In its 15th year, Dine LA restaurant week kicks off on Friday, April 28, and will run through Friday, May 12, featuring dining deals from high-end to neighborhood restaurants offering a range of prix fixe menus starting at $15 for lunch and $65+ dinner options.
There will be close to 370 restaurants participating across 66 neighborhoods, representing 30 global cuisines, and will include 39 Michelin recognized establishments. There will be 61% outdoor dining spaces and more than half of the participants are pet-friendly.
Newcomers to restaurant week include kodō in the Arts District, Angler LA at The Beverly Center, Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine in West Adams, Mo’s House of Axe in Koreatown, Slab BBQ in Beverly Grove, Heavy Handed in Santa Monica, Wine House Kitchen in West LA, 19 Town in City of Industry, and Northridge Eats, San Fernando Valley’s food hall exclusively selling Asian cuisine.
Five landmark Los Angeles culinary institutions that have been with the program since its first year will return including Tam O’Shanter, Dal Rae, Michael’s on Naples Ristorante, Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois on Main in Santa Monica, and Lawry’s Beverly HIlls, which has added some new menu options including shrimp, corn and jalapeno fritters alongside the Lawry’s Meat and Potato Martini made with Chopin Potato Vodka, prime rib and horseradish stuffed olives shaken tableside.
Yardbird, famous for its southern-style fried chicken, will offer a $35 lunch and $55 dinner. For lunch, choose from options including a chopped wedge salad or a honey ginger chicken sandwich, and dinner options include a skillet seared salmon or Nashville hot Texas quail. Finish off lunch or dinner with deep-fried Oreos or sorbet duo with seasonal fruit. Signature cocktails will be available with both meals for an additional fee.
First time participant 1917 Wine Bar + Bistro, located at the historic San Antonio Winery patio and named after the winery’s founding year, will be modern-Italian dishes, like Faroe Island salmon, Iberico pork chop, and an Artesano pistachio gelato among others as part of a three-course menu for $55/per person. Book a reservation here.
This year, since getting their full liquor license, Maple Block Meat Co. BBQ sensation will offer drinks included with lunch this year. Lunch has a smoke block burger with side salad and a draft beer, margarita or non-alcoholic drink, all for $25. Dinner introduces the new hot honey glazed BBQ baby back ribs, choice of side, also corn on the cob and a biscuit or their new cornbread for $35. At $35, Maple Block is the best barbecue deal on the Dine LA list.
L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele’s Dine LA offerings include a three-course lunch ($35) and dinner ($65) options, with dishes like Margherita pizzas, pappardelle Genovese with slow cooked short rib, and Tiramisu.
Connie & Ted’s in West Hollywood will offer a multi-course dinner ($55) with a menu of crowd favorites like the signature lobster roll, batter-dipped fish & chips, and a half-dozen Dine LA oysters.
Hotels also will get in on the action, like Short Stories Restaurant at Short Stories Hotel in West Hollywood, Marco Polo Trattoria & Bar at Silver Lake Pool & Inn, The Hideout at W Los Angeles in Westwood, Aqua Viva at Conrad Los Angeles and Per L’ora at Hotel PerLa in DTLA, some of which will offer “dine and stay” curated itineraries.
Poolside at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, FIG Restaurant will feature a seasonally driven three-course dinner experience ($65) that includes butter lettuce panzanella, roasted branzino and spring pea pappardelle.
Sparrow Italia & Café Fig at Hotel Figueroa will have an elevated tasting menu ($75) of Italian and Mediterranean classics from Chef Joana Cruz with a modern touch, including a choice of appetizers such as braised meatballs, house-made pastas with Pistachio Pesto and a selection of desserts like classic Cannoli. For casual fare, Café Fig’s three-course lunch and dinner menu ($35) includes cauliflower bites, fried chicken & waffles, and “Café Fig’s” apple pie.
For $45 per person (minimum 2 people per reservation), Ms Chi Cafe, is offering a 5-course family-style Chinese menu, featuring fan favorites like spring lamb wontons and a whole braised beef cheeks entree exclusive to dineLA. Rounding out the meal is a selection of made-to-order, pillowy soft gluten-free mochi donuts.
This menu will be offered for dinner between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays (closed Monday and Tuesday) and 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Additionally, guests can order the dineLA menu for takeaway, either by calling the restaurant at (424) 361-5225 or ordering for pickup online on Tock.
Get the full list here and stay tuned for more updates…
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