Fall DineLA, the second part of Dine LA’s 15th anniversary celebration, takes place from Friday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 20, and will feature a lineup of 66 new restaurants and 45 Michelin-rated restaurants.
Among hundreds of dining deals, new participants include Fishwives in Pasadena, LULU at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, Baar Baar in DTLA, Porterhouse Bourbon & Bones, Confections by Kirari West and Fansea Sushi in the South Bay, Lavo Ristorante in West Hollywood, Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen in Inglewood, and the first Black and woman-owned wine bar, 1010 Wine and Events in South LA. Other additions include Via Veneto in Santa Monica, Fig Tree in Venice, San Fernando Valley staples Jinya Ramen Bar in Studio City, and Granville in North Hollywood.
Osteria Mamma will offer a two-course lunch menu ($35 + tax and gratuity) featuring its Crostino (fresh bufala burrata cheese crostini with black truffle, 24-month aged S. Daniele prosciutto and Tagliatelle al Ragú (beef Bolognese sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano D.O.P.) with the option to add a carafe of red, white, rosé or sparkling wine for an additional $15.
For dinner, the restaurant will serve a three-course menu ($45 + tax and gratuity) featuring Melanzana (roasted eggplant topped with basil sauce, roasted tomato sauce, and Parmigiano sauce) and Porchetta di Branzino (slowly roasted branzino filled with Kalamata olives, rosemary and rapini). A glass of house red or white is included with the dinner meal.
Mama’s Kitchen, inside Mama Shelter in Hollywood has a $65 per person, three-course meal offered Wednesday to Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The menu has options for pescatarians and carnivores alike, including bulgogi cheesesteak, skirt Steak fried rice, and several desserts.
The Surfing Fox, Santa Monica’s newest restaurant and bar located at The Pierside Hotel in Santa Monica has a $55+ per person menu available from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are encouraged and can be made through OpenTable here. Sample DineLA menu items include Guacamole and chips, shishito peppers with charred onion aioli, togarashi and lime, roasted half chicken with cilantro rice, coconut sauce and green sambal, Romanesco with Calabrian chile tahini, garlic-miso oil and mint, snap peas with agrodolce, crispy sweet potatoes with ponzu, charred onion aioli and togarashi with Thai Tea Tiramisu for dessert.
In the heart of downtown LA, The Rooftop on the 12th floor of The Wayfarer DTLA offers panoramic views of the city. The $25 restaurant week lunch menu includes the choice of a salad, a main and a dessert, with selections that include pear and jicama salad, plant-based Bolognese, fried chicken sando and fresh baked cookies. The $45 pre-fix dinner menu features a starter, a main and sweet treat with highlights including Maduro mole, Cochinito Criollo, steak and frites, and apple caramel cheesecake. The full menu can be viewed HERE and reservations can be made HERE.
The new Teleferic Barcelona in Brentwood is a family-owned Spanish dining destination operated by siblings Xavi and Maria Padrosa. Available for both lunch and dinner, Teleferic will offer a selection of authentic Spanish tapas and paellas for $55 per person. The menu will include classics like crab croquetas, patatas bravas, chicken empanadas, and a paella mixta with pork, mushrooms, chicken, gulf shrimp, and octopus. Nutella Churros are for dessert. The full menu can be viewed HERE and reservations can be made HERE.
Michelin Guide restaurant Niku X joins DineLA this fall to offer a tasting menu for $120 per person, available daily for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Helmed by executive chef Shin Thompson, the menu comes with a choice of an appetizer such as oxtail and Tokyo Negi potstickers, a steak entree like the A5 eight-ounce Toriyama ribeye, two Yakiniku entrees such as A5 Hyogo top sirloin or Stone Axe short rib, as well as a choice from a selection of grilled vegetables like brown butter apple miso sweet corn and dessert, which includes a seasonal sorbet. Link to DineLA Niku X fall menu here.
Good Clean Fun will offer a caviar bump with champagne as part of its $95 four-course dinner with optional wine pairing for $50. Courses include options such as a prosciutto carpaccio, smoked salmon crudo, spicy bacon amatriciana, and chocolate mousse.
For those who aren’t familiar, a caviar bump is a small amount of fish roe eaten all at once. The bump is similar to a shot, but instead of using a plate or spoon, you bump caviar off your hand.
The Exchange restaurant at Freehand Los Angeles is offering a special-priced lunch at $25 per person, which includes a choice of either cauliflower or lentil soup as a starter, followed by one of three entrees: braised lamb pita, chicken banh mi, or falafel pita. Blue corn almond fritters are for dessert. Dinner is priced at $65 per person and includes starter options like kale fattoush and smashed cucumber with halloumi, followed by entree choices such as grilled lamb ribs, chorizo and clams, pan-seared Coho salmon, and hanger steak. The dessert options are coconut tres leches or blue corn fritters.
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