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15 Stellar dineLA Lunch Deals

You deserve that leisurely lunch.

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We've already found the best dineLA dinner deals, but now it's time to give those lunchtime gems their due. Whether you're looking to indulge in a fried chicken sandwich or a white tablecloth power lunch, there's a little something for everyone. dineLA Restaurant Week is January 18 to 31, so there's no better time to start securing those reservations.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. A.O.C.

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8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-6359
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There’s no doubt AOC is a solid standby for Mid-City, with cozy, elegant surrounds that enhance its wine-friendly cuisine. The restaurant that trailblazed the world of market-driven small plates is offering its best hits for lunch, starting with a cheese and charcuterie plate or Spanish fried chicken, then moving on to its farmer’s lunch with a variety of spreads and vegetables, flaked albacore salad, or roast turkey focaccia sandwich. Should you add on a dessert for $6? Absolutely.

2. Border Grill Santa Monica

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1445 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-1655
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Border Grill has been an iconic addition to LA’s culinary history. Now you can enjoy Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s Mexican fare for only $20. Select a small plate of ceviche veracruzana, plantain empanadas and quinoa fritter, or roasted tomato and bacon guacamole, and an entrée with options like Yucatan pork torta and crispy potato rajas tacos.

3. Bourbon Steak

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237 S Brand Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91204
(818) 839-4130
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Even the steakhouse experience can be had during dineLA lunch. Michael Mina’s ritzy Glendale restaurant Bourbon Steak is serving a selection of starters that include the classic chop salad or mushroom soup, and mains of the Bourbon Steak burger or roasted Mary’s chicken with “Robuchon” potato for $25.

4. Cafe Gratitude

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512 Rose Ave Unit A
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 231-8000
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Vegans can indulge in a super affordable $15 lunch at all Café Gratitude locations, with a selection of two dishes that include collard spring rolls, sushi bowl with blackened tempeh and wakame, tempeh reuben, and gluten-free cobbler.

5. COMMISSARY

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3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 368-3030
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Commissary’s $20 vegetable-centric lunch menu in Koreatown includes options like charred carrots and cauliflower tempura to start, and green curry eggplant or chicken Caesar salad as a main.

6. Craft

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10100 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 279-4180
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Century City’s power lunch mecca is keeping its dineLA menu simple with a salad or soup starter, and entrée selections of albacore tuna with delicata squash, Mugifuji pork, or ricotta cavatelli with smoked eggplant.

7. fundamental LA

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1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 444-7581
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This seasonal Westwood bistro is offering a full meal of a sandwich or salad, side, cookie, and drink all for only $15. Chose from offerings like smoked brisket, chicken torta, and fried chicken, and pair it with options that include fingerling potatoes, quinoa, or brussels sprouts.

8. Knuckle & Claw

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3112 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 407-7365
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Silver Lake’s very own lobster shack is serving a choice of oysters or chowder, full size roll or lobster pot pie, chips or slaw, and beer or wine for a pretty solid deal at $25.

9. Maru

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(424) 832-7118

Santa Monica’s Maru is satisfying sushi cravings with its dineLA deal that includes a Hamachi sashimi starter and 5 piece omakase nigiri with spicy tuna cut roll for $25.

10. MessHall Kitchen

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4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-6377
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Eastsiders looking for comfort food will find a happy home at MessHall. For $15, select a starter of corn fritters, kale Caesar, or hot wings, and an entrée of crispy shrimp, Heritage turkey burger, grilled cheese with smoked avocado, or fried chicken and waffle.

11. Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

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La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Low key blogger favorite OTUS Thai Kitchen is offering everything you need for a perfect Thai lunch. Start off with spring rolls, tom yum, or tom kha soup, and dig into ga-prao basil and chili chicken, pad thai, or green curry as a main. Even better? An espresso drink or Thai ice tea or coffee is included in the $15 deal.

12. Redbird

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114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 788-1191
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One of Downtown’s most upscale restaurants is offering a very reasonable dineLA menu for $25. To start, think albacore crudo or red quinoa salad with Point Reyes blue, then enjoy dishes like Heritage pork tenderloin with spaetzle or the J. Gold-approved smoked grilled tofu as an entrée.

13. Status Kuo

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3809 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 574-7610
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The Westside rotisserie specialist is offering a selection of two items with highlights such as the Kuo burger, vegan BBQ sandwich with jackfruit and guava BBQ sauce, and rotisserie chicken with aji Amarillo sauce for $15.

14. Terrine

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8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 746-5130
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Boasting one of the most lunchtime-friendly patios in LA, Terrine is serving a menu full of truffles and lobster for only $20. Begin with salade of frisee with soft cooked egg or lobster bisque, and indulge in entrées like truffled grilled cheese, crispy chicken sandwich, or the Eater LA-approved Terrine burger with truffle butter.

15. The Water Grill

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544 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 891-0900
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Longtime Downtown restaurant Water Grill is offering a classic, seafood-centric lunch deal for $25. Starters include New England clam chowder and roasted beets with tandoori spiced yogurt, with entrée options of albacore niçoise salad, crabcake sandwich, and mahi mahi caponata.

1. A.O.C.

8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

There’s no doubt AOC is a solid standby for Mid-City, with cozy, elegant surrounds that enhance its wine-friendly cuisine. The restaurant that trailblazed the world of market-driven small plates is offering its best hits for lunch, starting with a cheese and charcuterie plate or Spanish fried chicken, then moving on to its farmer’s lunch with a variety of spreads and vegetables, flaked albacore salad, or roast turkey focaccia sandwich. Should you add on a dessert for $6? Absolutely.

8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

2. Border Grill Santa Monica

1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Border Grill has been an iconic addition to LA’s culinary history. Now you can enjoy Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s Mexican fare for only $20. Select a small plate of ceviche veracruzana, plantain empanadas and quinoa fritter, or roasted tomato and bacon guacamole, and an entrée with options like Yucatan pork torta and crispy potato rajas tacos.

1445 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

3. Bourbon Steak

237 S Brand Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91204

Even the steakhouse experience can be had during dineLA lunch. Michael Mina’s ritzy Glendale restaurant Bourbon Steak is serving a selection of starters that include the classic chop salad or mushroom soup, and mains of the Bourbon Steak burger or roasted Mary’s chicken with “Robuchon” potato for $25.

237 S Brand Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91204

4. Cafe Gratitude

512 Rose Ave Unit A, Venice, CA 90291

Vegans can indulge in a super affordable $15 lunch at all Café Gratitude locations, with a selection of two dishes that include collard spring rolls, sushi bowl with blackened tempeh and wakame, tempeh reuben, and gluten-free cobbler.

512 Rose Ave Unit A
Venice, CA 90291

5. COMMISSARY

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Commissary’s $20 vegetable-centric lunch menu in Koreatown includes options like charred carrots and cauliflower tempura to start, and green curry eggplant or chicken Caesar salad as a main.

3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

6. Craft

10100 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Century City’s power lunch mecca is keeping its dineLA menu simple with a salad or soup starter, and entrée selections of albacore tuna with delicata squash, Mugifuji pork, or ricotta cavatelli with smoked eggplant.

10100 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

7. fundamental LA

1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

This seasonal Westwood bistro is offering a full meal of a sandwich or salad, side, cookie, and drink all for only $15. Chose from offerings like smoked brisket, chicken torta, and fried chicken, and pair it with options that include fingerling potatoes, quinoa, or brussels sprouts.

1303 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

8. Knuckle & Claw

3112 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Silver Lake’s very own lobster shack is serving a choice of oysters or chowder, full size roll or lobster pot pie, chips or slaw, and beer or wine for a pretty solid deal at $25.

3112 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

9. Maru

12400 Wilshire Blvd. #150 Los Angeles, CA 90025

Santa Monica’s Maru is satisfying sushi cravings with its dineLA deal that includes a Hamachi sashimi starter and 5 piece omakase nigiri with spicy tuna cut roll for $25.

10. MessHall Kitchen

4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Eastsiders looking for comfort food will find a happy home at MessHall. For $15, select a starter of corn fritters, kale Caesar, or hot wings, and an entrée of crispy shrimp, Heritage turkey burger, grilled cheese with smoked avocado, or fried chicken and waffle.

4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

11. Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Low key blogger favorite OTUS Thai Kitchen is offering everything you need for a perfect Thai lunch. Start off with spring rolls, tom yum, or tom kha soup, and dig into ga-prao basil and chili chicken, pad thai, or green curry as a main. Even better? An espresso drink or Thai ice tea or coffee is included in the $15 deal.

La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

12. Redbird

114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

One of Downtown’s most upscale restaurants is offering a very reasonable dineLA menu for $25. To start, think albacore crudo or red quinoa salad with Point Reyes blue, then enjoy dishes like Heritage pork tenderloin with spaetzle or the J. Gold-approved smoked grilled tofu as an entrée.

114 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

13. Status Kuo

3809 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

The Westside rotisserie specialist is offering a selection of two items with highlights such as the Kuo burger, vegan BBQ sandwich with jackfruit and guava BBQ sauce, and rotisserie chicken with aji Amarillo sauce for $15.

3809 Grand View Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

14. Terrine

8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Boasting one of the most lunchtime-friendly patios in LA, Terrine is serving a menu full of truffles and lobster for only $20. Begin with salade of frisee with soft cooked egg or lobster bisque, and indulge in entrées like truffled grilled cheese, crispy chicken sandwich, or the Eater LA-approved Terrine burger with truffle butter.

8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

15. The Water Grill

544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Longtime Downtown restaurant Water Grill is offering a classic, seafood-centric lunch deal for $25. Starters include New England clam chowder and roasted beets with tandoori spiced yogurt, with entrée options of albacore niçoise salad, crabcake sandwich, and mahi mahi caponata.

544 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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