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Recession Dining Deals 3.0

Recession Dining Deals 3.0

Trying to get a straight answer to the question about the state of the economy these days is like, well, trying to predict where the next earthquake will hit (a little Debbie Downer, anyone?). Depending on who you ask, housing is/is not moving, companies are/are not hiring, foreclosures are over/continue to happen…you get the pic. The state of today’s economy is probably best summed up in the latest pithy one-liner on the cocktail party circuit…“flat is the new up.” Enough said.

One thing that’s easy to predict is that it looks like the restaurant dining deals that have become so prevalent over the past couple of years are here to stay. So we figured we’d do an update of our (now) infamous list of Boston Recession Dining Deals for your continued dining savings. Version 3.0, at your service.

Recession Dining Deals 3.0

28 Degrees
– Oysters All Night Special — $2.00 oysters from 5:00 pm until the kitchen closes, available daily.

51 Lincoln
– Four-course prix-fixe menu offered Sunday through Thursday, $55.00.

– Weekend Brunch — $9.95 per person, served all day on Saturdays and from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Sundays.
– Prix-fixe dinner — three-courses with a glass of wine for $29.95, served from 5:30 pm till 6:30 pm, nightly.

Ashmont Grill
– Monday Night Trivia/Wine Club — four courses for $30, beginning at 6:30 pm.

– Afternoon Tea — tea assortments paired with sandwiches and appetizers for $25 per person, Friday through Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.
– Four-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $48; add wine pairings for additional $31, available nightly.

– Express Power Lunch — soup or salad, entrée, and cookies for $14.00, served in under thirty minutes or your money back. Available from 11:30 am till 2:00 pm.
– Happiest Hour — $2.00 mini versions of menu’s appetizer, served from 4:00 till 6:00 pm at the bar.

Basho Japanese Brasserie
– Enjoy a free California roll every day the Sox play in town.

Beacon Hill Bistro
– Wine and Dine Mondays — includes four wines, four food pairings, and food discussion for $55.00 per person, starting at 7:00 pm.

BiNA Osteria
– Curtain Call Menu — three-course prix-fixe dinner menu, $39.00.
– $5.00 movie tickets to AMC Loews Boston Common offered to guests with the purchase food and drink. Limit one per person.

– Enjoy 20% off your pre-theater meal when you mention keyword “PlayBill” upon making a reservation.

– Chef’s tasting menu for three people, $16.00 each; for five, $24.00 each.

– $5.00 burgers served all day at the bar, available daily.
– Half-priced appetizers served at the bar between 5:00 and 7:00 pm, nightly.

– Create your own pasta dish for $12.00.

– Small plates from the wine bar, $6.00 each.

Chez Henri
– Latin Dinner Series — Chef-owner Paul O’Connell takes Chez Henri patrons on a culinary tour of Central and South America with his Latin Dinner Series; three-course prix-fixe for $39.00 per person.
– “Bocadillos” menu offers small plates, all for under $10.00.

– Prix-fixe menu available Monday through Thursday for $49.00 per person.

Craigie On Main
– Chef’s Whim — “Surprise Me” menu, $39.99 for four courses, $54.99 for six courses, Sundays after 9:00 pm.
– Night Flite — dessert, coffee or tea, and a tasty surprise for $13.00 after 9:00 pm.
– Cocktail Whim — four different mini cocktails for $20.00 total.
– Curtain for Certain — three-course prix-fixe menu for $39.95, guaranteed to arrive at nearby theaters in time for your show.

– Late-night bar menu — food served from 11:00 pm till 12:30 am, all dishes under $9.00.

DaVinci Ristorante
– Three-course prix-fixe meal, $35.00, Monday through Thursday, all day, and Friday and Saturday before 6:00 pm.

– Sunday prix-fixe dinner from 5:00 until 10:00 pm, $40.00. New offerings weekly.

Elephant Walk
– Sunday Brunch — three-course prix-fixe menu for $19.95, includes appetizer, salad or soup, and entrée.
– Save on gas and cab fare by using delivery. Full menu available.

– $1.00 tapas Monday through Thursday from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

– Seven-course chef’s tasting menu, Monday – Thursday, $60.00, with wine pairings, $90.00.
– Prix-fixe Home-Grown Menu — three courses for $38.00, offered daily.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
– Discover 5 for $6 till 7:00 — Choose from a selection of five appetizers for $6.00 each, served until 7:00 pm nightly at the bar.

– Dinner and dessert prix fixe, $17.99, includes savory entrée and dessert.

– Mini Kaiseki set, $35.00; with wine, $45 (seaweed salad, edamame, miso shiro, and assorted maki, sushi, and sashimi on one platter).

Gargoyles on the Square
– Tokyo Tuesdays — bento box, $15.00, accompanied by trio of sake. Served at the bar all night from 5:00 till 10:30 pm.
– Wine Tasting Wednesdays — tasting of three wine samples for $15.00; pair with appetizer offerings, additional $5.00. Wednesday evenings from 5:30 until 10:30 pm.

– “Beat the Rush” Menu — nightly, 5:30 until 6:30 pm, three-course prix-fixe meal of appetizer, entrée, and dessert, $29.95.

Grendel’s Den
– Half Price Food — entire menu is half-price from 5:00 till 7:30 pm nightly and from 9:00 till 11:30 pm Sunday through Thursday.
– Express Lunch — Wide selection offered for $4.95, available Monday through Friday from 11:30 am till 3:00 pm.

Green Street Grill
– Taco Night — a selection of five different tacos for $4.00 each on Wednesday evenings.

Hammersley’s Bistro
– Sunday Brunch — three-course prix-fixe menu, $15.50.
– Vegetarian three-course prix-fixe dinner, $39.00.
– Small Tastes — all under $10.00 – French-American offerings like sweetbreads, asparagus julienne, and anchovy tartine.

– Sunday Brunch — three-course prix-fixe menu, including appetizer, entrée, and dessert, served from 11:30 – 2:30 pm.

– Dinner Bento Box — sashimi, maki, seaweed salad, and more, “the four elements,” for $17.00, delivery available to home or office.
– Soup, salad, and beverage for $17.00.

Henrietta’s Table
– Yard Sale — Sunday through Thursday, any three courses and one side, $32.00; any two courses and one side, $25.00.

Il Casale
– Sfizi menu — “sfizi,” meaning “little tastes,” for $5.00 each, available at the bar after 9:30 pm.

Jacob Wirth Restaurant
– Monday – Thursday until 2:00 pm, ¼ pound Angus burger and Bud Light draft for just $5.
– Monday – Friday until 4:00 pm, cup of chowder or soup of the day, sandwich of the day, dessert of the day, and soda, iced tea, or Bud Light for just $9.95.
– Friday until 4:00 pm — Two hot dogs with French fries and your choice of soda or Bud Light draft for just $8.95.

Johnny D’s Uptown
– Monday — Team Trivia at 8:30 pm, free pizza from 6:00-8:30 pm.

The Joshua Tree (Allston)
– Burger Night Wednesdays — from 5:00 until 10:00 pm, buy any burger and get the second burger of equal or less value free with any two beverage purchases.
– Monday through Friday, all items on the menu are half off with the purchase of any drink (some exclusions apply).
– 25-Cent Wing Nights — applies to the first half of any regular season Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, or Patriots game.

KO Prime
– Prime Time — From 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the bar enjoy $2.00 and $5.00 bites; $5.00 martinis and glasses of wine served all night long.
– All You Can Eat Prime Rib — Tuesday and Wednesday for $29.95.
– Market Menu — three-course prix-fixe menu for $35.00, includes choice of soup or salad, steak or fish entree, and dessert.

Lala Rokh
– Persian Immersion — Lala Rokh offers a two-course lunch menu to introduce guests to Persian cuisine. For just $14.00, the Persian Immersion menu includes a sample of three traditional appetizers and choice of signature entrée. The culinary crash course is the perfect way to add some culture to any lunch break.

– Tuscan Country Supper — three-course prix-fixe menu, served Sunday through Friday, $38.00.
– Enoteca Menu — small plates from the bar and lounge and ideal for sharing, available daily, priced from $6.00 to $16.00. Items include margherita, mushroom, and white pizzas, fish dishes like swordfish, calamari and fresh oysters, and soups.

La Verdad
– $1.00 Taco Tuesdays, limit of five per customer.

Legal Sea Foods
– Six oysters for $6.00 Monday through Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.

– Wine Monday — four-course prix-fixe menu paired with seasonal wines. Starts at 7:00pm, $60 per person.
– Cheese Tuesday — four-course cheese tasting menu with seasonal wines and a different cheese focus each month. Starts at 7:00 pm, $68 per person.

– $1.00 oysters daily, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at the bar.
– Nightly seafood tasting menu — three courses, $36.00. With wine pairings, additional $12.00.

The Living Room
– Happy Hour Special — Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, enjoy half-priced appetizers in the main lounge only.
– NFL Football Special — Jumbo wings for just $0.25 each during the football season at all Sunday and Monday night games.
– Why Cook? Wednesday! — Enjoy a set menu of one appetizer, two entrees, and a paired bottle of wine, all for only $40.00 per couple.

The Lobby Bar & Kitchen
– Mid-Week Treat — Enjoy a girls’ night with a $3-$5 tasting menu and creative cocktails for ladies only.

– $0.50 tapas offered Monday through Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm.
– Enjoy brunch for $7.95 all day on Saturdays starting at 10:00 am and from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Sundays.
– Fiesta Lunch — served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm. Choice of soup, salad, sandwich, and one beverage, $7.95.

Masona Grill
– Three-course prix-fixe dinner available nightly, $33.00.

Maxwell’s 148
– $5.00 “small plates” offered nightly with dinner menu.

– Bar Bites — sample plate three offerings, $10.00. Served daily at the bar.
– Seasonal Sips — small bites paired with wines for $25.00 on Thursdays from 5:30 till 7:00 pm.

Metropolis Café
– Pre-theater dinner from 5:30 until 6:30 pm with choice of house red or white wine, $29.95.

The Metropolitan Club & The MET Bar
– TW’s Chicken Dinner — $15.95 per person, includes chicken for two prepared one of three ways with house salad and choice of sides.
– Burger Night Monday — from 6:00 until 10:00 pm, choose from one of three gourmet burger offerings for $4.99 at The Met Bar.
– Steak Frites Tuesday — enjoy country club cut sirloin and crispy shoestring potatoes every Tuesday night, $17.99 per person.
– Lobster Wednesdays — twin lobsters offered every Wednesday night for $24.99 – while supplies last.
– Sunset Hour at The MET Bar — Every Tuesday through Sunday from 4:30 till 6:30 pm, “small bites” and appetizers are just $4.00; cocktails are $6.00
*Check locations to see where promotions apply.

– Chef’s Tasting Menu — Four-course prix fixe for $48.00, with wine, $70.00, served Sundays.
– Late Night Menu — All dishes from late night menu are under $21.00 from Monday through Thursday: 10 to 10:30 pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 to 11:30 pm, and Sunday: 9:30 to 10:00 pm.

Morton’s The Steakhouse Back Bay/Seaport
– Power Hour —  Bar Bites including Three Prime Cheeseburger, Four Petite Filet Mignoon Sandwiches, Crab Cakes and Blue Cheese French Fries for just  $6.00. Available daily at the bar from 4:30 – 6:30 pm and 9:30 to close.
– Uncorked at Morton’s Back Bay — For just $40.00, guests enjoy five selections from Ruby Wines paired with five signature hors d’oeuvres.  Tastings are held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month.
– Sip, Savor and Enjoy at Morton’s Seaport — For $30.00, sample Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres paired with selections from leading breweries and distilleries.   Events occur the first Thursday of the month. Upcoming events: May 6, Mojitos, June 3, Italian wines.

Myers & Chang
– Dim sum menu (small plates) — all items under $6.00, Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.
– Oyster Oblivion — Sundays from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, enjoy $1.00 oysters and $1.00 Pabst Blue Ribbon tall boys.

Navy Yard Bistro
– Neighborhood Nights — Sunday and Monday nights offer $12.00 entree specials of Bistro Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, green beans, and red wine mushroom gravy. Pasta special also available.

The Oak Room
– Sunday Brunch Special — one appetizer, entrée, and dessert, $35.00. Served from 11:30 until 2:00 pm.

– Small Bites menu served Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm and 10:00pm – 11:30pm, and Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9:45 pm. All items $6.00.

– Three courses for $30.00, available week nights.
– Chef’s tasting menu — five courses, $55.00; seven courses, $75.00. Available nightly.

– Three-course prix-fixe lunch offered daily, $29.00
– Three-course prix-fixe dinner offered daily, $45.00.

Rani Indian Bistro
– Small plate offerings, all under $10.00, available daily.
– Lunch Buffet — $8.95, served Monday through Saturday; $11.95 on Sundays.

Rattlesnake Bar & Grill
– Chef’s tasting menus — three-courses, $35.00; five courses, $55.00.

Red Sky Restaurant & Lounge
– Half-priced appetizers from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, daily.
– “4S” express lunch: soup, salad, and sandwich for $6.00, served in under ten minutes. Offered Monday-Friday.
– Ladies’ 80s Night — On Tuesdays, celebrate your favorite 80s classics while enjoying a complimentary three-course dinner with a $10.00 drink purchase, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
*Red Sky Members receive a 50% discount on their food bill on Mondays.

– Sunday prix-fixe menu — three courses, $38.00.

Restaurant Dante
– Sfizi — $5.00 each
– Grilled Cheese Tuesdays — At the bar and lounge, grilled cheeses are $2.00 from 5:30 pm until closing. A different twist to the traditional take is offered each week!
– $1.00 oysters served daily.

– $1.00 oysters served Mondays.

Rocca Kitchen & Bar
– Red Sauce Sundays — three courses for $22.00.
– 5@5 — Five appetizers for $5.00 each, served nightly at the bar from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm until close.
– $5.00 Bloody Marys, mimosas, and brunch snacks, Sundays at 12:00.

Rubin’s Kosher Restaurant Delicatessen
– Value lunch menu offered daily, all items under $10.00.

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar
– $55.00 prix fixe tasting menu — choice of three appetizers, three entrees, and three dessert selections.

– Sunday Supper — three courses for $29.00, starting at 5:30 pm.

Sel de la Terre
Boylston Street:
– Mini Burger Monday — $2.00 sliders served at the bar from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
– Prix-fixe dinner — $35.00 for three courses, offered nightly.
– Charcuterie Bar — house-made charcuterie bar for $10 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 pm until 12:00 am.
State Street:
– Wednesday Late Night Raw Bar — $1.00 oysters served from 10:00 pm until 12:30 am.

Sibling Rivalry
– Fight Night — Sous chef Jason Hay and Chef David Kinkead battle with a three-course menu highlighting one ingredient, $35.00 on Mondays from 5:30 till 10:00 pm.
– Show and Taste Tuesdays — Chef David Kinkead and staff share professional tips and prepare a three-course dinner for $50.00 on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Small Plates
– Happy-Tappy Hour — a selection of wine, wine cocktails, and tapas, served Sundays and Mondays, 5:00 till 6:00 pm, and Tuesday through Saturday, 4:00-6:00 pm.

Summer Winter
– Date Night — three-course prix-fixe menu offered every Friday from 5:30 until 10:00 pm.
– Small bites menu — offered nightly at the bar; all items $3.50 each.

Tamarind Bay
– Spice of the Month Club — fourth Tues of every month, enjoy a four-course menu with recipes and spices to go for $25.00.

– $5 tapas at the bar, nightly, excluding Saturdays.

– Sunday Prix-Fixe — three-course meal for $21.95.

– Pasta Tours — Wednesday evenings, learn about a specific Italian region with chef and owner Chris Douglas and Chef Maxwell Thompson and enjoy a three-course dinner for $18.00 at 6:30 pm.

Temple Bar
– Vegetarian prix-fixe menu — three courses, $29.00. Offered daily.

Ten Tables
– Chef’s Tasting Menu — $30.00 per person for vegetarian offering, $40.00 per person for non-vegetarian offering. Available all evenings excluding Monday and Tuesday.
– Pick Your Favorite Three Wednesdays — Jamaica Plain location only – appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $33.00 per person. Tasting menu not offered on these occasions.
– 3 for $33 on Sundays — Cambridge location only – appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $33.00 per person. Tasting menu not offered on these occasions.

Tremont 647
– $2.00 Taco Tuesdays — every Tuesday from 5:30 – 10:00 pm.

– Cheese offering — three specialty cheeses for $13 or six for $24.00, complete with description from proprietor Chris Campbell.

Turner Fisheries
– Turner’s Express Lunch — choice of soup, entrée, and dessert for $19.00.
– Design Your Own Panini — Choose one meat, up to three toppings, one cheese, condiments, and bread, all for $12.00 each.
– Sustainable Fish Mondays — A different sustainable fish entrée featured each Monday for $20.00.
– Lobster Night Wednesdays — a generous two-pound lobster for only $30.00.
– Neighborhood Night Thursdays — Anyone living or working in the Back Bay will receive 50% off their entrée.
– Oyster Fridays — $1.00 East Coast oysters.

T.W. Food
– Prix-Fixe Menu — three courses for $39.00, Sunday through Thursday.
– Wine Series — four courses with wine pairings for $49.00. See website for scheduling.
– Grand Tasting Menu — six courses for $59.00, available all evenings excluding Tuesdays.

Union Bar and Grille
– Early Riser Brunch — prix-fixe menu, offered 10:00 am 3:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Sunday.
– BTR (“Beat the Rush”) Menu — three-course prix-fixe menu from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, $29.95.