Restaurants in Connecticut

Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Anchor (Up to 47% Off)

Anchor

Downtown

Food and wine or beer in a low-down, authentic bar listed among Esquire’s Best Bars in America for 2014

$31 $17

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Pub Food at Angry Bull Saloon (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Angry Bull Saloon

Hartford

Crowd-pleasing pub dishes such as California-style fish tacos, burgers topped with barbecue sauce and cheddar, and pulled pork nachos

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Asian Food at Asiana Bistro

Asiana Bistro

Stamford

Thai noodle dishes, bento boxes, and sushi abound on the pan-Asian menu

$30 $15

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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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Prix Fixe Dinner with Beer Pairings or a Large Pizza with Beers for Two at Pies and Pints (Up to 47% Off)

Pies and Pints

Pies and Pints Waterbury

Monthly prix fixe beer dinners pair four courses with craft brews

$120 $78

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Peruvian Cuisine for Two or Four at Fiesta Limena (Up to 46% Off). Five Options Available.

Fiesta Limena

Norwalk

Internationally-influenced Peruvian dishes include ceviche, pepper steak with fried egg, and spiced rotisserie chicken

$25 $15

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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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Office Lunch Sushi Party, Sushi House Party, or $24 for $40 Worth of Sushi from Ichiro Hibachi & Sushi Bar

Ichiro Hibachi & Sushi Bar

West Hartford

Japanese restaurant serves sushi, teriyaki and tempura entrees, bento boxes, soups, and salads or goes to homes and offices for sushi party

$150 $99

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Gourmet Sandwiches with Drinks for Two or Four at Johnny Prete's Deli A-Go-Go (Half 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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Five-Visit Punch Card with $8 Toward Burgers, Chili, and Mac 'n' Cheese Each Visit at ChiliBomb (50% 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 $20

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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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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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Italian and American Cuisine for Breakfast or Dinner at Nolita Ristorante (40% Off)

Nolita Ristorante

Nolita Ristorante

Eatery uses fresh farm-to-table ingredients to create Italian and American cuisine such as fresh housemade pasta and tuna melt paninis

$20 $12

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New American Cuisine at Juniper's Restaurant (Up to 48% 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 $25

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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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$17 for $35 Worth of Progressive American Cuisine for Parties of Two or More at Rooftop120

Rooftop 120

Glastonbury Center

Spend an evening sampling dishes such as oysters in a pineapple and shallot mignonette or steak and frites with chipotle-lime butter

$35 $17

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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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Steaks and Seafood for Dinner or Take-Out at CW's Chops ‘n’ Catch (Up to 46% Off)

CW's Chops ‘n’ Catch

Manchester

Eatery transforms local seafood and produce into contemporary American fare; available for weekday dinner or take-out

$50 $27

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American Dinner for Two or Four at Four Main Street Bar and Grill (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Four Main St. Bar and Grill

Huntington

Chef John Slattery crafts blackened steaks, fried calamari, and other upscale American favorites in a casual eatery nestled in Hidden Hills

$138 $65

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Pompeo's Italian Restaurant (50% Off)

Pompeo's Italian Restaurant

Branford

A menu brimming with Italian classics, from baked ziti to zuppa di clams, await dinner diners along with customizable and specialty pizzas

$30 $15

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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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Diner Food, Valid Monday-Thursday, Any Day of the Week, or for Take Out at Dish N' Dat (40% Off)

Dish N' Dat

Canton

All-day breakfast, beef and veggie burgers, and six varieties of mac and cheese loaded with fixings such as lobster meat or chicken tenders

$20 $12

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$14 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 $14

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$42 for $80 Worth of American Cuisine and Drinks for Dinner or $20 for $ for Brunch

Whitfield's on the Guilford Green

Guilford Center

Whitfield’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque views, overlooking one of New England’s most historic and beautiful town greens

$80 $42

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Carry-Out at The Original Antonio's

The Original Antonio's

Multiple Locations

Thin-crust pies take center-stage dressed in pesto and chicken or clams; other options include house-made ravioli and Tuscan pork chop

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Carry-Out at The Original Antonio's

The Original Antonio's

Multiple Locations

Thin-crust pies take center-stage dressed in pesto and chicken or clams; other options include house-made ravioli and Tuscan pork chop

$20 $12

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$12 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 $12

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Breakfast or Lunch at Dad's Restaurant (Up to 35% Off). Two Options Available.

Dad's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

Restaurant's homey atmosphere invites diners to sit down for homemade belgian waffles, omelets, burgers, and triple-decker club sandwiches

$20 $14

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Big Steve's Grill ($30 Total Value)

Big Steve's Grill

Plainville

Family-owned establishment with patio serves up American favorites such as Angus burgers, house-made chili, and deep-fried Twinkies

$10 $5

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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 54% 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 $19

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$27 for $50 Worth of Upscale Seafood for Parties of Two or More at Go Fish

Go Fish

Mystic

Shoreline restaurant features an innovative seafood menu complemented by a raw bar, a sushi bar, a wine bar, and a coffee bar

$50 $27

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Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Tony Z's Apizza (Up to 50% 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 $15

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Organic and Locally Sourced Cuisine at Organic Planet Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Organic Planet Restaurant

Greenwich

Healthful, tasty meals made with organic and minimally refined ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors

$40 $24

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Pub Dinner at The Cracker Barrel Pub (50% Off)

Cracker Barrel Pub

Tariffville

Classic bar food, including onion straws and 12 oz. new york strip steaks, served in a building dating back to 1870

$40 $20

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New American Dinner for Two or Four at New Harvest Restaurant (Up to 42% 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 $18

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Upscale American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sweet Peas (Up to 48% Off)

Sweet Peas

Riverton

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

$25 $13

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$22 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 $22

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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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$35 for Oak Board with Wine at Oak Haven Table & Bar ($53 Value). Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Oak Haven Table & Bar

East Rock

Farm-to-table gastropub whets appetites with oak board filled with cheeses and cured meats, which is served with wine

$53 $35

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$23 for $40 Worth of Japanese and Korean Cuisine at Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Hartford

Japanese and Korean specialties such as beef bulgogi, fresh sushi, and seafood simmered in tableside hot pots

$40 $23

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Japanese Cuisine at Shiki Hibachi & Sushi (Up to 53% 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 $15

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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 $11

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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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New York-Style Bagels and Coffee Packages at Bruegger's Bagel (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bruegger's Bagel

Danbury

One dozen flavored and plain New York-style bagels with cream cheese with coffee for up to 12, or punch card for 10 medium cups of coffee

$20 $10

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French Lunch or Crepe-Cart or Café Rental from La Petite France (Up to 57% 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 $9

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Italian Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Biscotti's Ristorante (Up to 44% Off)

Biscotti's Ristorante

New Fairfield

House-made sauces top entrees such as chicken parmigiana, clams casino, or Italian classics rich with meat, veggies, and seafood

$40 $24

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Colombian Cuisine at Peroles (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Peroles

West Haven

Colombia native Jaider Osorno combines his culinary acumen with fresh meats and seafood for a taste of traditional Latino cuisine

$20 $12

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Sandwiches and Wraps at Zach's Deli (Up to Half 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 $5.50

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$12.50 for $25 Worth of Brick-Oven Pizza for Two at Randy's Wooster St. Pizza Shop

Randy's Wooster St. Pizza Shop

Manchester

Handcrafted pizzas in more than 30 styles include the infamous 22-inch stuffed Challenger pie that appeared on Man Vs. Food

$25 $12.50

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$5 for $10 Worth of Caf? Sandwiches — Brunello Cafe

Brunello Cafe & Gelato

Branford

Discover what locals are raving about: • $5 for $10 to spend on food • Desserts,crepes, gelato or specialty coffees

$10 $5

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$5 for 30% Off Your Bill for Indian Food at Mumbai Times

Mumbai Times

Westport

Starters of kebabs and tandoor-fired chicken tenders lead into specialties from both northern and southern India

$5 $5

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$18 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 $18

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$12 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink at Red's Tavern

Red's Tavern

South Windsor

This tavern located inside Nomad’s AdventureQuest serves up hearty American cuisine like pan-seared salmon, ribs, and mac and cheese

$20 $12

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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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Mexican Food at Los Mariachis Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Los Mariachis Bar and Grill

Wallingford Center

Menu of Mexican classics, including marinated shrimp and carne asada, served in the cozy dining rooom or on the breezy outdoor patio

$20 $10

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American Food at Club 19 Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Club 19 Restaurant

Hawk's Landing Country Club

Diners can enjoy burgers, wraps, and pasta entrees indoors while watching the large flat-screen TVs, or outdoors on the spacious deck

$30 $15

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$27 for $50 Worth of Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Steak Loft

Steak Loft

Mystic

Grilled to order steaks and fresh seafood have been served inside in a replica farmhouse that boasts a 40-year dining tradition

$50 $27

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One Salad at Greenwich Salad Co. (40% Off)

Greenwich Salad Co.

Greenwich

One regular-size chopped salad with your choice of house-made dressing, four chef-inspired ingredients, and one protein

$10 $6

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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 60% 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 $20

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American Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Bistro B (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Bistro B

Multiple Locations

Upscale eatery creates American bistro cuisine such as local raw oysters, BLT sliders, tuna steak, duck confit, and double-cut pork chops

$72 $36

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Bistro Cuisine for Dine-In or Carryout at Lena's Cafe and Confections (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Lena's Cafe and Confections

Westville

Hearty brunch and lunch dishes range from bananas foster french toast and seafood omelets to buffalo-chicken paninis and half-pound burgers

$20 $11

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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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Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Cafe Madrid Continental (Up to 50% Off)

Cafe Madrid Continental

Norwalk

Sharable tapas include everything from beef empanadas to platters of imported meats and cheeses

$30 $15

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Wings or Burgers with Draft Beers for Two, Four, or Six at Coyote Maverick (Up to 58% 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 $19

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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 $8 Vouchers for Fried Hot Dogs, Hand-Cut Fries, and Shakes

Rawley's Drive Inn

Fairfield

Deep-fried hot dogs from a roadside eatery featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate

$8 $4

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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food at Gaetano's Italian Steakhouse

Gaetano's Italian Steakhouse

Post Road North

Traditional Tuscan cuisine; brick-oven pizzas

$40 $20

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$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Food at India Kitchen

India Kitchen

Manchester

Chefs follow regional Indian recipes and use imported ingredients and clay ovens to compose northern and southern Indian food to enjoy

$30 $17

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Italian Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Wine at Lombardi's (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Lombardi's Tattoria

Georgetown

Italian eatery serves up authentic Italian cuisine such as calamari, squid-ink linguini, wood-fired pizza, and wine by the glass or bottle

$86 $39

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Sushi and Teriyaki Dishes for Dinner for Two or Four at Mikado Asian Bistro in Canton (Up to 53% Off)

Mikado Asian Bistro

Canton

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

$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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Caribbean Food at Tata's Restaurant for Two, Four, or More (46% 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 $13

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$13 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 $13

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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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Sunday Brunch for Two or Four with Bottomless Cocktails at Barnum Publick House (Half Off)

Barnum Publick House

Downtown

Sweet and savory brunch options pair with bottomless brunch cocktails in turn-of-the-century style pub

$56 $28

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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 St
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 gelato.

44 Chase River Road
Waterbury,
CT
US