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The 12 Best dineLA Lunch Deals, Summer 2019

The most enticing daytime menus during the semi-annual restaurant week

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Kali’s signature black garlic barley risotto is on the menu for dineLA.
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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hinoki & the Bird

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10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-1200
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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. 

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2. Fishing With Dynamite

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1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299
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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

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468 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 205-8990
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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

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8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 281-1880
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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. 

1 Kitchen by chef Chris Crary
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5. Connie and Ted's

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8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722
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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.

6. Kali

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5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-4160
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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

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1310 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 483-6000
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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

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649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 358-0000
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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.

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The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
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9. Maccheroni Republic

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332 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 346-9725
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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

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122 W 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-0300
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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.  

11. LASA

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727 N Broadway #120
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 443-6163
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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. 

12. Bone Kettle

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67 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 795-5702
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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. 

Bone Kettle
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1. Hinoki & the Bird

10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Hinoki & The Bird
Hinoki & The Bird
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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. 

10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067

2. Fishing With Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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. 

1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

3. Crustacean Beverly Hills

468 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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. 

468 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4. 1 Kitchen by Chris Crary

8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
1 Kitchen by chef Chris Crary
1 Kitchen by Chris Crary
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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. 

8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Connie and Ted's

8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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.

8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

6. Kali

5722 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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. 

5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

7. Pacific Dining Car

1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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.

1310 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

8. The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

649 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
NoMad
The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles
Wonho Frank Lee

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.

649 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

9. Maccheroni Republic

332 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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. 

332 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

10. Orsa & Winston

122 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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.  

122 W 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

11. LASA

727 N Broadway #120, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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. 

727 N Broadway #120
Los Angeles, CA 90012

12. Bone Kettle

67 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Bone Kettle
Bone Kettle
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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. 

67 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

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