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Sunday night deals

jonship May 5, 2008 06:52 AM

I remember the Globe did an article about places that did special deals on Sunday nights to try and get more business/give other kitchen staff a chance to do something different.
One example was Rocca (2 Sous Chefs, 2 Courses and a Sweet, $22 according to their website). Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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  1. Joanie RE: jonship May 5, 2008 07:47 AM

    Sun. family dinners: KO Prime (Retro Sun $25 all you can eat prime rib), Pigalle: $40 (I think) 3 courses w/ wine, Rendezvous ($38 3 courses), Rialto ($40 3 courses), Rocca (4PM $22 for 2 courses and a sweet), Sage (5:30 $25 w/ cheese plate), Vlora ($35 3 courses)

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      jonship RE: Joanie May 5, 2008 08:07 AM

      That's great. Thank you.
      Any you can recommend? specifically for the deals above, not just overall recommendations as restaurants.

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        Taralli RE: jonship May 5, 2008 08:11 AM


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          franksnbeans RE: Taralli May 13, 2008 12:41 PM

          I'll second that. For what you get in terms of quantity and quality at Rendezvous, it's a great deal.

    2. finlero RE: jonship May 5, 2008 08:32 AM

      Craigie Street Bistrot's "Chef's Whim Menu", a four-course meal for $40 or a six-course for $55, is served after 9:00 on Sundays and Wednesdays:

      http://craigiestreetbistrot.com/event... (towards the bottom


      An extra Sunday bonus here is being able to park on Cragie Street without a resident sticker.

      1. gini RE: jonship May 5, 2008 09:27 AM

        Doesn't La Morra have a special deal on Sundays?

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          cambridgeMike RE: jonship May 5, 2008 11:16 AM

          garden at the cellar inbetween harvard and central has a sunday neighborhood menu. small plates for 5 dollars. larger plates for 10. lots of choices.

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            jonship RE: jonship May 13, 2008 09:50 AM

            Thank you to everyone for their replies. We ended up following one of Joanie's recommendations and going to Sage for their Sunday Supper menu. It was $28 for three courses. We had to ask for the Sunday supper menu as it wasn't provided. There was initially some confusion as to whether it was only available in the bar area but they were fine with us having it in the dining room. The menu order was pasta course, salad, then dessert. Maybe this is typical or traditional but I would happily have switched the salad and pasta courses. I had the lasagna which was good - not remarkable, but tasty. The salad course was simple greens, but the highlight was the cheese that came with it. A sheep's milk cheese with truffles somehow that I don't remember the name of (it's not on the menu online). We had asked for the mozzarella but the chef apparently didn't think it was up to much so made the change which we appreciated. Desserts were mini cannoli or a selection of cookies including mini macaroons and biscotti. which were pretty good. Overall nothing knocked my socks off, except that cheese, but for $28 I'd recommend it and it beats cooking on a Sunday night. Service was good, especially given the Mothers' Day crowd. Certainly made me want to try other Sunday night menus mentioned here.

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              Taralli RE: jonship May 13, 2008 09:56 AM

              Caciotta Dei Boschi cheese?

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                Joanie RE: jonship May 13, 2008 11:35 AM

                Sage for me is kind of "nothing knocked my socks off" (a fave expression of mine too) in general. Not that I'm a regular, but haven't walked out wowed my few times there. Then again, haven't been wowed in a while (except the meatloaf w/ portobello mushrooms and sour cream mashed at work last week).

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