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The 14 Best dineLA Dinner Deals, Summer 2018

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Already scoped out all the best dineLA lunch deals and made those hard-to-nab reservations? dineLA also has some solid dinner menus that are being offered from Friday, July 13 to Friday, July 27. With everything from all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue to outstanding Mexican in the South Bay, here are the 14 best dineLA dinner menus, presented from west to east.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mr. Chow

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3835 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-7600
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It’s nearly impossible to get away with a $49 dinner at a place like Mr. Chow in Malibu. Eat like the stars with a meal that could include green water dumplings, emperor’s crab with sautéed rice, and ice cream.

2. Charcoal Venice

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5213, 425 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 751-6794
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Perhaps the most affordable way to get the full Josiah Citrin experience, Charcoal’s dineLA special features a staggering number of dishes, with three starters that include the much-hyped cabbage baked in embers, a choice of salad, a duo of prime sirloin salsa verde and cedar smoked hibiscus salmon , vegetable side, and dessert all included for $49.

3. Sausal

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219 Main St
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-2721
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El Segundo star Sausal is getting in the dineLA spirit with a four-course special that begins with an appetizer sampler before a selection of starter, entree, and dessert with all of the hits.

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Pork chile verde at Sausal
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4. Manhattan Beach Post

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1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5405
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One of Manhattan Beach’s most beloved neighborhood restaurants, MB Post will serve another solid dinner deal. It’s a build-your-own adventure set-up for $39. Pick two dishes from two columns, which could end up looking like hamachi sashimi, peel-and-eat shrimp, char siu lamb belly, and the chocolate pudding and peanut butter mousse concoction dubbed “The Elvis.”

M.P Post

5. The Grill on the Alley

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9560 Dayton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 276-0615
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Beverly Hills icon The Grill on the Alley uses supplements to offer the whole steakhouse experience. That translates to a $49 three-course meal of things like French onion soup, tomahawk pork chop, and fudge brownie pie with a cup of coffee. Add $5 to upgrade to the shrimp cocktail appetizer, and $10 for the petite filet.

6. AR Cucina

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9531 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-8800
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Culver City’s AR Cucina prepares a reasonably priced, $29 three-course meal that includes comforting dishes like strozapretti with basil pesto, chicken parm with broccolini, and olive oil cake with fruit compote.

7. Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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133 La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 289-7755
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Fogo de Chao offers the most straightforward restaurant deal, with its full churrasco experience running for only $49 instead of the standard $62.95 price. The deal is available at both the Beverly Hills and Downtown locations.

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8. Gesso

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801 N Fairfax Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 544-6240
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Fairfax’s Gesso isn’t skimping on its dineLA menu. $39 buys a three-course menu with the bonus amuse of oysters with calabrian chili hot sauce. Go for the Santa Barbara rock cod crudo, spring lamb marubini or roasted Mary’s chicken, and ice box pie with grapefruit.

9. Rao's Hollywood

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1006 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 962-7267
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Legendary NYC Italian restaurant Rao’s brings old school vibes to the table with its $49 deal. The meal begins with a glass of prosecco before a three-course menu of Italian American hits.

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10. The Hearth & Hound

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6530 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 320-4022
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Chef April Bloomfield is getting in on the dineLA action with a generous $49, four-course meal with dishes that include grilled empanada with zucchini and mozzarella, stuffed peppers with pork, hangar with broccoli di cicco, and a sweet finish of ice cream pie.

11. Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

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1261 Cabrillo Ave #100
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 974-8005
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Oaxacan new comer Madre should be the South Bay’s dineLA go-to, what with its $29, three-course meal deal that includes the restaurant’s stellar mole estofado and tres leches cake.

12. Tsubaki

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1356 Allison Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 900-4900
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With a generous four-course menu with a choice of sake or beer for $39, it’s high time to revisit modern Japanese izakaya Tsubaki. Menu highlights include the salmon tartare with yuzu kosho mayo, buta shumai with hot mustard, kamo soba with duck broth, and nutty green tea soft serve.

Tsubaki Wonho Frank Lee

13. Inko Nito

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225 S Garey St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(310) 999-0476
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There’s no better time to check out Inko Nito in the Arts District than during dineLA. The menu offers a nice sampling of all the hits, which gives diners a good taste of the restaurant for a discounted price. Highlights include chirashi, beef cheek with Korean miso, yellowtail collar with brown butter ponzu, and charred coconut soft serve. Get four courses for $39.

14. Chang'an Restaurant

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227 W Valley Blvd #348
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 872-0906
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Although there aren’t many dineLA options in the SGV, at least the one at Chang’an is pretty exceptional. That’s thanks to a $39 steal that includes five dishes from a selection of some of the restaurant most popular items. Think tenderloin cubes, wei-jiao tofu, and lamb shoulder skewers.

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Tenderloin cubes
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1. Mr. Chow

3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

It’s nearly impossible to get away with a $49 dinner at a place like Mr. Chow in Malibu. Eat like the stars with a meal that could include green water dumplings, emperor’s crab with sautéed rice, and ice cream.

3835 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

2. Charcoal Venice

5213, 425 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Perhaps the most affordable way to get the full Josiah Citrin experience, Charcoal’s dineLA special features a staggering number of dishes, with three starters that include the much-hyped cabbage baked in embers, a choice of salad, a duo of prime sirloin salsa verde and cedar smoked hibiscus salmon , vegetable side, and dessert all included for $49.

5213, 425 Washington Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

3. Sausal

219 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245
Sausal
Pork chile verde at Sausal
Crystal Coser

El Segundo star Sausal is getting in the dineLA spirit with a four-course special that begins with an appetizer sampler before a selection of starter, entree, and dessert with all of the hits.

219 Main St
El Segundo, CA 90245

4. Manhattan Beach Post

1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
M.P Post

One of Manhattan Beach’s most beloved neighborhood restaurants, MB Post will serve another solid dinner deal. It’s a build-your-own adventure set-up for $39. Pick two dishes from two columns, which could end up looking like hamachi sashimi, peel-and-eat shrimp, char siu lamb belly, and the chocolate pudding and peanut butter mousse concoction dubbed “The Elvis.”

1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

5. The Grill on the Alley

9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Beverly Hills icon The Grill on the Alley uses supplements to offer the whole steakhouse experience. That translates to a $49 three-course meal of things like French onion soup, tomahawk pork chop, and fudge brownie pie with a cup of coffee. Add $5 to upgrade to the shrimp cocktail appetizer, and $10 for the petite filet.

9560 Dayton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6. AR Cucina

9531 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Culver City’s AR Cucina prepares a reasonably priced, $29 three-course meal that includes comforting dishes like strozapretti with basil pesto, chicken parm with broccolini, and olive oil cake with fruit compote.

9531 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

7. Fogo De Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

133 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao offers the most straightforward restaurant deal, with its full churrasco experience running for only $49 instead of the standard $62.95 price. The deal is available at both the Beverly Hills and Downtown locations.

133 La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

8. Gesso

801 N Fairfax Ave #101, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Fairfax’s Gesso isn’t skimping on its dineLA menu. $39 buys a three-course menu with the bonus amuse of oysters with calabrian chili hot sauce. Go for the Santa Barbara rock cod crudo, spring lamb marubini or roasted Mary’s chicken, and ice box pie with grapefruit.

801 N Fairfax Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA 90046

9. Rao's Hollywood

1006 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Rao’s Hollywood

Legendary NYC Italian restaurant Rao’s brings old school vibes to the table with its $49 deal. The meal begins with a glass of prosecco before a three-course menu of Italian American hits.

1006 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038

10. The Hearth & Hound

6530 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Chef April Bloomfield is getting in on the dineLA action with a generous $49, four-course meal with dishes that include grilled empanada with zucchini and mozzarella, stuffed peppers with pork, hangar with broccoli di cicco, and a sweet finish of ice cream pie.

6530 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

11. Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria

1261 Cabrillo Ave #100, Torrance, CA 90501

Oaxacan new comer Madre should be the South Bay’s dineLA go-to, what with its $29, three-course meal deal that includes the restaurant’s stellar mole estofado and tres leches cake.

1261 Cabrillo Ave #100
Torrance, CA 90501

12. Tsubaki

1356 Allison Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tsubaki Wonho Frank Lee

With a generous four-course menu with a choice of sake or beer for $39, it’s high time to revisit modern Japanese izakaya Tsubaki. Menu highlights include the salmon tartare with yuzu kosho mayo, buta shumai with hot mustard, kamo soba with duck broth, and nutty green tea soft serve.

1356 Allison Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

13. Inko Nito

225 S Garey St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

There’s no better time to check out Inko Nito in the Arts District than during dineLA. The menu offers a nice sampling of all the hits, which gives diners a good taste of the restaurant for a discounted price. Highlights include chirashi, beef cheek with Korean miso, yellowtail collar with brown butter ponzu, and charred coconut soft serve. Get four courses for $39.

225 S Garey St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

14. Chang'an Restaurant

227 W Valley Blvd #348, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Chang’an
Tenderloin cubes
Chang’an/Yelp

Although there aren’t many dineLA options in the SGV, at least the one at Chang’an is pretty exceptional. That’s thanks to a $39 steal that includes five dishes from a selection of some of the restaurant most popular items. Think tenderloin cubes, wei-jiao tofu, and lamb shoulder skewers.

227 W Valley Blvd #348
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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