Aldea: Lunch special
George Mendes' Portuguese-leaning Aldea ranks among our favorite fine-dining options, but it's not exactly cheap. However, at lunch, the restaurant offers a real steal: $25 for three courses, served in its elegantly austere dining room - a step-up from the usual midday meal. The deal includes a choice of two appetizers (say, mussel soup with chorizo), two entrees (e.g., farro risotto), plus dessert. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.
Perfect Order: Three courses (the menu changes regularly) for $25.