Boston Recession Dining Deals 2.0
Since m.blog was launched in January, we’ve seen a sure and steady growth in our readership. Today, the first week of November, over 5,000 readers a month are enjoying the mm/c team’s thoughts on…well…everything! We love WordPress, as it gives us access to all sorts of back end stats…things like which entries are most popular, how readers find the blog, and what links people are interested in clicking on to learn more. It’s also told us that the one blog post that consistently outranks every other post by SERIOUS numbers was one that I posted on February 11. 2009. Entitled Boston Recession Dining Deals, it has literally blown every other post out of the water, with 3,865 views in about eight months. So, since it was apparently such a help the first go-round, we’ve updated the list to make it current once again and proudly introduce Boston Recession Dining Deals 2.0. Thanks for your comments about deals that we missed last time—we look forward to hearing from you this go around to help us make the list even more complete. Happy dining!
$1 Island Creek Oysters nightly from 5 – 7 p.m.
33 Restaurant and Lounge
3 For $3 Menu: Every Wednesday – Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m. at the bar and Friday – Saturday from 8 – 11 p.m. in the lounge choose from a list of items from 33’s menu including three lamb chops, traditional sliders, or a trio of Mediterranean dips…ALL FOR ONLY $3.
$9.95 prix-fixe brunch menu all day on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 – 11 a.m.
Monday Night Wine Club: four-course dinner for $30 at 6:30 p.m.
Prix-Fixe Tuesdays: three courses, $35, wine pairings.
Four-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $48; add wine pairings for $31. Available nightly.
Fine Dining, “Family Style” program allows you to save money on babysitters by bringing the kids. You enjoy a sophisticated meal, they get kid-friendly favorites (even homemade baby food is available) and are able to act like kids without having to worry about other diners. A la carte or prix-fixe dinner menu available for adults. Every Friday from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Recession-Proof Power Lunch: In less than 30 minutes, enjoy your choice of soup or salad, entrée and a home-baked cookie for $14.
$2 appetizers daily from 4 – 6 p.m.
Beacon Hill Bistro
Wine and Dine Mondays: includes four wines, four food pairings and discussion for $55 per person starting at 7 p.m.
Curtain Call: includes a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $35 on Tuesday – Sunday from 5 – 7 p.m. If desired, first two courses can be enjoyed prior to a theater performance. Guests can return post show to enjoy their dessert course. BiNA osteria is conveniently located next to the Opera House and in walking proximity to the Wang Theater, Wilbur Theater, and others.
$5 Movie Tickets: With the purchase of any food or beverage, enjoy a $5 movie ticket at the AMC Loews Boston Common 19. Limit one per person.
Prix-fixe menu available Monday – Thursday for $49 per person.
Sunday Night Chicken: $39 prix-fixe includes traditional Southern and Asian-style fried chicken, collard greens, cornbread and peach cobbler.
Craigie On Main
Chef’s Whim: On Sunday evenings after 9 p.m. Chef Tony Maws cooks for your table, either a $39.99 four-course or $54.99 six-course menu.
Craigie Cocktail Whim: Join Bartender Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli as he concocts a “tasting” of 4 different kinds of mini cocktails for $20.
Curtain for Certain: pre-theater three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $39.95.
3 Course Dinner $33.09 per person available Monday – Thursday all day and Friday – Saturday before 6 p.m.
$1 tapas on Monday – Thursday from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Flemings Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $39.95 inspired by the flavors of fall from October 6, 2009 – January 4, 2010.
Grendel’s Den & Restaurant
Half Price Food: Everything on the menu is half price from 5 – 7:30 p.m. every evening and from 9 – 11:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday.
Express Lunch: Nice selection offered for $4.95, available Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Taco Night offers a selection of five different tacos for $4 each on Wednesday nights.
Jacob Wirth Restaurant
Monday – Thursday until 2 p.m., ¼ lb Angus burger and Bud Light draft for only $5.
Monday – Friday until 4 p.m., cup of chowder or soup of the day, sandwich of the day, dessert of the day, and soda, iced tea or Bud Light for only $9.95.
Friday until 4 p.m., two hot dogs with French fries and your choice of soda or Bud Light draft for only $8.95.
Johnny D’s Uptown
Team trivia and free pizza on Mondays from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Prime Time: From 5 – 7 p.m. at the bar enjoy $2 and $5 bites; $5 martinis all night long or $5 glasses of wine all night long.
All you can eat Prime Rib: Tuesday and Wednesday for $29.95
Market Menu: 3-course menu only $35
Persian Immersion: Lala Rokh offers a two-course lunch menu to introduce guests to Persian cuisine. For only $14, the Persian Immersion menu includes a sampling of three traditional appetizers and choice of signature entree. This culinary crash course is the perfect way to add some culture to any lunch break.
$1 tacos on Tuesdays. Limit of five per customer.
20% off your total check with this flyer: http://www.laverdadtaqueria.com/discount.html
Legal Sea Foods
Six oysters for $6 on Monday – Thursday from 3 – 6 p.m.
Wine Monday: 4 course tasting menu paired with wines. 7 p.m., $60.
Cheese Tuesday: 4 course cheese-focused tasting menu. 7 p.m., $68.
$1 oysters daily from 5 – 7 p.m. at the bar.
The Living Room
Half-price appetizers on Monday – Friday from 4 – 7 p.m. in the front lounge.
Lobby Bar & Kitchen
Tasting Tuesday: four cocktails paired with food for $25 on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
50 cent tapas Monday – Friday 5 – 7 p.m.
Brunch $7.95 all day on Saturdays and 10 – 11 a.m. on Sundays
Smalls bites with paired wines for $25 on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Pre-theater dinner from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. for $29.95 with your choice of glass of house red or white wine.
The Metropolitan Club
Monday Burger Night: choose from 3 burgers for $4.99 each.
Steak Frites Tuesday: County Club Cut Sirloin & crispy shoe string potatoes, $17.95.
Wednesday Twin Lobsters for $24.99.
Sunset Hour: Tuesday – Sunday from 4:30-6:30 p.m, small bites and appetizers for $4 and cocktails for $6.
Three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $35 on Sunday and Monday evenings.
Morton’s The Steakhouse Back Bay/Seaport
Power Hour: Bar Bites menu items (filet mignon sandwiches, crab, spinach & artichoke dip, a trio of mini cheeseburgers, etc.) drop to only $6, Monday – Friday between 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. – close (Seaport) and daily between 5:00 p.m. – close (Back Bay).
Myers + Chang
Cheap Date Night: $40 per couple for a variety of menu options, Monday & Tuesday.
Navy Yard Bistro
Sunday and Monday Night Specials: Features $12 entree specials including Bistro Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Red Wine Mushroom Gravy, Shrimp Scampi with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach.
Iron Chef Kitchen vs. Bar: Every Wednesday, the kitchen puts up 3 tastes against 3 drinks from the bar for $20.
Offers a 3 course lunch prix-fixe for $29 and a 3 course dinner prix-fixe for $45. The menu changes weekly, call for information.
Rattlesnake Bar & Grill
Four-course wine dinners for $45 on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
½ price appetizers from 4 – 6 p.m. daily.
“45” express lunch for $6 Monday – Friday.
Ladies 80’s night: On Tuesdays, celebrate your favorite 80’s classics while enjoying a complimentary 3 course dinner for just a $10 drink purchase from 5 – 9 p.m.
Sunday Prix-Fixe: 3 courses for $38.
Inferno Brunch: 2 courses and breakfast pastry for only $20. Available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sundays.
$1 oyster on Mondays
Umbrian Fixed Price Menu: four courses for $65 and $30 pairing of wines from Umbria daily.
$5 at 5: $5 appetizers weekdays from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and after 10 p.m.
Sunday and Monday Supper: 3 courses for $22.
Sel De La Terre (State Street Location)
Late Night Raw Bar: $1 oysters on Wednesdays from 10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Prix-fixe lunch menu for $21, Monday – Friday
Prix-fixe brunch menu for $23 on Saturday and Sunday
Sel De La Terre (Boylston Street Location)
Magical Mondays: oysters and charcuterie plates for $1 and cocktails for $5 on Mondays from 5 – 7 p.m.
Charcuterie Bar: house-made charcuterie bar for $10 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Prix-fixe dinner menu for $35 available Monday – Friday.
10% off a meal with a same day theater ticket stub.
Fight Night: Sous chef Jason Hay and Chef David Kinkead battling with a three-course menu highlighting one ingredient for $35 on Mondays from 5:30 – 10 p.m.
Show and Taste Tuesdays: Chef David Kinkead and staff share professional tips and prepare a three-course dinner for $50 on the second and last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Happy Tappy Hour: Mondays 5 – 6 p.m., Tuesdays – Thursdays 4 -6 p.m. A selection of tapas, wines & wine cocktails for $5.00 each.
$35 3 course dinner made with ingredients grown in the restaurant’s on-site greenhouse every Friday, 5:30 – 10 p.m.
Spice of the Month Club: 4 course menu, recipe and spices to go for $25.
Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar
$5 tapas at the bar every night of the week except for Saturday.
Learn about a specific Italian region and enjoy a three-course dinner for $18 on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
$2 tacos on Tuesdays from 5:30 – 10 p.m.
3 course prix-fixe menu Sunday – Thursday for $39.
Wine Series: Tuesdays, 4 courses for $49.
Union Bar and Grille
Prix-fixe brunch menu for $9.95 on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 – 11 a.m.
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