DineL.A. Restaurant Week, which by now you know is really two weeks and happens twice a year, is back! While the nomenclature is still in tune with most confused civic undertakings, we also know it’s a killer opportunity to try the city’s most ripping restaurants at a great value. To review, oodles of fine restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus at three price tiers--$16, $22, and $28 at lunch and $26, $34, $44 at dinner—from January 24th to 29th and January 31st to February 5th. So then, what’s new at restaurant week?
Well, new restaurants, of course. This is conceivably the best time to find a value at freshly introduced places you’re yet to squeeze into. Taking a gander at dineLA’s website, we’ve sussed out which spots are in on the deal that still sparkle from opening day and offer stirring deals for their first go-around.
Boxwood Café by Gordon Ramsay: $22 Lunch/$34 dinner includes three choices within all three courses: including steak and ale pie, cured salmon carpaccio, and chocolate peanut butter ganache
Charlie’s Malibu: $34 dinner to experience new exec chef David Linville, with three choices for each course including bone-in-beef shortribs, calamari with spicy marinara and sweet basil aioli, and graham cracker-crust cheesecake
Eva: $22 lunch/$34 dinner with three choices for every course including handmade chestnut agnolotti, fried chicken or a grass-fed burger on brioche, and egg-cream and ruggalah
Gonpachi Torrance: $16 lunch/$26 dinner with three choices for each course including pumpkin Zenzai and slow-grilled Ume honey sauce steak with kobocha puree at lunch and Manila clams and sashimi/sushi samplers for dinner.
Lazy Ox Canteen: $34 Dinner only with choice of chef Josef Centeno’s daily specials for the first two courses or brick roasted mussels, braised beef pot roast with kumquats, and “chocolate pate” or tapioca and rice-pudding brulee with pineapple-Szechaun sauce.
In addition, menus have not been put up yet for newcomers like The Gorbals, Fuego at Hotel Maya, or the revamped Checker’s or The Lobster with its new chef, but will be soon, in addition to more restaurants being added before dineLA Restaurant Week kicks off January 24th. Offers, participating restaurants, and reservations can be accessed through dineLA’s website.