Unofficial Restaurant Week at Sportello

Boston Restaurant Week kicked off last Sunday, offering patrons discounted dinners and lunches at more than 200 establishments across the city. However, not all restaurants decide to participate in the action of Restaurant Week. Instead, some are offering their own variations on prix fixe menus. With help from, we’ve pulled together the best options to unofficially celebrate Restaurant Week here in Boston. Bon appetit! 

City Landing – City Landing is running a special “Customer Appreciation Restaurant Week” through March 29th.  The menu features a three course dinner for $38.13, which is the exact price of a traditional Restaurant Week three-course meal. Items include pan-steamed mussels, braised lamb and lemon-blueberry cheesecake.

Craigie on Main – Head up to Cambridge for a four course Chef’s Whim tasting menu from Chef Tony Maws. The menu is four courses for $40 or six courses for $57, and is available on March 24th, as well as March 26th through the 28th.

Hamersley’s – Located in the South End, Hamersley’s is hosting a three course “March Into Spring” dinner for $43. Choose from menu items such as chicken liver mousse, grilled skirt steak and a rhubarb tart. The menu is available now through Friday, March 29th.

Kitchensurfing – Kitchensurfing, the website that helps you bring chefs into your home, is running a special restaurant week supper clubs series with several chef-crafted menus to choose from. Many are already sold out, but there’s still time to snag delicious menus such as “Journey to Ethiopia” or “Taste of India.” The meals will be right in your own home, so don’t worry about dressing up!

Menton – Menton’s “Unofficial Restaurant Week” runs through March 29th. Guests can choose from a three course dinner ($52) or a five course dinner ($72), both featuring delectable items like foie gras, Atlantic halibut, and rhubarb panna cotta.

Rialto – While Rialto traditionally participates in Restaurant Week, this season, they’re mixing it up and offering a $40, three course dinner instead. reports that the menu is now available every night of the week in both the bar and lounge, and in the dining room (only from 5:30-6:30pm).

Sportello – Sportello’s dinner price for their Unofficial Restaurant Week –$29 – is actually better than the traditional Restaurant Week price – $38.13. The three course dinner at Sportello offers options like fettuccine with Jonah crab & jalapeńo and Atlantic halibut with mussels. A three-course lunch is $20.13.

Where are you dining during Boston Restaurant Week?

For those of you interested in the traditional Restaurant Week menus, check out the slideshow of our best picks below.