Staying home for the long holiday weekend? Take advantage of these dining deals at Connecticut restaurants:
Dish Bar & Grill, 900 Main St., Hartford, offers a $20.16 three-course menu through July 4. Options include choice of New England clam chowder or salad; entree selections of barbecue chicken, "All-American" burger or tomato pie (or a Maine lobster roll for an extra $5) and Belltown Farms strawberry shortcake for dessert. The weekend features drink specials, music and cornhole bean bag on the patio. Sunday's boozy brunch promotion offers an entree and two cocktails for $25 on July 3. 860-249-3474; dishbarandgrill.com.
Sorella, 901 Main St., Hartford, offers a $17.76 three-course menu from through July 3, with choice of salad, pasta or pizza and dessert. Tax and gratuity are extra. Sorella is closed on July 4. 860-244-9084, sorellahartford.com.
Rizzuto's locations in Bethel, West Hartford and Westport are offering buy one, get one free entrees at dinner July 2 and 3 and at Sunday brunch July 3, and happy hour specials are available all day and night in the bar and on the patio. Westport is open normal hours on July 4; the others are closed. rizzutos.com.
Grants, 977 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, offers seafood specials Friday through Monday, including a Connecticut-style hot lobster roll for $20, fish and chips for $16 and a clam strip roll for $12. 860-236-1930, billygrant.com/grants.
Max Restaurant Group offers a $19.95 prix-fixe dinner Friday through Monday at Max Fish in Glastonbury, Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford and Max's Tavern in Springfield. The menu includes choice of chowder or salad; entree options of fish and chips, grilled tavern steak or CT-style hot shrimp roll and key lime pie or Pell Farms strawberry shortcake for dessert. maxrestaurantgroup.com.
Mill on the River, 989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, offers Saturday lunch in its bar area and outdoor cafe from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. offers drink specials and small plates priced at $3.50 to $7, and dinner features a $23.95 three-course meal option. The restaurant will be closed Monday, July 4. themillontheriver.net.
Barcelona Wine Bar offers brunch on July 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Stamford location and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairfield location, with dishes like pulled pork benedict, pork belly hash, mushroom fideos and buttermilk fried chicken. barcelonawinebar.com.