thanks for your post, but I know routines that will keep the audiences entertained for 2 hours. I know a whole bunch of card tricks, but I was asking what are the right tricks to do at a restaurant. You told me that the bite out quarter is not going to be good soo I wont use that trick. I was pretty much asking if sponge balls or the invisible deck would be okay to use at the restaurant. I have routines for all of the tricks I mentioned before soo I dont have to learn the tricks. SO I just need to knopw what tricks people normally use in a restaurant. And the gig isn't for a couple of weeks, soo I have alot of time.
Ok, though I agree that you should not have accepted a show if you don't already know what you're going to do, I will tell you a few things. First, it sounds like you already know some apporpriate things to do as you stated in your original question. No bite out coin. I'm assuming this is a one time gig that will be at a restaurant and not for a restaurant. If that is the case, then you may do ok. However, if it is the restaurant that hired you, you may want to reconsider until you already know what you're going to do without having to come to Penguin town and ask what to do when most everyone here couldn't give good advice if their life depended on it (that's mainly because they have no experience in the matter). However, Paddy is not one of them. His advice should be taken to heart.
Now, most of the things you listed are appropriate, however, you must have a routine for each one of them. With the right routine, the following items work great in restaurants.
Sponge Balls ( I like 3D Multiplying rabbits)
Pen through dollar (must be done at appropriate times, like when money is already on the table)
d'Lites (don't over do it, you need a routine)
Invisible deck can be done, but it has to be done at the appropriate time. you can do this and then switch decks so that you can do another card trick. I wouldn't use it because it's one more thing that I have to pack and it can only be used for one trick. Make sure your regular deck back matches the ID back.