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Winter dineL.A.

Check out our guide to Winter dineL.A.—you'll find the best deals, dishes and places worth a reservation

Photograph: Courtesy Paley

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.


We love this Argentinian tapas spot as a bar, and can't wait to sample the food on its three-course, dineLA dinner menu ($29). Think: steak tartare, short rib asado and churros.

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Hanjip's all-you-can-eat lunch menu ($20) consists of beef brisket, marinated short ribs, spicy pork belly, soy calamari, veggies and more for a prime KBBQ experience.

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Culver City

Pok Pok

Pok Pok in Chinatown has a slew of fantastic Thai street food dishes that we can't get enough of. During dineLA, you can stop by for a $20 lunch, choosing from "drinking foods" like krabong thawt, one-plate meals like vegetarian khao soi and the sweet stuff like kluay thawt.

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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.

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Little Tokyo

The Bellwether

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.

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Studio City

Saddle Peak Lodge

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.

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Santa Monica Mountains


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.

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Beverly Hills


Head to this upscale Hollywood restaurant for lunch ($20) or dinner ($39). The menus include sallop ceviche, a grilled chicken sandwich, steak frites, spaghetti arrabbiata plus dessert. Dinner comes with a glass of house wine.

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Osteria Mamma

Osteria Mamma

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.

Connie and Ted's

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.

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West Hollywood

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By: Erin Kuschner