Eating dinner in the midst a killer normally doesn't sound very appealing, but here, it's a thrill. The four-course meal at Vitello's Italian Restaurant is almost secondary compared to the investigation—set in present place and time—regarding who among the crowd is a murderer. Costumed detectives will question guests as well as undercover actors hidden amongst the crowd—placed there to help move the investigation and show along in an entertaining fashion—but guests can also interrogate each other. Clues will help reveal who the bad guy is, and the audience member who gives the best whodunit answer by the end of the night receives a prize. The Dinner Detective also takes place at the Doubletree Claremont (555 West Foothill Blvd) and the Gardens at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks (299 S Moorpark Rd).
Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world. With the amount of movie theaters, performing arts centers and museums around (not to mention great shopping, amusement parks and countless other things to do) what else could someone possibly want to do here? How about an activity that combines live theater, food and top-notch drama? We're talking about a murder mystery dinner. If this sounds like something up your alley, then you're in luck because, yes, LA's got 'em. Here are the top murder mystery dinner shows in and around Los Angeles.