Food & Drink in North Medford

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Dinner at Lantana Café

Lantana Cafe

Medford

$30 $15

(50)

Lobster ravioli, veal marsala, grilled sirloin steak, and brick oven pizzas served at cozy neighborhood restaurant

Up to 45% Off at Ocean Sushi

Ocean Sushi

Malden

$30 $17

Wide variety of cooked and uncooked sushi options, plus traditional cooked entrees like chicken teriyaki and beef with soba noodles

Up to 50% Off at Sweet Spot Bakery

Sweet Spot Bakery

Melrose

$20 $11

(21)

Bakers assemble full-size cakes in time for summer celebrations and craft featured desserts with real vanilla, heavy cream, and frosting

Half off Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies and Milkshakes

I Love Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

Up to 63% Off at Diva Indian Bistro

Diva Indian Bistro

Davis Square

$67 $27

Samosas packed with minced lamb and spices precede lamb curry, chicken dosas, dishes baked in clay tandoor oven, and vegetarian entrees

40% Off at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

47% Off at East End Grille

East End Grille

Somerville

$30 $16

(62)

This joint offers locally sourced ingredients to create food like sweet chili shrimp flatbread, barbecue pulled pork, and steak tips

44% Off Italian Food at Cafe Piazza Dolce

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

$40 $25

(33)

Chef presses fresh pastas, hand tosses wood-fired pizza & grills salmon for dinner & serves brunch dishes such as gourmet paninis

42% Off Cambodian and French Cuisine at The Elephant Walk

The Elephant Walk

Porter Square

$50 $29

Amuse your taste buds with a mix of dishes, such as flat-iron steak in red-wine beef jus and peanut-topped chicken sautéed with lemongrass

Up to 52% Off Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India

Passage To India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

(110)

For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

Up to 50% Off at Porto Bello Restaurant

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

The Dinner Detective – Up to 40% Off Murder-Mystery

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

50% Off Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

$30 $15

Menu blends Chinese and Japanese specialties, from black-pepper beef to sushi

Up to 51% Off at José's Mexican Restaurant

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

50% Off Brazilian Barbecue at Midwest Grill

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

(907)

Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

Up to 35% Off Sushi & Asian Fusion at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

$40 $29

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

Up to 51% Off at Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Up to 50% Off at Downeast Cider House

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

Up to 42% Off at Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

$50 $29

The menu includes chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and homemade fettuccine pasta tossed with bolognese sauce, as well as wood-fired pizzas

Up to 40% Off Japanese Ramen & Hot Pot at Shabu & Mein

Shabu & Mein

Cambridge

$25 $15

Tabletop stoves let diners cook their own shabu shabu hot pot meals and ramen or let cooks do the cooking for shumai, gyoza, and ramen

45% Off Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

$10 $5.50

Chile relleno with egg-battered poblano pepper, tacos with hand-made tortillas and cilantro, and deep-fried chimichangas

Up to Half Off Latin Cuisine at Nazca Cafe

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

(3)

Vibrant preparations and hearty portions of cebiche, seafood medleys, roasted pork, and grilled steak

Up to 52% Off Taste of Allston Food Festival 

Taste of Allston

North Allston

$60 $29

Annual festival introduces some of the city's culinary gems as 20+ restaurants mingle with live music and kid-friendly fun

Up to Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante

Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

(101)

Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

Up to 50% Off at Lakeside Bar and Grill

Lakeside Bar and Grill

Wakefield

$10 $5

Omelets and pancakes start the day before chefs craft barbecue chicken sandwiches and fish and chips for dinner

50% Off Four-Course Sunset Dinner at Charles River Bistro

Charles River Bistro

Boston

$150 $75

Enjoy a four course meal of new American cuisine such as pan seared norwegian salmon and native lamb sirloin

40% Off Pub Food at The Red Hat

The Red Hat

West End

$50 $30

(145)

Wings, fish 'n' chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

Fairmont Battery Wharf – $29 Off Tea Service

Fairmont Battery Wharf

North End

$78 $49

Sip tea on a terrace overlooking Boston Harbor while snacking on scones with cream, watermelon, tea sandwiches, and macaroons

54% Off One Dozen Cupcakes at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe

Lulu's Sweet Shoppe

North End

$32.50 $15

Skilled bakers whip up 24 flavors of cupcakes made from scratch with pure, all-natural ingredients

"Bye Bye Liver" – Up to Half Off Comedy

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

(10)
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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Up to 50% Off Baked Goods at swissbäkers

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(40)

Swiss-style baked goods include Berliners, the original pretzel rolls, authentic croissants, Choco Weggli and more.

49% Off Boston Beerathon for Two

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

43% Toward Baked Goods

So Sweet Confections

On Location

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Mediterranean Fare at Cafe Hemshin

Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $3.75

(5)

Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Up to 50% Off at Maekha Thai

Maekha Thai

West Revere

$20 $11

(15)

Eatery dishes out authentic Thai cuisine such as tom yum soup, ginger chicken, basil fried rice, pad thai, and panang curry with scallops

Up to 40% Off Dinner at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

50% Off Italian Food at Volare Revere

Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

Up to Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

(17)

Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

Up to 51% Off Tapas at Mojitos

Mojitos

Downtown

$40 $20

(82)

Dine on small plates of chorizo-stufffed potatoes, baked avocados, and slow-roasted pork sliders

50% Off Italian Fare at Ristorante Pavarotti in Reading

Ristorante Pavarotti

Reading

$40 $20

Veal and seafood simmered in delicate wine sauces served in Italian eatery with large wine list

50% Off at SideBar Food and Spirits

SideBar Food and Spirits

Downtown

$15 $7.50

(158)

Downtown pub with TVs, arcade games, and a jukebox dishes out food such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and brick-oven pizza

50% Off Farm-Fresh Food at Fenmore American Bistro

Fenmore American Bistro

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Chefs create American favorites, such as grilled salmon and pastrami reubens, with local produce and ethically raised meats

Up to 61% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Class or Bartending Class

The Wine Shop of Reading

Reading

$200 $99

The best student-made wine and beer will be sold at local stores

Half Off Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café

Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

(151)

Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

50% Off Ballpark Concessions

Boston Event Specialists Outside of Fenway Park

Intersection of Yawkey Way and Van Ness

$20 $10

Find these food-cart concessions at every home Red Sox game

50% Off Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(92)

Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

50% Off Chocolate Tasting at Gourmet Boutique

Gourmet Boutique

Back Bay

$80 $40

Held on Sundays and Mondays, tastings include nibbles and knowledge about where chocolate is sourced, how it's made, and how to read labels

Up to 46% Off Italian-American Cuisine at Sebastian's on Broadway

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

(78)

Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

Up to 56% Off Hookah as Sheesha Lounge

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

$40 $25

(60)

35 flavors of tobacco, plus sweet snacks such as cheesecake and baklava

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

50% Off at Tantric India Bistro

Tantric India Bistro

Downtown

$30 $15

Chefs draw recipes from all over India to create lamb tikka masala, chicken korma, Goan shrimp curry, and dosas

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

Up to 55% Off Zagat-Rated German Cuisine at Jacob Wirth

Jacob Wirth

Theater District

$20 $11

(340)

Traditional schnitzel, hearty burgers, and light salads fill diners in restaurant that has fostered festive German dining since 1868

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

(20)
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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions - Goose Island Events

The Baseball Tavern

$50 $25

Goose Island sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through Boston in search of five golden eggs

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

45% Off Italian Dinner at La Vita Mia

La Vita Mia

Downtown Saugus

$30 $17.50

(38)

Flat-bread pizza with spicy shrimp, prosciutto, and capes, create-your-own pastas, and sirloin steak in a balsamic sauce

50% Off Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes

Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

(21)

Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

40% Off at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

$25 $15

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

41% Off Beer and Wine Festival

Red, White, & Brew Summerfest

Boston Center for The Arts

$59 $35

Wine and beer fest offers sips from around the country

Rock City Pizza – Up to 50% Off

Rock City Pizza

Allston/Brighton

$30 $15

(15)

Innovative thin-crust pizzas topped with steak, pesto, or chicken and buffalo sauce; entree options include subs, burgers, and pasta

Up to 47% Off Ethiopian Food at Addis Red Sea

Addis Red Sea

South End

$31.90 $17

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

Up to 56% Off Indian Meal at Mela

Mela

South End

$71 $32

(349)

Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

37% Off at Dok Bua Thai Kitchen in Brookline

Dok Bua Thai Kitchen

Coolidge Corner

$30 $19

(445)

Crispy duck with tamarind sauce, pad thai, and deep-fried snapper with red-curry sauce in a Zagat-rated restaurant

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner

$20 $11

(270)

25 screens show pro and college teams' triumphs while guests dine on hearty burgers, inventive wraps, barbecue, and southwestern cuisine

40% Off Southern Dinner at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen

Boston’s South End

$75 $45

Jazz musicians roll through the scales as chefs whip up Southern-style classics in a lounge-like atmosphere

Crepes with Drinks at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

(423)

Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

50% Off Fresh, House-Made Diner Food at Revere Center Café

Revere Center Café

Bell Circle Plaza at Revere

$20 $10

Diner serves made-to-order comfort food, such as grilled cheese with bacon and Irish eggs benedict with corn beef hash

37% Off All-You-Can-Eat Dinner at Brazilian Steak House

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

$61.97 $39

(80)

All-you-can-eat steakhouse features tender cuts of Brazilian sausage, lamb, beef sirloin, and an extensive salad bar

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

Up to 50% Off at Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Bamboo Thai Restaurant

Commonwealth

$30 $16.50

(255)

Specialty dishes such as crispy tamarind duck or barbecued cornish hen with sticky rice and papaya salad; sake and beer

Half Off Mexican Food at The Fat Cactus

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

$40 $20

(137)

Self-described Mexicali cantina dishes up classics including fajitas and tacos, as well as nontraditional Mexican cuisine such as steak tips

Up to 56% Off Tour of Bully Boy Distillers

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

(15)

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

40% Off Italian American Cuisine at The Talk

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

(110)

Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

Half Off American Cuisine at Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge

Bella Luna & The Milky Way Lounge

Jamaica Plain

$40 $20

(317)

Chefs craft gourmet pizzas and hearty entrees, including fresh cut steak, adobo chicken, homemade meatballs, and spring risotto

43% Off at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

$30 $17

(28)

Chefs build unique sushi and sashimi dishes as hibache chefs put on dazzling culinary side-shows

50% Off Hamburgers and More at Stack-a Burger

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

$10 $5

Chefs grill fresh burgers and all-beef hot dogs and ladle on toppings such as baked beans and sauerkraut

Up to 53% Off at Bukhara Indian Bistro

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

(251)

Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

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Pastalina's Restaurant serves hearty baked pastas and chicken and veal dishes inspired by the Avellino region of southern Italy. Chef and owner Rocco Ciccone whips up a menu full of flavorful dishes such as a zesty puttanesca peppered with capers and olives, and rich pasta alla matriciana, filled with bacon, onions, and plum tomatoes. The restaurant’s catering packages, which can be tailored to huge wedding parties as well as intimate get-togethers, feature homemade fusilli, caprese salad, fruit platters, chicken cacciatore, and other offerings.

454 Salem St
Medford,
MA
US

Chinese and Japanese culinary traditions unite inside the walls of Asia Palace, appeasing polar cravings with meals ranging from spicy General Tso’s chicken, scorched with red peppers, to sushi hand rolls with cooling ingredients such as cucumber, raw salmon, and creamy avocado. The sushi bar also churns out specialty sushi rolls with some heat, including the wasabi roll with tuna and yellowtail as well as the lobster roll topped with crunchy spicy tuna. Classic dishes from other areas of Asia include pad thai with peanuts and egg; singapore rice noodles with wok-fried shrimp, pork, and chicken in a curry sauce; and lychee nuts—which are played with in place of marbles in Korea.

442 Salem St
Medford,
MA
US

Chef and owner Ayman Noufal crafts gourmet Italian dinners at Lantana Café, a charming neighborhood restaurant and bar. The menu features classic meat entrees including veal and chicken marsala, and a handful of vegetarian pastas such as tortellini alia pesto. You’ll also find a variety of local seafood—shrimp, mussels, baby clams, and a half Maine lobster top the signature Lantata Al Forno linguine dish, which can only be eaten with Poseidon’s trident. Brick-oven pizzas and global plates such as paella round out the rest of the menu.

Guests enjoy all of these dishes in an intimate 45-person dining room. Tinned ceilings, chandeliers, and a wooden hutch stocked with glassware add a touch of elegance to every meal. This classy yet cozy vibe carries over to the bar and lounge area, where diners can watch their meals spring from a giant slingshot out of the partially open kitchen.

417 Salem St
Medford,
MA
US

Though Rio de Janeiro native Alexandre Alvarenga grew up in Brazil, he spent his formative culinary years perfecting Italian, French, and Portuguese culinary techniques. After two decades of learning in other people’s kitchens (including Sweet Basil in Needham), he opened Chef’s House, where he prepares a predominantly Italian menu full of dishes such as lobster ravioli made with handmade pasta. There are hints of South American flavors as well—diners can order beef stew with yucca, and the dessert list includes passion-fruit mousse and vanilla flan. Chef’s House is just as adept at creating breakfast and lunch favorites. Patrons can come by as early as 7 a.m. for omelets and cinnamon french toast or stop by for lunch boxes that might be packed with pork loin or breaded tilapia.

The Chef’s House team also caters events with a variety of lunch and dinner entrees. Clients can outfit midday meetings with lunch boxes stuffed with premade sandwiches, salad, and cookies, or a sandwich buffet with assorted breads, meats, and veggies. The extensive entree list harkens back to Italian classics such as chicken riva with sausage and sweet peppers.

191 Spring St
Medford,
MA
US

The skilled chefs at Blue Fuji deftly meld organic vegetables and fresh wild-caught seafood in specialty sushi and authentic Japanese and Chinese entrees. Blue Fuji's menu bursts with an appetizing array of specialty maki rolls, including fruity Hawaii maki ($10.95/5 pieces) and Red Sox maki ($13.95/8 pieces), which tucks shrimp tempura, potato tempura, and digital photos of Fenway into a tuna-topped seaweed blanket. Savor piquant chicken or beef teriyaki for a traditional treat ($19.95), or indulge in eclectic entrees, such as una-ju ($18.95), broiled eel glazed with sugary soy sauce, to silence an unruly sweet tooth. Amiable servers unite diners and entrees in Blue Fuji's spacious dining room, which glows invitingly with golden walls, flickering candles, and customer-service-trained sunbeams.

38 Salem St
Medford,
MA
US

Tom Yum Koong's chefs build on traditional Thai recipes to load their menu with exciting and eclectic ingredients ranging from tangerines and mango to wild boar and squid. Sugar and spice join forces to season the thick sauce simmering in the black-pepper-mango curry ($10.95), a flavorful bowl of vegetables and cashews mixed with a choice of meat. A medley of seameats such as mussels and squid sizzle in the Phuket fried rice ($10.95), and the fantasy tilapia ($13.95) takes time off from reading J.R.R. Tolkien to glide out of the kitchen atop a bed of veggies simmering in chili sauce. Basil leaves join peppers, onion, and pork in a skittering dance across the skillet in the pan-fried wild-boar basil ($9.95). Fresh-fish cravings recede at the sushi bar to prevent persistent urges to trawl through exhibits at the local aquarium.

11 Forest St
Medford,
MA
US

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