This year dineL.A. is celebrating 10 years of fine dining as they are hosting their biannual restaurant event! As part of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, dineLA produces Restaurant Week, a biannual, 15-day dining event showcasing the city as a premier dining destination. dineL.A.’s programs are designed to stimulate business and introduce new customers to restaurants located in various neighborhoods across the L.A. County. Guests can enjoy special lunch and dinner menus from more than 300 restaurants. Depending on the participating restaurant, the 3+ course meal can range from $29, $39, $49, and $95+. Take a look at 10 of the best dinner deals being offered during this two-week event!
1. Mr. Chow
To begin the list, we have Mr. Chow, which is an iconic restaurant known for serving authentic Beijing cuisines, is participating in this year’s dineLA for the first time. The dinner selections include Chef Ren’s own Five Spice Tofu Salad, Green Water Dumplings, Chicken Satay, or hand-pulled noodles. The list of entrees comprises of Beijing Chicken, Crispy Beef, or Emperor’s Crab to name a few. Mr. Chow has been delighting customers since they first opened in London in 1968, and have since expanded to Beverly Hils, Malibu, Miami, Las Vegas, and New York City. Both locations of Beverly Hills and Malibu will be offering a $49 dinner.
2. Charcoal Venice
Next, we have Charcoal Venice which is an inviting neighborhood restaurant from Michelin-starred Chef and Owner Josiah Citrin that was inspired by the backyard barbecues he hosted on weekends for his friends and family. As the name suggests, everything is cooked indoors over live fire. Citrin and Chef de Cuisine Joseph Johnson prepare a seasonal menu of craveable comfort foods featuring locally-sourced proteins and vegetables ideal for sharing family-style. Charcoal Venice will be a $49 dinner.
Sausal which is a name derived from the Rancho Sausal Redondo was a vast farmstead that once encompassed El Segundo and most of the South Bay. The name Sausal promises the experience of a deep multi-cultural palate reaching back before California was a part of the United States. The menu is partly inspired by the foundational elements of Rancho cooking: Wood fire, smoke, and slow-roasting. Sausal celebrates the bold flavors of Mexican cuisine in combination with the elemental flavors of Spain. The Sausal dinner will be $39.
4. Manhattan Beach Post
Manhattan Beach Post is a soulful, highly personal restaurant by Chef and co-owner David LeFevre bringing a playful, artisan menu of small shared plates, hand-crafted cocktails, and small production wines to the South Bay. Manhattan Beach Post is the culmination of 15 years of work, travel, and finely honed technique in the world’s most vibrant culinary communities by Michelin-starred chef, David LeFevre. Renowned for his fine-dining experience and seafood mastery at Water Grill and Charlie Trotters, Chef David returns to his culinary roots with a more rustic menu, build to be shared and served in a lively, gracious and welcoming environment. The Manhattan Beach Post will offer a $39 dinner.
5. The Grill on the Alley
The Grill on the Alley is a well-renowned steakhouse with a classic American menu to suit all tastes. The lunch menu features salads, seafood, and specialty dishes while dinner offers a wide selection of steaks and chops, prepared in 8 different styles. Traditional side dishes are given a modern twist by Executive Chef Phil Kastel. The Grill is modeled after the great grills of New York and San Francisco in the 30s and 40s as the flagship location opened its doors over 30 years ago, just steps from famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA and since has become known to locals as “…where Hollywood eats…” The Grill on the Alley has 7 locations across the U.S. such as Chicago, Dallas, Aventura, San Jose, Beverly Hills, and Westlake Village. The Grill on the Alley will have a $49 dinner.
6. AR Cucina
AR Cucina offers authentic and rustic dishes drawn from Akasha Richmond’s love of Italian cuisine and her travel throughout Italy’s many regions. During her sojourns there, Akasha immersed herself in the farming, harvest, and production of Italian epicurean products, learning everything she could about each area’s cooking traditions. Fundamental to Akasha’s philosophy, AR Cucina’s offerings change with the seasons, highlighting the local California product that plays a primary role in her style, using domestic and imported artisan ingredients that are carefully and lovingly sourced. AR Cucina will be having a $29 three-course meal that includes dishes like strozzapreti with basil pesto, chicken parm with broccolini, and olive cake with fruit compote.
7. Fogo De Chao
The founders of Fogo grew up on a traditional Southern Brazilian farm in the Serra Gaucha and it was there that they learned to cook in the churrasco grilling tradition that would become the backbone of their story. The founding brothers left the quaint, mountainous countryside of Rio Grande do Sul to Rio and Sao Paulo for formal churrasqueiro training, all while developing the Fogo concept. The first restaurant, built of a wood structure and nestled in the countryside of Porto Alegre, grew out of an obsessive dedication to quality, investments in the art and culture of the city and a respect for the heritage of the founders’ families. Thanks to years of hard work and staying committed to excellence, the Fogo has opened locations in several major Brazilian and U.S. cities. Fogo will be having a $49 dinner instead of the standard $62.95 price.
Gesso is an all-day restaurant, bar, and coffee counter as they strive to be neighborhood minded, artistic, playful, and comfortable. They are serious about food and drinks but take a casual and warm approach to hospitality. Their food, cocktails, and wine menus are market driven and therefore change frequently. Gesso will be having a $39 three-course dinner.
9. Rao’s Hollywood
Tradition and ritual are the heart and soul of Italian Cuisine and since 1896 the Rao’s family has believed in sharing those traditions as they invite their guests to take part in sharing the Rao’s family way of feasting. Ever since their first restaurant, they have been celebrated as one of the countries’ oldest family owned and operated the restaurants as all of their locations from New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles have served some of the most powerful appetites in the world. Rao’s will be having a $49 dinner as the meal begins with a glass of prosecco before a three-course menu of Italian American favorites.
10. The Hearth & Hound
Lastly, we have The Hearth & Hound which is an ode to California’s bounty from Chef April Bloomfield, set in the fire-lit warmth of a historic Hollywood landmark. The menu has various familiar plates like Caesar salads, beets with walnuts and goat cheese, pork with roasted quince, and hangar steak. Everything has an honest plating with a lot of singed greens, redolent wood-fire aromas, and sturdy Mediterranean seasoning to go along with the pristine seasonal produce. Chef April will be participating in the dineLA with a generous $49, four-course meal.