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Jan 22, 2009 03:44 AM

Excelsior deal

So as mentioned in that recession buster thread, Excelsior has the winter warmer special going on which I tried last nite. A friend crapped out but I thought screw it, I'm gonna get me some $8 venison stroganoff and I'm glad I did. I can't believe more people weren't there, a couple with drinks at the bar and two at a table eating some sort of food (not sure what). Started with a ginger cosmo which was nice, had a little cointreau, cranberry and wish even more ginger flavor but it barely had cranberry juice, but I enjoyed it. (Also wish the sound was up for PTI on ESPN rather than the lame music.) Of course, a $12 drink quickly adds onto the bill but I was full after my large plate of tasty strognaoff. And some bread which I had to ask for. I thought maybe beggars shouldn't be choosers but there was so much sauce, you couldn't not have bread. They brought about 6 slices of really nice warm bread and butter. There was some carrot and celery in there, lots of meat, a nice flavor to the sauce that I couldn't quite place, a great deal for $8. Next week is fried chicken and cheddar cornbread. 1/31 is beef stew and noodles and 2/7 is lamb shepherd's pie.

And they actually tell you about the specials, like the $1 oysters (on Tues. and Wed.) and an addition in the menu mentions a bunch of other stuff going on. FYI, 1/2 price pizza at the bar on Sun. and Mon. In Jan., you can create your own 3 course meal for $45. I remember doing this a couple years ago but I don't think it was choice of menu. And they've got a thing for $20 where you get two Harpoon and a pizza. You could have some great combo of things almost every nite except Sat. there.

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  1. I went for the fish and chips a couple weeks ago, and it was also fantastic. This is definitely a deal that more people should be taking advantage of. Stick to beer if you don't want such a high liquor bill (although the Madam X mixed drink is delicious).

    1. Anything on Fridays? Couldn't find any info on their website....

      6 Replies
      1. re: galleygirl

        Friday's they do two harpoon IPA drafts and a pizza for $20. Pizzas are regularly $12-15, I think, so the deal is essentally a free draft.

        1. re: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles

          Thanks, is there a place, where we've gotten all the specials at Excelsior together? It's just mentioned on the recession Busters list ....
          Is the Comfort Food special the same all week long?

          1. re: galleygirl

            Can't find the info on their web site right now. Last I knew (and I'm 90% sure on these), it's 1/2 price pizza on Sun. and Mon., the $20 pizza and two Harpoon drafts which I think was most any nite except Sat., $1 oysters on Tues. and Wed. and I think this is the last week for the winter warmer at $8 for lamb shepherd's pie. Not sure if the $45 3 course menu upstairs was only Jan. Threw out the little info card I had on my desk. Had the duck pizza and Harpoons last week and that was fun.

            1. re: Joanie

              Seems as though they had this deal to get rid of the food? There's another post regarding them closing. Now it's really getting scary...

              1. re: birdy30

                According to my very inside source, Bonfire is absolutely not coming in there. They will be reopening in the fall, new concept.

                1. re: birdy30

                  No, I think they had this deal to get *business* but obviously, they didn't attract enough....Really sad....