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Which ones are you going to go to first??

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  1. I have a reservation for Lukshon.

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    Lukshon
    3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034

    1. Not going. The food in those mass-produced deals is often not representative of the true offerings at a particular eatery.

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      1. re: J.L.

        I've had hit and miss experiences with Dine LA in the past. I find you have a better chance of a good experience if you do a lttle research first and make sure the dishes they are preparing are on the restaurants regular menu, and no tjust offered for Dine LA.

        Defintily had more positive than negative experiences with Dine LA and look forward to it.

      2. One of the better deals is Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills. Not a special menu. This is their regular AYCE Brazilian BBQ durning DineLa. Lunch – $28 per person. Dinner – $44 per person. Normally it's $34 for lunch and $56 at dinner. Of course their great salad bar is included and those little cheese rolls too. Good Food. Great Deal!
        http://www.fogodechao.com/index.php?i...

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        Fogo De Chao
        133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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        1. re: wienermobile

          Plus they include desert, which is usually around $8.00!

          Not every restaurant is a great deal, but Fogo is a nice discount off regular price.

          Also, Spago and Chinois are good deals...Wolfgang Puck embraces Dine LA.

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          Spago
          176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Chinois
          2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

          1. re: manku

            Spago's menu isn't up yet, but Wolfgang Puck at Universal City Walk comes out to be a little cheaper to order off the menu. Chinois you'd for sure come out paying less through dineLA (since appetizers run about $20!!), but I don't see any of the listed entrees on the regular menu.

            Interestingly, one of the best deals seems to the The Lobster!

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            Spago
            176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

            Chinois
            2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

        2. Spago (I go every year), Bazaar and Firefly Bistro. Can't wait!

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          Spago
          176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          1. Most of the menus are worthless since if you do the math on many of them the prices come out to the same, such as with Picca.

            I would like to try Fogo De Chao again, did it last time for DineLA and would love to go back since its been 2 years.

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            Fogo De Chao
            133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

            Picca
            9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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            1. re: Johnny L

              Agree on the math. But then you have exceptions like Craft:
              $44 for dinner. Mains are typically $30, but they include an extra "sides" (large enough to share), amuse, and a family style/portioned first course. That's ~5 courses for $44, with all of the DLA mains on their regular menu.

              Freakin' bargain.

              Picca? Halving its prawn into prawns? not as much.

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              Picca
              9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

              1. re: TonyC

                Didn't realize that about Craft, well I have to give it a try this year.

                1. re: Johnny L

                  We had the craft DineLA dinner last time and it was really worth it... But it's better with a larger party because they offer so much choice and it's a great way to try everything! :)

                  --Dommy!

                  1. re: Dommy

                    I agree, I went last year to Craft for DineLA and it was great. Good value for the quality of food and generously portioned

                2. re: TonyC

                  Thanks for the tip TonyC. I might have to try Craft this year as well. I did Fogo last year and it was a great deal.

                  My only other good DineLA experience was at Kiriko. If I remember correctly, it started with an appetizer sampler: hama hama oyster, carpaccio (maybe kampachi) and a house-made tofu. Omakase was next. Around 7-8 pieces. Great cuts too. I remember blue fin tuna, scallop and toro were served. Then green tea creme brulee for dessert. Everything was delicious and all for $44. The single piece of toro alone had to be around $8 right?

                  And I'm with weinermobile. Scarpetta in my sights.

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                  Kiriko
                  11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                  Scarpetta
                  225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                  1. re: TonyC

                    Yes, Craft's including of multiple apps and sides make it a good value.

                  2. re: Johnny L

                    Reconsidering Lukshon. Just did the math and it looks like ordering the same dishes a la carte actually turns out cheaper.

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                    Lukshon
                    3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034