7 Boston Restaurant Date Night Deals Worth Scoping Out

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7 Boston Restaurant Date Night Deals Worth Scoping Out

photo-1462887749044-b47cb05b83b8It goes without saying that winding down at the end of a long day over a choice meal and a bottle of wine is a popular date option, and with good reason. But a dinner out can seriously drain your wallet, particularly if you’re trying to impress someone at a reputable spot, or simply have refined tastes. Here’s the good news: A slew of Boston restaurants have special offers going on that allow you to indulge on date night without going broke. Yep — you can have your oysters and eat ‘em, too.

Here are a few of our favorite local date night deals:

Viale

Ease into the week with a budget-friendly pasta and wine special at Viale Central Square, Cambridge. Every Sunday and Monday night, chef Greg Reeves is serving up half portions of his house-made pasta — we’re talking saffron fettuccini with lobster and tomato or baked paccheri with lamb ragu — and pairing each dish with a glass of vino. Give Viale a ring at 617.576.1900 for more details.

Empire

Two words: Unlimited. Sushi. Hungry yet? Then head over to Empire any Monday night from 5 p.m. onward for your fix of whatever roll suits your fancy. The deal, which is $25 per person, includes two rolls for the first and second round and after that, you can order one roll at a time as long as you polish it off. And there’s a roll for everyone on the menu: options range from classics like spicy tuna and California roll to the vegetarian cucumber avocado roll and tempura sweet potato. Just make sure to book a reservation.

photo-1468775318753-2f85b351db51South End Buttery

For the couple that would rather catch up over casual fare, hit up the South End Buttery on Sunday and Monday nights, when the restaurant offers a choose-your-own burger-and-beer combo from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. for $17.95 per pairing. Choose from a vegetarian-friendly chickpea falafel burger, turkey burger with aged cheddar and chipotle aioli or a bacon cheeseburger with cherry pepper relish, crispy bacon and garlic aioli, all of which come with a side of fries. Then wash it down with a Brooklyn Lager, Lagunitas IPA, Sierra Nevada or Smuttynose Old Brown Dog. We can’t think of a better way to bust the Sunday scaries — and ease into the work week at the same time.

dante

When it’s comfort food you crave, chef Dante de Magistris has you covered with Grilled Cheese Tuesdays. Each week he’s serving up new gourmet twists on the beloved sandwich, like broccoli, cheddar and red pepper flakes or mozzarella, arugula and spicy pepperocini. The best part? Each sammy is just $2. Give dante a call at 617.497.4200 to find out what’s on the menu ahead of time, or just chance it and pop in any Tuesday after 5:30 p.m.

Bronwyn

Who says a three-course dinner has to break the bank? Every Tuesday night from 5 to 10 p.m. Somerville’s German-inspired Bronwyn is offering a three-course tasting menu for just $23 a person, and for an additional $16, you can pair every single dish with one of their favorite brews. Just to give you an idea, past menus have included breaded chicken sausage with pea tendrils and remoulade, duck confit pierogi with cucumber salad and blood orange yogurt sauce, and German chocolate cake with almond, oats and coconut.

photo-1466978913421-dad2ebd01d17Met Back Bay

Nothing says New England romance quite like twin lobsters. Luckily, on Wednesday nights, you can partake in such a feast for just $34.99. And chef David Daniels has a few options depending on your particular crustacean craving, including classic steamed or grilled twin Scituate lobsters, salt and pepper fried twin lobsters with stir fried veggies and Ponzu sauce, a lobster roll and even lobster mac and cheese. Just don’t forget to book a reservation in advance.

Myers + Chang

As restaurant owners as well as husband and wife, Christopher Myers and Joanne Chang know that foodies on a budget deserve a decadent meal out once in a while. That’s why every Monday and Tuesday night, they offer a variety of different menus specially designed for date night, each costing only $45 per couple. The menus vary, but have been known to include: Netflix + Chill, featuring Taiwanese dan dan noodles, Korean BBQ sloppy joes, spicy pork sausage and rice cakes; Tango Lessons, featuring fresh tofu rolls, vegetable dumplings, hakka eggplant and asian pickles; and Long Walk on the Beach, featuring a crispy salmon roll, green papaya slaw, and surf and turf black pepper noodles. Did we mention you can add a bottle of wine for $25, or split a dessert for just $7? Either way, make a reservation just in case.

Rebecca Strong

Rebecca Strong

Born and raised in CT and having lived in Boston for a decade now, it's safe to say Rebecca is a die-hard New Englander. (She tried moving to L.A. once...and was back on the East Coast in four and a half months). Since graduating from Emerson College, she's contributed to numerous local and national publications—which have included The Huffington Post, BostInno, Elite Daily, U.S. News & World Report, and Stuff Magazine—covering a range of topics from technology and travel to style and beauty. Now she's most interested in helping the men in Boston (and beyond) boost their sex, dating and relationship IQ. Meanwhile, she's currently pursuing her master's at The Boston Conservatory. When she's not writing, Rebecca can be found in a kickboxing class, drinking a generous glass (or three) of wine, watching a Bs game...or patiently waiting for hockey season to return.

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