Though meals tend to bring friends together, meals peppered with magnets can push them apart. Enjoy an attractive repast with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Mediterranean fare at Bistro on Lincoln Park.
Lauded by the local press, the chefs at Bistro on Lincoln Park bolster a menu of Mediterranean fare with the culinary traditions of France, Italy, and Spain. Like a goose's mailing address, the eatery's cuisine changes with the seasons. Diners quell carnivorous cravings with a plate of braised short ribs ($23) laid delicately atop a bed of creamy polenta, veggies, and gravy. Nostalgic aromas waft from the tuna-noodle casserole ($18), rife with local pasta, Killbuck Valley–mushroom sauce, and vegetables that were professionally roasted by a roster of A-list comedians. With cutlery in hand, guests can relax near the restaurant's large windows, which glow with natural light and facilitate mealtime sunbathing.