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content Aug 3, 2012 07:10 AM

Minado used to offer the birthday person (with proof via license) a free future meal when they came with a rather sizeable party.

Bugaboo Creek (RIP to the Watertown location, loved their Prime Rib) would send out a moose head puppet and a free dessert for a birthday celebration.

If you're on the email list or a member of their card club, you will receive a coupon for a free dessert at Finale Desserterie & Bakery, a free small sundae at JP Licks, a free meal at Not Your Average Joe's.

At the Texas Roadhouse they bring over a saddle for the birthday person to sit on and sing to them.

Salts in Cambridge will decorate your table and garnish your purchased dessert if you let them know ahead of time that you're celebrating.

What other spots will do something special for a birthday? And do you need to go the actual day, or just be out celebrating, or sign up ahead of time?


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    mvi Aug 4, 2012 12:58 PM

    If you have a Boloco card that you have registered, you get a free birthday burrito. Haru Sushi will send you a $20 gift certificate if you register on their site.

    1. hotoynoodle Aug 4, 2012 10:07 AM

      steakhouse chains, like morton's, capital and smith & wollensky, give free dessert. morton's also does personalized menus and a free matted photo.

      1. Prav Aug 3, 2012 07:28 PM

        Bisuteki in Cambridge, the free teppanyaki place, does a free bday meal (if you come with others).

        1. L2k Aug 3, 2012 11:57 AM

          I went to Google a place that I know does this, and came up with this:


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            Pia Aug 3, 2012 01:11 PM

            (I thought I remembered posting something like this before...)

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              content Aug 6, 2012 07:49 AM

              Well, I tried signing up for the email list at Elephant & Castle, but there was no spot to enter my birth month or anything... could it be that they've stopped with the birthday promo?

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              frond Aug 3, 2012 11:18 AM

              Not Your Average Joe's sends one a coupon for a free birthday entree if one signs up for their email club.

              1. Pia Aug 3, 2012 10:35 AM

                Craigie on Main used to send a postcard for a free dessert and a special gift (when I went once it was a little jar of herbes de provence) -- not sure if they still do, it's been a while. You have to be on their mailing list.

                Also, there's this place in Waltham called John Brewer's Tavern (sports bar/karaoke with restaurant area, family-friendly comfort food place) that used to send a birthday coupon, I think it was buy one entree, get one free? Again, it's been a while.

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                1. re: Pia
                  Parsnipity Aug 3, 2012 05:51 PM

                  I got a jar of vanilla sugar from Craigie once a few years back as well as a glass of champagne.

                2. MC Slim JB Aug 3, 2012 08:54 AM

                  Didn't Brigham's, or was it Friendly's, used to do something like this? I immediately thought of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIlxZTKOP5g


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                    ScotchandSirloin Aug 3, 2012 07:20 AM

                    Helpful since it's my birthday today. Too bad L'Espailer is not offering a free birthday dinner.

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                      content Aug 3, 2012 08:26 AM

                      Happy Birthday ScotchandSirloin!

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                        ScotchandSirloin Aug 3, 2012 10:00 AM


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