If you want some of the best value food in Boston or Cambridge where should you eat? Well, a good choice often is to sit at the bar, where they may have a special bar menu with less expensive choices. Here are some of the restaurants which currently have special value bar deals.
Avila Modern Mediterranean
One Charles Street South
Avila Modern Mediterranean offers eight “Pinchos” for only $6 at their spacious bar overlooking the main dining room. Items include: Mixed Olives in Orange Zest; Burrata Cheese with Olive Oil; Spicy Chorizo Mussels; White Anchovies with Olive Oil; Gorgonzola Mac & Cheese; Crispy Calamari with Aioli; Jamon Serrano Reserva; and, Crispy Fries with Cheese Fondue.
On their main menu, Avila also offers an additional eight “Small Plates” for $6: Goat Cheese Truffle Croquettes; Escargot with Garlic Butter, Pernod and Parsley; Sauteed Chicken Livers with Tomatoes and Cilantro; Kobe Beef Meatball and Parmigiano; Yucca Sticks with Chorizo Aioli; Steamed Mussels with Saffron Cream; Crispy Squid with Lemon Mayo; and, Baked Moussaka.
Cuffs, An Irish Bar
The Back Bay Hotel
350 Stuart Street
Enjoy the spacious bar or find a snug little corner of your own and enjoy a pint and satisfying snack. Cuffs is an Irish bar with the odd reminder of the premises’ former function, Boston police headquarters. Cuffs offers a wide variety of appetizers and bar plates including: PT Farm Pulled Pork Sliders ($4); Potato Frites with Truffle Ketchup ($5 – also available in sweet potato); Crispy Home Made Pork Rinds with sour cherry and apple compote ($6); and, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus ($6).
Cuffs also serves an array of bar bites in the range of $7 - $9, including: an ever changing Soup of the Day; Lobster Bisque with Cognac Cream; Portuguese Crispy Calamari; Roasted Crimini Mushrooms; Cornmeal Fried Shrimp; House Smoked BBQ Wings; Roasted Pumpkin Risotto “mac&cheese” Style; Boston Hot Dog; Misty Knoll Tuscan Style Chicken Burger; Irish Pan Burger; and, Double Portobello Manchego Burger.
40 Edwin H Land Blvd.
Restaurant dante features hot and cold “Sfizi” (Small Plate) menus nightly at the bar, where all items are offered at $5. “Hot” items include: Carne (traditional meatballs, tomato sugo); Arancini (porcini risotto, scarmoza, truffle honey); Tomino (soft goat’s milk from Piedmont, sweet and sour peppers); Mini Maile (little pork burger, Vermont cheddar, maple sugar, pancetta); Mini Manzo (little beef burger, buffalo mozzarella, smoked pepper aioli, fried cippolini); and, Calamari (fried calamari, lemon and peperoncini, grilled lemon thyme aioli). “Cold” items include: Baccala (salt cod, peperoncini, potatoes, celery); Cannellini (white bean drip, black truffle, crostini); Pomodoro (bruschetta, native wine rip cherry tomatoes, garlic, Sicilian oregano); Fegatini (bruschetta, Tuscan chicken liver, giardiniera); Ricotta (bruschetta, house-made ricotta, salsa Genovese, toasted pine nuts); Speck (smoked prosciutto, pear mostarda, pecorino ginepro).
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
217 Stuart Street
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar invites you start your night out right by experiencing their “5 for $6 ‘til 7” menu, offered at the lively and vibrant Wine Bar. Fleming’s features 5 full-portioned signature appetizers, all for the incredible value of $6 each, available until 7pm seven nights a week.
Fleming’s five full-sized appetizer options include: Tenderloin Carpaccio; Sweet Chile Calamari; Wicked Cajun Barbeque Shrimp; Seared Ahi Tuna; and, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail. Fleming’s has also recently added an 8-oz. Prime Burger with Cheese, Bacon and Colossal Onion Rings to their “5 for $6 ‘til 7” menu.
Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods is now offering their bar patrons a deal on their in-season raw oysters with “6 for $6 before 6.” Come to any Legal Sea Foods bar between 3:00-6:00pm and enjoy a half-dozen oysters for only $6. Choose from Legal Sea Foods’ featured varieties such as: Kumamoto, fresh cucumber taste with a creamy finish; P.E.I., assertive, briny and earthy tones with a clean ocean finish; West Coast, sweet citrus briny start with an earthy, fruity finish; and, East Coast, clean North Atlantic flavor.