At the beginning of a new year, most of us are recovering from the expenses of the holidays and also perhaps trying to be more fiscally responsible. Resolutions are hard, but we’re here to help. Los Angeles restaurants offer all kinds of dinner deals, starting at less than a dollar. From 99-cent burgers to a family-style feast for $25 (for multiple people), here are nine great dinner deals (some including booze!) beginning with the cheapest and going on up, to help you get off to a great financial start this year.
10. The Rockefeller — 99 cents
On Tuesdays, the Rockefeller offers a burger for just 99 cents. Burgers are made with a 4-oz. Angus patty, and the toppings change monthly. 418 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. (310) 372-8467, eatrockefeller.com.
9. The Park — $6
On Wednesday nights, the Park in Echo Park offers a $6 burger special. The offer is available to walk-in customers only. 1400 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 482-9209, thepark1400sunset.com.
8. Wood — $10
Wood in Silver Lake offers a $10 dinner special Tuesday through Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Choose the featured pizza or sandwich, and pair it with a glass of beer or wine. 2861 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 667-9940, woodsilverlake.com.
7. Bourbon Steak — $6-$12
Every day from 4 to 7 p.m. at the bar or in the lounge, all items on Bourbon Steak's snacks menu are half-price. That means you can get, for instance, a substantial lamb ragout on toast for $6. They also serve a $12 burger for happy hour, as well as $1.50 oysters and drink specials. Americana at Brand, 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 839-4130, michaelmina.net.
6. Little Dom’s — $15
Little Dom’s offers a three-course meal for $15 every Monday night. It also offers $15 bottles of wine and $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon. The menu changes weekly. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz. (323) 661-0055, littledoms.com.
5. Ledlow — $35 for 2
Josef Centeno's downtown restaurant offers a fried chicken dinner for two for $35 every Monday night until they run out. You'll get seven assorted pieces of chicken, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, and two buttermilk biscuits. 400 S. Main St., downtown. (213) 687-7015, ledlowla.com.
4. Bellwether — $18
On Mondays at the Bellwether, for $18 you get a half Mary’s fried chicken with a side of Ted’s housemade hot sauce, chow-chow slaw and a can of Oskar Blues Mama’s Lil Yella Pils. 13251 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 285-8184, thebellwetherla.com.
3. Love & Salt — $20
At Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach, a special late-night menu will have you eating for $20 all week long. From 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, you can get a “downlow” burger or your choice of any pizza, plus a glass of wine or beer for $20. Available at the bar or chef’s counter only. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. (310) 545-5252, loveandsaltla.com.
2. The Park — $20
On Speakeasy Tuesdays, the Park offers a three-course meal for $20. The menu changes weekly; a recent menu included chickpea fennel tomato soup, chicken piccata with lemon caper butter sauce, Tuscan fried potatoes and steamed broccoli. 1400 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 482-9209, thepark1400sunset.com.
1. The Churchill — $8-$25
On Thursday nights, the Churchill offers a number of options for its fried chicken night. One piece of fried chicken is $8, with mashed potatoes and green beans available for $6 each. For $25 you can get a family-style whole bird that comes with mashed potatoes and green beans. Available from 4 p.m. until the restaurant runs out. 8384 W. Third St., West Hollywood. (323) 655-8384, the-churchill.com.