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Boston Restaurant Deals, part II

The good news: there are LOTS of restaurant deals in Boston. The bad news: there are so many, it's kind of hard to keep track, and I often end up at the right restaurant at the wrong time.

To simplify things, here are Dish Gal's picks for one delicious week! I picked my faves based on creativity of the offer, bang-for-your-buck, and quality of the food/atmosphere. In addition, these deals give you a nice little tour of our fine city along the way, including many different neighborhoods. ;)

Combat the Monday blues with Magical Mondays at Sel de la Terre, Back Bay. $1 oysters, $1 charcuterie, and $5 cocktail specials. That sounds pretty magical to me...

Sel de la Terre
774 Boylston Street, Boston

Tuesday seems to be the hot "special" day-- every restaurant seems to offer something!-- but for me, the $2 tacos at Tremont 647 are tops. (Click on that link to read the Serious Eats coverage of it.)Runner-up: $1 mini-burgers at Match.

Tremont 647
647 Tremont Street, Boston

94 Mass. Ave. (around the corner from Urban Outfitters on Newbury Street)

For hump day, head over the river to the chic-and-sexy Noir Bar at the Charles Hotel for their 5-4-3-2-1-0 deal. With a drink purchase, choose from items ranging from $5 flatbreads, to $2 salads, to $0 nuts.
Noir Bar
One Bennett Street, Cambridge

Meander down to the Seaport District for this amazing deal from Aura chef Rachel Klein. Flight Nights at Tamo, the bar in the Seaport Hotel, include a flight of beer (Thrillist lists Anchor Steam, Buzzards Bay, and Peak Nut Brown Ale) plus three sliders for just $9! Plus, you'll be automatically entered to win a flight night party for you and 25 of your dearest friends.

Tamo Bar
One Seaport Lane, Boston

Celebrate the weekend by heading over directly after work for Rocca's 5@5 deal-- 5 appetizers to choose from for just $5 from 5-6:30 p.m.

500 Harrison Avenue, Boston

Restaurants have figured out that most of us will eat out on Saturday nights whether there's a deal or not. You could take advantage of the many round-the-clock prix-fixe options, like the $35 three courses at dante in Cambridge, but for Dish Gal, $35 is still a lot of money to part with these days.

Instead, explore the North End on a budget: Grab a pizza at Ernesto’s (approximately $15) and a bottle of Barefoot Wine ($7) purchased across the street at the Wild Duck. Enjoy it all al fresco on the beautiful fountain-filled greenway (not that I condone public intoxication, but one might suggest... throw that white wine in a solo cup, and you are good to go). Split between four people, that’s a mere $5.50 each.

5 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge (in the Royal Sonesta)

69 Salem Street, Boston

Wild Duck
96 Salem Street, Boston

Ah, Sunday. For you early-risers, you can save on brunch by heading early (10- 11 a.m.) to Gaslight for their great prix-fixe brunch (click here for menu).

For dinner, head to Cheap Date Night at Myers + Chang (runs Sunday- Tuesday) for a spin on the typical Asian-take-out routine. Only $40 per couple.

560 Harrison Avenue, Boston

Myers + Chang
1145 Washington Street, Boston

Photo credits, top to bottom...

1) Serious Eats
2) Dish Gal
3) New York Times


timmy said...

You're cheating yourself if you don't get the chicken-potato-banana pepper pizza at Ernesto's, which is actually the best pizza place in Boston. About this, there can be no debate.

And if you're actually going to do this on a Saturday, I would recommend walking a little bit farther away from North Station on the Greenway, to one of the three Massachusetts Horticultural Society gardens, which are gorgeous. You'll also realize the added benefit of avoiding all the hustle, bustle, and stinkiness of the Haymarket.

Justine said...

great finds- thanks!


Elina said...

Awesome post! I'm taking detailed notes here :)

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Layne Adams said...

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