Monday, February 28, 2011

Five Bistro's Midweek $25 Prix Fixe: Fine Dining at a Finer Price

Posted By on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM

click to enlarge Chef and owner Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, located on Daggett Avenue on the Hill - FIVEBISTRO.COM
  • Chef and owner Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro, located on Daggett Avenue on the Hill

When it comes to dining, many folks who have no qualms whatsoever about diving into unfamiliar cuisine still have reservations (no pun intended) about venturing into a new price range -- or a style of dining that implies it could get pricey.

Financial prudence, as we all know, has its place. But it's also important to treat yourself -- and all the more so when you're on a tight budget, when the temptation is to avoid temptation.

It came as welcome news a month or so back when Niche (1831 Sidney Street; 314-773-7755) announced it would be open on Mondays and knocking a sawbuck off its everyday $40 prix fixe dinner. Thirty bucks for a three-course meal on a Monday night? What a treat!

This past weekend, Five Bistro (5100 Daggett Avenue; 314-773-5553) upped the ante -- or, more accurately, lowered it -- announcing a new prix fixe offer: a three-course dinner for $25 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

The Five staffer we reached over the weekend describes the offer as "perfectly suited for a quick dinner before or after a theater event or a leisurely visit with family and friends."

Five's $25 deal premieres tomorrow, March 1 -- an ideal night to catch a reasonably priced meal at an RFT favorite on the Hill, followed by an Oscar-winning film.

And if perchance you're feeling particularly flush with cash, you could make it a double feature and hit Niche in Benton Park for the $30 deal tonight.

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