Lunch @ OCF

The deal: As far as lunch sets go, three courses for $38 is a pretty standard setup. Apart from wholesome entrées and mains such as grilled zucchini, Jerusalem artichokes and Atlantic seabass, though, you’ll also get a bonus amuse bouche and palate cleanser in between courses, which is a nice touch. Desserts range from restrained (melon carpaccio) to “party time” (caramelized banana tart with chocolate gelato).

Why it’s worth it: Every dish is more exciting than it sounds on the menu—infinitely better than the other way round—and chef Jonathan Koh’s love and understanding of ingredients is obvious without being showoff-y. Come if you want to get educated on the culinary range of root vegetables at lunch.