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The Amex Platinum Card – How To Use the Resy Dining Benefits [2024]

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Over the last several years, American Express has totally revamped its flagship personal card, The Platinum Card® from American Express, from a metal credit card that focused solely on luxury travel to your wallet’s best lifestyle and luxury travel partner.

One way in which Amex made the great pivot to travel and lifestyle was through its acquisition of Resy, an online restaurant reservation platform.

Since Amex acquired Resy in 2019, it has woven in exclusive Resy benefits for specific cardholders. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what Resy benefits you get if you have an Amex Platinum card.

Let’s get into it!

Overview of the Amex Platinum Card

BEST LOUNGE ACCESS
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The Amex Platinum reigns supreme for luxury travel, offering the best airport lounge access plus generous statement credits, and complimentary elite status.

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The Amex Platinum reigns supreme for luxury travel, offering the best airport lounge access plus generous statement credits, and complimentary elite status.
Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $8,000 on eligible purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
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When it comes to cards that offer top-notch benefits, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better card out there than The Platinum Card® from American Express.

Make no mistake — the Amex Platinum card is a premium card with a premium price tag. With amazing benefits like best-in-class airport lounge access, hotel elite status, and tremendous value in annual statement credits, it can easily prove to be one of the most lucrative cards in your wallet year after year.

Pros
  • The best airport lounge access out of any card (by far) — enjoy access to over 1,400 worldwide lounges, including the luxurious Amex Centurion Lounges, Priority Pass lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, and many more!
  • 5x points per dollar spent on flights purchased directly with the airline or with AmexTravel.com (up to $500,000 per year)
  • 5x points per dollar spent on prepaid hotels booked with AmexTravel.com
Cons
  • $695 annual fee (rates and fees)
  • Airline credit does not cover airfare (only incidentals like checked bags)
  • Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $8,000 on eligible purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Apply and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Hotel Credit: Get up to $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings with American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®. The Hotel Collection requires a minimum two-night stay.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 back in statement credits each month on eligible purchases made with your Platinum Card® on one or more of the following: Disney+, a Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, The New York Times, Peacock, and The Wall Street Journal. Enrollment required.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With complimentary access to more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more airport lounge options than any other credit card issuer on the market. As of 03/2023.
  • $155 Walmart+ Credit: Save on eligible delivery fees, shipping, and more with a Walmart+ membership. Use your Platinum Card® to pay for a monthly Walmart+ membership and get up to $12.95 plus applicable taxes back on one membership (excluding Plus Ups) each month.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Select one qualifying airline and then receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year when incidental fees are charged by the airline to your Platinum Card®.
  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only. Terms Apply.
  • $189 CLEAR® Plus Credit: CLEAR® Plus helps to get you to your gate faster at 50+ airports nationwide and get up to $189 back per calendar year on your Membership (subject to auto-renewal) when you use your Card. CLEARLanes are available at 100+ airports, stadiums, and entertainment venues.
  • Receive either a $100 statement credit every 4 years for a Global Entry application fee or a statement credit up to $85 every 4.5 year period for TSA PreCheck® application fee for a 5-year plan only (through a TSA PreCheck® official enrollment provider), when charged to your Platinum Card®. Card Members approved for Global Entry will also receive access to TSA PreCheck at no additional cost.
  • Shop Saks with Platinum: Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases in Saks Fifth Avenue stores or at saks.com on your Platinum Card®. That's up to $50 in statement credits semi-annually. Enrollment required.
  • Unlock access to exclusive reservations and special dining experiences with Global Dining Access by Resy when you add your Platinum Card® to your Resy profile.
  • $695 annual fee.
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Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a welcome bonus offer of up to 125k (or 150k) points with the Amex Platinum. The current public offer is 80,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

The Amex Platinum card offers fantastic benefits and huge rewards but comes with a hefty price tag. Still, one of the ways you can get some exceptional value from the Amex Platinum card right off the bat is to take advantage of the welcome bonus and ability to earn up to 5x Membership Rewards points:

  • 5x points on airfare purchased directly with the airline or through AmexTravel.com (up to $500,000 per calendar year)
  • 5x points on prepaid hotels purchased through AmexTravel.com
  • 1x points on other purchases

This card offers some incredible luxury travel benefits. Note that some benefits require enrollment through your American Express account, so don’t miss out on your benefits.

But we also love this card because it focuses immensely on lifestyle benefits:

What Is Resy?

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Resy is an online restaurant reservation platform similar to OpenTable that allows its users to make reservations online or through a mobile app. In fact, Resy is the market leader in large metropolitan cities like New York City, so if you’re looking to make a reservation at a restaurant, you’ll probably end up using Resy.

Global Dining Access by Resy

If you have an eligible Amex card, you’ll get Global Dining Access by Resy, which is an exclusive program designed to allow members to access some of the most sought-after restaurants and enjoy other benefits like:

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Amex Platinum cardholders could enjoy a unique dining experience by COTE Miami, a Global Dining Access by Resy partner, at an event in Miami. Image Credit: American Express

Using your benefits is super easy:

  1. Download the Resy app or go to Resy.com and create an account
  2. Add your Amex Platinum card to your Resy wallet. After doing that, you’ll unlock your Global Dining Access benefits.
  3. Browse and use the Resy app or website as usual.

Some of the most popular restaurants include Carbone (NYC), Le Bernardin (NYC), Jon & Vinny’s (LA), and COTE Miami.

Cards With Global Dining Access by Resy

In addition to the Amex Platinum card, several other U.S. Amex cards are eligible for Global Dining Access by Resy:

Final Thoughts

If you’re a foodie, having Resy benefits will add a ton of value to your life.

With the Amex Platinum card in your wallet, you’ll get Global Dining Access by Resy, which entitles you to exclusive reservations, priority notifications when tables open up, access to special experiences, and a VIP diner badge.

Best of all, it’s super easy to use your benefits — just add your Amex Platinum card to your Resy wallet and start using the app or website!

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For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, click here.
For rates and fees for the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which cards get Global Dining Access by Resy?

In order to get Global Dining Access by Resy, you must have one of these eligible U.S. Amex cards:

  • Amex Business Platinum card
  • Amex Corporate Platinum card
  • Amex Platinum Card
  • Centurion card
  • Delta Reserve Business card
  • Delta Reserve card

Does Amex own Resy?

Yes, Amex acquired Resy in 2019.

Can the Amex Platinum card get you a dinner reservation?

Absolutely! The Amex Platinum card offers Global Dining Access by Resy, which offers priority notifications at restaurants and exclusive primetime reservation spots at some of the most sought-after restaurants in the world.

When did Amex acquire Resy?

Amex bought Resy in August of 2019.

Can American Express get you into restaurants?

Yes, the Amex Platinum card and Amex Business Platinum card both offer Global Dining Access by Resy, which can help get you into the most exclusive restaurants in the world.

Is Resy the same as OpenTable?

Resy accomplishes the same purpose as OpenTable, which is to help make restaurant reservations at the touch of your fingertips.

What time do Carbone reservations open on Resy?

Carbone in NYC opens reservations for lunch and dinner exactly 30 days in advance at 10 a.m. EST, exclusively on Resy.

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Stephen is an established voice in the credit card space, with over 70 to his name. His work has been in publications like The Washington Post, and his Au Points and Awards Consulting Services is used by hundreds of clients.

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