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Coupons and Deals- July to August 2011


Some people like posts about restaurant deals, and other people loathe them. We're trying a new approach that will hopefully help people on both sides by making deal posts easier to find and easier to ignore.

This thread is now the place to mention local restaurant deals and coupons from sites like Groupon, Living Social, etc. We'll sticky it temporarily until people who post deals are aware it's there, and then allow it to float freely.

A couple of guidelines to keep in mind:

- You may not post deals with a referral link so that you get bonuses or payments for referring people. We know that sometimes that happens by accident, since it's not always clear that you're getting a referral link. We suggest logging out of the deal site and visiting the deal page to get a clean link. Normally, we make it a policy not to edit the content of user's posts without permission, however, in the case of deal threads, by posting, you're giving us permission to edit your link if it contains referral information. We will not edit any other text.

- Our usual insider rules apply ( http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36760... ), so if you're associated with either the deal site or the restaurant, you may not post.

- Please don't post every deal indiscriminately. This is Chowhound, not Cheaphound -- pick deals that you think your fellow hounds will be genuinely interested in, because they're from restaurants worth visiting. And feel free to comment on your experiences with the restaurant or recommend dishes -- more chow tips will make the threads more helpful. And others should feel free to reply and discuss. If we end up with a good sub-thread with more than a few posts going about a specific restaurant, please just use 'report' to flag it, and the mods can split it out to its own thread.

- Restaurants and food-specific businesses only, please, no deals for gyms, spas, etc.

Unfortunately, we can't merge threads, so if people post deals outside of the deal threads, we can't move them to the thread. Please use 'report' to flag them for us, and we'll touch base with the poster to have it reposted.

If you have any questions or comments about these new threads, please jump over to the Site Talk thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7941...

  1. http://www.restaurant.com/ has an 80% off deal where the $25 certificates are only $2 good through July 13. The discount code is BBQ.

    There are some that are just cheap but some that are decent chow worthy.

    I recently used these for:
    Oohs and Aahs,
    El Manantial,

    1. Today's Living Social deal is for AGAINN - $30 for $60.

      1099 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

      1. I'm a big fan of restaurant.com too. I'm in the Baltimore area, but some I've enjoyed:

        Red maple
        Jasa Kabob
        The Reserve
        Ban Thai
        Pho #1 Catonsville
        Egyptian Pizza (like the falafel and the grape leaves)
        Cazbar (kofta is awesome)
        Greektown Grill (gyros and pizza)
        Fieldhouse (standard bar food)
        Lumbini, though the buffet is an even better deal
        Todd Conner's ( I had fresh, delicious food here, and friendly service, then what I think was an anaplyactic reaction to the food but could have been something else. I have no idea what to think.)
        La Tavola, though it didn't end up being very cheap. Most edible Italian food in Little Italy, in my opinion.

        Would love to hear about other experiences.

        1. Today's Capitol Deal is Darlington House - $15 for $30 worth of food & drink.

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          1. Today's Groupon - $19 for $40 worth of food at Portalli's in Ellicott City.

            1. Today's Bloomspot deal is for a pre-fix meal at Mala Tang for two people...$38.

              1. KGB Deals has 50% off at Bistro D'Oc


                Bistro D'Oc
                518 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

                1. CEE FINE THAI DINING. I love the place.

                  CEE's coupon on Restaurant.com is a GREAT offer but it's one of the few disclaimers that says "present coupon when ordering".

                  If the want to see the coupon when I order, does that mean the food portion or quality will be reduced?

                  Or am I too skeptical for my own good? Thanks

                  3 Replies
                  1. re: JEDIKNIGHT

                    I've ignored that disclaimer tons of times for that very reason and given the coupon at the end. So far, no one has refused to take it.

                    1. re: jvanderh

                      for 6 days, the deal is :$1 for $7 of food at
                      4215 Fairfax Drive
                      Arlington, VA 22203
                      (703) 647-9191

                      1. re: MoCoMe

                        DC- Summer Deals

                        Finn & Porter Restaurants
                        The perfect date deal! Purchase two dinner entrees and receive a free bottle of wine. This offer is available between 5:30-7:30 daily; patrons must mention the DC Eats promotion.

                        DC Metro Chocolate Tours
                        Sample a wide array of sumptuous, expertly-guided chocolate experiences. The perfect blend of history and trivia, combined with a range of simply amazing chocolates. No matter how much you already love chocolate, you’ll appreciate it even more after this unique experience. Enjoy your own chocolate tour at 10% off when you mention or enter the code DCEATS.

                        DC Coast
                        Throughout the summer, patrons can enjoy half priced bar food everyday from 3-6 pm. We recommend the Chinese Style Smoked Lobster and the K Street martini… the perfect ending to a hot summer day.

                        Pavilion Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/ Bethesda
                        To keep the party going, patrons of the Pavilion Bar can enjoy an extended happy hour throughout the months of June and July. Also, all appetizers on the happy hour menu are buy one, get one free!

                        J&G Steakhouse
                        This Washington staple has created its own summer treat titled“Sips & Bites.” This meal features petit portions of J&G signature dishes paired with a taste of exceptional wines. Perfect for those who want to sample on a budget. Enjoy Sips & Bites Mon- Fri from 5-7pm at the J&G Wine Bar.

                        Casa Nonna
                        This Dupont hot spot boasts great happy hour prices throughout the summer, including $5 drinks starting at 5 pm. We recommend the crisply refreshing “Ginny Hendricks,” made with lime granita, Hendricks Gin, muddled limes & cucumbers. Enjoy this offer weekdays from 5-6:30pm.

                        Mie N Yu
                        If you crave something a little more exotic—but still wallet friendly— try Mie N Yu’s dinner menu for 20% off. Chefs from the popular Georgetown restaurant highlight dishes and techniques from Far East Asia, the Spice Islands, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean. The 20% off menu applies to dining room only dinner menu items Sunday through Thursday.

                        Adour at the St. Regis, Washington, DC
                        Grab a bite at Adour of the St. Regis and you’ll know exactly why it’s constantly ranked one of the top restaurants in DC. Now through August they are offering aperitif and savory plate pairings starting at $7 daily from 4-7pm. Ici

                        Urban Bistro
                        Executive Chef Olivier Perret of Ici Urban Bistro describes his cuisine as "French in fundamentals, fun on the plate.” Try delightful savory dishes and treat yourself to a scrumptious dessert such as the Tarte Tatin—an upside apple tart, green apple foam and caramel sauce.

                        Café Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel:
                        Sip on the Classic Dupont Martini at this highly popular indoor/ outdoor bar and restaurant. This French inspired setting features a daily happy hour with $6 specialty cocktails from 4-6 pm.

                        Smith & Wollensky
                        Take a break from the heat of the dog days and enjoy Smith & Wollensky’s Lobster Salad with spinach, arugula, mango, bacon, avocado aioli & crispy tortilla hay. Patrons can also enjoy happy hour every Monday-Friday from 4-7pm featuring domestic & imported beers for $4.

                        Exclusive to the DC Eats promotion, CityZen guest will receive a complimentary order of their celebrated Hush Puppies per reservation with lunch or dinner. Guests need to make advance reservations in the restaurant by calling 202-787-6140 or reserve via Opentable.com and refer to the 'DC Eats promotion' to redeem the offer.

                        Art and Soul DC at the Liaison Capitol Hill
                        A DC Summer favorite, Crab & Beer Wednesdays, returns to Art and Soul June 22. Each Wednesday throughout the summer enjoy a Cajun Style Louisiana Crab Boil, served with potatoes, corn on the cob, smoked sausage, and lemon-tarragon aioli for only $40 per person. The feast price also includes one beer.

                        Tonic at Quigley's Pharmacy
                        One of the best happy hours in DC, Tonic offers $4 tater tots, $7.95 beer cheese nachos, $7.95 big dipper and $.64 cent wings, as well as 1/2 price drafts, $5 house wines and $4 rail drinks. Enjoy these treats Monday-Friday from 4-7 pm.

                        Morrison-Clark Inn
                        This historic inn features the perfect outdoor patio to accommodate groups large and small. The space coupled with great happy hour specials such as half off wine and beer on Fridays makes for the perfect summer evening.

                        Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.
                        The only place you can meet all 44 American presidents! Present your receipt from any D.C. restaurant to Madame Tussauds and save $5.00 on admission. Available June 15 - September 30. Up to 6 people per receipt. Aria Trattoria
                        Endless hours of happiness are yours to be had on downtown DC's largest outdoor patio. Daily drink and food specials are available, but we recommend any one of their fabulous pizzas. This hot spot also features live music Wednesday through Friday.

                        Morton's The Steakhouse – Georgetown
                        If classic DC is more your style, enjoy steak and seafood for two at Morton’s The Steakhouse. Refuel during Morton’s ‘Power Hour’ and you’ll find beer and bar bites starting at $5, available until 6:30 pm daily. Shakespeare Theatre Company
                        Spend a night in Venice with The Shakespeare Theatre Company! Patrons receive a savings of 30% on premium seats and a complimentary drink ticket for Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday evening performances of The Merchant of Venice. Call 202.547.1122 and give code DDMV to order tickets!

                        14K Restaurant and Lounge
                        Enjoy fantastic contemporary cuisine right on McPherson Square at 14K. Try one of our favorite summer dishes: sea scallops with asparagus, fingerling potatoes and a maltaise sauce. Also, experience “Confessions of a Bartender” – an amazing specialty cocktail menu serving the best in classic drinks.

                        Hotel Palomar Washington DC
                        Famished after a long day of work? Head over to Urbana at Hotel Palomar for the Market Pizza which changes seasonally with the Dupont Circle Market. As the summer heats up, cool off after work Monday through Friday from 4-7 pm with a refreshing

                        Mention DC Eats and receive $10 off any food tour for the summer. Belga Café
                        For some relaxing outdoor dining try Belga Café. This DC original offers Belgian food and beers, and is the perfect space to enjoy a little bit of “Brussels on the Hill” with their open kitchen and sidewalk café. Belga Café also offers happy hour prices weekdays from 4pm-6pm.

                        Avenue Café & Lounge at Holiday Inn Central
                        If you’re up for a night of sophisticated wine swirling then try the Wine Dinner at Avenue

                        Café & Lounge, Friday June 24th, 2011 at 6:30 PM featuring the wines of Robert Mondavi for only $55 per guest.

                        CityZen Restaurant
                        1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024

                        Mie N Yu
                        3125 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

                        Smith & Wollensky
                        1112 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

                        DC Coast Restaurant
                        1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

                        Far East Restaurant
                        5920 Martin Luther King Jr Hwy, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

                        Finn & Porter
                        5000 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA 22311

                        Holiday Inn
                        2004 Greenspring Dr, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093

                        Art and Soul
                        415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001

                        Aria Trattoria
                        1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

                        Ici Urban Bistro
                        806 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

                        Morrison-Clark Restaurant
                        1015 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

                        J&G Steakhouse
                        515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

                  2. Today's Groupon is for Againn on NY Ave ($30 for $60 worth of food)

                    1. In my opinion It is very rare to find a restaurant deal worth trying. Unless I really want to try something new saving $25 on a $50 only gets me a fraction of the way towards paying my bill. I drink and therefore dinner can be much more expensive and saving $25 on a restaurant that may stink isn't worth it. Savour is awesome it was once called Village Vines and for a $10 service charge you get 30% off your entire bill.

                      Other deals I like are for 1/2 priced wine which many DC restaurants offer, but I can not find a good list if anyone knows of one floating around.

                      4 Replies
                      1. re: Bigcitywine

                        My problem is just the opposite. I don't drink (at least I don't drink at restaurant prices), I'm a single diner, and I no longer enjoy stuffing myself. Even at a nice restaurant, I'd have trouble spending $50, so pre-paying $25 isn't of much help.

                        It's getting harder and harder to find a good $5 lunch. Why aren't there any coupons for that? ;)

                        1. re: MikeR

                          $5?! It's hard to find a $10 lunch.

                          1. re: MikeR

                            or find a friend to dine with.
                            and there are "instant" groupons/living social deals that are perfect for lunches - $6 for $10 at whatever place. There are many of them all over the area, just have to look at the instant section.

                          2. Today's Groupon is for the newly renovated Carmello's Italian Restaurant in old town Manassas.


                            1. Today's Living Social deal is for Kushi - $30 for $60.

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