Rejoice, deal-seekers, because dineLA is back starting July 12 and running through July 26. From fancy Vietnamese fare in Beverly Hills to Indonesian noodles in Pasadena, there’s truly something for every appetite, mood, and destination. Here now are 12 dining deals worthy of consideration for those with an hour to spare midday.Read More
The 12 Best dineLA Lunch Deals, Summer 2019
The most enticing daytime menus during the semi-annual restaurant week
1. Hinoki & the Bird
Hinoki & the Bird is serving up a three-course menu for $35 that’s perfect for those working in the neighborhood. Hone in on the salmon crudo or fried chicken to start and make sure to leave room for either miso donuts or sorbet for dessert.
2. Fishing With Dynamite
Make it a point to swing by this Manhattan Beach seafood shack for chef David LeFevre’s three-course menu. Priced at $25, the menu includes plenty of seafood including a raw bar platter, crab cakes, and clam chowder.
3. Crustacean Beverly Hills
Indulge in a four-course menu orchestrated by the An family for $35. The Vietnamese-inflected menu includes an amuse bouche to start and fusion fare like a Wagyu tartare and a ribeye dip, in addition to more traditional dishes like pho and caramel fish.
4. 1 Kitchen by Chris Crary
Head to West Hollywood for a taste of Top Chef alum Chris Crary’s latest cooking. The newly opened spot is offering a simple two-course menu for $20 with toast and salads to start, and a burger and fried chicken sandwich to finish.
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5. Connie and Ted's
Chef Michael Cimarusti’s casual seafood eatery knocks it out of the ballpark with a three-course menu that also includes a beverage. To stretch the $25 ticket, select the half-dozen oysters, the Hook Burger with cheddar, and a Whoopie pie for dessert.
For those curious to try chef Kevin Meehan’s Michelin-starred fare, swing into Kali for a two-course, $25 lunch. The restaurant’s signature black garlic barley risotto is the must-get appetizer, then settle in for some sea urchin spaghetti.
7. Pacific Dining Car
While it’s hard to resist trying the latest hot spot during restaurant week, don’t sleep on age-old institutions like Pacific Dining Car. There’s no better time to finally take the restaurant’s signature Baseball Steak for a test drive.
8. The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
Tuck into lunch at The NoMad to escape the scorching summer heat and Downtown hustle and bustle. The two-course, $25 menu doesn’t offer a lot of choices, but what’s missing in variety is made up in technique and presentation. The carrot tartare is a must.
9. Maccheroni Republic
Flock to Maccheroni Republic to lunch with Downtown worker bees taking advantage of the three-course, $20 menu. All of the restaurant’s best-selling pastas are available for the taking, including the gnocchi Bolognese, pumpkin ravioli, and black and white vermicelli.
10. Orsa & Winston
Josef Centeno is serving up two-courses for $20 at his finer dining spot Orsa & Winston. Choose a tomato-avocado salad, grain bowl, or porchetta to start, and pudding or a tart for dessert.
What’s not to love about LASA’s two-course menu for $15? There’s plenty of explosive flavors to experience courtesy of bold ingredients like “limey” anchovies, cured egg yolks, and housemade pork sausage.
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12. Bone Kettle
Two savory courses are on deck for $20 at Erwin Tjahyad’s Indonesian-influenced spot. Start with an order of the fried chicken wings or spicy papaya salad, then move on to a noodle soup with bone broth served with a protein of choice.