dineLA Restaurant Week is back with 12 days of special restaurant deals. Restaurants around LA County are offering specially priced 3-course menus to give more people a chance to sample their cuisine.
Restaurants are divided into three categories. Deluxe Dining restaurants will offer their three courses at the fixed price of $15 for lunch or $25 for dinner excluding drinks, tax and tip. Premier Dining restaurants will be $20 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Fine dining Restaurants will be $25 for lunch and $45 for dinner. Prices exclude alcohol, tax and tip. There are top restaurants participating from Long Beach to the West Side to the Valley and Downtown.
If you can fit it into your schedule, the lunchtime offerings tend to be the best deal. For dinner, it depends on the restaurant and your selections whether going with the prix fixe or ordering off the menu will be a better deal. You can often check the restaurant's menu on their web site before you go to compare.
For the first time, six of the LA's top restaurants - CUT, mar'sel, Melisse, Patina, Spago Beverly Hills, and Valentino - are offering an $85 Tasting Menu in addition to their 3-course menu for dineLA. There are over 300 restaurants participating this time around, including most of the top hotel restaurants. Some of those hotels are offering a $50 American Express Gift Card if you book 2-nights or more through discoverlosangeles.com.
The event is scheduled for 12 days from January 20 to 31, 2014. If you won't be in town for dineLA this winter, plan your LA trip for the third week in July for the summer version.
Visit the dineLA web site to view participating restaurants by region.
Reservations are recommended. Some restaurants can be booked directly through the website (links to Opentable.com).