Boston Recession Dining Deals

Everywhere you look these days, restaurants—even the ones that never pander to the cost-conscious consumer—are creating specials and programs designed to encourage traffic in this otherwise dire economy. This is good news for the consumer, and a smart way for restaurants to cater to both their regulars and new guests alike. The only problem? Remembering all of these amazing deals! So we’ve done the work for you by compiling specials from local media outlets, restaurant newsletters and websites. Print this page, pop it on the ‘frig and the next time you’re staring at its pathetic contents of ketchup, beer and moldy cheese and wishing that you could afford to go out to eat…hallelujah, you’ll remember that you can! Although we’re confident we have a comprehensive list, we’re not hubristic enough to believe that nothing was missed. Be sure to let us know of any others that are out there!

28 Degrees: $1 Island Creek Oysters nightly, 5-7p.m.

33 Restaurant & Lounge: 3 courses for $33 daily.

51 Lincoln: $33 three courses Tues-Thurs.

All Seasons Table: Buy 1 appetizer and get one free, Mon-Wed 5-7p.m.

Aquitaine: $9.95 prix-fixe brunch all day Saturdays and 10-11a.m. on Sundays.

Ashmont Grill: Monday Night Wine Club, 4 courses for $30, 6:30p.m.

Aujourd’hui: $55 for 3 course Sunday Supper.

Aura: Fine Dining, “Family-Style” program allows you to save $$ on babysitters by bringing the kids. You enjoy sophisticated meal, kids enjoy 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 $35 for a 3 course prix-fixe menu (for adults).

B&G Oysters: Oyster small plates (Sunday evenings) and lobster small plates (Monday evenings) January-March. $3-$12 for oyster dishes, $6-$12 for lobsters.

Bambara: Express Power Lunch: 3 courses, thirty minutes, $14. Five for Five, pick from five appetizers for $5 during weeknight “Happier Hour.”

banQ: Offers the “banQ bailout”- 3 courses for $29. Sun-Thurs 5:30-6:30p.m. throughout winter.

Beacon Hill Bistro: Fondue with accompaniments $26 per pot on Sunday nights.

Bella Luna: $5 appetizers every night.

Catch: 3 course Sunday supper $38.

Clio: $49 for 3 courses on weeknights.

Craigie on Main: Neighborhood Menu, 3 courses for $38 Tues-Fri, Sun and after 9:00p.m. Sat; Chef’s Whim, $39.99 for 4 courses or $54.99 for 6 courses Sundays after 9:00p.m.

Da Vinci: $29 for 3 courses Mon-Tues.

Estragon: $1 tapas Mon-Thurs, 5:30p.m. “Till they’re gone.”

EVOO: 3 courses for $35 daily ($50 paired with wine), choice of 6 starters, 6 mains, 6 desserts.

Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar: 3 course pre-theater menu. $39.95. Mon-Fri $1.95 bar specials.

Gargoyles on the Square: Tokyo Tuesdays. $15 bento box contents change on a weekly basis. Pair with a flight of sake for $10.

Grafton Street: $4 Bloody Marys & Blood Orange Mimosas every Sat & Sun for brunch.

Great Bay: 3 courses for $35 Mon-Sat. Sand Dollar Menu offers $1, $5 & $10 apps on weeknights.

Grendel’s Den: Entire menu is half price from 5-7:30p.m. every evening except Sunday.

Hamersley’s Bistro: $40 for 3 courses daily.

Hungry Mother: Diners who arrive before 6p.m. can purchase discounted movie tickets for $6 through the restaurant.

Jacob Wirth: Cheap Eats: Mon-Thurs until 2:00p.m. Order ¼ lb Angus burger on bun and a Bud Light draft for only $5. Mon-Fri until 4:00p.m. order a 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 4:00p.m. order 2 hot dogs with French fries and your choice of soda or Bud Light draft for only $8.95.

KO Prime: Retro Sundays, includes all-you-can-eat prime rib roast for $24.95.

La Verdad: $1 Taco Tuesdays.

Legal Sea Foods: 6 oysters for $6 Mon-Thurs, 3-6p.m.

L’Espalier: $24 for 3 courses at lunch daily; Wine Mondays, 4 courses with wine, $60; Cheese Tuesdays, 4 cheesy courses with wine, $68.

Lineage: $1 oysters daily at the bar, 5-7p.m.

The Living Room: Happy Hour from 4-7p.m. All appetizers are half priced.

Lobby Bar & Kitchen: Winter prix-fixe.

Masa: 50 cent tapas Mon-Fri 5-7p.m. Bruch $7.95 all day on Saturdays and 10:30-11:30a.m. on Sundays, includes coffee or tea and a basket of cornbread. $5 pitches of sangria every night at the bar.

Metropolis: Nothing over $20 on the menu.

The Metropolitan Club: Monday Night Burger Night, choose among 3 burgers for $4.99 each.

Milky Way: $7 all-you-can-eat pizza buffet on Monday nights.

Mistral: Offering a small-plate menu with discounted bar bites.

Morton’s Back Bay/Seaport: Bar Bites menu items (filet mignon sandwiches, jumbo lump crab cakes, spinach and artichoke dip, and a trio of mini cheeseburgers) drop to only $5 during “Power Hour,” Mon–Fri, between 5-6:30pm and 9:30-11pm.

Myers + Chang: Cheap Date Night, $40 per couple for a variety of menu options, Sun-Tues.

Navy Yard Bistro: $12 for meatloaf with mashed potatoes, green beans, and red wine mushroom gravy or shrimp scampi Sun & Mon nights.

Olives: $35 for 3 courses Sun-Thurs.

Persephone: $40 for 3 courses at Tuesday Night Supper Club. Add $20 for wine pairings. Seatings at 6 and 8:30p.m.

Pigalle: $40 for 3 courses Tues-Sun.

Prezza: Snow Emergency Deal: Any time it snows in the city, buy a glass of Barolo and get a complimentary half-order of handmade potato gnocchi Bolognese.

Radius: 3 courses for $45 Mon-Fri.

Red Rock Bistro: $1 bar snacks on Mondays.

Red Sky: Daily half-price appetizers 4-6p.m. soup, salad, and sandwich for $6.

Rendezvous: $38 for 3 courses on Sundays.

Restaurant Dante: “Menu de Favola,” 3 courses for $35 daily, through Feb.29.

Rialto: $1 oyster Mondays, $20 Sunday roasts.

Rocca: 3 course Sunday Supper for $22.

Sage: $35 for 3 courses Tues-Fri 5-7p.m.; $22 for 3 course Sunday Supper.

Sel de la Terre: Sunday dinners $45 for 4 courses.

Sibling Rivalry: Monday Night Fight Night, chefs battle to make 2 different 3 course menus, $35 each.

Small Plates: Happy Tappy Hour features a selection of tapas, wine, and wine cocktails for $5. Sun-Mon 5-6p.m.; Tues-Thurs 4-6p.m.

Stella: ½ price Wine Bottle Mondays.

Summer Winter: $35 for 3 course Friday Date Night Menu.

Tapeo: $5 tapas at the bar. Mon-Fri happy hour 5-7p.m., Sat-Sun 12-7pm.

Tasca: Sunday 3 course prix-fixe menu, $21.95.

Temple Bar: Nothing over $12 on bar menu.

Townsends: Economic Relief Fund Program Mon-Fri 5-7p.m. $15 per person. Choose an appetizer and an entrée. Add a bottle of red or white wine selection of the week for $15.

Tremont 647: $2 Taco Tuesdays, 3 course vegan dinners for $22.50 on Sunday nights.

T.W. Food: $39 for 3 courses Sun-Mon and Wed-Thurs.

Uni: Maki Mondays, all-you-can eat maki for $32.

Union Bar and Grille: Free bar bites weekdays 5:30-7:00p.m. $9.95 prix-fixe brunch all day Saturdays and 10-11a.m. on Sundays.

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