Where to Dine in LA

by Emma Hackwood
woman eating cake in LA

Planning to visit LA this month? Stacey Sun, Director of dineL.A shares her top five picks on where to Dine in Los Angeles and why you need to get yourself to this sunny city to experience the many tasty treats it has to offer.

There really isn’t a better time to discover L.A.’s food scene than during dineL.A. Restaurant Week which is happening now through Sunday, January 31. There are more than 350 restaurants participating throughout the L.A. area with special lunch menus starting at $15, and dinners starting at $29. Since there are many options to choose from, here are my top 5 picks on where you should visit when you’re in L.A. If you plan to visit one of these restaurants, be sure to make a reservation so you aren’t disappointed.

Knuckle & Claw

This Silver Lake newcomer has one of the best dineL.A. menus in town. You get 4 items for lunch which could include raw oysters, a lobster roll, beer and chips for $25. That’s a steal when their lobster roll alone normally can run you $18. They’re also running a similar menu for dinner at $39 if you can’t make it in during lunch.



We all know Lawry’s is known for their prime rib. During dineL.A. Restaurant Week, this classic Beverly Hills restaurant throws in a lobster tail for an epic surf and turf experience. Of course your dinner also comes with their show stopping spinning salad and a dessert like their Traditional English Trifle. All of this for only $49.    

Craft Los Angeles

When it comes to great service and food, no one does it better than Craft, located in Century City. Their three-course dinner includes starters dishes for the whole table like albacore tuna with blood orange, main dishes like their Mugifuji pork or sunchoke risotto as a vegetarian option, and Navajo Fry Bread with apples for dessert. Not a bad way to sample Tom Colicchio’s food for $49.

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Chocolate Ice Cream Cake. Yes, that is on their dinner menu and it is awesome. They also have a very nice smoked trout dish as an option for a first course, and shrimp ‘n grits for a second course item on their $39 menu. This is one of my favorite spots in Downtown L.A.

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CUT by Wolfgang Puck

This season we’ve launched a new layer to the event, the dineL.A. Exclusive Series where select restaurants are showcasing experiential menus. If you’re a steak lover, this is the place for you. Five courses for $98 is a good value which includes a dry-aged New York sirloin steak and the CUT Chocolate Bar.