It’s hard to believe that the biannual DineLA restaurant week has been around for 15 years in Los Angeles. (Times flies when there are good dining deals to be had.) For this spring’s anniversary session, which runs April 28 to May 12, diners can find hundreds of participating restaurants that are offering discount deals on everyday delights. What’s more, some hotspots like Alexander’s Steakhouse in Pasadena are going all-out, upping the ante (and the price point) with over-the-top dinners that splurge on luxury items like caviar and true wagyu steak. From Indian options in Long Beach to skewers in Downtown and a screaming dinnertime deal in Agoura Hills, here are some of the best DineLA options for spring 2023. For DineLA lunchtime ideas, head right here.Read More
19 Dinner Spots to Try for DineLA Restaurant Week, Spring 2023
Affordable evening meals to know about for LA’s twice-a-year restaurant week
The Northridge Eats food hall has a ton of options under one roof for DineLA dinner, each costing just $25 per person. One menu might include drunken noodles with chicken, plus egg rolls and mango sticky rice, while another brings kotsu ramen, chicken wings, and a drink to the table.
Vino Wine and Tapas Room
Encino’s quiet Vino Wine and Tapas Room is doing a lot with $55 for this DineLA, offering customers a variety of options across salads, entrees like short ribs, tapas like croquettes, and a red or white wine.
It’s hard to find a better DineLA dinner deal than the one at Cafe Bizou, where for $35 customers can get three courses that could include lobster and scallop pasta, a salad starter, and tiramisu for dessert.
For a baller night out on a DineLA budget, try Alexander’s Steakhouse in Pasadena. Caviar and A5 wagyu makes for a compelling starter, while grilled duck and filet mignon (with lobster-stuffed squash blossoms on the side, no less) are a powerful main duo. It’s a pricy DineLA ticket at $145, but comes packed with luxury.
Santauri in Toluca Lake lets customers scale their night up or down, with two menu options on deck — a three-course affair for $55, or a four-course choice for $65. Within that range, find salads, seared scallops, steak frites, and more.
Nancy Silverton’s restaurant the Barish at the Hollywood Roosevelt is offering a $75 DineLA dinner that includes options like a pizza fritta, a 10-ounce bavette steak or striped bass main, dessert, and more.
Sichuan Impression brings the heat with a $69 dinner menu that includes some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, from stir-fried chili chicken and steamed pork ribs to boiled fish and spicy fried squid dry pot. Expect a lot of spice and a lot of food.
Always wanted to enjoy a night out at Beverly Hills staple Mr. Chow? Try the DineLA menu, which offers staples like dumplings, prawns, or spicy pork with chili as part of a $69 dinner deal.
Terra at Eataly
Eataly’s rooftop is the place to be this spring, and for $55 diners can choose between a variety of pastas, housemade burrata starters, salads, and more for dinner at open-air restaurant Terra.
A.O.C. is a staple Los Angeles restaurant, and what better time to check it out than DineLA? Swing through for a dinner that might include a cheese board, the famous Spanish fried chicken, curried cauliflower, and dessert for $65.
Hatch is great for a casual Downtown meal during DineLA week, thanks to its robust $55 menu that includes a variety of skewers (pork belly, chicken meatball, and others) as well as starters like squid ink fried chicken and more.
For $75 diners can snag a seat at Per L’Ora in Downtown for DineLA and assure themselves that all will be well, thanks to big options like crab cakes, a bone-in veal Milanese, and multiple desserts to choose from.
Wine House Kitchen
West LA’s Wine House Kitchen is doing a $65 dinner option that includes multiple courses plus dessert, spread across options like hamachi sashimi with Thai basil, wild caught salmon rolls with caviar, a coffee-rubbed ribeye steak, or a grilled venison rib chop.
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Duke’s is an anytime destination thanks to its waterside location. DineLA offers a chance to score a seat for less, with a $55 three-course dinner menu that includes panko-crusted calamari, grilled ahi steak, and more.
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Santa Monica’s Lunetta is offering a $65 multi-course dinner that lets customers choose from pan-roasted duck breast, a New York steak, or herb-roasted halibut as a main, plus salads, scallops, and dessert in the mix as well.
For $69 per person, expect a three-course meal (plus dessert and a drink) at this busy newcomer that offers plenty of choice including mapo tofu, crispy shrimp, dry-aged salmon tartare, and slow-cooked beef rib with roasted pineapple.
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Why not check out a brand-new restaurant for DineLA? Superfine Playa is offering a heck of a deal for dinner, where $45 can score grilled beef meatballs, eggplant parm, swordfish spiedini, and more.
Italian hangout Sosta in Hermosa Beach is playing Italian favorites with its $55 DineLA dinner menu, with options including a yellowtail crudo, eggplant parmigiana, housemade gnocchi, and more.
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The $45 DineLA dinner menu at this Long Beach Indian spot means options like chicken vindaloo, lamb korma, or sticky ribs along with smokey chicken wings or cauliflower fritters, plus desserts and starter bites.