The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Top 10 'Inflation Busting' Dining Specials

Check out my Top 10 (really 11) restaurant "inflation busting” dining specials for every night of the week. You can go out to eat and eat well, cost effectively. Here is my list, if you know of other restaurant specials worthy of being up here, please share with all of us and post the restaurant and their special.

A number of these restaurants run additional specials during the week so do check out each of their websites.


Jack’s Bistro
3123 Elliott St
Baltimore, MD 21224

$12.00 Entrees at the bar
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

822 Lancaster Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410 547 8282

Sunday Supper at Cinghiale
$29 Per Person

Cinghiale will host Sunday evening suppers featuring a 3-course menu that will change weekly. There is only one seating time and one menu.

Cinghiale will open at 5:30 pm with a variety of antipasti presented at 6:00 pm. At 6:30, pasta will be served and a dessert or cheese course will follow.

The supper is casual and social. Come alone, or with your family and friends.


The Wine Market
921 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

20% off all dinner entrees

Bill Bateman in Reisterstown
102 Chartley Dr.
Reisterstown, MD 21136

6 oz Strip Steak, Baked Potato and Salad Bar- $2.99 at the bar with the purchase of a beverage from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Gertrudes at the Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Tuesdays with Gertie
$10 entrees – 9 choices
$12 entrees – 3 choices
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Helen’s Garden
2908 Odonnell St
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 276-2233

A three course wine dinner is available for only $29 which includes 3 tasting glasses of wine.

Pazza Luna Trattoria Italiana
1401 E. Clement Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

$15.00 Seafood Entrees starting at 5:30 p.m.


Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410 625 0534

Chefs 3 Course Tasting Menu - $30 per person
The menu with multiple selections changes monthly letting you sample the regular seasonal items on the dinner menu.

For the Early Bird from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.- get a seat at their bar Monday through Thursday for their $10 pastas.

Don’t Know Tavern
1453 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Steak Night - $12.95 for 12oz NY Strip w/ 2 sides


Mother's Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

$10 on selected entrees from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Starting in June they will have Lobster Night on Wednesdays – pricing hasn’t been determined as yet but I bet it is a great deal well under $20. Stay in touch with them at Mother’s

Every Day

Pierpoint Restaurant & Catering
1822 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Md 21231
410.675. 2080

When you call Pierpoint Restaurant for a reservation mention you want the ‘19th anniversary promotion’ which is 19% off your dinner bill. Now remember, you need to mention it at the time of your reservation. Chef Longo wants to help offset your gas or BG & E bill. The promotion has been extended to the end of September.
Restaurateurs, if I missed mentioning your restaurant specials, I apologize, please email me the details and I will do post an additional list – send to


Tom said...

Great post! We're trying to collect all the daily specials at 600block and I didn't have a few of these. We're up to 165 specials so far. Here's a few more good ones:

Helen's Garden (Wednesday) - $12 entree night...great deal considering the quality.

Todd Connor's (Wednesday) - Neighborhood Night - 25% off full price food purchases with proof you live nearby

Claddagh Pub (Saturday) - 1/2 price burgers for lunch...can't beat $3.50 for a tasty 1/2lb burger!

Michael said...

Hey, great list- I put a link to it in my post :)




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