Labor Day Dining Specials in Connecticut

A La Carte

Leeanne Griffin

9:18 PM EDT, August 29, 2013


Savor the last unofficial weekend of summer with these Labor Day specials at area restaurants.

At Dish Bar & Grill, 900 Main Street, Hartford, get two-for-one entrees Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 (of equal or lesser value.) Dish sweetens the deal with half-priced bottles of wine and free valet parking Wednesday through Saturday. 860-249-3474, dishbarandgrill.com.

Max Downtown, 185 Asylum Street, Hartford, offers a $29.95 steak and seafood special Friday through Sunday, including filet mignon, lobster tail, roasted fingerling potatoes and Rosedale Farms corn succotash. 860-522-2530, maxdowntown.com.

Rizzuto's, with locations in Bethel, Stamford, West Hartford and Westport, offers a Labor Day lobster special Friday through Monday. Enjoy a New England-style lobster bake with Maine lobster, Rhode Island mussels, steamed clams, corn on the cob, grilled Andouille sausage and baby red potatoes for $20, including soup or salad and dessert. Or double the seafood with twin Maine lobsters, served with grilled asparagus and thyme-roasted potatoes, for $24. The specials are available for lunch and dinner. rizzutos.com.

Lobster dinner specials are available at all Mill Restaurant Group locations through Labor Day: including The Mill on the River in South Windsor, Abigail's in Simsbury, Republic in Bloomfield, Market Grille in Manchester and Cal's in West Springfield, Mass. Menus vary by restaurant; pricing ranges from $25.95 to $29.95. Information: themillontheriver.net.

Briq, 266 College Street, New Haven, offers a "staycation" special Labor Day weekend with a sampling of its Korean fried chicken, Szechuan tofu, Italian beef tartare, Caribbean shrimp salsa, Mediterranean grilled calamari, Middle Eastern-style hummus and more for $29. Briq also offers drink specials, including sangria. 203-891-7155, briqnewhaven.com.

Vito's By The Water, 1936 Blue Hills Ext., Windsor, hosts an end-of-summer luau Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. The party includes Hawaiian-fusion hors d'oeuvres, discounted drink specials, live entertainment and prizes for best outfit. Tickets are available on Groupon for $20. 860-285-8660, vitosct.com.

Find a list of things to do over the three-day weekend here.