dineL.A. Restaurant Week returns for its winter edition from January 11-25. The two-week promotion features special prix-fixe menus from top restaurants across Los Angeles, with lunch deals starting at $15 and dinners from $29 to $99.
With over 400 restaurants participating, even just a glance at the roster can be a bit dizzying. But my goal here is to shortcut the process for you. I’ve been through the entire list, earmarked my favorites and made a quick compilation of what I believe to be the best deals out there. Here’s a quick rundown of places that should be on your checklist as you eat your way through the city.
The Fields (DTLA)
The stunning food hall houses some of L.A.’s most coveted bites all under one roof. El Monte’s Burritos La Palma, Inglewood’s Coni’sSeafood and Tim Hollingsworth of Otium fame CJ Boyd’s Fried Chicken plus others will participate in dineL.A. For lunch, $15 gets you a combo of three to five items (depending on the vendor) and dinner for $29 gets you the same but with a draft cocktail or beer. –> More information
Ma’am Sir (Silver Lake)
Dinner menu that includes two appetizers, an entrée and dessert for $39. Highlights include sea urchin lumpia, crispy pork lechon and halo halo. You’ll also receive a complimentary glass of white or red wine with dinner. –> More information
APL Restaurant (Hollywood)
A five-course dinner from grill master and meat connoisseur Adam Perry Lang for a cool $99 is a steal. On the menu, you’ll dine on filet mignon tartare, dry aged ribeye, lemon brown butter branzino and more. –> More information
Rappahannock Oyster Bar (DTLA)
Lunch and dinner are both great options. For lunch you can get their famous Rapp Burger and a vegetable side for $15. Dinner is a three-course affair for $39. You’ll choose your starter (smoked trout deviled eggs, crispy oysters, bay scallops) and your main (roasted chicken, shrimp & grits, brown butter trout) then end with a warm chocolate brownie paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. –> More information
Spago Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills)
Wolfgang Puck’s signature restaurant offers a California tasting menu for $99. Modified for dineL.A. you’ll indulge in their popular “The Egg” dish, olive oil poached Ora King Salmon and Snake River Farm’s wagyu rib-eye steak, all of which is on the regular tasting menu. For this special occasion, you will also dine on roasted baby abalone in parsley-garlic lemon butter, braised veal cheek in a stone pot and more. –> More information
Robata JINYA (West 3rd)
Five-course dinner menu for $49. Includes a plethora of starters, modern style sashimi and nigiri, blue crab truffle hand roll and your choice of entrée. Choose from garlic shrimp, beef hobayaki grill, or assorted grilled vegetables. White chocolate terrine will be served for dessert. –> More information
Bone Kettle (Padadena)
Three-course dinner menu for $29. Includes you making choices from finish to start. I suggest the oxtail dumplings to start, braised oxtails with bone broth and noodles as a second and pandan crème brulee to end. A sake pairing for $19 a person is also available. –> More information
FARMHOUSE (Beverly Grove)
Lunch and dinner are both great options. For lunch you can get three-courses for $25 that includes ricotta gnocchi in a tarragon pesto, grilled chicken breast with winter vegetables and more. Dinner also comes with three-course for $49 but an amuse-bouche will be served before your dining expereince begins. Appetizers are similar to the lunch options but the main courses have expanded to include a seriously delicous beef short ribs plus line caught cod and grilled tri tip. –> More information
Three-course dinner for $49. Highlights from the menu include lightly cured beef tenderloin as a first course, grilled lamb chop and lobster risotto as a main and a chocolate hazelnut budino for dessert. –> More information
Tam O’Shanter (Atwater Village)
Four-course dinner for $49. Lawry’s prime rib fans take note, Tam O’Shanter is the OG restaurant from the owners of Lawry’s. You’ll see the roast prime rib of beef on the menu served with mashed potatoes and gravy, Yorkshire pudding, whipped horseradish and creamed spinach. That’s just the entrée. Remember there are four courses to this dinner. Come hungry. –> More information
Three-course dinner menu for $59. Includes choice of starter (hokkaido scallop, steak tartare, grilled octopus), choice of entrée (steak frites, 8oz filet, ora king salmon, wild mushroom parpadelle) and dessert choice of tiramisu or Banana “Brûlée”. –> More information
A Michelin star restaurant in Los Angeles is rare enough. A tasting menu for $99 is even more impressive. Get a fine dining experience unlike any other in the city at Michael Cimarusti’s Providence. You’ll dine on sashimi, California rockfish, liberty farms duck, impressive amuse bouche bites in-between and beautiful sweets at the end. –> More information
Bar Ama (DTLA)
Three-course Tex-Mex dinner menu for $39. You’ll be given a choice for each course. I suggest starting with the queso and chorizo then move on to a shredded pork molcajete or a short rib chalupa and end with the churro funnel cake. –> More information
Free Play (DTLA)
Three-course dinner menu for $29. You’ll have your choice of starters like Frito pie and deviled eggs then an entrée of either harissa chicken or braised pork shank. For dessert you can choose either birthday cake or an ice cream sundae. Take a break in between meals to enjoy the arcade inside the restaurant. –> More information
bushi by JINYA (Mid-Wilshire)
$15 menu available 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deal includes choice of ramen (Spicy Creamy Vegan, Bushi Soul Black, Spicy Chicken) and choice of hand roll. –> More information
E.P & L.P. (West Hollywood)
Brunch, lunch and dinner are available during this event. All are solid options. Brunch/Lunch is a two course occasion for $20 with a drink included. On the menu you’ll find chicken & Hong Kong style waffles, Indonesian style fried rice and short rib and eggs. During dinner, $29 will get you three courses that include sweet & sour pork ribs, Bangkok crispy chicken, green curry of Hirmasa kingfish and more. –> More information
Three-course lunch menu for $25. I suggest starting with the black barley risotto, then move onto the semolina spaghetti with local sea urchin and end with the meringue gelato. –> More information
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