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DineLA Restaurant Week Starts Today: Hotels Hoping For Your Hunger

January 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM | by | ()

Right on the heels of New York Restaurant Week is dineLA Restaurant Week, where the West Coast shows they’ve got culinary chops to display as well.

This year's twice yearly 12-day event goes from January 21-February 1 and patrons will be treated to showcases specially-priced $15, $20, and $25 lunch menus and $25, $35, and $45 dinners. Over 250 restaurants from the tiny taqueria on the coast to Gordon Ramsay’s at The London West Hollywood will be serving up everything from casual fish tacos to rich braised shortribs. A complete list can be found at www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA.

Naturally we’re listing where to eat in the hottest hotel restaurants and what’s on offer. And unlike New York’s Restaurant Week, it appears that tables are available at some places on the weekend. Go figure!

The Restaurant The Standard, Downtown LA We especially love this place because it’s open 24-hours, that means you can roll in from whatever nighttime antics you’ve been involved in, and grab some chow. And that can mean anything from some seriously snacky chili-fried oysters to a gooey banana chocolate cake. Though we’re wondering why their greasy burger isn’t on the special menu. Maybe you can order off-menu. Hopefully—we pray.

Public Kitchen & Bar: at the Hollywood Roosevelt, A Thompson Hotel One of the areas most historic restaurants is a great place to sink into a suede banquette and tuck int into a porterhouse (cooked just right) served on a table clad in a black leather tablecloth.

RH Restaurant Andaz West Hollywood: The RH stands for the place’s former name, "Riot House". And while certainly the former Hyatt on Sunset (pre-Andaz) was known for courting a different clientele, todays guests come to dine on simple, but elegant dishes like herbed-sautéed shrimp and papparadelle pasta with house-made tomato garlic sauce.

The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Tres by Jose Andres: The SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills: Lately, this chef has been blowing the culinary worlds mind, especially with his new restos opening at the SLS Miami, but here in LA where it started, he’s kept up the game with offerings like braised wagyu beef cheeks to the keep diners guessing. What we’re glad remains on the menu? Fan favorite bagel and lox cones, and the dried Serrano ham served toasted Catalan bread and tomato.

Scarpetta Beverly Hills The Montage Beverly Hills Clearly carbs and all concern of them are tossed out the window at this Italian emporium when they present tempting dishes like creamy polenta with a fricassee of truffled mushrooms. But we suppose you can give it a shot with the beet salad with port poached pears and goat cheese fonduta and pistachios, though we’re sure you’ll be picking in your dining mates plate.

Let us know what hotel you picked and how it was!


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