Great Food at Good Prices

Looking for an excuse to try some new restaurants in town but don’t want to commit to a full blown-out dinner?  If so, you are in luck because many of the local cafes and bars are offering fabulous deals during lunch and happy hour specials right now.  Grab your significant other or group of friends and take advantage of the opportunity to try some amazing small plates and cocktails at a fraction of the normal price!


222 Summer St., (203) 323-8226

This lively downtown mainstay offers a weekday lunch special – choose any 2 tacos and chopped salad for $10.  In addition, they have a fabulous menu of 5 signature cocktails for $5 (try the pear sangria!) every Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Swing by right after work before the bar gets packed.

Bar Rosso

30 Spring St., (203) 388-8640

Another great happy hour special, Bar Rosso’s $5 menu includes cocktails such as blood orange margaritas, pumpkin martinis and appetizers such as veal meatballs, truffle fries and bruschetta. Stop by Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to take advantage of these delectable deals.


51 Bank St., (203) 914-1400

This cozy Italian trattoria and wine bar offers great value on happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. With an impressive selection of $5 glasses of wine and 3 appetizers for $15, you can’t go wrong.  Popular appetizer choices include fried eggplant and zucchini, veal meatballs and mussels. In addition, on Sundays all bottles of wine are half price.

Fin II

219 Main St., (203) 359-6688

To celebrate its 5 year anniversary, Fin II is offering $5 beer, cocktails and wine everyday until the end of the year.  Monday through Saturday they also run a lunch special. For $8.50, pick any two sushi rolls and appetizer and it comes with soup and salad.

Gastro Bar

78 West Park Place, (203)348-2300

The new Mediterranean tapas bar has a variety of specials ranging from prix fixe menus to happy hour.  The prix fixe lunch menu is offered on weekdays.  At $16, it includes a choice of appetizer and entrée. Highlights are the salmon tartar, lamb burger, ricotta gnocchi and chicken Milanese. The happy hour special which boasts 25% off tapas is offered from Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Plan B Burger

230 Tresser Blvd., (203) 964-8353

Plan B offers an extensive menu of specials available in the bar area only Monday through Friday from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.  The menu includes $3 mini cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, Caesar salad, cup of chili and drinks specials such as half price brew for two.


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