Winter 2019 dineL.A.
Celebrate the city’s diverse culinary scene with exclusive tasting menus at some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. From Jan. 11 to 25, visitors and locals can enjoy specially priced menus from $15 to $35 for lunch and dinner menus priced from $29 to $59. The dineL.A. Exclusive Series, sponsored by American Express, offers diners a chance to enjoy some of the city’s most luxurious restaurants with dinners starting at $99. Hundreds of restaurants are participating including Providence, Mélisse, Scratch Bar & Kitchen, Spago Beverly Hills and The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, and newcomers APL Restaurant and Tesse. American Airlines has partnered with dineL.A. to offer a new Instagram sweepstakes, called Hunt for 50K. Two diners will have a chance to win 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles and a $100 restaurant gift card. Just follow dineL.A.’s Instagram Stories each day during the 15-day event for clues. For information, visit bit.ly/2iovld0.
Fig & Olive
Enjoy a $25 two-course lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or a $49 three-course dinner from 4 p.m. to closing at Fig & Olive. There are plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options, including paella noir, wild mushroom rigatoni and a mushroom croquette. Add a crostini-tasting for an additional $9 during lunch and dinner. 8490 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, (310)360-9100.
The Israeli restaurant will offer a $20 two-course lunch featuring a salatim sampler and shawarma wrap or grain bowl with a choice of eggplant, spiced beef, spiced Jidori chicken or spiced organic salmon from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dineL.A. dinner is $39 and features lamb couscous, roast chicken, beef brisket, hamshuka or salmon. Dessert includes a halva plate with local market fruit. This special dinner menu is available from 5 p.m. to closing during the week, and from 4 p.m. to closing on Saturday and Sunday. 8048 W. Third St., Los Angeles, (323)433-4978.
Start your $25 dineL.A. lunch with guacamole and tortillas and a choice of a purista margarita, iced hibiscus tea or almond horchata. Entrées include gorditas with salsa verde and flautas de camote with sweet potato and cashew nacho cheese. Desserts include Mexican wedding cookies or a fudge brownie. This menu is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the evening, savory items include crab cakes, sopes con mango and Gracias Madre’s chopped salad. The dineL.A. dinner menu, offered from 4 to 11 p.m., is $49 per person. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323)978-2170.
Dine at Beverly Hills’ poolside gem of a restaurant for executive chef Michael Reed’s $35 dineL.A. lunch and $49 dinner menus. Lunch item highlights include brassica and prime bavette steak, available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. From the dinner menu, available each day starting at 5 p.m., enjoy steak tartare and cioppino made with branzino, shrimp, crab, squid, clams, mussels, tomato, herb, white wine and grilled bread. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)407-7791.
Head to Silver Lake for a special dineL.A. menu available from 5 to 11 p.m. for $29 per person. Executive chef Annie Daniel’s three-course dinner menu highlights Thai dim sum, sausage or veggie fried rice, and a glass of sparkling M. Bonnamy Crémant de Loire or Viña Zorzal tempranillo red wine. 2835 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213)273-8424.
For $15, order executive chef Amanda Kuntee’s lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or for $29, her dinner menu from 5 to 11 p.m. at Chao Krung. Los Angeles’ second oldest Thai restaurant will offer a glass of either Thai iced tea or Thai egg custard for lunch, or a glass of red wine, white wine or Thai beer for dinner. The lunch menus include spicy drunken noodles, Brussels sprouts and a fried omelet. The dinner menu offers pad thai shrimp, Amanda’s sour sausage and pork belly curry. 111 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323)939-8361.
Enjoy a complimentary pinzimonio, or Italian-style crudités, before selecting a choice of one of the three starters, four entrées and three desserts for $59 per person. This dineL.A. menu is available daily starting at 5 p.m. on Sundays, and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Favorite dishes include Ora king salmon, roasted yellow beets, grilled Spanish octopus and olive oil rosemary cake. 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)405-0155.
Sofitel Los Angeles
The Cattle and Claw restaurant at Sofitel Los Angeles offers a dineL.A. surf ‘n’ turf menu with lobster bisque, short ribs pappardelle and its famous mac and cheese. The two-course, prix-fixe lunch menu includes ice tea for $25 from noon to 2 p.m. The three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu includes dessert for $29 from 5 to 10 p.m. 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)770-1654.
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