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28 Degrees, $1 Island Creek oysters nightly, 5-7 p.m.
33 Restaurant & Lounge, three courses for $33 daily. There's also a $10 coupon available online.
51 Lincoln, $33 for three courses Tues-Thurs.
All Seasons Table, buy one appetizer and get one free, Mondays-Wed 5-7 p.m.
Aquitaine, $9.95 prix fixe brunch all day Saturdays and 10-11 a.m. Sundays.
Ashmont Grill, Monday Night Wine Club, four courses for $30, 6:30 p.m.
Aujourd'hui, $55 for three-course Sunday supper.
Aura, order an entree from the "specialties" section and get your choice of a soup or salad at no additional cost.
B&G Oysters, oyster small plates (Sunday evenings) and lobster small plates (Monday evenings) January-March. $3-$12 for oyster dishes, $6-$12 for lobster dishes.
banQ offers the "banQ bailout" -- three courses for $29 -- Sun-Thurs 5:30-6:30 p.m. throughout the winter.
Beacon Hill Bistro, fondue with accompaniments $26 per pot on Sunday nights.
Bella Luna, $5 appetizers every night.
Black Trumpet (Portsmouth, N.H., but a good deal nonetheless), three courses (soup, snazzy sandwich, and dessert) for $19 Sun-Thurs.
Catch, three course Sunday supper $38.
Clio, $49 for three courses on weeknights.
Craigie on Main, Neighborhood Menu, three courses for $38 Tuesday-Friday, Sun, and after 9 p.m. Sat; Chef's Whim, $39.99 for four courses or $54.99 for six courses Sundays after 9 p.m.
Da Vinci, $29 for three courses Mon-Tues.
Estragon, $1 tapas Mon-Thurs, 5:30 p.m. "till they're gone."
EVOO, three courses for $35 daily ($50 paired with wine), choice of 6 starters, 6 mains, 6 desserts.
Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar: three-course pre-theater menu. $39.95. 4-6 p.m.
Gargoyles on the Square, Tokyo Tuesdays, bento boxes $15 and sake flights $10 at the bar.
Grafton Street, nothing over $12 on bar menu.
Great Bay, three courses for $35 Mon-Sat. Sand Dollar Menu offers $1, $5, and $10 appetizers on weeknights.
Hamersley's Bistro, $40 for three courses daily.
KO Prime, Retro Sundays, includes all-you-can-eat prime rib roast for $24.95.
La Verdad, $1 Taco Tuesdays.
Legal Sea Foods, six oysters for $6 Mon-Thurs 3-6 p.m. at the Kendall, Charles Square, Copley, Long Wharf, Framingham, and Warwick locations.
L'Espalier, $24 for three courses at lunch daily; Wine Mondays, four courses with wine, $60; Cheese Tuesdays, four cheesy courses with wine, $68.
Lineage, $1 oysters daily at the bar, 5-7 p.m.
Locke Ober, $25 lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Note: Restaurant not serving lunch in January.
Masa, 50 cent tapas Mon-Fri 5-7 p.m. Brunch $7.95 all day on Saturdays and 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Sundays, includes coffee or tea and a basket of cornbread. $5 pitchers of sangria every night in the bar.
Metropolis, nothing over $20 on the menu.
The Metropolitan Club, Monday Night Burger Night, choice among three burgers, $4.99 each.
Milky Way, $7 all-you-can-eat pizza buffet on Monday nights.
Myers + Chang, Cheap Date Night, $40 per couple for a variety of menu options, Sun-Tues.
Navy Yard Bistro, $12 for meatloaf with mashed potatoes, green beans, and red wine mushroom gravy or shrimp scampi Sun-Mon nights.
Olives, $35 for three courses Sun-Thurs.
Persephone, $40 for three courses at Tuesday Night Supper Club. Add $20 for wine pairings. Seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Pigalle, $40 for three courses Tues-Sun.
Prezza, Snow Emergency Deal: Any time it snows in the city, buy a glass of Barolo ($15) and get a complimentary half-order of handmade potato gnocchi Bolognese.
Red Sky, daily half-price appetizers 4-6 p.m., soup, salad, and sandwich for $6.
Regatta of Cotuit, Wine & Food Flight Menu, Wednesday nights, four courses and three wines $45.
Rendezvous in Central Square, $38 for three courses on Sundays.
Restaurant dante, "Menu da Favola," three courses for $35 daily, through Feb. 29. (Dinner only, excluding holidays.)
Rialto, $1 oyster Mondays, $20 Sunday roasts.
Rocca, three-course Sunday Supper for $22.
Sage, $35 for three courses Tues-Fri 5-7 p.m., $22 for three-course Sunday Supper.
Sandrine's Bistro, three courses for $35 nightly, $25 daily Alsatian special throughout the winter, $2 amuse bouche of moules marinieres throughout the winter.
Sel de la Terre, Sunday dinners $45 for four courses (Boylston St.); Wine Tuesdays, $45 for four courses and wine (Natick); Cheese and Wine Wednesdays, three courses with cheese and wine $38 (Natick); Wine Wednesdays, $48 for four courses and wine (Long Wharf); Thursday Chef's Table, four courses for $38 (Natick).
Sibling Rivalry, Monday Night Fight Night, chefs battle to make two different three-course menus, $35 each.
Small Plates, Happy Tappy Hour features a selection of tapas, wine, and wine cocktails for $5. Sun-Mon 5-6 p.m., Tues-Thurs 4-6 p.m.
Summer Winter, $35 for three-course Friday Date Night menu.
Tapeo, $5 tapas at the bar; Mon-Fri happy hour 5-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-7 p.m.
Tasca, appetite stimulus package, three courses for $15 Mon-Wed, plus three pinot noirs for $6.50, through January.
Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro, Tuesday Tastings, $10 for four tastes of wine paired with four snacks; Wednesday Food & Wine Flight Night, four courses with wine pairings $35.
Temple Bar, nothing over $12 on bar menu.
Townsend's, Economic Relief Fund Program Mon-Fri 5-7 p.m. (last order 6:45). $15 per person; choose an appetizer and an entree. Add a bottle of the red or white wine selection of the week for $15 per bottle.
Tremont 647, $2 Taco Tuesdays, three-course vegan dinners for $22.50 on Sunday nights.
T.W. Food, $39 for three courses Sun-Mon and Wed-Thurs.
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Devra First is the Globe's food reporter and restaurant critic. Her reviews appear weekly in the Food section.
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