Whether it’s an intimate poolside dinner in a cabana, a traditional Oaxacan lunch in Torrance or an evening overlooking the San Fernando Valley from the top of the Verdugo Hills, here’s a taste of the lineup of steals and deals during dineL.A. which starts Friday: discoverlosangeles.com/dinela.
Jaffa | West 3rd and Palms
The Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants will offer a $39 three-course dinner for dineL.A. Menu highlights include a salatim sampler, lamb couscous with Moroccan spices, dried figs and cilantro; market vegetables served over freekeh, harissa and avocado hummus; and baklava with farmers market fruit. Dinner: $39.
District | DTLA
The new American eatery at The Bloc will offer lunch and dinner dineL.A. menus; lunch highlights include an heirloom tomato salad and curried cauliflower steak, and dinner will include a glass of wine and three-course meal, with options including jalapeno cornbread, house-smoked BBQ prime beef brisket and a summer berry pavlova. Lunch: $20/ Dinner: $29 (without wine)/$39 (with wine); full menu.
Blackship | West Hollywood
The Japanese-Italian restaurant in West Hollywood will offer a three-course meal with options including Hamachi crudo with daikon and coriander, hamachi bolognese, and a Miso-butterscotch budino. Dinner: $49; full menu.
Meat On Ocean | Santa Monica
High-end steakhouse Meat On Ocean will offer a dinner menu priced at $59 per person that includes an appetizer, entrée selection and hearty sides. For those partaking alone, entrées include an 8-oz. filet mignon with chimichurri, New York strip steak with bordelaise sauce and wild Alaskan halibut with grilled cauliflower, tomato coulis and basil oil. Parties of two can indulge in Meat On Ocean’s shareable steak program with a choice of a bone-in ribeye ranging anywhere from 27- to 29-oz. or a 26- to 28-oz. porterhouse from Double R Ranch. Full dineL.A. menu.
Water Grill | DTLA and Santa Monica
Seafood institution, Water Grill will be serving up dineLA lunch menus ($35) at two locations – downtown LA and Santa Monica. Entrée options include favorites such as the wild Alaskan halibut with maque choux and sorrel pesto, wild mahi mahi caponata with sherry gastrique and wild California white sea bass with rustic ratatouille, garlic emulsion and basil oil. DineL.A. lunch menu.
Castaway | Burbank
Take in the sweeping valley views while dining on grilled octopus with charred piquillo, 24-hour tomato, squid ink vinaigrette, steak frites with their 28-day dry aged ribeye, garlic fries, salsa verde, and sticky toffee pudding with medjool dates, Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream. Dinner: $59.
The Odyssey | Granada Hills
Menu highlights include mango habanero shrimp with jumbo shrimp, mango habanero sauce, bleu cheese dressing, cilantro, celery and organic Jidori chicken with pan roasted, caramelized onions, au gratin potatoes, seasonal vegetables and chicken jus. Lunch: $25 / Dinner: $39.
The Reef | Long Beach
Grilled shrimp and scallops are featured with Hawaiian bacon fried rice inside a pineapple as well as herb roasted prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Lunch: $25 / Dinner: $39
Madre in Torrance will be offering traditional Oaxacan items like flor y queso (Oaxacan cheese, squash blossom, chile de agua, epazote and egg butter,) ceviche piquin (lime-cooked octopus, shrimp, pico de gallo, chili piquin, avocado and lime juice,) memelitas (handmade masadisk, queso fresco, aciento and pork belly), and goat barbacoa. Lunch: $20/Dinner: $29
Viviane, intimate poolside gem at the Avalon Beverly Hills, will offer dinner for $49 during dineL.A., featuring exclusive items from chef Michael Reed. Menu highlights include heirloom tomatoes and burrata with peach, pickle onion, quinoa and herbs,jumbo lump crab and uni with squid-ink spaghetti, lemon, jalapeno salsa verde and herbs or pan-seared branzino filet with summer vegetable carpaccio, roasted cherry tomato, smoked eggplant puree and roasted garlic yogurt puree.
Dinner comes with a choice of either Eton mess or a chocolate mousse for dessert.
H Café in Koreatown is serving dinner for $29 in the 50-seat restaurant which blends minimalist art deco and classic prohibitionist décor. Menu items include heirloom tomato and peach Salad with basil cashew pesto, aged balsamic or pan-seared salmon with summer vegetable succotash plus a wild mushroom and summer vegetable risotto.
L.A.’s Thai institution, Chao Krung Thai on Fairfax has super deals with lunch at $15 and dinner for $29. Lunch will include a glass of Thai iced tea or a Thai pancake with condensed milk, and dinner will offer a choice of either a glass of red or white wine, or a Thai beer.
Lunch menu highlights include:
Kenom Jeeb: Shrimp and ground pork marinated with garlic, coriander, black pepper, thin soy sauce, water chestnuts, wrapped in wonton topped with fried garlic. Served with spicy soy vinaigrette.
Gra Pow Lad Khao Beef: Quickly stir-fried with fresh garlic, chilies, holy basil, minced green beans, and jalapenos in fish sauce and oyster sauce. Served over rice with fried egg, and fish sauce lime chili.
Dinner menu highlights:
Tom Kha Chicken: Warm coconut milk with lemongrass, kaffir lime, galangal, combined with fresh lime juice, fish sauce, mushrooms, cilantro, and Thai chilies.
Khao Soi Beef: Beef stew and egg noodles in homemade curry both simmered in coconut milk, fish sauce, soy sauce, palm sugar, and topped with fried noodles. Served with fish sauce, palm sugar and kaffir lime leaves.
Same Same Thai in Silver Lake will be offering dinner for $29 during dineL.A. that includes a glass of either sparkling or red wine. The menu is based on co-owners Annie Daniel and Katy Noochlaor’s family recipes, featuring authentic Thai street food, market-driven specials, and bar snacks. Dinner includes Som tum Thai (Bird’s eye chili, garlic, dried shrimp, peanuts, fish sauce, lime, tamarind, snake bean, cabbage, tomato) and Panang Curry with Shrimp in coconut cream.
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