Going out to eat allows you to enjoy fine dining without having to procure exotic ingredients or build a sommelier out of an old computer. Lap up luxury with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Off Your Bill
You can order anything off the New York Times praised menu, from New-World bay-scallop escabeche with pink grapefruit granita ($12) to Wichita baby-back ribs with housemade black-coffee barbecue sauce ($30). Vitae's bartenders also shake or stir specialty martinis and serve up sangria by the glass ($9) or pitcher ($32), alongside an award-winning wine list.
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- Entrees—grilled Cedar River Farms flat iron steak ($27) and chicken Vitae with wild mushrooms ($23)
Total Bill: $50 for two people
Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar
At Vitae Restaurant & Wine Bar, executive chef Steven Del Lima puts a contemporary spin on continental fare from filet mignon to veal scallopini, a talent that helped him earn an entry in Best Chefs America. Del Lima's appetizers in particular have an international flair—beef tenderloin medallions come with hand-stretched tandoori naan, and flash-fried calamari is glazed with sweet Thai pepper.
At Vitae's opening in 2011, a reviewer from the New York Times praised both the "tender baby back ribs," brushed with house-made black-coffee barbecue sauce, and the "elegant" ambiance, enhanced by the soft glow of recessed lighting and hanging lamps. Stored behind an onyx-amber bar and in a 1,400-bottle cellar, an extensive wine selection earned the Huntington eatery a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2012.