It’s that time of the year for the popular dineLA Restaurant Week, which continues today as well as Sunday Oct. 9 through Oct. 14. Santa Monica food aficionados have already enjoyed the first part of the week that started Oct. 2.
During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants are offering a specially priced three-course prix fixe menu for lunch and/or dinner. Lunch will be $16, $22, or $28, depending on the restaurant, and dinner will be $26, $34, or $44. These prices don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.
If you’ve been curious about a restaurant, this could be a good time to try it. You might not find a restaurant’s signature dishes on the dineLA menu, but you’ll probably find a fair sample of what the chef has to offer, at prices that are lower than the regular menu.
About 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles are participating in this event, including more than 40 Santa Monica restaurants including the likes of True Food Kitchen, The Lobster, JiRaffe, and the new Hungry Cat.
Despite its name, Restaurant Week actually lasts two weeks, excluding this Saturday. Restaurants can get busy, so reservations are a good idea.
dineLA Restaurant Weeks are bi-annual events organized by the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Express to support local restaurants during the traditionally slow periods of January/February and October.
A list of participating restaurants and menus is at dineLARestaurantWeek.com.
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