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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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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.

Border Grill Santa Monica

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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.

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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.

Cafe Gratitude

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Knuckle & Claw

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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.

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.

MessHall Kitchen

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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.

Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

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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.

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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.

Status Kuo

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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.

Terrine

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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.

The Water Grill

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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.

A.O.C.

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.

Border Grill Santa Monica

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.

Bourbon Steak

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.

Cafe Gratitude

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.

COMMISSARY

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.

Craft

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.

fundamental LA

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.

Knuckle & Claw

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.

Maru

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.

MessHall Kitchen

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.

Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

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.

Redbird

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.

Status Kuo

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.

Terrine

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.

The Water Grill

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.

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