Thursday Recession Specials

We’re updating our popular Recession Specials feature. We’ve added wallet saving deals like Xochitl’s half-priced “staff meal.” For the next several days we’ll be rolling out each day’s specials. If you’ve got some suggestions of your own, please add them to the comments. In a week we’ll compile the additions and roll them all into Recession Specials 2.0.

Note, the requirements are these deals include a food component, this is not a drinking guide (not that there’s anything wrong with that, we’re just trying to keep it focused).


Under $10

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse: $5 bar bites, $4 Stella Artois and $6 beers.

Manayunk: Stores stay open late and restaurants offer $5 menus.

Pita Pit: The first Thursday of the month means half-priced pitas all day.

Table 31: $9 bar menu, $7 martinis, $5 wines, $3 draft and bottled beer in the bar & lounge (Monday-Saturday)

McGillin’s Olde Ale House: $2.99 Cheese Nachos and $2.99 Margaritas; $5 pitchers of Coors Light & PBR

Wrap Shack Kitchen & Bar$10 deal on special wraps and paired with a beer or cocktail. (Sunday through Saturday)

Under $20

Butcher and Singer For a limited time Butcher & Singer is offering a 24 ounce ribeye is just $18.

Cuba Libre: $20 dinner duos, choose two courses for $20.

Gnocchi: Two people, 2 salads, 2 entrees, 2 desserts and 2 coffees for $25 total (Monday through Thursday)

Sole Food: 3 course seasonal menu for two for just $40

Xochitl: Thursday’s “staff meal.” Late-night menu is half-off in the lounge

Above $20, [but still a deal]

10 Arts: Three courses for $35 from Jennifer Carroll. (Tuesday through Saturday)

Bar Ferdinand: $35 tasting menu built for 2 people to share.

Bistro 7: Changing five course prix-fix menu for $35. (Tuesday-Thursday)

Bistrot La Minette: Early evening prix fixe delivers three courses for $25 to diners seated before 6:30pm. (Monday through Friday)

Casta Diva: Three-course recession menu for $30. (Tuesday-Thursday)

Cochon: Four course pork centered menu for $30. (Tuesday-Thursday)

Cuba Libre – $39 for three-course dinner, comes and you get a free overnight stay at the Tropicana in Atlantic City. (Sunday through Friday)

Derek’s: 3 courses for $32.99, $36 with two glasses of wine. (Daily)

Lacroix: $35 for 3-course dinner. (Sunday through Thursday)

Le Bec-Fin: $35 for 3-course prix fixe dinner. Classic Degustation for $50 (Monday through Friday)

Matyson: $45 four-course prix fixe. (Monday-Thursday)

Modo Mio: Four course “Menu Turista” includes antipasti, pasta, secondo, and dolce for $33. (Tuesday through Saturday

Saloon: $1 oysters, $5 house wine and $20.95 for 16oz porterhouse at the bar. (Monday through Friday)

Alison at Blue Bell $33 three course prix-fixe. Choose any three courses out of four: appetizers, entrees, desserts or wines. Each course includes several options. (Tuesday-Thursday)

Supper: $35 prix fixe menu includes a glass of beer or wine. (Monday through Friday)

Table 31: $35 prix fixe menu from 5 to 7 pm. (Monday-Saturday)

Zahav: Ta’Yim, Salatim and Hummus, choice of three plates and choice of dessert for $36