Twice a year, the city's eateries ramp up for a week-plus stretch of prix-fixe menus, where diners can check out some of the best restaurants and best dishes in Los Angeles. During Winter dineL.A.—held this winter from January 13 to 23—tasty meal deals can be had, and cheap eats scored. Here are our picks for the best dineL.A. lunch and dinner menus from some of our favorite L.A. restaurants.
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Where to eat during Winter dineL.A.
It might be a bit hard to find Simbal at first—the Vietnamese restaurant is tucked away in a Little Tokyo mall—but it's worth an extra walk around the block or two. A three-course dinner ($39) includes main courses like Jidori chicken thigh, heavenly beef and pan-roasted Scottish salmon, along with dessert options: coconut flan, or a Chinese donut.
Nestled on Ventura Boulevard is Studio City's the Bellwether, a casual neighborhood spot where, during Restaurant Week, you can score a three-course dinner for $29. Start with a light appetizer (we recommend the crispy Brussels sprouts), then choose from tempura cauliflower or meatballs before moving on to a main course, like the grilled skirt steak or strozzapreti pasta.
You'll get a taste of some of the best dishes at this Malibu lodge from its DineLA dinner menu ($49). The three-course meal comes with choices like Vietnamese pork belly, black truffle soup, Puruvian-style poussin, Faroe Island salmon and tasty desserts like their banana bread pudding and chocolate pots de crème.
This Italian gem tucked underground on Pico Blvd is offering a three-course meal for $39. Begin with assorted black pepper and parmesan gougeres, followed by your choices of tuna carpaccio, lamb belly, roasted squash, porchetta, poached cod and rigatoni. For dessert, choose between a lemon olive oil sorbetto and crema di espresso all'uovo.
For lunch ($20) or dinner ($29), dine on tasty dishes like linguine alla carbonara, gemelli alla vodka, polipolata, gnocchi ai porcini, tiramisu and torta di cioccolato e arance.
This popular WeHo seafood spot will be offering a lunch menu ($25) that includes a sampler of their Jo's Wicked Good Chowda', 1/2 dozen chef's choice oysters, tuna melt, hook burger and more. For dinner ($39) you can have their grilled calamari, fish and chips, lobster, dessert and more.