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The 12 Best DineLA Lunch Deals, Winter 2017

There's no better time to try that restaurant on your list

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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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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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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.

2. Alma at The Standard

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8300 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 650-9090
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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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3. AR Cucina

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9531 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-8800
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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.

4. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 352-9300
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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.

5. Connie and Ted's Seafood

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8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722
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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.

6. Erven

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514-516 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-2255
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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.

7. Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

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La Brea Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90038

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.

8. Pizzeria Mozza

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641 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 297-0101
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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.

9. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

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1401 Ocean Ave #104
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 857-1364
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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.

10. Rose Café-Restaurant

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220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-0711
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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.

11. Sarita's Pupuseria

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317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-6320
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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.

12. The Larder at Burton Way

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8500 Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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.

1. A.O.C.

8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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.

8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

2. Alma at The Standard

8300 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
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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.

8300 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

3. AR Cucina

9531 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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.

9531 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

4. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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.

189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Connie and Ted's Seafood

8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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.

8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

6. Erven

514-516 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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.

514-516 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

7. Otus Thai Kitchen & Coffee

La Brea Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90038

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.

La Brea Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90038

8. Pizzeria Mozza

641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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.

641 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

9. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

1401 Ocean Ave #104, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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.

1401 Ocean Ave #104
Santa Monica, CA 90401

10. Rose Café-Restaurant

220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

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.

220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291

11. Sarita's Pupuseria

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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.

317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

12. The Larder at Burton Way

8500 Burton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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.

8500 Burton Way
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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