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DineL.A. Summer Restaurant Week
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DineL.A. Summer Restaurant Week

DineL.A. comes but twice a year, and thankfully its warm-weather iteration, Summer Restaurant Week, is finally upon us (July 14–28) with discounted menus and specials from some of the best restaurants around. This year, we're looking forward to 14 days of some of the city's hippest sushi, some of L.A.'s most gorgeous plating, some of the hottest new restaurants and some of the freshest seafood in town—all from prix-fixe menus at low prices. Because dineL.A. knows it couldn't be summer without avocados, it's once again partnered with the California Avocado Commission, teaming up with chefs at restaurants for special avocado menus and recipes. Want to ball out? DineL.A. is also bringing back its popular Exclusive Series, where some of the city's top restaurants—including Spago, Providence and Baltaire—are serving up $95 menus. There are more than 300 restaurants participating this time around, and we scouted the best and most exciting deals to be found. If you're looking for a particular spot not on this list, or you simply feel like perusing, you can find the full list of Summer Restaurant Week menus here. (And for a very handy neighborhood breakdown of participating restaurants, step right this way.) RECOMMENDED: The best restaurants in Los Angeles

The best ice cream in Los Angeles
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The best ice cream in Los Angeles

Endless summers in Los Angeles mean non-stop cravings for the best ice cream in L.A. Not key lime pie, not jelly donuts—ice cream. When temperatures climb and the Santa Ana winds roll in, treat yourself to the city's tastiest frozen treats—there are plenty of options to choose from after a hike or even a sweaty yoga class. After all, what's the point of a great workout sesh if you don't indulge? RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the summer in Los Angeles

The best sushi restaurants in LA
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The best sushi restaurants in LA

Ask which city has the best sushi in the country, and any toro-loving sushi fiend will tell you: LA, duh. In Valley strip malls, Little Tokyo plazas and swanky Beverly Hills restaurants, you'll find some of the freshest fish in town, perfected by sushi chefs who have practiced their craft for years. This isn't a cheap indulgence, though there are some affordable options around the city (it's hard to beat Sushi Gen's $17 lunch special). Still, exploring these Japanese restaurants and sushi bars is a worthwhile splurge. For the best cuts of mackerel, fatty tuna, salmon and more, check out our favorite sushi restaurants in Los Angeles.

Salazar's Esdras Ochoa shares his go-to tacos
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Salazar's Esdras Ochoa shares his go-to tacos

Oh, and his favorite brunch spot has a Mariachi band. 

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Terra Cotta
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Terra Cotta

This Koreatown stunner is churning out incredible plates of seafood.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
AR Cucina
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AR Cucina

AR Cucina satisfies Culver City's love of Italian food with pasta and plenty of negronis.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
Here's Looking At You
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Here's Looking At You

The cocktails are great here, but the food is hit-or-miss.

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Salazar
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Salazar

For a good time (and great tacos), Salazar is your spot.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
Plant Food + Wine
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Plant Food + Wine

This dreamy Venice eatery is a haven for vegans.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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LA's best hot dogs
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LA's best hot dogs

There's nothing quite like a great hot dog in the summer.

The best soft-serve ice cream in L.A.
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The best soft-serve ice cream in L.A.

Los Angeles is a city with a lovely climate year-round, which is pretty ideal in and of itself, but also means that it's almost always ice cream weather. And while the dense, scooped kind often hits the spot, there's something nostalgic and perfectly summery (even in November) about a swirl of soft-serve fresh from the machine. Luckily, the old-school ice cream treat is having a bit of a renaissance in L.A. these days, with hip new shops offering soft-serve in exciting new flavors (and colors). Take a look at the top soft-serve ice cream shops in town, guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The best outdoor dining in LA
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The best outdoor dining in LA

Lunch with a side of sunshine.

The best cheap food finds in L.A.
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The best cheap food finds in L.A.

Because we're tired of $12 lunches.

15 restaurants that L.A. tourists should definitely visit
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15 restaurants that L.A. tourists should definitely visit

A trip to L.A. wouldn't be the same without dining at these spots.

The best restaurants in Los Angeles

Indian
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Indian

From Artesia to West Hollywood, here's where to find the best samosas, curries and tandoori in LA. 

Seafood
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Seafood

Dive into LA's best seafood restaurants.

Sushi
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Sushi

LA has the best sushi in the country, hands down.

Tacos
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Tacos

Take a tour of the best tacos in the city.  

Chinese
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Chinese

LA has good Chinese options no matter the neighborhood.

Sandwiches
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Sandwiches

Check out the best sandwich shops and sandwiches in town. 

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