Restaurants in Connecticut

$29 for $50 worth of Farm-to-Table Tapas at Oak Haven Table & Bar

Oak Haven Table & Bar

New Haven

Farm-to-table gastropub whets appetites with oak board filled with cheeses and cured meats and other tapas-sized dishes

$50 $29

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$35 for a $50 Gift Card for Italian Cuisine at Vito's By the Water. Two Locations Available.

Vito's by the Water

Multiple Locations

Views of a tranquil lake complement traditional Italian dishes cooked according to family recipes

$50 $34

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Japanese Cuisine at Shiki Hibachi & Sushi (Up to 50% Off)

Shiki Hibachi & Sushi

Stamford

Soft shell crab and lobster tempura are fashioned into sushi rolls; filet mignon and lobster are seared hibachi-style at tableside grills

$30 $16

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Tasting Menu or Dinner at Zagat-Rated La Crémaillère Restaurant (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

La Crémaillère Restaurant

Bedford/Banksville

Enjoy the autumn tasting menu of French Country cuisine with traditional European influences, including vegetarian options

$170 $85

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$22 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian-American Food at Whiskey River Tavern ($40 Value)

Whiskey River Tavern

Waterford

Pub serves up fried ravioli, fish 'n' chips, meatball subs, and a slate of pizzas

$20 $10

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Barbecue and Seafood for Two or a Take-Out Football Feast at BJ Ryan's BANC House (Up to 44% Off)

BJ Ryans's Banc House

Central Norwalk

Smokehouse-barbecue and fresh-seafood menu unites Southern recipes with coastal eats, such as lobster rolls, pulled pork, and dungeness crab

$50 $28

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Wood-Fired Pizza and Iron-Skillet Pasta from Red Tomato Pizza (Up to 54% Off). Six Options Available.

Red Tomato Artisanal Pizza

East Norwich

Wood-fired margherita pizza made with fresh mozarella and extra virgin olive oil; pastas cooked in an iron skillet; sangria and dessert

$54 $25

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Three Italian Meals or Two Meatball and Pasta Specials at Mima’s Meatballs and More (Up to 50% Off)

Mima's Meatballs and More

Danbury

Dine on classic or veggie meatballs atop pasta with a choice of six sauces or fried pizza fritte in a casual Italian cafe

$10 $5

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$16 for $30 Worth of Pizza, Grinders, and Calzones at Luna Pizza in West Hartford

Luna Pizza

West Hartford

Marble-top tables fill with calzones, grinders & oven-baked pizzas prepared with fresh, locally sourced toppings

$30 $16

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Italian Food at San Gennaro Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza & Ristorante (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

San Gennaro Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza & Ristorante

Bristol

Chefs hand toss pizza dough before topping it with italian meats, veggies, and cheese and baking it to bubbly perfection in wood-fired oven

$30 $16

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Upscale Pub Meal with Drinks for Two or Four at The Outer Space (Up to 43% Off)

The Outer Space

Hamden

Groups of two or four enjoy fare from an upscale pub menu alongside a large selection of craft beers

$60 $35

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Burgers, Salads, and Shakes, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Any Day at Flipside Burgers & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Flipside Burgers & Bar

Fairfield

Thousands of burger combinations, specialty sandwiches and salads make up a menu complemented by cocktails and sodas from full-service bar

$20 $10

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Homestyle Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Savin Rock Roasting Company (Up to 45% Off)

Savin Rock Roasting Company

West Haven

Hand-cut steaks from certified Choice Midwest beef; kitchen staff roasts seasoned corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, and turkey overnight

$93.85 $56

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four or Mexican Lunch for Two at Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant

New Milford

Mexican menu includes black-bean, tortilla, and chicken soup as well as classic burritos, tacos, chimichangas, flautas, and enchiladas

$48.85 $29

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Dinner or Brunch at Station House Wine Bar and Grill (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Station House Wine Bar and Grill

Stratford Train Station

Linguini and clams, cheese ravioli, and New York strip steak sandwich

$41.90 $26

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$27 for a $40 Gift Card for Creole and Cajun Cuisine at Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge

Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge

Middletown

Honey-glazed fried chicken, Cajun crawfish pasta, pan-seared pork chops topped with apple-mango chutney, and Louisiana fried catfish

$40 $27

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream and Food at S&S Sweet Treats ($30 Value)

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie; menu also includes soups and sandwiches

$10 $6

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Dueling-Piano Show with Cover, Appetizers, and Wine or Beer for Two or Four at Marisa's Ristorante (50% Off)

Marisa's Ristorante

Trumbull

Every Friday night at 7 p.m., rock and roll pianists battle it out with a bit of comedy at upscale casual restaurant; song requests accepted

$40 $20

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Italian-American Meal for Two or Four at Jesse Camille's Restaurant (Up to 41% Off)

Jesse Camille's Restaurant

Naugatuck

On covered patio, beside fire, or at cozy sports bar, diners feast on thick, juicy burgers and pappardelle bolognese to satisfy hunger

$66 $39

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Italian Cuisine for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or More at Cafe Mangia (Up to 60% Off)

Cafe Mangia

Colchester

Saucy pastas, tender steaks, and Italian dishes alight on granite tabletops inside or on wraparound porch

$20 $8

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Barbecue Dinner and Drinks for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Bobby Q’s (Up to 47% Off)

Bobby Q's Bodacious BBQ & Grill

Westport

Eatery known for pit-smoked barbecue and award-winning sauces celebrates its 10th year in business

$72.99 $39

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Hibachi Fare at Yume Hibachi Steak & Sushi in Unionville (Up to 45% Off)

Yume Hibachi Steak & Sushi

Unionville

Plumes of fire erupt as showboating hibachi chefs put on a sizzling spectacle, cooking filet mignon, shrimp, lobster & Teppanyaki veggies

$40 $22

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$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Two or More at Lena's Restaurant

Lena's Restaurant & Banquet

South Windsor

Flowing red curtains and vintage hanging lights set the tone for brick-oven pizzas, mussels, hearty pastas, and veal sautéed in wine

$30 $17

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Asian Cuisine at Moca Sushi (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Moca Sushi

North Haven

Menu includes snow crab salad, philadelphia rolls, tofu teriyaki, pad thai, hibachi steak, chicken curry, and seafood pineapple fried rice

$30 $16

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Italian Food for Two, Valid Friday–Saturday or Sunday–Thursday at Quattro's Italian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Quattro's Italian Restaurant

Guilford

French- and Spanish-influenced Northern Italian cuisine including pasta, seafood, and vegetarian dishes

$40 $25

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$16 for $30 Worth of American Food and Ice Cream at The Summer House

The Summer House

Southwick

Year-round shop with up to 24 ice-cream flavors and classic food such as grilled-cheese sandwiches, BLTs, burgers, hot dogs, soup, and fries

$30 $16

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$10 for $24 Worth of Italian Sandwiches, Pizza, and Deli Food at Saldamarco’s Deli

Saldamarco's Deli

Clinton

Italian sandwiches are layered with fresh deli meats and cheeses, plus favorites such as chicken parm, sausage and peppers, and meatballs.

$24 $10

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Caribbean Food at Tata's Restaurant for Two, Four, or More (50% Off)

Tata's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

The chef can coat black tiger shrimp with a garlic butter sauce, and deep-fry pork medallions infused with garlic and herbs

$24 $12

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Stir-Fry Dinner for Two or Four at Gobi Mongolian Grill (Up to 44% Off)

Gobi Mongolian Grill

Southington

Customize bowls with meats, seafood, noodles, and veggies before ladling in sauces and handing them to chefs to cook on the grill

$31.90 $19.50

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Italian American Food for Lunch or Dinner at East Street Eatery (50% Off)

East Street Eatery

Wolcott

Italian American staples including New York strip steak, Angus burgers topped with cheese, and pasta tossed with chicken or seafood

$30 $15

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Farm-to-Table Meal for Two or Four at Red Clover Cafe at The All-American Valley General Store (Up to 68% Off)

Red Clover Cafe at The All-American Valley General Store

Seymour

Every dish at the cafe has roots around the farm or with producers around the state, enhancing traditional and modern dishes

$37.90 $13

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Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Tony Z's Apizza (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Tony Z's Apizza

Tony Z's Pizza

Dozens of varieties of New Haven–style brick-oven pizza with specialty toppings such as breaded chicken and fresh clams

$30 $14

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New Latin Cuisine at Ola Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ola Restaurant

Orange

New York Times–praised restaurant serves modern Latin small plates, steaks, and seafood alongside tropical drinks

$50 $25

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$20 for $30 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Billy Tee's. Two Options Available.

Billy Tee's

Cromwell

12-acre entertainment facility boasts mini golf, driving range, batting cages, and pub that slings wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and beer

$30 $20

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Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four or Takeout at Blackstones Steakhouse (Up to 50% Off)

Blackstones Steakhouse

Greenwich

Prix fixe dinner with choice of prime, dry-aged steaks or fresh seafood, as well as appetizers, dessert, and wine in an elegant steakhouse

$190 $100

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New American Dinner for Two or Four at New Harvest Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

New Harvest Restaurant

Beacon Falls

Diners can partake of an eclectic menu of palatable dishes, ranging from ceviche to pan-seared duck breast

$30 $16

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Seafood and Steak Dinner for Two or Four at The Tributary Restaurant in Winsted (Up to 45% Off)

The Tributary

Winsted

Amid wood-paneled walls & old-time photographs, waiters ferry fresh clam & mussel starters to tables along with veal, pasta & filet mignon

$68.80 $39

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Surf 'n' Turf at Front Street Station (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Front Street Station

Greenport

Stuffed shrimp scampi, lobster, filet mignon, bone-in ribeye, gourmet burgers, broiled stuffed flounder, and shrimp and scallop provencale

$50 $25

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$12 for $24 or $24 for $48 Worth of Caribbean and Asian Fare at Metric Bar and Grill in Bridgeport

Metric Bar and Grill

Downtown

Chic restaurant crafts eclectic Asian- and Caribbean-inspired cuisine & specializes in corporate catering

$24 $12

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16-Course Sushi Dinner with Sake Pairings for Two at Miya's Sushi (Up to 55% Off)

Miya's Sushi

Chapel West District of New Haven

16-course dinner with sake pairings at innovative restaurant lauded for sustainable sushi

$174 $79

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$35 for a $50 Gift Card for BBQ and Cajun Food at Black-eyed Sally's

Black-Eyed Sally's

Downtown Hartford

BBQ and Cajun cuisine such as pulled pork, blackened catfish, jambalaya, and ribs in southern juke joint atmosphere with live blues music

$50 $35

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Diner Breakfast for Two or Breakfast or Lunch for Four at Betty Ann's Kitchen (Up to 35% Off)

Betty Ann's Kitchen

Stamford

Diner dishes out food such as french toast, pancakes, egg sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, onion rings, and pizza

$20 $14

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Prix Fixe Dinner with Beer Pairings or a Large Pizza with Beers for Two at Pies and Pints (Up to 61% Off)

Pies and Pints

Waterbury

Monthly prix fixe beer dinners pair four courses with craft brews

$120 $60

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Diner Food at The Original Yeeros at Merritview (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

The Original Yeeros at Merritview

Norwalk

Specialties include gyros, souvlaki, falafel, wraps, philly cheese steak, hamburgers , heart attack sandwich, and breakfast burritos

$20 $12

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Wings or Burgers with Draft Beers for Two, Four, or Six at Coyote Maverick (Up to 73% Off)

Coyote Maverick

Danbury

Dig into jumbo wings or burgers topped with fried onions, chili, or mushrooms; draft beers from breweries including Shocktop and Lost Sailor

$35.98 $12

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French Lunch or Crepe-Cart or Café Rental from La Petite France (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

La Petite France

West Hartford

Pastries, breads, and croque monsieurs prepared by French husband-wife team; portable crêpe cart for parties of 20; rent café for party

$20 $10

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Gourmet Sandwiches with Drinks for Two or Four at Johnny Prete's Deli A-Go-Go (50% Off)

Johnny Prete's Deli A-Go-Go

Hamden

Sandwiches include specialty steak and cheese flatbreads and shrimp po-boys as well as classic deli options such as roast beef

$20 $10

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New Latin Cuisine at Ola Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ola Restaurant

Fairfield

New York Times–praised restaurant serves modern Latin small plates, steaks, and seafood alongside tropical drinks

$50 $25

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Sandwiches and Wraps at Zach's Deli (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Zach's Deli

Post Road South

Deli sandwiches, wraps, and salads as well as coffee and pastrami and Swiss panini on rye

$10 $4.50

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American Food and Drinks at Marnick's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Marnick's Restaurant

Stratford

Daily specials include hamburgers, salads, wraps, and lobster rolls served in an eatery with sweeping views of the beach; open 7 days a week

$20 $10

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Asian Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Mikado (Up to 50% Off)

Mikado

Middletown

Traditional Japanese sushi, spicy Thai dishes, and other flavors from across Asia

$30 $16

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Hibachi, Sushi, or Asian Cuisine for Two at OKI Asian Bistro (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

OKI Asian Bistro

Vernon

Menu of Asian cuisine presents choices of sushi, hibachi entrees, rice and noodles, and Thai

$60 $35

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Italian and Greek Food at 4 Brothers Pizza & Mediterranean Restaurants (50% Off). Two Options Available.

4 Brothers Pizza & Mediterranean Restaurant

Westport

Four brothers and their Mom fashion Italian pizzas and pastas, as well as classic Greek appetizers and entrees

$10 $5

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$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine for Two at River's Edge Bistro

River's Edge Bistro

Unionville

Eatery serves Mediterranean cuisine such as halal meat, kebob and lamb entrees, falafel, gyros, moussaka, and Mediterranean pies and salad

$30 $15

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java ($24 Value)

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

Cappuccinos, espressos, and other coffee drinks match with breakfast sandwiches and pastries in cafe that celebrates local art and music

$6 $3

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Italian Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four with Wine at Nino's Restaurant (Up to 48% Off)

Nino's Restaurant

Lewisboro

Start off with an appetizer, such as clams casino, before a soup/salad and entrees such as new york steak or veal; bottle of wine included

$105.65 $55

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$12 for $25 Worth of Sports Bar Cuisine at Doc's Bar & Grill

Doc's Bar & Grill

Clinton

Bar and grill dishes out flatbread pizza, wings, irish nachos, buffalo chicken spring rolls, and burgers

$25 $12

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Steamed Cheeseburgers for Two or Four with Chips, Cookies, and Canned Drinks at Burg'r Tend'r (Up to 48% Off)

Burgr Tendr

Wallingford

Cheeseburgers with toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, ketchup, and mustard

$21 $11

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$11 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Aziago’s Restaurant

Aziago's Restaurant

Southington

Housemade meatballs and signature sauces highlight traditional Italian dishes such as linguine with meatballs

$30 $11

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Upscale American Dinner or Sunday Brunch for Two or Four at J House Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

J House Restaurant

Riverside

Local ingredients—including grass-fed beef & house-smoked salmon—anchor a creative American menu; chance to win $250 dinner on Facebook page

$60 $34

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Upscale American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sweet Pea’s Restaurant in Riverton (Up to 52% Off)

Sweet Pea’s

Sweet Pea's

Chefs prepare ginger-soy-glazed salmon and oven-roasted lamb in Victorian homestead amid antiques

$40 $20

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$12 for Two Vouchers, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Classic American Breakfast or Lunch at The Tea Kettle ($20 Value)

The Tea Kettle Restaurant

Old Saybrook

Scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, chicken sandwiches on kaiser rolls, black-bean-beef chili, and caribbean chicken wings

$10 $6

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$49 for Tapas for Two with Sangria or Wine at Taberna Restaurant (Up to $84 Value). Two Options Available.

Taberna Restaurant

Brooklawn - St. Vincent

Share contemporary Italian and Spanish tapas such as empanadas and Serrano ham in an elegant dining room or on the patio

$84 $49

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Sushi and Japanese Food at Sushi Mizu (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Mizu

New Haven

Sushi made with fluke, crabmeat, and mango served alongside Japanese classics, such as seaweed salads and beef teriyaki

$25 $12.50

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$35 for a $50 Gift Card for Dinner at Dish Bar & Grill

Dish Bar & Gril

Downtown Hartford

Entrees such as ahi tuna prepped three ways, lamb meatloaf, and pan-fried lobster schnitzel, plus steaks and seafood a la carte

$50 $35

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Two or Four 12-Inch One-Topping Pizzas and Beers at Fiddler's Pub (Up to 45% Off)

Fiddler's Pub

Shippan

Beer at this classic neighborhood bar pairs with pizzas topped with broccoli, anchovies, sausage, peppers, or meatballs

$37.90 $22

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Tapas and Sangria Sunday–Thursday, or Friday or Saturday at Paella Tapas Wine Bar & Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Paella Tapas Wine Bar & Restaurant

Norwalk

A cool pitcher of sangria complements three tapas, such as Maryland crab cakes, baked goat cheese, or a platter of Spanish cheeses

$73 $39

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Japanese Cuisine at Koo (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

KOO

Danbury

Chefs chop, flip, and grill veggies and meats for hibachi meals and craft noodle, sushi, and teriyaki dishes

$30 $9

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$15 for $30 Worth of Organic, Fair Trade Coffee, and Locally Made Ice Cream

Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

Organic and fair-trade coffee, which can be topped with vegan-friendly syrup, pairs with ice cream from a local supplier

$30 $15

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Five-Visit Punch Card with $8 Toward Burgers, Chili, and Mac 'n' Cheese Each Visit at ChiliBomb (48% Off)

Chili Bomb

Fairfield

Fresh, handmade burgers pair with hand-cut fries made from a secret 11-step recipe; loaded gluten-free chili & three-cheese mac from scratch

$40 $21

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Spanish, Mediterranean, and French Tapas Dinner or Breakfast or Lunch for Two or More People at Village Bistro (40% Off)

Village Bistro

Milford

Omelets, wraps, and panini sandwiches give way to a tapas-style dinner menu with dishes such as pork empanadas and hummus with pita bread

$50 $30

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New American Cuisine at Juniper's Restaurant (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Juniper's Restaurant

Middlebury

Restaurant with live music dishes out penne ala vodka, barbecue pork ribs, fried seafood platters, Angus burgers, and fresh crab salads

$45 $23

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for a Taco Meal at Eats of Bolton ($24 Total Value)

Eats of Bolton

Bolton

Head chef with international experience dishes out tacos with fillings like mahi-mahi, tofu, and pork carnita along with sides and a drink

$12 $5

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Dinner or Brunch for Two or Four at Bistro B at The Westport Inn (Up to 53% Off). Six Options Available.

Bistro B at The Westport Inn

Westport

Bistro and wine bar tucked inside historic inn serves up new American food for breakfast and dinner

$72 $36

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Sushi and Teriyaki Dishes for Dinner for Two or Four at Mikado Asian Bistro in Canton (Up to 50% Off)

Mikado Asian Bistro

Canton

Color Dragon rolls stuffed with shrimp tempura and sprouts; sea eel sashimi; sizzling shrimp teriyaki

$30 $16

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Breakfast and Lunch Food at Dom's Broad Street Eatery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Dom's Broad Street Eatery

Windsor

This classic American diner serves up tasty twists on tradition including meatloaf-stuffed omelets and apple fritter french toast

$10 $5

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Vietnamese Cuisine at Pho Ethan (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Pho Ethan

Wallingford

Vietnamese restaurant dishes out spring rolls, seafood yellow noodle soup, beef pho, fried calamari, and spicy stir-fry chicken

$25 $14

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Italian Food for Takeout or Delivery or a Lunch for Two at Bella Nonna Restaurant and Pizzeria (Up to 49% Off)

Bella Nonna Restaurant and Pizzeria

Greenwich

Italian classics ranging from pasta tossed in fresh-made sauces to fire-kissed pizzas and house-made desserts

$20 $12

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$18 for $40 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine and Drinks at Red Hen

Red Hen

Old Saybrook Center

Roasted Atlantic cod with bisque, Portuguese Fisherman’s Stew, and an array of eclectic tapas

$40 $18

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Upon entering Tuscany Ristorante, guests are greeted by the sweeping country landscapes that pepper the bright-yellow walls, evoking summers spent under the Tuscan sun, sipping wine and dancing the tarantella until the INS showed up. The warm interiors paired with crisp white linens and hardwood floors infuse the restaurant with a casual elegance to match its classic, flavorful fare. The chefs whip up rich Tuscan dishes, including hearty pasta; prime, dry-aged steaks; and decadent housemade desserts. Pasta and risotto entrees showcase carb sculptures such as the rich rigatoni boccelli, which, like any marble statue, comes doused in pancetta and light vodka sauce. As guests dine, they can indulge in a bottle of wine plucked from the floor-to-ceiling wine rack that lines the walls with rustic wood planks and elegantly displays hundreds of bottles.

1084 Madison Ave
Bridgeport,
CT
US

As the heir apparent to three generations of cooks, Rose Foote’s decision to follow in their footsteps was no surprise. Her journey started when she worked at her parent’s restaurant at the age of 9, and it continued in 1995 with her catering service, and, eventually, a culinary tour throughout Tuscany. All of these influences can be found in her inventive breakfast, lunch, and brunch menus at Bella’s Café—Rose describes the resulting theme as “European roots with contemporary flair.” An illustrative example is the eggplant ciabatta, a unity of grilled eggplant, fire-roasted red peppers, gooey melted mozzarella, and spicy arrabbiatta sauce.

The food isn’t the only aspect of Bella’s Café that blends a classic European aesthetic with contemporary influences—the décor adheres to that theme. Burnt yellow hues give the walls a rustic look, and framed prints and paintings remind guests that they don’t have to sculpt their French toast into a bust of Napoleon playing with his food to see beautiful art.

896 Whalley Ave
New Haven,
CT
US

Golden-fried clam strips, fantail shrimp, and bay scallops anchor the tables at J’s Crabshack (formerly Tinker’s), sending up clouds of steam next to hearty steak and lobster dinners. Founded by chef and scallop fisherman James Tinker more than 20 years ago, J’s Crabshack has grown into a bustling seafood hotspot, where an aquarium teeming with eels and tropical fish overlooks the dining area. The shack’s market counter dishes out freshly snagged raw shrimp and scallops, earning recognition as runner-up for best fish market in Hartford from the Hartford Advocate in 2011. The restaurant’s culinary team, which includes James Tinker II in its ranks, works diligently to serve guests in the ocean-themed catering hall, then sticks around to burp everyone postmeal.

2074 Park St
Hartford,
CT
US

Chef Kausik Roy didn't invent his signature dish after attending culinary school, nor did he do it while he was working at some of the best restaurants in India. In fact, he was only a 9-year-old boy in Mumbai when he took one look at a plate of slimy okra and told his family he refused to eat it until it was crunchy and spicy. Someone took pity on him, sprinkled the okra in green chili, and deep-fried it. To everyone's surprise, they all loved it, and this dish, karrarri bhindi, has been a mainstay of Roy's kitchens.

At his newest restaurant, Tawa Indian Cuisine, there are two distinct dining areas: the more laid-back downstairs, where guests dig into plates of finger food and can get away with wearing mismatched socks, and the fancier, intimate space upstairs, where guests enjoy Indian fusion favorites. These include shrimp, calamari, scallops, and basmati rice flecked with saffron—the Indian version of paella—and coconut-and-pepper shrimp served with a chutney mayo.

211 Summer Street
Stamford,
CT
US

Hailed by none other than the New York Times for eclectic dishes that combine “a homey touch with a dash of originality,” The Pine Social throws a sophisticated spin on traditional American comfort fare. Chandeliers cast a soft glow on tables situated side by side within the tavern-like restaurant and lounge, which anchors its menu on free-range meats, ocean-fresh fish, and locally sourced produce. The kitchen’s homemade sausage and slow-braised beef short ribs are not to be missed, based on their own merits as well as their shared ability to whet palates for the dessert menu’s warm apple spring rolls. Sips of aged scotch and spiked, hot apple cider thaw jaws frozen agape at the tavern’s dark-stained walls, rustic wooden accents, and plush furnishings. Light from high-definition TVs glints off the bar’s full-service spirits station, beside which guests can treat their ears to music that pours forth from live bands on Thursday and Friday nights.

36 Pine St
New Canaan,
CT
US

For a half century, the Fascia family tree has been made of solid chocolate. John and Helen Fascia first began making the treats in 1964, with their three daughters helping out in the family's kitchen. Eventually, the business grew out of the house and today the Fascia's chocolates can be found throughout Connecticut and at their central Waterbury factory. The family still leads the team and continues to make small batches of hand-crafted chocolates as well as other treats?including authentic gelato made on-site.

44 Chase River Road
Waterbury,
CT
US