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Wonho Frank Lee

20 dineLA Dinner Deals You Can't Miss This January

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| Wonho Frank Lee

Yes, dineLA is here again, which means there is no better time to try out that new restaurant that might otherwise break the bank. However, with over 300 restaurants participating, it can be an overwhelming task to sift through it all to find the real gems.

That's where Eater comes in. We've distilled the list down to 20 must-try restaurants that offer serious bang for your buck, whether it be a ritzy steakhouse or a little Thai newcomer that comes by way of a Portland chef. dineLA Restaurant Week is January 18-31, so it's about time to start calling in those reservations.

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Chef Brendan Collins is offering an extremely generous dineLA menu for only $39. To start, think options like beetroot tartare and chicken liver foie gras mouse. Entrée selections include roast salmon and Collins’ signature palm sugar glazed pork chops, and for dessert, there’s sticky toffee pudding or chocolate pots de crème with bombolini. What’s more? Diners also get a glass of wine or house signature cocktail to wash it all down.

Cliff's Edge

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Need a perfect date night restaurant that happens to coincide with dineLA? Cliff’s Edge has you covered with an ethereal patio and gorgeous plates that include options like diver scallops and Wagyu flat iron for only $39. Want to step up your game? Select the seared fois gras supplement for $10.

Connie and Ted's Seafood

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One of the early originators of the New England-inspired restaurant trend in LA, Connie + Ted’s begins its dineLA menu with a glass of Prosecco or specialty cocktail that is followed by a first course like grilled calamari or half dozen oysters, entrée with choices that include a lobster roll and Portuguese fish stew, and the restaurant’s popular blondie or chocolate tart for dessert, all for only $39.

Dal Rae Restaurant

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If you haven’t tried this Pico Rivera institution, there’s no better time to dig into the restaurant’s retro steakhouse fare that includes fried zucchini, soup, or lump crab-stuffed mushrooms, followed by their famous pepper filet mignon and a variety of desserts. The throwback meal weighs in at $49.

Farmshop

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Longstanding Brentwood staple Farmshop highlights California produce in its dineLA menu. Each table begins with Gjusta’s rustic sourdough bread with Jacobsen sea salt to share, then moves on to baby kale salad with smoked trout or avocado hummus with pistachio salsa verde to start, roasted Jidori chicken or grilled swordfish as an entrée, then concludes with chocolate cocoa nib tart or seasonal fruit meringue.

Fogo de Chão

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Got a thing for meat sweats? Fogo de Chao offers the most straightforward steal, with it’s full churrasco experience running for only $49 instead of $61.95 with mention of restaurant week. The deal is available at both Beverly Hills and Downtown locations.

Gracias Madre

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Want to go vegan? Gracias Madre has you covered with a $29 deal that includes a starter; entrée with options like winter empanadas, sweet potato flautas, or sopes con pina; dessert; and non-alcoholic beverage.

The Westside’s best new Korean barbeque restaurant is offering a nice dineLA menu that includes a little taste of everything. For $29, choose from a selection of prime beef, a cut of Kurobota pork, and a side with options that include kimchi fried rice, bone marrow corn cheese, and steamed egg.

Ingo's Tasty Diner

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Ingo’s Tasty Diner is much more than your average greasy spoon. Where else can you score a starter like Jidori chicken soup and salad, entrée like leg of lamb with harissa yogurt or pan fried loup de mer, and dessert of Grateful Spoon gelato all for $29?

Inotheke

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Santa Monica’s new Greek restaurant Inotheke is offering a menu of best hits for $29. Menu highlights include potted duck with orange and cardamom, moussaka, pork youvarlakia, and baklava.

The prices at Ledlow tend to sneak up on you, making dineLA the ideal time to sample Josef Centeno’s contemporary American fare. Start off with a starter like smoked trout, move on to an entrée of ranch chicken or shrimp ‘n’ grits, and finish with chocolate ice cream cake, all for $39.

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

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It’s pretty hard to beat a steakhouse meal in ritzy digs for only $39. Dinners begin with a choice of pumpkin soup, basil-infused tuna, or Caesar salad; move on to a Chateau steak, Jidori chicken, or barramundi; then conclude with an oatmeal cookie or seasonal sorbets. Want to step up the experience? Substitute the entrée for filet mignon or make it Oscar style for an additional supplement.

Papilles

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What Besha Rodell recently confirmed to be one of LA’s most underrated restaurants is providing even more reason to visit its little Hollywood space with its incredible $29 deal. Start with brendade fritters with saffron aioli, move on to coq au vin and conclude with butterscotch pot de crème, and you end up with some serious bang for your buck.

Pizzeria Mozza

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Pizzeria Mozza is an iconic addition to LA’s restaurant scene, but Nancy Silverton’s pizza can get quite pricey. During dineLA, start with an antipasti like arancine alla Bolognese, move on to a selection of pizzas, and conclude with gelato for dessert. There’s even a glass of Prosecco, Friulano, or Morellino di Scansano included to make the $29 experience all the better.

Pok Pok LA

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One of the buzziest restaurant openings of 2015 is offering a nice way to sample through the menu. Start with a “drinking food” like deep-fried Issan-style spicy pork laap, move on to a “one plate meal” like khao soi or catfish marinated in turmeric, and pair it with a “food eaten with rice” like papaya salad or crispy farm egg salad, all for $29.

ROKU’s dineLA deal begins with hits like crispy rice with spicy tuna, moves on to a sushi assortment or spicy pork belly and kimchi fried rice, and concludes with a mini chocolate volcano or green tea tiramisu. The hip environs alone is worth the $39 price tag.

It easy to forget the little restaurant tucked away in Little Tokyo, but when the restaurant is offering a choice of two starters that includes options like hanger steak tartare and chili grilled pork ribs; entrée with options of black cod, wild shrimp, or heavenly beef; and choice of dessert for $39, there’s little excuse not to finally check it out.

This neighborhood Italian restaurant with some of LA’s best pizza is offering a menu that begins with marinated olives, moves on to albacore crudo or pork belly porcetto, includes a choice of lamb shank or pizza amatriciana, and concludes with ricotta pound cake for $39.

The Corner Door

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Not only does The Corner Door offer Beau du Bois’ exceptional cocktails, but its $29 deal includes a starter with options like salmon tartar and avocado toast; an entree of mushroom papparadelle, fish and chips, or short rib ravioli; and a dessert.

Viviane

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Chef Michael Hung’s new restaurant that recently received an affirmative J. Gold review is offering starters like foie gras mousse and filet mignon carpaccio, entrees that include crispy duck leg confit and truffled blanquette of pork tenderloin, and desserts like milke chocolate cremeux and Meyer lemon tart, all for a steal at $49.

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Chef Brendan Collins is offering an extremely generous dineLA menu for only $39. To start, think options like beetroot tartare and chicken liver foie gras mouse. Entrée selections include roast salmon and Collins’ signature palm sugar glazed pork chops, and for dessert, there’s sticky toffee pudding or chocolate pots de crème with bombolini. What’s more? Diners also get a glass of wine or house signature cocktail to wash it all down.

Cliff's Edge

Need a perfect date night restaurant that happens to coincide with dineLA? Cliff’s Edge has you covered with an ethereal patio and gorgeous plates that include options like diver scallops and Wagyu flat iron for only $39. Want to step up your game? Select the seared fois gras supplement for $10.

Connie and Ted's Seafood

One of the early originators of the New England-inspired restaurant trend in LA, Connie + Ted’s begins its dineLA menu with a glass of Prosecco or specialty cocktail that is followed by a first course like grilled calamari or half dozen oysters, entrée with choices that include a lobster roll and Portuguese fish stew, and the restaurant’s popular blondie or chocolate tart for dessert, all for only $39.

Dal Rae Restaurant

If you haven’t tried this Pico Rivera institution, there’s no better time to dig into the restaurant’s retro steakhouse fare that includes fried zucchini, soup, or lump crab-stuffed mushrooms, followed by their famous pepper filet mignon and a variety of desserts. The throwback meal weighs in at $49.

Farmshop

Longstanding Brentwood staple Farmshop highlights California produce in its dineLA menu. Each table begins with Gjusta’s rustic sourdough bread with Jacobsen sea salt to share, then moves on to baby kale salad with smoked trout or avocado hummus with pistachio salsa verde to start, roasted Jidori chicken or grilled swordfish as an entrée, then concludes with chocolate cocoa nib tart or seasonal fruit meringue.

Fogo de Chão

Got a thing for meat sweats? Fogo de Chao offers the most straightforward steal, with it’s full churrasco experience running for only $49 instead of $61.95 with mention of restaurant week. The deal is available at both Beverly Hills and Downtown locations.

Gracias Madre

Want to go vegan? Gracias Madre has you covered with a $29 deal that includes a starter; entrée with options like winter empanadas, sweet potato flautas, or sopes con pina; dessert; and non-alcoholic beverage.

Hanjip

The Westside’s best new Korean barbeque restaurant is offering a nice dineLA menu that includes a little taste of everything. For $29, choose from a selection of prime beef, a cut of Kurobota pork, and a side with options that include kimchi fried rice, bone marrow corn cheese, and steamed egg.

Ingo's Tasty Diner

Ingo’s Tasty Diner is much more than your average greasy spoon. Where else can you score a starter like Jidori chicken soup and salad, entrée like leg of lamb with harissa yogurt or pan fried loup de mer, and dessert of Grateful Spoon gelato all for $29?

Inotheke

Santa Monica’s new Greek restaurant Inotheke is offering a menu of best hits for $29. Menu highlights include potted duck with orange and cardamom, moussaka, pork youvarlakia, and baklava.

Ledlow

The prices at Ledlow tend to sneak up on you, making dineLA the ideal time to sample Josef Centeno’s contemporary American fare. Start off with a starter like smoked trout, move on to an entrée of ranch chicken or shrimp ‘n’ grits, and finish with chocolate ice cream cake, all for $39.

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

It’s pretty hard to beat a steakhouse meal in ritzy digs for only $39. Dinners begin with a choice of pumpkin soup, basil-infused tuna, or Caesar salad; move on to a Chateau steak, Jidori chicken, or barramundi; then conclude with an oatmeal cookie or seasonal sorbets. Want to step up the experience? Substitute the entrée for filet mignon or make it Oscar style for an additional supplement.