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The 16 Best Dine LA Lunch Deals, Winter 2020

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

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Consider Colapasta in Santa Monica for a lasagna lunch.
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Rejoice, deal-seekers, because Dine LA is back starting January 17 and running through the end of the month. From Japanese fare in West Hollywood to carefully made pastas in Santa Monica and old-school French in Echo Park, there’s truly something for every appetite, mood, and destination. Here now are 16 dining deals worthy of consideration for those with an hour to spare midday.

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1. Colapasta Restaurant

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1241 5th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 310-8336
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Santa Monica newcomer Colapasta is serving three Italian courses for $20. Everyone starts with the roasted Jerusalem artichoke soup before moving onto pasta (lasagna, squid ink bavette, agnolotti). Enjoy gelato and an espresso before heading back to the office. 

2. Eataly L.A.

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(213) 310-8000
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La Pizza & La Pasta tucked inside Century City’s Eataly is serving two courses for $15. On the antipasti menu are roasted brussel sprouts, fresh mozzarella, and arugula salad with Parmesan cheese. Main courses include quite a few fresh pastas and wood-fired pizzas. 

3. Maple Block Meat Co.

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3973 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 313-6328
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For those in the mood for ‘cue, look no further than the simple two-meat menu for $20 at Maple Block. The centerpiece is a quarter pound of brisket and a half pound of pork spare ribs, rounded out by a choice of two sides. Wash everything down with a cold beer that’s included in the price too.  

4. 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 $35, the menu includes plenty of seafood including a raw bar platter, crab cakes, and clam chowder. For dessert is a Key lime parfait. 

5. Mosa Coastal

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190 Hermosa Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 504-0381
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Take Redondo Beach newcomer Mosa for a spin for $20 and three courses. The Simms Restaurant Group alums are serving up seafood-leaning Italian favorites like lasagna, cacio e pepe, and chocolate hazelnut truffles.

6. Wildcraft

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9725 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 815-8100
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Don’t hesitate to go carb wild when it comes to Wildcraft’s three-course menu for $25. Start with arancini or garlic knots, then move onto cavatelli or ravioli, before finishing with a slice of passion fruit cheesecake. 

7. Amácita

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9552 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 523-3300
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Swing into to chef Josef Centeno’s latest Amácita in Culver City for a two-course taste of Tex-Mex. The ranchero chicken rice bowl makes for a solid main, while the bunuelos offer a sweet finish for $20

8. Aburiya Raku

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521 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(213) 308-9393
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Las Vegas transplant Aburiya Raku is serving up a simple and satisfying $15 menu where diners choose a spicy tuna roll, blue crab roll, or grilled salmon. Salad, miso soup, dessert, and green tea are all included. 

9. Gray Tavern

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10964 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 358-2363
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Chef Josh Kennedy’s the Gray Tavern in Studio City focuses on pure comfort with two-courses for $20. The mac and cheese with cavatappi makes for a hearty starter, while the cheeseburger brings it all home. 

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10. Chao Krung Thai Restaurant

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111 N Fairfax Ave #2110
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-8361
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It’s hard to beat Chao Krung’s $15 three-course menu that starts with tom kha soup, moves into pad thai with tofu, and finishes with sticky rice with coconut ice cream.

11. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

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1534 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 366-2408
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Grab a seat on the splendid outdoor patio at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele and dig into three-courses for $25. Start with the tuna carpaccio before settling into the diavola pizza. Creme brulee makes for a solid finish. 

12. APL Restaurant

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1680 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 416-1280
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The hearty $20 lunch at APL includes a choice of barbecued meat (brisket, pulled-pork, pork ribs), choice of side (baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw), a cookie for dessert, and a non-alcoholic drink. 

13. Cosa Buona

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2100 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 908-5211
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For an Italian-American lunch, head to Cosa Buona for the $15 two-course menu. To start are olives and garlic bread, along with a market salad with shaved Parmesan. Choices for mains include an Italian hoagie and two kinds of pizza. 

14. Taix French Restaurant

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1911 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 484-1265
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Echo Park institution Taix is sticking to French classics with a $20 two-course menu. The moules maison are a must to start while the beef Bourguignon is another solid pick. 

15. The Factory Kitchen

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1300 Factory Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 996-6000
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Two-courses and a glass of wine for $35 makes Factory Kitchen a solid pick for Downtowners. The restaurant’s porchetta is the dish to get, slow-roasted pork belly with herbs and aromatics. 

16. 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. 

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1. Colapasta Restaurant

1241 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica newcomer Colapasta is serving three Italian courses for $20. Everyone starts with the roasted Jerusalem artichoke soup before moving onto pasta (lasagna, squid ink bavette, agnolotti). Enjoy gelato and an espresso before heading back to the office. 

1241 5th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

2. Eataly L.A.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

La Pizza & La Pasta tucked inside Century City’s Eataly is serving two courses for $15. On the antipasti menu are roasted brussel sprouts, fresh mozzarella, and arugula salad with Parmesan cheese. Main courses include quite a few fresh pastas and wood-fired pizzas. 

10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

3. Maple Block Meat Co.

3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

For those in the mood for ‘cue, look no further than the simple two-meat menu for $20 at Maple Block. The centerpiece is a quarter pound of brisket and a half pound of pork spare ribs, rounded out by a choice of two sides. Wash everything down with a cold beer that’s included in the price too.  

3973 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

4. 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 $35, the menu includes plenty of seafood including a raw bar platter, crab cakes, and clam chowder. For dessert is a Key lime parfait. 

1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

5. Mosa Coastal

190 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Take Redondo Beach newcomer Mosa for a spin for $20 and three courses. The Simms Restaurant Group alums are serving up seafood-leaning Italian favorites like lasagna, cacio e pepe, and chocolate hazelnut truffles.

190 Hermosa Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

6. Wildcraft

9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Don’t hesitate to go carb wild when it comes to Wildcraft’s three-course menu for $25. Start with arancini or garlic knots, then move onto cavatelli or ravioli, before finishing with a slice of passion fruit cheesecake. 

9725 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

7. Amácita

9552 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Swing into to chef Josef Centeno’s latest Amácita in Culver City for a two-course taste of Tex-Mex. The ranchero chicken rice bowl makes for a solid main, while the bunuelos offer a sweet finish for $20

9552 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

8. Aburiya Raku

521 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

Las Vegas transplant Aburiya Raku is serving up a simple and satisfying $15 menu where diners choose a spicy tuna roll, blue crab roll, or grilled salmon. Salad, miso soup, dessert, and green tea are all included. 

521 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

9. Gray Tavern

10964 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Gray Tavern exterior in Studio City.
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Chef Josh Kennedy’s the Gray Tavern in Studio City focuses on pure comfort with two-courses for $20. The mac and cheese with cavatappi makes for a hearty starter, while the cheeseburger brings it all home. 

10964 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

10. Chao Krung Thai Restaurant

111 N Fairfax Ave #2110, Los Angeles, CA 90036

It’s hard to beat Chao Krung’s $15 three-course menu that starts with tom kha soup, moves into pad thai with tofu, and finishes with sticky rice with coconut ice cream.

111 N Fairfax Ave #2110
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

1534 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Grab a seat on the splendid outdoor patio at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele and dig into three-courses for $25. Start with the tuna carpaccio before settling into the diavola pizza. Creme brulee makes for a solid finish. 

1534 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90028

12. APL Restaurant

1680 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The hearty $20 lunch at APL includes a choice of barbecued meat (brisket, pulled-pork, pork ribs), choice of side (baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw), a cookie for dessert, and a non-alcoholic drink. 

1680 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028

13. Cosa Buona

2100 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

For an Italian-American lunch, head to Cosa Buona for the $15 two-course menu. To start are olives and garlic bread, along with a market salad with shaved Parmesan. Choices for mains include an Italian hoagie and two kinds of pizza. 

2100 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

14. Taix French Restaurant

1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Echo Park institution Taix is sticking to French classics with a $20 two-course menu. The moules maison are a must to start while the beef Bourguignon is another solid pick. 

1911 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

15. The Factory Kitchen

1300 Factory Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Two-courses and a glass of wine for $35 makes Factory Kitchen a solid pick for Downtowners. The restaurant’s porchetta is the dish to get, slow-roasted pork belly with herbs and aromatics. 

1300 Factory Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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16. 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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