If Sunday cheat day did enough damage to convince you to step back from eating out this week, then try to wait until dineLA Restaurant Week is over. The bi-annual discount dining program kicks off today until July 27 and promises to be a feast fit for picky and non-picky eaters alike.
From famed fine dining establishments to casual pub eateries, the city’s melting pot of hotspots are cooking up fresh flavors with restaurant menus set at $25, $35 or $45-per-person dinners, and $15, $20 or $25 two-course lunches.
In pure epicurean fashion, we’ve rounded up our top picks for the best places to make a reservation this week:
755 North La Cienega Blvd.
This popular French-Mediterranean East Coast transplant wants you to take a bite of their homemade gnocchi with black truffle, pesto filling and truffle butter sauce, among other exquisite dishes, during dinner.
8741 Alden Drive
Japanese hospitality and French savoir-faire come together in this menu featuring grilled shrimp and vegetable brochette for lunch and pan-roasted bluenose sea bass for dinner.
8479 Melrose Avenue
Chef-restaurateur David Myers has created a très traditionale menu of moules frites, coq au vin and other classic French favorites. Don’t forget to order the Rumble, a cocktail exclusive to dineLA Restaurant Week and is a blend of rum, lemon and blackberries.
Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place
Each menu item in this popular A-lister spot highlights the essence of olive oil, such as the signature summer chicken tagine and spaghetti shrimp pesto, both available at lunch and dinner.
344 N. Camden Drive
Star-studded since 1973, this celebrated Old Hollywood establishment takes Chinese cuisine to a whole new level with such menu offerings as the drunken fish and velvet chicken.