Are you planning a special night out with family, friends or your significant other? From January 11 to 25 some of the best restaurants in LA are participating in dineLA, offering prix-fixe menus at price points we haven’t seen before. And who doesn’t love a deal? Brush aside your traffic worries, because these menus are worth the commute.
Witness panoramic view of DTLA’s skyline at this elegant American steakhouse that offers a French twist. Get a taste of reimagined classics like veal tartare and roasted squab with the dineLA pre-fixe, but be sure to save room for other renowned offerings from La Boucherie. How often do you get to experience a cheese cave and charcuterie atelier? Make sure to have a driver for this outing, because you’ll want to sip from their award-winning wine list featuring up to 1,200 hand-selected international and American wines.
If Michelin-starred dining is what gets you to DTLA, then pull up your Open Table app right now because Patina Restaurant is ready to offer an evening of incomparable sophistication through French cuisine. The highest culinary standards of Master Chef Joachim Splichal, led by Executive Chef Andreas Roller, create unique moments of culinary indulgence paired with unmatched levels of hospitality. Conveniently located inside The Walt Disney Concert Hall, this is an ideal date night waiting to happen.
ROYCE WOOD-FIRED STEAK HOUSE
Located within the iconic Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena, USDA Prime Cuts, authentic Australian and Japanese Wagyu are expertly prepared over a wood-fired grill with white oak and seasonal wood at Royce. The sounds of searing meat and the smell of smoke from the grill are sure to lure you to this destination. On your return visit, because you’ll be back, consider bringing your own wine to take advantage of yet another great deal; Royce offers “No Corkage Tuesdays” for up to two bottles of wine.
JEAN-GEORGES BEVERLY HILLS
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs, so if you haven’t dined at one of his restaurants yet, seize the moment with dineLA at Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. Taste and experience the forward-thinking vision of a chef that touts an impressive three star Michelin background and has redefined industry standards, revolutionizing the way we eat. Needless to say, anything that graces your plate will be making its way into your food memory bank.
We’re sure that you’ve been to Maude, now it’s time to make your way back on the 405 and head north to Gwen, the other prodigy brainchild to come out of celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Chef wasn’t at it alone though; this second endeavor is a family affair with brother Luke Stone, which transpired from mutual respect for the process of raising animals for food on their maternal grandmother’s farm. Think world-class butcher meets elegant fine dining … and when there is a butcher shop in the restaurant, you order the charcuterie.
For the ultimate appreciation of this dining affair, bring an angler with you to Providence, a place that has elevated the standard of modern American seafood restaurants for over a decade. If you don’t have a fishing buddy handy, a pescatarian will do. Chef Michael Cimarusti’s award-winning cuisine showcases the finest sustainable seafood from regional coasts and international waters. Each dish on the menu highlights uncompromising respect for the ingredients with a display of sophisticated technique. And when you put it that way, any gourmand can appreciate what is happening at this Michelin-starred establishment.
SCRATCH BAR & KITCHEN
Taste the love at Scratch, a space that celebrates the primal way of eating by preparing modern cuisine from scratch. Art gracefully dances around the kitchen, making its way to your plate. From the artisanal approach to house-made butter, bread and cheeses, not one detail is overlooked. You can tell this is a venue that celebrates not only their culinary craft and techniques, but the spirit of the restaurant industry as a whole.
THE BAZAAR BY JOSE ANDRES
The Bazaar by José Andrés is not at a loss for notable recognition for what they do in the kitchen. From James Beard awards to Michelin stars, Chef Holly Jivin leads the kitchen, by way of Chef José Andrés, and guides you along your flights of fancy that were just a pipe dream until you dined at The Bazaar. This restaurant is well versed in making dreams a reality by way of culinary technique. If you’re not familiar with this whimsical destination, a quick search on Instagram will spell it all out for you. The Bazaar has some wonderfully unique dining opportunities, and regardless if you’ve dined here before, dineLA is the perfect reason to book another rezzy.