Annual Membership Fee
Fine Diners Over 40™ organizes dining events for singles and couples in New York and Seattle. Annual membership fees are $75 for individuals and $125 for couples for a minimum of nine events per year. Non-member guests may attend by paying a $15 fee plus the event fee.

Event Pricing
Menu format is either tasting menu or fixed-price menu. Dinner event fees range from $75 to $350 prepaid (including tax, tip, and administrative fees but excluding alcoholic and other beverages). If you have questions about the menu or have dietary restrictions, please write us at or call 212-353-1301. Please note: Event listings are representative of the caliber of establishments that are of interest to our members. Restaurants, dates, and fees are subject to change. 

Event Payment
The event fee is payable when you reserve your spot. We accept Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, American Express, and Discover. 

Changes, Cancellations, Refunds
Details of restaurants, dates, and fees are finalized approximately four (4) weeks prior to the event. If you cancel your reservation within five (5) days of the event, we will offer your spot to people on the waiting list. If we are able to fill your spot we will process a refund, less a small administrative fee. If we are unable to fill your spot and the restaurant cooperates in not charging us, we will be happy to refund your money, less the administrative fee.

Guest Reservations
We invite guests, businesspeople and tourists to join us for dinner if our event coincides with your stay in town. Non-member guests pay a $15 service fee in addition to the event fee. To reserve please click here, select “Guest” to enter the site, and go to the Events page to select an event. 

Gift Certificates
Any foodies on your gift-giving list, or someone who might enjoy meeting new friends or networking over dinner? Giving experiences instead of things continues to gain popularity on both sides of the gifting ritual. Social dining with Fine Diners Over 40 is an enjoyable way to connect with singles and couples — all are welcome. A gift certificate for a one-year membership entitles your giftee to attend dinners and special events. He or she pays the fee for individual events. Please email us at to purchase a gift certificate.

Gender Ratio
In the past we’ve had a nice mix of men and women, but we do not expressly make an effort to achieve a balance. Sharing the dining experience with fellow foodies is our primary objective.

Do I have to be over age 40 to join?
Although we target the over-40 crowd, we are big proponents of intergenerational exchange. If you are younger than 40 and would like to attend our events, you are most welcome.

Cell Phone Policy
Of course we prefer that guests turn off their phones while at dinner, but we know that may be a bridge too far. So we ask that if you do get a text or call to which you must respond, please excuse yourself from the table.