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12 more prix fixe picks

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A dozen more date-night deals...

On Monday nights, thrifty hipsters hit the Bryant-Lake Bowl for Cheap Date Night: two special entrees (changes weekly, but always a meat and veggie option), a bottle of wine (or two tap beers apiece), and a round of bowling for $28 a couple.

Broders' Pasta Bar's "After Eight" menu, served after the dinner rush on Sunday through Thursday nights, where two pastas, two salads, and a half-bottle of wine runs $28.

Several of the Parasole restaurants (Salut, Figlio, etc.) offer Sunday specials--just check their website for specifics.

Lucia's has dabbled with offering price fix in the wine bar. If you call ahead, you can request it and the kitchen may be able to accommodate. Usually it'd be a salad, a smaller portion of an entrée, and a cookie and ice cream dessert.

Alma's menu is set up with the option of a $45 price fix. Diners may choose one dish from each section: starters/salads, middle course grains and pastas, and meat/fish entrée.

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Tuesday nights, Ristorante Luci and its sister restaurant Luci Ancora offer a four-course tasting menu (typically samples of the daily antipasta, soup, pasta, and fish specials) of two dinners for $40.

Sanctuary serves a five-course tasting menu for $35, Monday through Thursday nights.

Solera's $29 tapas for two--though it's more fun to eat it up on the roofdeck.

A few Jeremy Iggers recently blogged, include Meritage's Sunday night Recession Special of three courses for $20, Signature Cafe's four-course $28 tasting dinners, and, starting in January, Simple Suppers at the Grand Café, which feature a discounted early dinner of entree and house salad for $15 (or $20 if paired with a glass of wine).