Save Some Serious Dough with Restaurant.com

28 Mar

Our obsession with Restaurant.com (not Restaurants.com) started years ago when we’d shell out $5 and get a $50 pass to restaurants.  The amount of money we saved was awesome and we continue to check this site when we want to save some major dinero.  We use it for local restaurants and especially when we’re on vacation and want to find a quick, inexpensive meal.

Chef's Special Roll, Crispy Melt Goat Cheese Roll, and Crunchy Wasabi Tuna Roll

Chef’s Special Roll, Crispy Melt Goat Cheese Roll, and Crunchy Wasabi Tuna Roll at Bambou in Greenwich

It works pretty easily:  enter the city and state where you want a certificate then select the restaurant.  The most common option that you’ll see is pay $10 for a $25 certificate, but sometimes there will be bigger incentives like $20 for $50, $30 for $75, or even $40 for $100.  Before you purchase your certificate, just make sure that there aren’t any terms of the agreement that won’t work for you such as, “Only includes lunch,” or “No dinner on Saturday.”  Also, pay close attention to the fine print because some have an order minimum or some include a tip into the amount of the bill automatically.

Sometimes, also, you’ll notice that they have deals going on such as right now on their front page:  Get three $25 eGfit cards for only $15.  Do the math…that’s a saving of $60.

We did some researching for you and have listed some Connecticut restaurants that participate:

Bethel:  La Zingara

Bridgeport:  Brennan’s Shebeen Irish Bar & Grill, Taco Loco

Danbury:  Atlantic Restaurant, JK’s Restaurant, Koo Neo-Asian Bistro

Darien:  Fuji of Japan

Greenwich:  Bambou Asian Tapas & Bar, MacDuff’s Public House

New Canaan:  Silvermine Market

New Haven:  Zafra Restaurant & Rum Bar

New Milford:  Gary’s Rib House, Lucia Ristorante

Newtown:  My Place Restaurant

Norwalk:  Black Bear Saloon, Blue Cactus Grill, Los Molcajetes, Swanky Franks

Shelton:  Giove’s Pizza Kitchen

Stamford:  Aria, Columbus Park Trattoria, Dragonfly, Long Ridge Tavern

Stratford:  Dao Fusion, Joe’s Diner, Stanziale’s Restaurant

Westport:  Blue Lemon, Village Bagels

Woodbridge:  The Winchester

Wilton: Tom E Toes

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