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The 12 Best DineLA Lunch Deals, Winter 2017

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DineLA is back again folks. That's right, from Friday, January 13 to Friday, January 27, restaurants around town are putting together prix-fixe lunch menus for either $15, $20, or $25.

These spectacular meal deals targeted towards the leisurely lunching set include everything from build-your-own sushi adventures to LA's most iconic pizza to a New England-inspired seafood steal by one of the city's most decorated chefs. Whether you're looking for a super caffeinated Thai coffee shop meal or vegan Santa Monica midday feast, here are twelve of the best dineLA lunch deals, presented in alphabetical order.

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Suzanne Goin's two course lunch begins with a selection of cheese and charcuterie or her popular Spanish fried chicken. The main entrees here include a vegetarian spread of roasted vegetables and spreads, albacore salad, or roasted turkey foccacia. Dessert is a supplemental $6, but you're going to want to add the bittersweet chocolate torta.

Alma at The Standard

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Alma at The Standard Hollywood is offering a lovely selection of beet and farro salad or heirloom lettuce salad before a main course of smoked chicken club or warm market bowl for $25.

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AR Cucina

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Culver City’s freshly minted AR Cucina is offering a selection of primi like chicken meatballs and secondi like bucatini all’amatriciana for a light, and affordable at fifteen bucks, Italian lunch.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

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The Grove’s Blue Ribbon Sushi is serving a sort of build-your-own adventure meal for dineLA, where diners can select three items from a list of the restaurant’s most popular items like albacore sashimi with crispy onion, bucket o’wings with wasabi honey, and oxtail fried rice. Not a bad deal for $25.

Connie and Ted's Seafood

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Michael Cimarusti's seafood heaven is giving diners three courses with a non-alcoholic beverage selection, all for $25. Start off with a few oysters, dive into the restaurant's signature Hook burger or house smoked yellowtail, and conclude with a classic whoopie pie.

Santa Monica’s new vegan darling Erven’s lunch deal begins with a choice of salad like broccoli chopped or hominy “ceviche style” before moving on to a choice of sandwich like beer battered tofu or sautéed mushroom hoagie. The $15 steal even includes a cookie.

Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

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This sleek Hollywood coffee shop includes an espresso drink, Thai tea, or Thai coffee in it's $15 lunch. Start off with soft boiled egg in tamarind sauce and conclude with kai kata or khao soi, and you'll soon understand why it has become a blogger favorite.

Pizzeria Mozza

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LA’s most iconic pizzeria only offers a dineLA deal at lunch, so you’d better jump on those daytime reservations to score an antipasti like chicken liver bruschette followed by one of those outstanding personal pizzas for twenty bucks.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

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All four locations of Plan Check are getting in on the dineLA craze. Santa Monica’s $15 menu includes a spicy crab and crisp shallot deviled egg before a selection of appetizers or banana split cruller dessert. The main occasion is either a kalbi beef salad, chicken and waffles, or patty melt. Tack on a cocktail for $5 and you have quite the leisurely lunch.

Rose Café-Restaurant

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Venice’s all-day mainstay Rose Café is getting in on the action with a $25, two-course menu. Start with yellowtail crudo or stracciatella of burrata with lamb pancetta, then move on to an entrée of tuna belly conserva, smoked bucatini carbonara, or heirloom grain bowl with poached egg.

Sarita's Pupuseria

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One of the most affordable and filling meals might come from Sarita’s, where diners can select two items from a list that includes pork pupusas, beef stew, and banana empanadas. The deal even includes a medium drink.

The Larder at Burton Way

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Yet another outstanding deal comes by way of The Larder at Burton Way, where a three-course, $15 lunch includes chickpea crostini, chicken fattoush or roast beef Argentine sandwich, and seasonal fruit crumble.

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Suzanne Goin's two course lunch begins with a selection of cheese and charcuterie or her popular Spanish fried chicken. The main entrees here include a vegetarian spread of roasted vegetables and spreads, albacore salad, or roasted turkey foccacia. Dessert is a supplemental $6, but you're going to want to add the bittersweet chocolate torta.

Alma at The Standard

Alma at The Standard Hollywood is offering a lovely selection of beet and farro salad or heirloom lettuce salad before a main course of smoked chicken club or warm market bowl for $25.

Yelp

AR Cucina

Culver City’s freshly minted AR Cucina is offering a selection of primi like chicken meatballs and secondi like bucatini all’amatriciana for a light, and affordable at fifteen bucks, Italian lunch.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

The Grove’s Blue Ribbon Sushi is serving a sort of build-your-own adventure meal for dineLA, where diners can select three items from a list of the restaurant’s most popular items like albacore sashimi with crispy onion, bucket o’wings with wasabi honey, and oxtail fried rice. Not a bad deal for $25.

Connie and Ted's Seafood

Michael Cimarusti's seafood heaven is giving diners three courses with a non-alcoholic beverage selection, all for $25. Start off with a few oysters, dive into the restaurant's signature Hook burger or house smoked yellowtail, and conclude with a classic whoopie pie.

Erven

Santa Monica’s new vegan darling Erven’s lunch deal begins with a choice of salad like broccoli chopped or hominy “ceviche style” before moving on to a choice of sandwich like beer battered tofu or sautéed mushroom hoagie. The $15 steal even includes a cookie.

Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

This sleek Hollywood coffee shop includes an espresso drink, Thai tea, or Thai coffee in it's $15 lunch. Start off with soft boiled egg in tamarind sauce and conclude with kai kata or khao soi, and you'll soon understand why it has become a blogger favorite.

Pizzeria Mozza

LA’s most iconic pizzeria only offers a dineLA deal at lunch, so you’d better jump on those daytime reservations to score an antipasti like chicken liver bruschette followed by one of those outstanding personal pizzas for twenty bucks.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

All four locations of Plan Check are getting in on the dineLA craze. Santa Monica’s $15 menu includes a spicy crab and crisp shallot deviled egg before a selection of appetizers or banana split cruller dessert. The main occasion is either a kalbi beef salad, chicken and waffles, or patty melt. Tack on a cocktail for $5 and you have quite the leisurely lunch.

Rose Café-Restaurant

Venice’s all-day mainstay Rose Café is getting in on the action with a $25, two-course menu. Start with yellowtail crudo or stracciatella of burrata with lamb pancetta, then move on to an entrée of tuna belly conserva, smoked bucatini carbonara, or heirloom grain bowl with poached egg.

Sarita's Pupuseria

One of the most affordable and filling meals might come from Sarita’s, where diners can select two items from a list that includes pork pupusas, beef stew, and banana empanadas. The deal even includes a medium drink.

The Larder at Burton Way

Yet another outstanding deal comes by way of The Larder at Burton Way, where a three-course, $15 lunch includes chickpea crostini, chicken fattoush or roast beef Argentine sandwich, and seasonal fruit crumble.

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