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Mar 12, 2009 07:10 PM

Metro Detroit - Share info on great deals!

Hey there Metro Detroit Hounds!
With all of the coverage of the economy and the impact to Metro Detroit, I thought it would be great to share info about restaurants that are trying to help (and stay in business) with discounts, specials, etc. Everything counts – a good deal is a good deal!

Here are a few that I have seen/read about lately – let's keep the list going!

Assaggi Mediterranean Bistro, 330 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale, - offering several of the dishes on their menu in two portion sizes, so those who wish may have a smaller portion at a smaller price, but without sacrificing quality. The dishes include gnocchi with wild mushrooms, veal reduction and truffle oil at $12 or $21, rainbow trout $16 or $24, duck $14 or $26 and lobster ravioli $14 or $24. Even the Caesar salad comes in $7 or $14 portions.

Big Rock , Birmingham - The restaurant in the revamped train station also is offering special three-course lunches at $15, and three-course dinners, with a glass of wine, at $40.

Bacco Ristorante in Southfield, has dropped its menu prices by as much as half for some dishes, while reducing portions to amounts more in keeping with traditional Italian dining.
Via Nove – 4 course prix fix “date night” on Friday - $50 for two; higher end menu on Saturday (includes Lobster!) and wine $89/couple

Wolfgang Puck – 3 course prix fix meal Sunday – Thursday $35/$55 with wine

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  1. Modern Food & Spirits has a 10%-off deal if you tell the server their weekly
    "password" when seated; no later. The password is on their webpage:

    1. On the eastside:

      DaEdoardo in Grosse Pointe Woods offers half off bottles of wine on Tuesday and Wednesday with the purchase of an entree.

      Cafe Nini in Grosse Pointe Farms is running a special through the end of March that offers dinner for two with a bottle of their house wine for $49.95. The special menu for this promo includes a choice of between 6 or 7 entree's and a house salad.

      Both of these restaurants are owned by the same family, and they offer, IMO, some of best, most consistent, high-end Italian food around.

      1. This is a great post!!! Here are a few that I know of:

        1. Mon Jin Lau, at the bar or lounge only, Mon-Fri until. 6:30 -- lots of 1/2 off sushi, appetizers and drink prices.
        2. WAB 1/2 food on Mondays.
        3. Sweet Lorraines -- get on their email list and they send out specials (last week a free entree).
        4. Mitchells 1/2 off wine on Wednesdays. I think they do this at Andiamo too.
        5. Ronin has a few happy hour specials until 7:00 p.m.

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        1. re: cherie

          Thanks Cherie - I really thought it would get a lot more traction though! I have heard of a number of places doing 1/2 off wine.

          Dino's in Ferndale - 1/2 off wine on Sundays; they also have a decent Bloody Mary bar on both weekend days. Tuesdays are happy hour specials all day long.

          Monterrey Cantina - 1/2 off your entire bill Friday and Saturday after 10 pm. OK - I know that their food ranges from mediocre to "OK", but 1/2 off includes alcohol too. A good place to hang with your non-Chowish friends (like my boyfriend - grrr).

        2. Today's Freep has a story about Whistle Stop Cafe in B'ham having a "name your own price" promotion

          1. Olga's Kitchen gave out coupons for a free Olga's Original sandwich to all those in line at the Palace for the free Jay Leno concert in April.