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Jan 4, 2012 04:52 PM

It's DineLA Time Again: 1/22-27/12; 1/29-2/3/12

The last time around, we had great meals at Bazaar by Jose Andres and Spago. Very mediocre (at best) meal at Firefly in So Pas. The time before, I had a fabulous meal at Lawry's (the lobster tail was the best I have ever had!). I will probably go back to Spago again this time and want to try Scarpetta as well. Street and Grub are on my "hope to try" list as well.

Where are you planning on going? Previous hits/misses?


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  1. I'm looking forward to seeing Spago's menu for the event. I got an email from Lawry's and it doesn't seem to be a better deal for the prime rib than you can get in the restaurant normally--I will skip although I really like Lawry's.

    I'd like to know what people think is a deal not to miss on this year's lineup.

    1. for sure, i will be returning to Hosteria del Picolo (sp?)

      1. We always enjoyed the meal at Craft LA in Century City. The service is impeccable and the food even more divine.

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        1. re: granadafan

          Bouchon is always great and offers great value.

        2. We went to Scarpetta last time and had an amazing meal. In fact, we're going back this time even though the menu appears to be the same. The best dishes were the creamy polenta and the agnolotti, though everything was really good.

          We've previously been to Craft and would easily go there again. Both places had great service to match the quality of the food. And unlike some Dine LA participants, they really seemed to embrace the concept.

          1. Spago is amazing, and Fogo de Chao is too good of a deal to miss. I would like to try Craft and Scarpetta this time around.

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            1. re: attran99

              Fogo is our normal Restaurant Week destination. Thinking about trying Libra just for variety's sake. Anyone been to both and have a preference?

              1. re: attran99

                Looks like Fogo eliminated the desert this time around :(

                FWIW, I'm done with dinela...restaurants are pricing them so that it's basically a free desert at best, and too often the portions/dishes are decreased in quality and quantity.

                1. re: manku

                  Aww man that sucks but I will go regardless it's been over a year since I last went and my friends and I enjoyed it. I never really order deserts anyway so I'm fine with it although I did enjoy their deserts last time I think this time being in that neighborhood I will make a trip to get desert elsewhere.