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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Woodley Proper

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16101 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA
(818) 906-9775
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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.

2. The Bellwether

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13251 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA
(818) 285-8184
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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.  

3. Tam O'Shanter

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2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 664-0228
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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.

4. Bowery Bungalow

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4156 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 663-1500
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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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5. Connie and Ted's Seafood

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8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
(323) 848-2722
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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.

6. Mardi

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8465 Holloway Dr
West Hollywood, CA
(323) 656-4100
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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.

7. Wolf

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7661 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 424-7735
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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.

8. Same Same

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2835 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 273-8424
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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.

9. E.P & L.P.

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603 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
(310) 855-9955
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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.

10. Nong La Cafe

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145 N LA Brea Ave #B
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 938-1188

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.

11. Tsubaki

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1356 Allison Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 900-4900
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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.

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12. fundamental LA

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1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 444-7581
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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.

13. Farmshop

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225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 566-2400
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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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14. Preux & Proper

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840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 896-0090
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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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15. Mikkeller Bar

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330 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 596-9005
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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.

16. Barcito

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403 W 12th St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 415-1821

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.

17. Rossoblu

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1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 749-1099
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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.

18. Lukshon

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3239 Helms Ave
Culver City, CA
(310) 202-6808
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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.

19. Erven

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514-516 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 260-2255
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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.

20. Manhattan Beach Post

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1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA
(310) 545-5405
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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.

1. The Woodley Proper

16101 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA

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.

16101 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA

2. The Bellwether

13251 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

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.  

13251 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA

3. Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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.

2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

4. Bowery Bungalow

4156 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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.

 

4156 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

5. Connie and Ted's Seafood

8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

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.

8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

6. Mardi

8465 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA

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.

8465 Holloway Dr
West Hollywood, CA

7. Wolf

7661 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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.

7661 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

8. Same Same

2835 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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.

2835 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

9. E.P & L.P.

603 N LA Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

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.

603 N LA Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

10. Nong La Cafe

145 N LA Brea Ave #B, Los Angeles, CA

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.

145 N LA Brea Ave #B
Los Angeles, CA

11. Tsubaki

1356 Allison Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Tsubaki

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.

1356 Allison Ave
Los Angeles, CA

12. fundamental LA

1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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.

1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

13. Farmshop

225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA
Kat Odell

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.

225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA

14. Preux & Proper

840 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA
Preux & Proper Farley Elliot

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.

840 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA

15. Mikkeller Bar

330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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.

330 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

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16. Barcito

403 W 12th St, Los Angeles, CA

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.

403 W 12th St
Los Angeles, CA

17. Rossoblu

1124 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA

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.

1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA

18. Lukshon

3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA

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.

3239 Helms Ave
Culver City, CA

19. Erven

514-516 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

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.

514-516 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

20. Manhattan Beach Post

1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA

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.

1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA

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