited to bringing in one guest per Priority Pass card, for a total credit of up to $56 for two people.
The Priority Pass member will be responsible for any overage beyond the $28 credit, and that credit can’t be applied towards gratuity (and personally I think it’s appropriate to tip, as a Priority Pass membership is just a form of payment here).
The restaurant is described as offering “sophisticated comfort food in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere,” and as having “bigger flavors and fresher ingredients with a simple yet elegant presentation.”
You can find the restaurant’s menu here.
It’s great to see Priority Pass add a second restaurant at Boston Logan Airport, in particular since this one has longer hours for members. The catch is that this one is past security, so you may have to clear security twice if you want to visit, assuming you’re not flying on an airline departing from Terminal B.
Priority Pass members could visit two restaurants now if they wanted to, as you could visit Jerry Remy’s for a meal or drink, and then go to Stephanie’s. I’m not necessarily saying you’d want to do that, but you could. I’ll be passing through Boston soon, so hope to check out one (or maybe both) of these restaurants.
Anyone plan to check out Stephanie’s at BOS?
The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), and The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees).