8 Best Deals for Boston Restaurant Week

By Scott Kearnan
August 20, 2013
By Scott Kearnan  |  August 20, 2013

For diners watching their wallet as much as their waistline, Boston Restaurant Week can offer a solid bargain: a three-course dinner for $38.13. But which participants wind up offering the deepest discount? Based on Zagat average-cost ratings for their standard menus, we honed in on the eight Restaurant Week spots that seem to offer the biggest temporary bang for buck. Here's a guide to maximizing these minimal prices. 

  • No. 9 Park

    Barbara Lynch's Beacon Hill flagship is a dining icon within that tony neighborhood. (The nearby State House has a gold dome, after all.) Among Boston Restaurant Week participants, it also boasts the highest Zagat-averaged check, and thus, offers the week's biggest deal. 

    9 Park St.; 617-742-9991

  • Del Frisco's

    The Seaport steakhouse may be a national chain, but it doesn't exactly offer Applebees prices. Zagat reviewers rave about the cuts and suggest to "ignore the prices." This week, luckily, you don't even have to.  

    250 Northern Ave.; 617-951-1368

  • Sorellina

    This chic, stylish and contemporary Italian spot looks as good as it tastes. It looks as expensive as it is, too. So enjoy the decor and dishes at a considerable discount this week. 

    1 Huntington Ave.; 617-412-4600

  • Grill 23 & Bar

    The iconic Back Bay steakhouse has long been a nightly dinner favorite for the Brahmin set, and a special occasions-style indulgence for others. This week: let them eat steak. 

    161 Berkeley St.; 617-542-2255

  • Mistral

    Mistral became the first entry to the dining scene from Columbus Hospitality Group when it opened in 1997. It still offers one of the top (and top-priced) dinners in the city, so now's a good time to enjoy at comparatively Clinton-era prices. 

    223 Columbus Ave.; 617-867-9300

  • Mooo....

    The swank and modern steakhouse in the XV Beacon Hotel clearly shows a sense of humor with its name. But the food is definitely no joke, and neither are the price tags. While you can, go wild. 

    15 Beacon St.; 617-670-2515

  • Uni

    Its famous "late-night ramen" always lures foodies with chef Ken Oringer's high-end cuisine at a comparatively lower price. But if you're cost-conscious, you won't have to stay up late to enjoy dinner at this beloved sashimi bar. 

    370 Commonwealth Ave.; 617-536-7200

  • Morton's

    The steakhouse world stalwart continues to entice carnivores, and devotees will especially enjoy sinking teeth into a lower priced Restaurant Week menu. 

    2 Seaport Ln.; 617-526-0410


Places Mentioned

Morton's The Steakhouse

Steakhouse • Seaport District

Food27 Decor25 Service26 Cost$64
No.9 Park

Beacon Hill

Food28 Decor26 Service27 Cost$79
Del Frisco's Steakhouse

Steakhouse • Seaport District

Food27 Decor26 Service25 Cost$79
Mooo Restaurant

Steakhouse • Beacon Hill

Food26 Decor25 Service25 Cost$66

Mediterranean • Back Bay

Food28 Decor27 Service26 Cost$66
Grill 23 & Bar

Steakhouse • Bay Village

Food27 Decor25 Service26 Cost$67

Italian • Back Bay

Food28 Decor28 Service28 Cost$71
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