If your Facebook and friends haven’t already informed you… please, allow me. Today is the first official day of dineLA’s Restaurant Week which will run from January 18 – 31… so really it’s like restaurant “weeks” but hey who’s counting. If you aren’t familiar with dineLA, very very sad times for you, but there’s no better time like the present to get in on the action! dineLA is an annual dining event where 300 of LA’s most beloved restaurants offer special tasting menus at a fixed price point. You have the option of getting a prix fixe lunch for either $15 or $20, or a prix fixe dinner for $29, $39, or $49 (and some ultra bougie spots for $95+). It’s one of my favorite ways to try new restaurants without completely breaking the bank.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the dineLA kick off event at Union Station where I was able to get a taste of what was to come this week. Restaurant participants that night included favorites like Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Ledlow, The Bellwether, Knuckle + Claw, Pok Pok, Craft, and The Arthur J. While all of their respective dishes and menus look positively AMAZING (seriously, click the titles to see for yourself), these are 5 other dineLA menus I’ve got major heart eyes over.

Side note: can we talk about how INCREDIBLE Union Station is? No I have never been yes I was very impressed. V. Another check off the ol’ LA Bucket List!


1 / / Dinner at Birch – $49

Highlight: DESSERT. AND you get a glass of wine or a signature cocktail!

Birch dineLA: MENU 


2 / / Dinner at Charcoal BBQ – $39

Highlight: two words: full rack.

Charcoal BBQ dineLA: MENU


3 / / Lunch/Dinner at Hanjip – $15 / $29

Highlight: Price point. It can be expensive otherwise so this a great way to try this new hot spot!

Hanjip dineLA: MENUS


4 / / Dinner at L’Assiette – $49

Highlight: STEAK FRITES!!! It’s what they’re known for, but along with that you’ll get a Kir Royal to start and a few other dishes. You cannot lose with this one.

L’Assiette dineLA: MENU


5 / / Lunch/Dinner at Sambar – $15 / $29

Highlight: Price point and tons of options to choose from on both the lunch and dinner menu! Akasha knows a thing or two about desserts so don’t leave without trying one.

Sambar dineLA: MENUS

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