Quality tasting menus/prix frie that won't break the bank?
So who has the best value tasting menus here? ie tasting menus that won't break the bank
The ones I know of...
- Hatfield's market menu ($46pp)
- Lucque's Sunday Supper ($40 pp)
- Jiraffe has a 3 course bistro menu on Monday nights ($35)
- Lou on Vine - Monday Nights 3 courses + wine pairings $55
Providence Chef's tating menu (expensive, but Waaaay wroth it. Ask for the "worst tbale in the house" and see if you can save 10%
Spago Tasting menu. Not as good at the "P" but good.
Osteria Mozza -me, I'm not a fan, but a lot of hhounds love it.
But, do you mean tasting menu's, whcih can differe seasonally or night to night, or Pre Fixe, which have between 3 and 4 courses and are set for at least the season?
I actually had the prix fixe at Mimosa the other day - three courses for $33 (they do this daily).
Not a bad deal, I'd say. It's not really a "tasting menu" by any means so I know this was a stretch ...
Jiraffe has a 3 course bistro menu on Monday nights ($35). The menu changes weekly (and is posted online) although options are limited. I haven't been for the bistro menu but have thoroughly enjoyed the food at Jiraffe on other nights.
Lou on Vine has a price fixe menu on Monday nights that is based on seasonal ingredients -- three courses plus wine parings for $55. I found it a good bargain, given the quality and quantity of the food and wine served during the course of the meal.
The menu changes weekly. Here's more info:
Josie has a great farmer's market inspired 3-course prix-fixe on wednesdays for $35.
Right now Grace has a 5th anniversary tasting menu nightly, featuring 5 courses for $55. I haven't tried this tasting menu, but their regular menu is great.
Violet has a 3-course Sunday prix-fixe for $25. I think you can also get a bottomless glass of wine for $10 on Sundays. Note that Violet is a more casual choice, and the food is not nearly as good as the other places mentioned thus far, but it's still great quality for the price point.
Not sure what your cap is, but Joe's on Abbot Kinney has a prix-fixe menu for around $60 and a tasting menu for around $75.