dineL.A. is pleased to announce the return of dineL.A. Restaurant Week returns for the 2020 winter season, taking place from Jan. 17 to Jan. 31. The 15-day dining event, which occurs twice a year, will feature over 400 restaurants across L.A. showcasing the city’s diverse and exciting culinary scene. January marks the beginning of a new decade, and for those hungry to start the New Year on a delicious note, 2020 Winter dineL.A. Restaurant Week is the perfect time for budget-conscious indulging. Embracing L.A.’s vibrant culinary scene, dineL.A. offers value-driven menus for lunch and dinner, along with over 20 elaborate tasting menus from L.A.’s best restaurants.
2020 Winter dineL.A. Restaurant Week will also feature exclusive dinner-only tasting menus from more than 25 of L.A.’s most distinguished fine-dining destinations including Michelin-rated landmark sustainable seafood restaurant, Providence, helmed by 2019 James Beard Best Chef: West winner, Michael Cimarusti, Hollywood hot spot, Kali, and Curtis Stone’s celebrated Maude, offering an elevated, yet affordable experience.
“In today’s tech-driven era, customers crave the simplicity of a shared meal and good conversation,” says Victoria Woo, manager of dineL.A. “dineL.A. is asking diners to put their phones down, and connect #IRL, over the love of exploring a new or favorite restaurant together. For 2020 Winter dineL.A. Restaurant Week, our focus is to encourage Angelenos and visitors alike to get out there, explore, and connect with one another, ideally over a great meal.”
The value-driven lunch menus range from $15 to $35, with dinner menus priced at $29 to $99+. Among the list of restaurants include some of L.A.’s most coveted vegetarian and plant-based concepts featuring California seasonal produce, such as Double Zero and Hermosa’s new MOSA (from the team behind Jaffa). Wine bar and cocktail destinations also make an appearance, with newcomers including Zinc Café & Market, downtown L.A. dive bar, Hank’s, and a new Peruvian-Japanese cocktail bar, Yapa. Many of the city’s favorite longstanding bastions of dineL.A. who have arguably shaped the city’s dining scene over the past several decades return in 2020, including Patina Restaurant, multiple James Beard Award winner José Andrés’ The Bazaar by José Andrés and Wolfgang Pucks’ ever-enduring Spago among them.
With so many restaurants participating, it can be overwhelming to try and decide where to hit up. To help, check out our 10 suggestions (and what to drink when you are there) below.
For Winter 2020 dineL.A., the airy greenhouse restaurant Openaire located at The Line Hotel in Koreatown, is offered tasting menus for both lunch and dinner. For lunch at $25/person, guests can choose from several options for their two-course meal, while at dinner $59/person a three-course partially family-style meal will be offered. Menu highlights from the dineL.A. dinner menu include the family-style Hibachi Grilled Lobster with hand-cut noodles and Koji butter, while lunch offerings include the fan-favorite Casarecce Pasta with cashew arugula date pesto, burst tomatoes, and Brussels sprouts.
What To Drink: The Purple Haze cocktail made with mezcal, Pimm’s, orgeat, hibiscus and yuzu.
3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, thelinehotel.com/los-angeles, @openaire_la
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
L’Antica da Michele will offer three-course lunch and dinner dineL.A. menus featuring favorites from their menu, including the famed Neapolitan pizzas made using their recipe from 1870 (and featured in blockbuster film, “Eat Pray Love”), along with a selection of house-made pastas, Grilled Branzino, and more, topped off with a dessert of choice.
What To Drink: The Beautiful Mess cocktail made with Ford’s Gin, Lejay Cassis, blackberry, basil and lime.
1534 N. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, damicheleusa.com, @damichelehollywood
Tres by José Andrés
Tres, the posh hotel lobby dining destination by José Andrés at SLS Beverly Hills, is offering dineL.A.-goers a completely exclusive experience, including set menus that are only available during dineL.A. The three-course menu is offered for $59/person and includes exclusive dishes like Octopus Confit and Crispy Pork Belly; Lamb Pappardelle; and Wine-Braised Beef Short Rib.
What To Drink: The Last Cocktail, inspired by The Luxury Collection made with gin, pear, rosemary and lemon, with a cava float.
465 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles; www.slshotels.com/beverlyhills/dining/tres/
The Bazaar by José Andrés
The Bazaar’s dineL.A. menu reads a little bit like the greatest hits of the expansive menu at this iconic dining institution. For $110/person, diners receive many courses including Bagel & Lox Cone; Smoked Oysters; Croquetas de Pollo; Coffee Rubbed Wagyu; and Philly Cheesesteak.
What To Drink: The Liquid Cherry Manhattan made with American whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters and liquid cherry sphere.
465 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, slsbeverlyhillshotel.com, @bazaarbyjose
Outstanding beachside restaurant Charcoal Venice is offering special dineL.A. menus for both dinner and brunch, highlighting some of the restaurant’s most beloved dishes including Cabbage Baked in the Embers; Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings, Collard Greens Salad; J-1 Marinated Snake River Farms Wagyu and more for dinner at $59/person. For dineL.A. brunch, Charcoal is serving up two courses with options like the Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit with pepper honey, Charcoal Crab Benedict and the Charcoal Burger for $25/person.
What To Drink: The Charcoal Mojito made with Don Q Rum, charcoal bitter, lime and mint
425 Washington Blvd. Venice, charcoalvenice.com, @charcoalvenice
Melisse & Citrin
One space, two restaurants. Angelenos now have the opportunity to dine at one of LA’s most anticipated restaurants – the newly reopened Mélisse by Josiah Citrin – at a lower rate for Winter 2020 dineL.A. Reimagined as an intimate, 14-seat tasting menu-only concept, Mélisse is offering dineL.A. guests a special look at its California progressive tasting menu for $236/person, a rate only offered during dineLA. Inside the same space, Chef Josiah Citrin’s newest restaurant debut, the eponymous hip and upscale California progressive bistro Citrin, offers a beautifully curated dineL.A. menu, $99/person, featuring dishes like Stonington Maine Scallop with celeriac, coconut, and lime; and Spice-Crusted Sonoma Duck with pear, salsify, beet, walnut, and calvados. An excellent excuse to check out Chef Josiah’s stunning new restaurant, dineL.A. at Citrin is not to be missed.
What To Drink: The Night Flight cocktail made with Hibiscus-Infused Black Rum, Luxardo Maraschino, peppercorn syrup, egg white and Peychaud’s.
1104 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, citrinandmelisse.com, @melisserestaurant, @citrinla
Costa Manhattan Beach
The newly opened Costa Manhattan Beach is doing a three-course dineL.A. menu for dinner—a great way to explore the menu at the South Bay restaurant. Menu options include Crispy Squid with chicory and citrus; Prime Sirloin with red wine shallots and peppercorn sauce; and the fan-favorite Paccheri with Arabiatta and parmesan.
What To Drink: The Love Is The Drug cocktail made with white rum, dark rum, coconut syrup, turmeric syrup and lime.
1017 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach; costa-mb.com, @costamanhattanbeach
Chef Brendan Collins’ California Coast-meets-Amalfi Coast dineL.A. menu ($49 per person) includes dineL.A. exclusive dishes such as Tuna Carpaccio with black garlic tea and ruby red grapefruit, Black Cod with heirloom cherry tomatoes and tomato dashi, and Hanger Steak with spinach, smoked mushrooms, and fermented garlic.
What To Drink: The West L.A. Spritz made with Cynar, St. Germain, grapefruit bitter and sparkling wine.
2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, fiarestaurant.com, @fiarestaurant
Serving both lunch ($25) and dinner ($49), Bottlefish’s dineL.A. menus offer guests two- and three-course options respectively, with a handful of signature dishes available, such as the Spicy Tuna on Crispy Forbidden Rice, Smoked Trout Dip, Ginger Salmon, Seared Scallops, and Fried Chicken Sandwich. Perfect for a date night out in Brentwood, the dinner menu also includes a glass of house wine and a choice of dessert: Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie with Sweet Rose Creamery vanilla ice cream or the signature Lemon Pie.
What To Drink: Sage Advice made with Dolin Blanc, Ell Silencio Mezcal sage, serrano pepper, lime juice, cucumber and agave.
11677 San Vincente Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, bottlefish.com, @bottlefishrestaurant
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