Restaurants in Connecticut

$21 for Irish Pub Fare for Two at Christy's Irish Pub (Up to $45.98 Value)

Christy's Irish Pub

Downtown

Premiere League Football games and Irish music enhance folksy atmosphere at traditional pub serving fish and chips and shepherd’s pie

$45.98 $21

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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 $33

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Asian Fusion Cuisine at Tengda Asian Bistro (39% Off). Two Locations Available.

Tengda Asian Bistro

Multiple Locations

Award-winning Asian bistro chain fills its menu with sushi, noodle dishes, and grilled entrees in a high-energy atmosphere

$40 $25

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Pizza Party for Six or More, or $30 for $30 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine at Tony Z's Pizza

Tony Z's Pizza

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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New American Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Signatures Restaurant (38% Off)

Signatures Restaurant

Waterbury

Dine on chargrilled steaks and other gourmet dishes in a rustic, romantic setting

$40 $25

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Barbecue and Seafood for Two or a Take-Out Football Feast at BJ Ryan's BANC House (Up to 42% 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 $29

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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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Italian Cuisine at Sinapis Pizzeria and Restaurant (42% Off). Two Options Available.

Sinapis Pizzeria and Restaurant

Brewster

Antipasto platters, specialty pizzas, and family-style portions of rigatoni or gnocchi sautéed with broccoli rabe and white clam sauce

$64.40 $39

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Thai Food at Mae Kong Thai (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Mae Kong Thai

New Britain

Chicken satay served with tangy peanut sauce, tom kha kai soup made with coconut milk and lemongrass, and panang curry with choice of meat

$25 $12.50

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$35 for a $50 Gift Card to Ichiro Hibachi & Sushi Bar

Ichiro Hibachi and Sushi

West Hartford

Japanese restaurant serves sushi, teriyaki and tempura entrees, bento boxes, soups, and salads

$50 $35

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$11 for $22 Worth of Steak — El Condado Grill Restaurant

El Condado Grill Restaurant

Meriden

From the merchant: Enjoy Churrasco Dish with mofongo , salad .Great atmosphere , great taste .

$22 $11

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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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Five-Visit Punch Card with $8 Toward Burgers, Chili, and Mac 'n' Cheese Each Visit at ChiliBomb (58% 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 $17

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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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Italian Meal with Glasses of Wine for Two or Four at Mama Teresa's (Up to 51% Off)

Mama Teresa's

Milford

Classic Italian entrees, such as clams and calamari in a fra diavolo sauce, veal marsala, and gnocchi, pair with glasses of wine

$57 $28

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Pub Fare 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 59% 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 $27

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Italian Cuisine for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or More at Cafe Mangia (Up to 46% Off)

Cafe Mangia

Colchester

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

$20 $12

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American Dinner for Two or Four at Four Main Street Bar and Grill (Up to 59% 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 $57

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Italian Dinner Cuisine for Two at La Luna Ristorante (40% Off). Two Options Available.

La Luna Ristorante

Multiple Locations

Tuscan-inspired dishes include grilled pork loin and mozzarella-stuffed scallops wrapped in prosciutto

$30 $18

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$25 for $40 Worth of Italian Dinner and Drinks at La Vita

La Vita

East Haddam

New Haven–style pizzas and chicken parmigiana served against a backdrop of occasional live music

$40 $25

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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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Mediterranean Sunday-Brunch Buffet for Two or Four at River's Edge Bistro (40% Off)

River's Edge Bistro

Unionville

The eatery serves a Mediterranean and traditional brunch spread

$40 $24

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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 53% Off)

Quattro's Italian Restaurant

Guilford

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

$40 $24

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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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$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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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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$17 for $30 Worth of American Food at Club 19 Restaurant

Club 19 at Hawk's Landing Country Club

Southington

Enjoy burgers, wraps, and pasta entrees while watching large flat-screen TVs

$30 $17

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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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Cafe Food and Drinks for Two or Four or More at Tea with Tracy (Up to 45% Off)

Tea with Tracy

Seymour

More than 180 flavors of tea fill pots alongside fresh-baked scones, tea sandwiches, soup, and award-winning desserts

$20 $12

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$29 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 41-year dining tradition

$50 $29

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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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Five-Visit Punch Card for American Food or Meal for Two at Joey B's Famous Chili Hub (Up to 40% Off)

Joey B's Famous Chili Hub

Cos Cob

Award-winning hot dogs and burgers match with chili, breakfast, and sandwiches at counter-style eatery

$30 $18

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Mexican Cuisine at Senor Panchos (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Senor Panchos

Thomaston

Menu includes ranchera enchiladas, shrimp fajitas, beer-battered fish tacos, vegetarian burritos, huevos rancheros, taco salad, and burgers

$25 $13

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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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Seven-Course Tasting Menu or an Appetizer with Two Drinks at Morgan's at the Interlaken Inn (Up to 41% Off)

Morgan's at the Interlaken Inn

Lakeville

Restaurant’s everchanging selection of New American cuisine features ingredients sourced from local farmers and the kitchen’s garden

$160 $95

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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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Mexican Food and Drinks at Costa Del Sol (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Costa Del Sol

North End

While notes from a mariachi band fill the dining room, patrons dig into steak nachos, scoop up ceviche, and nosh on burritos

$20 $11

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Nuevo Latino Dinner for Two with Tapas and Specialty Drinks at Pacifico (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Pacifico

Downtown

Award-winning cocktails full of tropical fruits, tapas such as blue crab croquettes & entrees such as steak with sweet plaintain fried rice

$94 $55

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$18 for $30 Worth of Contemporary Italian Food for Two or More at Sorella

Sorella

Downtown

Classic and inventive Italian dishes such as Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, handmade pasta, and grilled Spanish octopus

$30 $18

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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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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Crepes and Burgers at Diva La Crêpe ($30 Total Value)

Diva La Crêpe

Watertown

Menu includes honey and butter crepes, bacon cheeseburgers, buffalo chicken sliders, chili hot dogs, wings, and chicken teriyaki crepes

$10 $6

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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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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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$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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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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Burgers, Salads, and Shakes, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Any Day at Flipside Burgers & Bar (Up to 55% 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 $9

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four or Mexican Lunch for Two at Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant (Up to 60% 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 $23

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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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New American Cuisine at Juniper's Restaurant (Up to 64% 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 $18

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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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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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$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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Cheeseburgers for 2 or 4 with Chips, Cookies, & Canned Drinks at American Steamed Cheeseburgers (Up to 67% Off)

American Steamed Cheeseburgers

Wallingford

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

$21 $7

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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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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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$29 for $50 Towards Lunch, Dinner & Drinks 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 $29

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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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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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$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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American Cuisine at Zeke's Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Zeke's Bar and Grill

Bridgeport

Eatery dishes out barbecue chicken flatbreads, create-your-own burgers, double-glazed ribs, wings, and salmon, as well as a salad bar

$10 $6

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$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 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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Diner Breakfast for Two or Breakfast or Lunch for Four at Betty Ann's Kitchen (Up to 50% 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 $11

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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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Dinner for Two at Quartina Trattoria & Vineria (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Quartina Trattoria & Vineria

South Norwalk

House-made pasta paired with fresh seafood, beef, veal, and an extensive wine program in the former Bacchus space

$71.85 $39

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Wings or Burgers with Draft Beers for Two, Four, or Six at Coyote Maverick (Up to 63% 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 $17

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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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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 $3.50

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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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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