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Best Prix Fixe in LA

Who's got the best prix fixe in LA? Looking for any kind, from $$$$ but worth it to bang for your buck.

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  1. Bashan in Glendale is the best qpr.

    1. Papilles: $37/3 courses Frenchy bistro-y food.

      Huckleberry Thursday $30/pp family style prix fixe. This week is luckily the fried chicken, again.

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      1. re: TonyC

        Really ?

        I tried their fried chicken once at Huckleberry and now never again. It was not good at all. Though I did have it during lunch hours and not as part of the prixe fixe dinner.

        1. re: ns1

          The Friday night Fish and Chips Dinner is fantastic at Larder. This week we're going for the Saturday night Spaghetti and Meatballs.

          1. re: maudies5

            thanks for the report; I saw it when I went to get my st patty's day meal. If I lived in the area I'd be there for family dinner all the time.

            please report back on the spaghetti and meatballs :)

            1. re: ns1

              Apparently, Fri, Sat and Sun are now so busy that they have added another server. Fortunately, they take reservations in the Larder. BTW, Spaghetti and Meatballs come with Caesar Salad and garlic bread. Yum! Will definitely report back.

              1. re: ns1

                As requested I am reporting back on the spaghetti and meatballs. In a word: "terrific." Delicious meatballs, huge portion (had to take some home for lunch the next day). Accompanied by excellent, fresh caesar salad and homemade garlic bread. Quite a big bang for the buck at $19.00 PP.

                1. re: maudies5

                  thanks! i love me some spaghetti and meatballs.

          2. Hatfield's. 4 courses for $63.

            1. $40.00 3 course meal at Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon. Menu changes weekly. Last week it was the best brisket I have ever eaten, a beet salad, mashed potatoes, and insanely great rice pudding. Check the website for this weeks menu

              1. Joe's in Venice has a very good lunch. Three courses for under $20. Love their sand dabs with baby shrimp.

                1. Sunday Supper at Lucques is a good deal for $45.00 pp. Three generous courses and the food is always delicious. One can not order a la carte on Sunday nights. Menu changes weekly.

                  1. Lu's Garden.

                    Lunch special for $8 (incl. tax).

                    Choice of 3 items, plus AYCE porridge.


                    1. +1 on Papilles and Hatfields. Not sure if this counts as "prix fixe", but I put my vote in for the pasta tasting at Osteria Mozza. I always walk away quite happy.

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                      1. re: djquinnc

                        is papilles still serving the foie gras ?

                      2. Kiriko's $40 lunch sushi omakase. Includes a salad and miso soup. 9 pieces of nigiri sushi served one piece at a time at the sushi bar (not sure about table service). Always includes at least one piece of toro (sometimes two--the second usually seared) and other special of the day fish. Ends with a blue crab hand roll.

                        Excellent quality and amazing deal. Even if you give the starters a nominal price--I'm actually not sure how much the miso soup is on the menu, but let's say $2 for both soup and salad--the menu price for the blue crab hand roll is already $8, so that makes it $30 for 9 pieces of sushi, or ~$3.33/piece, and you can't get kinmedai and toro and other premium fish that comes with the omakase at that price.

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                        1. re: PeterCC

                          Wait are you saying you sometimes get a piece of kinemedai and toro as part of the 9 pieces constituting the lunch omakase ???

                          I had a dinner there a couple months back that was really fucking good. And of course dessert was an extra order of that fluffy tamago. Just give me a tray of that and a four pound slab of chu-toro and I'm good to go. :)

                          1. re: kevin

                            One piece of toro is standard in the lunch omakase (or at least, it has been fairly typical in the lunches I have had there). I also have had several lunches where the lunch included a second piece of toro served seared. The lunch omakase at Kiriko usually includes two or three pieces that I woud consider "premium" fish.

                            Here is a review from last May: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/850819 It included chutoro, seared toro, Isaki, Kanpachi, and bluefin among others.

                            1. re: Jwsel

                              2 or 3 pieces that are premium out of a total of nine is not half bad. Not bad at all for the price.

                              1. re: Jwsel

                                That's my review! :-)

                                I went last week and this is what I got:

                                1. Maguro Akami (Lean Tuna, Bigeye)
                                2. Tai (Red Snapper/Sea Bream)
                                3. Chutoro (Medium Fatty Tuna, Bigeye)
                                4. Kanpachi (Amberjack)
                                5. House-Smoked Salmon w/Caviar
                                6. Shima Aji (Striped Jack)
                                7. Aji (Spanish/Horse Mackerel)
                                8. Hotate (Scallop)
                                9. Engawa (Fin, Flounder rather than Halibut)
                                10. Uni (in lieu of blue crab hand roll)

                                1. re: PeterCC

                                  That sounds pretty darn good.

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    It was! :-)

                                    Actually I may have gotten my tuna mixed up with my next-to-last visit, when I was definitely served bigeye tuna. That $40 omakase consisted of:

                                    1. Tai
                                    2. Bigeye Maguro Akami
                                    3. Bigeye Toro
                                    4. Shima Aji
                                    5. Kurodai (Black Sea Bream)
                                    6. Taichiuo (Saberfish)
                                    7. Smoked Wild King Salmon
                                    8. Ika (Squid)
                                    9. Seared Toro
                                    10. Hotate (in lieu of blue crab hand roll)

                          2. Well, Melisse is very very good to extrodinary depending upon the night. (Experience is that Saturdays are not the best days to hit it food-wise.)