Food & Drink

The Best Meals and Deals from dineL.A. Restaurant Week

It’s been a different type of LA summer this year, with most of our dining taking place in our homes (or in our cars), but luckily for us, dineL.A. Restaurant Week is still alive and kicking. A vast majority of the restaurants participating in the annual pre-fixe fest have pivoted to delivery and takeout, so you’ve really got no reason to put it off this year. To help you navigate through the hundreds of offers, we’ve put together this guide to our favorite spots, with menus featuring everything from French small plates to beachy chicken burritos.

Note: Restaurant Week will take place September 1-18, and there are still tons of menus yet to be added. Keep an eye on the dineL.A. site.

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Beverly Grove

Almost 20 years in, Suzanne Goin’s wine bar remains one of the city’s elite small plates spots. Sharing is tough in restaurants these days, but delivery is the solution. Order up.
The deal: $45 for a four-course dinner / $20 wine pairing supplement 
What to order: Charcuterie, wild mushroom polenta, hanger steak

Available for Delivery/Takeout

All Day Baby

Silver Lake

Lien Ta and Jonathan Whitener had to say goodbye to their incredible Here’s Looking at You this year, so it’s important that we all do our part to help preserve their newest baby, the one of the all-day variety. Less of a pre-fixe and more of a basket of happiness, they’re offering a $35 box of baked goods. Grab one; it’s a no-brainer.
The deal: $35 for 13 goodies
Includes: Coconut macaroon blondies, chocolate fudge brownies, PB&J bars, chocolate walnut halvah cookies, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, a peach cornmeal cookie, and a lemon almond cookie

Available for Delivery/Takeout

The Anchor

Venice

The Venice haunt is good for more than just patio brunches right now, with a serious seafood-centric dinner menu. This is drinking food, so make sure you’ve got some booze on hand.
The deal: $65 for a four-course dinner
What to order: Brussels sprouts, lobster mac & cheese, Spanish octopus

Available for Delivery/Takeout
Bar Restaurant
Bar Restaurant | Courtesy of Jakob Layman

Bar Restaurant

Silver Lake

The un-Google-able restaurant is serving some of the most impressive food in Silver Lake, and with the amount of heavy hitters along Sunset alone, that’s quite a statement. Hit up their priceyish pre-fixe and you’ll be able to back it up.
The deal: $65 for a three-course dinner with a glass of rosé
What to order: Crispy potatoes, Alaskan halibut, white chocolate mille-feuille

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Boa Steakhouse

West Hollywood & Santa Monica

There aren’t many places that better suit the power lunch vibe than BOA; it’s the type of sexy-sleek steakhouse that Patrick Bateman would love. You’re getting one of the most consistently high-quality steaks LA has, and most likely for a better price than you’d normally get in the restaurant.
The deal: $65 for a five-course dinner
What to order: Filet, chipotle lime corn, cookies

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Bourbon Steak

Glendale

The Americana’s meat temple is gearing their dineL.A. meals for two, so if you’ve got a quarantine buddy or a quarantine bae, you’re in for the good stuff. Blow the bank on some upgrades, like the ribeye or some grilled prawns. 
The deal: $65 for a four-course dinner with upgradable protein options
What to order: Porterhouse, truffle mac & cheese, grilled prawns

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Broad Street Oyster Co

malibu

This is the type of place where (in a Rona-free world), you want to kick back with a can of Bud in one hand and a lobster roll in the other. The vibe is unbeatable, but the best part is that when you swing by to pick up your seafood goodies, you’re bringing that vibe back home with you.
The deal: $30 for a two-course lunch with a beer / $35 for a two-course dinner with a beer
What to order: Lobster roll, oysters, chowder

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Casa Vega

Sherman Oaks

The legendary Valley haunt will creep into your brain at some point or another while you’re stuck indoors. Lunch or dinner, it doesn’t matter: you’re out of your mind if you eat Casa Vega without any margaritas.
The deal: $20 for a three-course lunch / $35 for a three-course dinner with a margarita
What to order: Enchiladas, albondigas soup, churros

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Chao Krung

Beverly Grove

The difficulties of staying relevant in the LA Thai food scene is nothing to the family-run Chao Krung of course, which has been serving classics like jungle curry, tom kha, and pork ribs since 1976. They’ve got tons of hits on their dineL.A. spread, so this might be a repeat visit for you.
The deal: $15 for a two-course lunch / $25 for a three-course dinner
What to order: Beef khao soi, BBQ pork ribs, tom kha soup

Available for Delivery/Takeout

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Hollywood

The Margherita pizza that changed Julia Roberts’ life has found its way into LA’s pizza pantheon throughout the last year. You’ve got options, but be serious: you’re looking to have an Eat, Pray Love moment tonight.
The Deal: $35 for a three-course lunch / $45 for a three-course dinner
We’d order: Margherita pizza, meatballs, tiramisu

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Manuela

Arts District

Since you don’t live in an old industrial building that’s been converted into a modern, beautiful outdoor garden, you can’t quite enjoy the stunning scenery that Manuela normally has to offer when you get takeout. The good news is, Manuela is one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, even after delivery.
The deal: $25 for a three-course lunch / $45 for a four-course dinner
What to order: Smoked albacore dip, fried chicken sandwich, biscuits

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Mayura Indian Restaurant

Culver City

Jonathan Gold continually sang praise of Mayura’s Indian cooking, and he wasn’t wrong. Indian food is best when shared, so hit up the special and get ready to feast.
The deal: $35 for five items with drinks for lunch / $45 for dinner
What to order: Fish curry, butter chicken, gulab jamun

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Mercado Hollywood

Hollywood

The elevated Mexican spot is firmly rooted in the hearts of everybody who’s had the pleasure to eat there. It will be a while until we’re all back in the dimly lit tavern throwing back shots of tequila and fawning over the famous guac, but for now, takeout will do us just fine.
The deal: $35 for a three-course dinner
What to order: Mushroom choriqueso, ceviche, carnitas

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Nerano

Beverly Hills

You’re gonna wanna set the table extra nice for the Michelin-approved Italian restaurant -- that linguine looks even better in a nice bowl under candlelight. 
The deal: $65 for a four-course dinner
What to order: King salmon, linguine, branzino

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Osteria Mamma

Hollywood

It feels like Osteria Mamma often gets overlooked in the best-Italian-restaurant conversation, so if you’ve yet to try it, we can’t think of a better time. The fresh pastas are where it’s at, but like any Italian grandmother worth her salt would tell you, dessert is crucial -- especially the Tortino Della Nonna, with lemon, pine nuts, and almond.
The deal: $35 for a three-course dinner
What to order: Burrata, gnocchi Bolognese, spinach ravioli

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Same Same

Silver Lake

We love this wine bar-meets-family-recipe Thai spot -- across the board, the dishes never miss. Their sweet and salty pineapple curry is a titan of the LA red curry game, and nothing complements it better than Same Same’s apple salad. Lucky for you, they’ve got both options in their pre-fixe.
The deal: $35 for a three-course dinner with a beer
What to order: Pineapple beef curry, Thai beef jerky, coconut flan

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Socalo

Santa Monica

There aren’t many people in the SoCal-style Mexican food game more iconic than Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. The spirit of their beloved Border Grill is still hanging over Santa Monica, especially at Socalo. Those chicken chicharrones are everything. 
The deal: $15 for a three-course lunch / $45 for a three-course dinner
What to order: Chicharrones, smashed fingerlings, chicken poblano enchiladas

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Tam O'Shanter

Atwater Village

The infamous Scottish haven of prime rib remains one of Atwater Village’s greatest claims to fame. Make sure you’ve got some Ron Swanson-approved Scotch on hand, and you’re going to be in great shape. And extra horseradish, of course.
The deal: $55 for a three-course surf & turf combo
What to order: Prime rib, English trifle

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Tesse

West Hollywood

Tesse is not screwing around with their dineL.A. special -- Raphael Francois’ Sunset Strip stunner is one of the best French/European restaurants, and he’s so confident in the menu that you don’t even have to choose what to order. Just order for the correct amount of people, sit back, and don’t skip the wine pairing.
The deal: $45 per person for a five-course dinner for two, with $45 wine pairing available
What to order: Crudo, bone marrow, flourless chocolate cake

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Raymond Restaurant

Pasadena

The years keep coming, but the Raymond still never misses. The $75 price tag on their five-course pre-fixe is more than reasonable for the food you’re getting here. Unless you’re some sort of oil baron you won’t be doing this every night, but believe us, you’ll want to. Save room for dessert.
The deal: $75 for a five-course dinner
What to order: Thai snapper crudo, Koji hanger steak, chocolate cremeux

Available for Delivery/Takeout

The Waterfront

Venice

Walking by the Waterfront, it would be hard to take the dining seriously with all the good times busting out of its perfect-for-day-drinking patio (this sentence takes place in 2019), but don’t write it off -- you might miss out on some serious nori-crusted ahi tuna and grilled mahi mahi.
The deal: $35 for a three-course dinner
What to order: Nori-crusted ahi, tri-tip, grilled peaches

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Uovo

Santa Monica & Mid-Wilshire

The pasta champions have two locations under their belt now, so if you’re in central to west LA you should have no problem acquiring one of our most anticipated dineL.A. experiences. No choices here either. They already know what you want.
The deal: $25 for a two-course lunch / $35 for a three-course dinner
What to order: Ragú, ravioli, tiramisu

Available for Delivery/Takeout