Sweet Deal: Five Points Offers a Lobster Dinner — With Beer — for $24


This is not our official cheap eat of the day — those have to ring in under $10 — but if you’re feeling festive, have a date, or want to treat yourself to a nice dinner with a glass of wine or a beer, it’s worth knowing that Five Points (31 Great Jones Street, 212-253-5700) offers a sweet weekly deal on a lobster feast.

On Monday nights, $24 buys you a 1.25-pound lobster — plus plenty of dipping butter — a side of coleslaw, a twice-baked potato, a bowl of clam chowder, and a glass of house wine or pint of draft beer.

Consider it a nice way to capitalize on the savings restaurants are getting from lobster purveyors this season. Because of a glut in the supply, the crustacean is actually fairly cheap — it’s the luxury product designation that keeps prices up.