DineLA Restaurant Week: Summer restaurant week in LA

Check out our guide to DineLA Restaurant Week—you'll find the best deals, best dishes and where to eat at LA's best restaurants.

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Dan dan noodles at Lukshon

Dan dan noodles at Lukshon Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Twice a year, the city's eateries ramp up for a 12-day stretch of prix-fixe meals where diners can check out some of the best restaurants and best dishes in Los Angeles. During DineLA's Restaurant Week, tasty meal deals can be had, and cheap eats scored. We've rounded up the best lunch and dinner bets from our favorite participating restaurants. Check out the full list of restaurants here and mark your calendars from July 15 to 26. Bonus: if you make a reservation for a DineLA lunch or dinner, you also score a discount on your first Über ride, so don't miss out on the wine pairings.


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Littlefork

The cuisine: American, Seafood
The talent: Restaurateur David Reiss, chef Jason Travi, barman Dino Balocchi
The scene: Date nighters, cocktail nerds
The deal: 3-course dinner
The cost: $35
The menu:  Choose one dish per course.
First course
Maple eggs with crispy bacon  • Burrata salad with charred peach, arugula, balsamic, bread crumb • Maple pimento pork belly with Johnny cake polenta
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Second course
Brick roasted half chicken with chili oil and succotash • Steak frites with Montreal steak spice butter and maple onion rings • Monkfish française with potato purée and garlic spinach
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Third course
Apple cider donut holes with apple butter and salted caramel • peach shortcake with Chantilly cream
The extra: $10 seasonal cocktail

  1. Hollywood
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The Spice Table

The cuisine: Southeast Asian
The talent: Chef Bryant Ng (Mozza)
The scene: Foodies, dining in groups
The deal: 4-course dinner
The price: $35
The menu: Choose one plate per course.
First course
Peanuts and fried baby anchovies • Kaya toast with coconut jam, buttered toast, slow cooked egg, soy sauce and white pepper
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Second course
Grilled beef salad, hanger steak, watercress, herbs, cucumber, peanuts and shrimp chips • Raw yellowtail with chiles, fried ginger, fried shallots, scallions and sesame
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Third course
Duck rice with mushrooms, Fresno chiles, Asian basil, scallions • Kon loh mee: egg noodles with choy sum, ground pork and pork belly char siu
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Fourth course
Kaffir lime custard with lychee whipped cream

  1. Downtown
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RivaBella

The cuisine: Modern Italian
The talent: Chef Gino Angelini (Angelini Osteria)
The scene: Ladies who lunch, Industry scensters with expense accounts, celebs galore
The deal: 3-course lunch
The price: $25
The menu:  Choose one plate per course.
First course
Mussels Tarantina style with crostini • Artichokes salad with arugula and shaved Parmigiano cheese • Chopped salad with bresaola, goat cheese, asparagus and quail eggs
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Second course
Tagliolini with lemon basil sauce • Nidi di rondine: rolled pasta with Italian ham and Parmigiano cream •  Swordfish carpaccio with pistachio, bottarga and lemon vinaigrette
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Third course
Tiramisu •  Selection of housemade gelato • Millefoglie with brandy cream and mixed berries

  1. West Hollywood
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Ray’s

The cuisine: Mediterranean
The talent: Patina-operated, chef Kris Morningstar
The scene: Alfresco dining, tourists, design fans, afterwork crowd
The deal: 3-course dinner
The price: $35
The menu:  Choose one plate per course.
First course
Vegetable minestrone with cranberry beans, snap peas, pistou and ricotta gnudi • Octopus with heirloom tomatoes, olives, feta, cucumber and squid ink skordalia • Duck liver terrine with herb salad and port-soaked Bing cherries • Little gem lettuces with Green Goddess dressing, cucumber and toasted sunflower seeds
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Second course
Brentwood corn agnolotti with hazelnuts and pea shoots • Pork belly with apricot mustard, charred broccoli, farro and almonds • Manila clams with sweet vermouth, basil, shallots, garlic and grilled bread • Skirt steak with charred onion purée, sun gold tomatoes and mojo rojo
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Third course
Spiced chocolate cake with rum dulce de leche and salted pumpkin seed ice cream • Buttermilk panna cotta with stone fruits and bitter almond

  1. Mid-City
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The Parish

The cuisine: Gastropub
The talent: Chef Casey Lane (The Tasting Kitchen)
The scene: Downtown scenesters, group dining, bargoers
The deal: 3-course dinner
The price: $35
The menu:  Choose one plate per course.
First course
Warm salad of summer squash, mission figs and huitlacoche crumble • Braised octopus with stewed peaches, haricot verts, yogurt and chile • Beef tartare with chèvre, honey and black trumpet mushrooms
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Second course
Bigoli with basil, black pepper and Pecorino cheese • Pasta with crab, serrano chili, breadcrumbs • Duck with beer-braised endive, melon and amoretti • Rotisserie chicken with mustard greens, bread salad and currant vinaigrette • Hanger steak with wood-roasted mushrooms, blackberries, pine nut and pine syrup picado
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Third course
Chocolate bouchons with mint chip gelato and cocoa nib sauce • Bread pudding with salted caramel and candied walnuts

  1. Downtown
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Lukshon

The cuisine: Haute Asian
The talent: Sang Yoon (Father's Office)
The scene: Foodies, date nighters, out-of-towners
The deal: 3-plate, family-style dinner; 3-course lunch
The price: $25; $15
The menu:
Dinner  (Choose three plates)
Hawaiian butterfish with pickled watermelon radish, nahm jam, ran ram • Cantonese chicken soup with cellophane noodles, petite bok choy, 63 degree egg • Tea leaf salad with cabbage, crispy chana dal, Marcona almonds, peanuts, sesame and blue prawn • Pig ear terrine with edamame, pickles and ma la vinaigrette • Maryland soft shell crab with coconut "creamed corn," shisito pepper and peanuts ($5 supplemental) • Green on Green: Fiddlehead fern, English peas, fava beans and haricot verts • Shishito peppers with maitake mushrooms, housemade XO sauce • Beef and broccoli with prime hangar steak, grilled gai lag black bean ghee and puffed tendon ($10 supplemental) • Chiang Mai curry noodles with chile, turmeric, lemongrass, chicken yu choy • Dan dan noodles with Kurobuta pork, sesame, Sichuan peppercorns and peanuts

Lunch  (Choose one per course)
Cantonese chicken soup + tea leaf salad • Chiang Mai curry noodles + tea leaf salad • Dan dan noodles + tea leaf salad
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Glass of Verdelho • Lemongrass Saison • Chicory-chocolate cake with sesame brittle, Thai chili caramel and sesame ice cream • Barley cream with coffee streusel, mandarin and banana ice cream • Fruit and yogurt: compressed nectarines, frozen Beijing yogurt, ginger streusel, passion fruit and pop rocks

  1. Culver City
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Rivera Restaurant

The cuisine: Modern Latin
The talent: Chef John Rivera Sedlar, barman Julian Cox
The scene: Date nighters, afterwork crowd, out of towners
The deal: 3-course lunch and dinner
The price: $25, $45
The menu: Choose one plate per course.
Lunch
First course
Tortillas florales: housemade nixtamal tortillas and "Indian butter" • Poblano chile relleno salad, smoked chicken, corn, pimenton aioli • Piquillos rellenos, chorizo, golden raisins and Gruyere cheese
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Second course
Duck "enfrijolada" with poached organic egg, Rioja wine and cascabel chile sauce • Braised Kurobuta pork short ribs and poblano mashed potatoes • Grilled vegetable sandwich with goat cheese and chipotle aioli
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Third course
Crème Catalana with almonds and Xerex crème • Chocolate torte and drunken pineapple • Olive oil cake with crème fraîche and strawberry sorbet

Dinner
First course
Tortillas florales: housemade nixtamal tortillas and "Indian butter" • Ensalada Semana Santa with beets, blood orange, grabanzos and Moorish spices, piquillo peppers
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Second course
Duck "enfrijolada" with poached organic egg, Rioja wine and cascabel chile sauce •  Horse Latitudes: Atlantic cod, chorizo, artichokes, garbanzo beans and spinach • Yucatecan puerco pibil: banana leaf-wrapped pork shoulder braised sous-vide
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Third course
Baba cachaca: dulce de leche and fresh citrus • Chocolate torte and drunken pineapple • Olive oil cake with crème fraîche and strawberry sorbet

  1. Downtown
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