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Jakob Layman

The 20 Best DineLA Dinner Deals, Summer 2017

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| Jakob Layman

Already scoped out all the best dineLA lunch deals and made those precious reservations? dineLA also has some solid dinner menus that are being offered from Friday, July 14 to Friday, July 28.

South Bay staple M.B. Post is letting diners pick exactly what they want included in their meal, with plenty of small plate options to please just about anyone. Silver Lake gem Bowery Bungalow is making itself worth visiting with a full Middle Eastern feast that comes with a glass of beer or wine. Without further ado, here are the 20 best dineLA dinner menus, presented from north to south.

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The collaboration between cocktail maven Devon Espinosa and Scratch Bar duo Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee takes the ethos of the adjacent Scratch Bar, that is making everything from, well, scratch, and combines it with the best cocktail program this side of the hills. Pair those drinks with a generous menu that includes honey fried olive-stuffed olives, a salad, prime Angus burger, and brioche doughnuts all for only $29.

The Bellwether

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Those looking to try a little bit of everything will find a happy home at The Bellwether, where $29 buys a choice of three items with options like pickled blue crab toast, strozzapreti pasta with braised short rib ragu, crispy striped bass with salsa verde, and strawberry shortcake.  

Tam O'Shanter

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This wonderful throwback restaurant feels like an old Scottish inn from a hundred years ago. The $39 menu includes the signature roast prime rib of beef with all the fixin’s, plus a soup to start and hot fudge sundae or trifle to finish.

Bowery Bungalow

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George Abou-Daoud’s Silver Lake gem Bowery Bungalow is offering a full Middle Eastern feast for $39. Sip a choice of beer or wine alongside a vegan lentil soup amuse bouche, choice of vegetable, meat, and sweet.

 

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Connie and Ted's Seafood

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It’s a full-blown seafood extravaganza at Connie & Ted’s, where the $39 buys a three-course meal that can begin with a half dozen oysters, move to a lobster roll or grilled fish, and conclude with the restaurant’s signature blondie. Add a $10 craft cocktail to really round it out.

Chef Kris Tominaga’s Palihouse Hotel restaurant has a quaint patio to enjoy its $39 deal. Start with Bub and Gradma’s bread with smoked olive butter, enjoy the standout stone fruit salad or whole maitake mushroom with malt vinegar, move to the wild boar baby back ribs, and conclude with the chocolate torte. Tack on $7 glasses of wine for a leisurely summer meal.

Marcel Vigneron’s composed New American restaurant along Melrose Avenue has a handy $49 dineLA menu with a kabayaki short rib with whipped potatoes or king salmon with asparagus and pickled hon shimeji mushrooms. Try the elderflower souffle for dessert.

Same Same

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A three-course meal could include pork and crispy rice salad, drunken beef noodles, and mango sticky rice at Same Same, where the $29 deal also includes a glass of wine.

E.P & L.P.

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West Hollywood hot spot EP & LP is hawking an affordable $29 three-course meal in its hip surrounds. Order the sticky spare ribs, popular crispy skin chicken, and mango pudding for a contemporary Southeast Asian meal before hitting the town.

Nong La Cafe

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Nong La’s $39 menu is priced for two, which makes this one of the most reasonably priced dinner options. Start with an appetizer of crispy eggrolls or spring rolls, then share an eight inch banh mi and choose a noodle soup for each diner. The meal includes tea or lemonade, and even a Vietnamese dessert.

Tsubaki

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There’s no better time to check out modern Japanese izakaya than dineLA, when the restaurant will serve a generous four-course menu with a choice of sake or beer for $39. Menu highlights include the restaurant’s outstanding pork gyoza, miso braised pork ribs, and nutty green tea soft serve.

Tsubaki

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A reasonably priced dinner at just $39, the prix fixe starts with a seasonal nectarine salad with lime-honey vinaigrette or a roasted bone marrow with salsa verde. Entree include roasted striped bass and hangar steak. Finish with a coconut leche cake or cheesecake pudding.

Farmshop

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Brentwood Country Mart staple Farmshop has a $49 dineLA dinner menu that highlights the best of local summer produce. The menu begins with whipped farmer’s cheese with market vegetable crudité, a choice of gazpacho or salad, handcut spaghetti or herb roasted Jidori chicken, and dessert of stone fruit galette or chocolate hazelnut meringue.

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Preux & Proper

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This Downtown restaurant has a heavy Southern food angle, and the $49 dinner menu has perhaps the most flexibility during restaurant week. Essentially pick one item from each of the categories of drink, app, main, and dessert.

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Mikkeller Bar

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This popular Downtown brewhouse has an affordable $29 dineLA dinner with a choice of wild mushroom salad or roasted beets to start, then smoked sausage in a bun (called Thuringer) or the grass-fed beef burger. The best part? Mikkeller beer comes gratis.

Barcito

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This Downtown LA restaurant is an ode to Argentina, with a super affordable $29 dineLA menu that offers a choice of three courses including hankerchief pasta, polenta with mole negro, and steak tartare to start, then asado of beef short rib, eggplant milanesa, or a chorizo burger. Dessert is a pick between orange pot de creme or churros with dulce de leche.

Rossoblu

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One of the best deals for all of dineLA, Rossoblu has a $39 dinner prix fixe with appetizer, entree, and dessert. Picks include braised pork meatballs or summer vegetable salad to start. Then try maltagliati, crisp rainbow trout, or milk-braised pork shoulder. Don’t skip the ricotta pound cake for dessert.

Lukshon

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Sang Yoon’s innovative Asian restaurant always has some of the best dineLA menus every year. This time, it includes a glass of wine and a choice of three dishes per diner, which makes it fun when there’s three or four people dining at a time. Don’t forget to order the General Tso’s softshell crab.

While Santa Monica’s Erven is no longer vegan-only, the eatery is still a welcome place for non-meat eaters to dine during dineLA, with dishes like charred avocado with macadamia tahini and Thai-style burritos with tempura sweet potatoes. Only now carnivores have the option of salmon with chorizo to satisfy meaty cravings.

Manhattan Beach Post

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It’s a build-your-own adventure at Manhattan Beach staple M.B. Post. Select four of the restaurant’s most popular items for $39. It’d be wise to assure the pomegranate couscous, BBQ Moroccan lamb belly, and The “Elvis” make the order.

The Woodley Proper

The collaboration between cocktail maven Devon Espinosa and Scratch Bar duo Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee takes the ethos of the adjacent Scratch Bar, that is making everything from, well, scratch, and combines it with the best cocktail program this side of the hills. Pair those drinks with a generous menu that includes honey fried olive-stuffed olives, a salad, prime Angus burger, and brioche doughnuts all for only $29.

The Bellwether

Those looking to try a little bit of everything will find a happy home at The Bellwether, where $29 buys a choice of three items with options like pickled blue crab toast, strozzapreti pasta with braised short rib ragu, crispy striped bass with salsa verde, and strawberry shortcake.  

Tam O'Shanter

This wonderful throwback restaurant feels like an old Scottish inn from a hundred years ago. The $39 menu includes the signature roast prime rib of beef with all the fixin’s, plus a soup to start and hot fudge sundae or trifle to finish.

Bowery Bungalow

Bowery Bungalow Matthew Kang

George Abou-Daoud’s Silver Lake gem Bowery Bungalow is offering a full Middle Eastern feast for $39. Sip a choice of beer or wine alongside a vegan lentil soup amuse bouche, choice of vegetable, meat, and sweet.

 

Bowery Bungalow Matthew Kang

Connie and Ted's Seafood

It’s a full-blown seafood extravaganza at Connie & Ted’s, where the $39 buys a three-course meal that can begin with a half dozen oysters, move to a lobster roll or grilled fish, and conclude with the restaurant’s signature blondie. Add a $10 craft cocktail to really round it out.

Mardi

Chef Kris Tominaga’s Palihouse Hotel restaurant has a quaint patio to enjoy its $39 deal. Start with Bub and Gradma’s bread with smoked olive butter, enjoy the standout stone fruit salad or whole maitake mushroom with malt vinegar, move to the wild boar baby back ribs, and conclude with the chocolate torte. Tack on $7 glasses of wine for a leisurely summer meal.

Wolf

Marcel Vigneron’s composed New American restaurant along Melrose Avenue has a handy $49 dineLA menu with a kabayaki short rib with whipped potatoes or king salmon with asparagus and pickled hon shimeji mushrooms. Try the elderflower souffle for dessert.

Same Same

A three-course meal could include pork and crispy rice salad, drunken beef noodles, and mango sticky rice at Same Same, where the $29 deal also includes a glass of wine.

E.P & L.P.

West Hollywood hot spot EP & LP is hawking an affordable $29 three-course meal in its hip surrounds. Order the sticky spare ribs, popular crispy skin chicken, and mango pudding for a contemporary Southeast Asian meal before hitting the town.

Nong La Cafe

Nong La’s $39 menu is priced for two, which makes this one of the most reasonably priced dinner options. Start with an appetizer of crispy eggrolls or spring rolls, then share an eight inch banh mi and choose a noodle soup for each diner. The meal includes tea or lemonade, and even a Vietnamese dessert.