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sumo3175 Feb 4, 2009 07:20 PM

Sometimes a couple restaurants extend their special dinela menu until the end of the month. Last time Valentinos offered it for a couple weeks and then extended it longer only for mondays. So far I hear that a steak restaurant in beverly hills (I cant recall the name) will be extending theirs for the rest of the month.
Has anyone heard of any others?

  1. westsidegal Oct 17, 2011 08:49 PM

    jiraffe
    The Misfit
    Hosteria del Piccolo
    la vecchia cucina
    La Cachette Bistro

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      issey Oct 18, 2011 04:41 PM

      Has anyone been to La Cachette Bistro during DineLa??? If so how is it compared to the regular menu and is it a good deal?

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      La Cachette Bistro
      1733 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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        maudies5 Oct 18, 2011 04:47 PM

        Lucques extended until 21 Oct. Menu looks great.

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        Lucques
        8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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          New Trial Oct 19, 2011 01:47 AM

          I went and enjoyed the small but tasty Napoleon of foie gras and the decent-sized portion of boulliabaisse. The dessert was fine, a warm chocolate cake, but not memorable. I thought it was definitely worth the price.

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        UrbanGeishaLA Oct 17, 2011 04:24 PM

        The Smith Brothers' restaurants in Pasadena including Parkhouse Grill and Arroyo Chophouse have extended for another 2 weeks.

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          sumo3175 Feb 8, 2009 04:51 PM

          Some dinela deals are not worth it. For instance The Bazaar is 3 tapas of your choice from the menu however the dishes range from $7-16 so if you order the cheaper dishes youre paying more for the meal. When I went we had 2 people order the dinela menu and had them order the higher priced dishes and the other 2 ordered a la carte which were the cheaper dishes.

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            sarcasmsk Feb 6, 2009 08:53 PM

            Blue on Blue at Avalon Hotel is extending. The new dinner menu is pretty impressive.

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              foodie2111 Feb 6, 2009 04:40 PM

              I heard that Valentino is extending it -I think it's one of the best places in LA

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                Nicole Feb 6, 2009 04:23 PM

                All of the restaurants that are extending the promotion are listed here:
                http://www.dinela.com/restaurantweek/
                Click on the individual restaurant to see what dates they are still doing it.

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                  humara Feb 6, 2009 10:24 AM

                  how much savings do you think the typical dinela menu gives you?
                  wife and i have been to about 10 places this year and i'm guess the average savings was less than $10 per person. il moro seemed that it was about a free dessert. london i think actually was probably the best "deal" versus regular prices. akasha was about a free dessert depending on entree selection. valentino was probably the worst deal since they served smaller portions than the regular menu. we had 2 orders of vitello tonatto. 1 from the regular menu and 1 from dinela. the dinela was about 50-60% of the size. at the same table even.

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                    Muhlyssa Feb 6, 2009 11:45 AM

                    Wilshire Restaurant was our first DineLA, and if the portion sizes were the same, the full prices for the same 3-course meal would have been about $50 vs. the $34 during DineLA

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                      The Sauce Feb 6, 2009 11:27 PM

                      I would say that your best deal would have been at the Dining Room at Langham Hotel in Pasadena. $44 for a 3 course menu - a regular sized 3 course meal - at a fine dining Michelin star receiving restaurant? Great deal.

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                      sumo3175 Feb 5, 2009 02:26 PM

                      Thanks. Ive been to both Grace and Gordons but Ive never been to the Peninsula. Ill try to check it out.

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                        sarahlindsey Feb 5, 2009 12:01 PM

                        Gordon Ramsay has extended for the month of February and I think Roof Garden at the Peninsula has as well. Any others?

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                          ljeanne Feb 5, 2009 12:32 PM

                          Grace is also extended (just for an extra week so far).

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                            mstinawu Feb 6, 2009 10:47 AM

                            Too bad their tasting menu plain and simple sucked. I never went to Grace's before the DineLA event, but I hope all their food at regular price isn't like what I had at the DineLA event.

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