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18 Dinner Spots to Try for DineLA Restaurant Week, Spring 2022

From casual sandwiches in Long Beach, to modern Mexican in Beverly Hills, where to eat dinner for dineLA this spring

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With April in full-swing, it’s now time to click on the DineLA website and obsess over which Los Angeles restaurant to visit before it concludes on April 15. Whether for lunch or dinner, there’s always something new to try, with the bonus of discounted or multi-coursed meals. Plus, it’s LA, so options are vast from wine bars to wagyu steak houses, or even a classic and upscale Vietnamese. Here are 18 restaurants to try for DineLA.

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Vino Wine & Tapas Room

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Try Vino Wine & Tapas Room’s choice of wine with three courses, starting with with a house made cream of mushroom soup, bacalao croquettes, and moving onto the costillas asadas or braised short ribs with vegetables for a main course, and dessert for $55.

Sugarfish

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All Sugarfish locations are participating in dineLA, where the menus offer a solid value with a $35 lunch and dinner menu with edamame and a salmon sashimi to start, followed by a course that includes two pieces each of albacore, salmon, yellowtail, large scallop sushi. Meals typically finish with toro and then crab hand roll.

Sushi at Sugarfish Marina del Rey.
Sugarfish
Matthew Kang

Jame Enoteca

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Jame Enotecha is tucked in a little corner of El Segundo where dineLA dinner and lunch includes a glass of wine. The $25 lunch can include meatballs or spicy ceaser to start, then a cappellini with a 36-hour tomato sauce, or a chicken parm sandwich. For dinner, $45 expands the options with a paccheri ritgati with spicy pork sausage, fennel, sage, and pecorino, and a “Hollywood style” bolognese before offering the Meyer lemon pie or Nutella cake.

Lasagna from Jame Enoteca on a table.
Jame Enoteca
Farley Elliott

Dear John's

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It’s all old-school delight at Dear John’s, with a dineLA menu that’s got all the classics with a shrimp cocktail, caesar, or oysters rockefeller, then steak Diane, chicken parmesan, or sand dabs. They’ve got all the right side dishes, as well as a chocolate crunch cake.

Crustacean Beverly Hills

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Crustacean’s dineLA menu runs $65 for lunch or dinner where the wagyu tartare, beet tartare, or a fluke crudo are the first course. Next course is the lemon chicken, snapper, a truffle wagyu burger, or the classic upside down buddha’s noodle dish. Of course there’s dessert, plus add-on options that include An’s famous garlic noodles for $15.

Crustacean restaurant in Beverly Hills.
Crustacean Beverly Hills
Wonho Frank Lee

Mírame

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Joshua Gil settled into his popular Beverly Hills spot last year and the dineLA menu is geared for all types of diners with both plant-based and meat. Lunch can include a $35 with a cauliflower ceviche, tacos, and dessert. For dinner, the three course meal starts with ceviches, next up is a smoked short rib tetela or vegan pork squash blossoms, with a rack of lamb or masa gnocchi for the mains.

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Matu’s $68 per person dineLA three course dinner starts with a beef broth made from 24-hour simmered wagyu bones, braised beef croquettes over celeriac puree, and steak cooked on a plancha with a salad.

Annie's Soul Delicious

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If hoping to get a dose of something soulful and filling for dineLA, try Annie’s Soul Delicious. For $25, she’s got a sweet punch welcome drink, choice of fried chicken, barbecue chicken, catfish, or turkey meatloaf. It comes with two side dishes, and choice of banana pudding or a triple crust peach cobbler.

Fried chicken from Annie’s Soul Delicious restaurant.
Annie’s Soul Delicious
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Flavors from Afar

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This Little Ethiopia’s charming restaurant creates meals by refugee chefs. For dineLA, the cost is $65 per person — or an $85 feast that feeds two to three people — with a gorgeous platter filled with dishes like the fish ceviche tostada, Somali chicken tacos, chile relleno, and a passionfruit Jamaican slush. 

Fanny's

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Fanny’s serves its dineLA menu Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Try the smoked fish rillettes, ora king salmon crudo, halibut with pine nut emulsion, or a 12 ounce, dry-aged NY strip steak.

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Fanny’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Carousel Restaurant Hollywood

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For decades, the Tcholakian family has served Middle Eastern food out of Glendale and Los Feliz. The dineLA menu offers a $25 lunch or a $35 dinner where options cover familiar traditional appetizers like hummus, and tabbouleh, kebabs and shawarma for the main course, and, of course, baklava.

Greekman's

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Silver Lake restaurant Greekman’s dineLA is only $55 for dinner, with an appetizer featuring feta in phyllo dough, honey, and pomegranate. Or try the Greek panzanella salad. But the mains are where to find the value with a grilled branzino, braised lamb shank, or roast chicken before dessert arrives.

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Greekman’s
Andrea D’Agosto

Tam O'Shanter

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Head to Los Feliz for one of the best bargains on the dineLA list, where entrees include roast prime rib or beef, Jidori chicken, or a pan seared Scottish salmon with garlic herb butter. Before that, opt for the deviled eggs or shrimp cocktail to start, with the corn chowder as the middle course, and a sweet chocolate trifle for $55 per person.

Gusto Green

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DineLA is the perfect time to try Gusto Green’s hemp-leaning menu. The $25 lunch menu has a slightly smaller selection, but the $55 dinner ventures into a crispy spelt cake or hamachi crudo to start, with pasta, pizza, ora king salmon, sprouted beluga lentils, or steak for mains, with a chocolate budino foror hemp chocolate chunk cookies.

Signs for Gusto Green with a small patio, a restaurant in Downtown LA.
Gusto Green
Wonho Frank Lee

Sake Dojo

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Little Tokyo’s Sake Dojo dineLA dinner runs $55, where a sushi box full of options like hamachi toro, ocean trout, scallop with uni, or bluefin toro are included. A sake pairing flight is available for between $30 to $40.

Oysters from Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo, California.
Sake Dojo
Sarah Waldorf

Yangban Society

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Yangban Society chefs/owners Katianna and John Hong put together an extensive $45 dinner set menu from Thursday through Monday, where they’ll serve dishes like hot smoked trout schmear, griddled potato bread in clarified butter, dotori acorn noodles, soy-braised fried chicken thighs, and a buttermilk biscuit with Korean curry beef and pork gravy. It’s a healthy amount of food for two people.

Dishes from Yangban Society, Arts District.
Yangban Society
Matthew Kang

Malbec Market

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This neighborhood restaurant and market has easy options for lunch or dinner. Dinner costs $45 with ceviche, mussels with chorizo sausage, barramundi a la plancha. Be sure to order the empanadas.

Heritage Sandwich Shop and Restaurant

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Chef Philip Pretty and sister Lauren serves a dinner here that runs $65, including octopus confit, line-caught bass, or a seven-day-aged duck with French lentils, cauliflower puree, and spinach. Dessert could be a cheese platter or pavlova.

Vino Wine & Tapas Room

Try Vino Wine & Tapas Room’s choice of wine with three courses, starting with with a house made cream of mushroom soup, bacalao croquettes, and moving onto the costillas asadas or braised short ribs with vegetables for a main course, and dessert for $55.

Sugarfish

Sushi at Sugarfish Marina del Rey.
Sugarfish
Matthew Kang

All Sugarfish locations are participating in dineLA, where the menus offer a solid value with a $35 lunch and dinner menu with edamame and a salmon sashimi to start, followed by a course that includes two pieces each of albacore, salmon, yellowtail, large scallop sushi. Meals typically finish with toro and then crab hand roll.

Sushi at Sugarfish Marina del Rey.
Sugarfish
Matthew Kang

Jame Enoteca

Lasagna from Jame Enoteca on a table.
Jame Enoteca
Farley Elliott

Jame Enotecha is tucked in a little corner of El Segundo where dineLA dinner and lunch includes a glass of wine. The $25 lunch can include meatballs or spicy ceaser to start, then a cappellini with a 36-hour tomato sauce, or a chicken parm sandwich. For dinner, $45 expands the options with a paccheri ritgati with spicy pork sausage, fennel, sage, and pecorino, and a “Hollywood style” bolognese before offering the Meyer lemon pie or Nutella cake.

Lasagna from Jame Enoteca on a table.
Jame Enoteca
Farley Elliott

Dear John's

It’s all old-school delight at Dear John’s, with a dineLA menu that’s got all the classics with a shrimp cocktail, caesar, or oysters rockefeller, then steak Diane, chicken parmesan, or sand dabs. They’ve got all the right side dishes, as well as a chocolate crunch cake.

Crustacean Beverly Hills

Crustacean restaurant in Beverly Hills.
Crustacean Beverly Hills
Wonho Frank Lee

Crustacean’s dineLA menu runs $65 for lunch or dinner where the wagyu tartare, beet tartare, or a fluke crudo are the first course. Next course is the lemon chicken, snapper, a truffle wagyu burger, or the classic upside down buddha’s noodle dish. Of course there’s dessert, plus add-on options that include An’s famous garlic noodles for $15.

Crustacean restaurant in Beverly Hills.
Crustacean Beverly Hills
Wonho Frank Lee

Mírame

Indoor outdoor seating at Mirame Beverly Hills.
Mirame
Rich Marchewka

Joshua Gil settled into his popular Beverly Hills spot last year and the dineLA menu is geared for all types of diners with both plant-based and meat. Lunch can include a $35 with a cauliflower ceviche, tacos, and dessert. For dinner, the three course meal starts with ceviches, next up is a smoked short rib tetela or vegan pork squash blossoms, with a rack of lamb or masa gnocchi for the mains.

Indoor outdoor seating at Mirame Beverly Hills.
Mirame
Rich Marchewka

Matū

Matu’s $68 per person dineLA three course dinner starts with a beef broth made from 24-hour simmered wagyu bones, braised beef croquettes over celeriac puree, and steak cooked on a plancha with a salad.

Annie's Soul Delicious

Fried chicken from Annie’s Soul Delicious restaurant.
Annie’s Soul Delicious
Courtesy of Annie’s Soul Delicious

If hoping to get a dose of something soulful and filling for dineLA, try Annie’s Soul Delicious. For $25, she’s got a sweet punch welcome drink, choice of fried chicken, barbecue chicken, catfish, or turkey meatloaf. It comes with two side dishes, and choice of banana pudding or a triple crust peach cobbler.

Fried chicken from Annie’s Soul Delicious restaurant.
Annie’s Soul Delicious
Courtesy of Annie’s Soul Delicious

Flavors from Afar

This Little Ethiopia’s charming restaurant creates meals by refugee chefs. For dineLA, the cost is $65 per person — or an $85 feast that feeds two to three people — with a gorgeous platter filled with dishes like the fish ceviche tostada, Somali chicken tacos, chile relleno, and a passionfruit Jamaican slush. 

Fanny's

A server uses silverware to plate out steak at a restaurant.
Fanny’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Fanny’s serves its dineLA menu Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Try the smoked fish rillettes, ora king salmon crudo, halibut with pine nut emulsion, or a 12 ounce, dry-aged NY strip steak.

A server uses silverware to plate out steak at a restaurant.
Fanny’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Carousel Restaurant Hollywood

For decades, the Tcholakian family has served Middle Eastern food out of Glendale and Los Feliz. The dineLA menu offers a $25 lunch or a $35 dinner where options cover familiar traditional appetizers like hummus, and tabbouleh, kebabs and shawarma for the main course, and, of course, baklava.

Greekman's

An overhead shot of Greek food on blue plates and a marble tabletop.
Greekman’s
Andrea D’Agosto

Silver Lake restaurant Greekman’s dineLA is only $55 for dinner, with an appetizer featuring feta in phyllo dough, honey, and pomegranate. Or try the Greek panzanella salad. But the mains are where to find the value with a grilled branzino, braised lamb shank, or roast chicken before dessert arrives.

An overhead shot of Greek food on blue plates and a marble tabletop.
Greekman’s
Andrea D’Agosto

Tam O'Shanter

Head to Los Feliz for one of the best bargains on the dineLA list, where entrees include roast prime rib or beef, Jidori chicken, or a pan seared Scottish salmon with garlic herb butter. Before that, opt for the deviled eggs or shrimp cocktail to start, with the corn chowder as the middle course, and a sweet chocolate trifle for $55 per person.

Gusto Green

Signs for Gusto Green with a small patio, a restaurant in Downtown LA.
Gusto Green
Wonho Frank Lee

DineLA is the perfect time to try Gusto Green’s hemp-leaning menu. The $25 lunch menu has a slightly smaller selection, but the $55 dinner ventures into a crispy spelt cake or hamachi crudo to start, with pasta, pizza, ora king salmon, sprouted beluga lentils, or steak for mains, with a chocolate budino foror hemp chocolate chunk cookies.

Signs for Gusto Green with a small patio, a restaurant in Downtown LA.
Gusto Green
Wonho Frank Lee

Sake Dojo

Oysters from Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo, California.
Sake Dojo
Sarah Waldorf

Little Tokyo’s Sake Dojo dineLA dinner runs $55, where a sushi box full of options like hamachi toro, ocean trout, scallop with uni, or bluefin toro are included. A sake pairing flight is available for between $30 to $40.

Oysters from Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo, California.
Sake Dojo
Sarah Waldorf

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Yangban Society

Dishes from Yangban Society, Arts District.
Yangban Society
Matthew Kang

Yangban Society chefs/owners Katianna and John Hong put together an extensive $45 dinner set menu from Thursday through Monday, where they’ll serve dishes like hot smoked trout schmear, griddled potato bread in clarified butter, dotori acorn noodles, soy-braised fried chicken thighs, and a buttermilk biscuit with Korean curry beef and pork gravy. It’s a healthy amount of food for two people.

Dishes from Yangban Society, Arts District.
Yangban Society
Matthew Kang

Malbec Market

This neighborhood restaurant and market has easy options for lunch or dinner. Dinner costs $45 with ceviche, mussels with chorizo sausage, barramundi a la plancha. Be sure to order the empanadas.

Heritage Sandwich Shop and Restaurant

Chef Philip Pretty and sister Lauren serves a dinner here that runs $65, including octopus confit, line-caught bass, or a seven-day-aged duck with French lentils, cauliflower puree, and spinach. Dessert could be a cheese platter or pavlova.

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