The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with this Groupon.
$12 for $24 Worth of Lunch
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., specialties include the rib eye chipotle sandwich with manchego cheese ($13), the serrano ham panini on house-made bread ($9), and the fried artichoke hearts with marinara sauce ($10).
View Restaurant and Terrace Lounge
The dining room at View Restaurant and Terrace Lounge certainly lives up to its name. Wall-spanning windows look out onto the city and rolling hills in the distance, allowing diners to enjoy their casual fine-dining meals while gazing at views usually reserved for low-flying superheroes. Inside, the aesthetic is modern: colored lights fill the sleek, all-white interior with a bluish glow, glinting off of the liquor bottles behind the contoured bar. In the evenings, the space transforms into a lounge with local DJs, as crowds spill out onto the terrace to sip specialty martinis and domestic and imported beers.