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DineLA Restaurant Week Serves Up Seconds of Savings

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DineLA Restaurant Week returns for a second year; are you ready for your Happy Ending?


Can you handle a second helping of DineLA? | Photo of The Happy Ending's Jambalaya from DineLA '08 by Elise Thompson/LAist

It's baaaaaaa-aaack! DineLA's Restaurant week, the twelve* days devoted to special pricing and menus in many of the city's top eateries is poised to return from January 25th-30th and February 1st-6th.

Participating restaurants have begun to list their menus and offerings online, so foodies and fans of food savings alike can start to decide if they'd prefer to begin, say, a dinner at Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood with the Rabbit and Smoked Bacon Ballottine or the Confit Beet Salad.** The restaurants--of which there are a ton (not all good***)-- "will opt into one of two dining categories and present a selection of specially priced three-course meals for lunch and dinner. Diners will be able to choose from three choices for each course. Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity."

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Bottom line: You're looking at spending $16-$28 at lunchtime and $26-$44 at dinnertime, depending on the classification of the place.

Reservations open to the public one week from tomorrow, so start putting your pennies in the piggy bank and picking your places. If you want to know what one of last year's participating restauranteurs thought of the whole deal, check out our exclusive behind the scenes interview. See you at the kick-off party!

*Yeah, not a week. Don't look at us, we didn't name it.
**Go for the one with bacon. Duh.
***I'm looking at you, Bubba Gumps, Gladstone's of Malibu, all the shi-shi Katsuyas, and Happy Endings.

Last year's DineLA on LAist
Ford's Filling Station*,Patina*, Allegria-Malibu, SimonLA*, Vermont, Ciudad*, The Happy Ending*, The Palm Downtown, Cobras & Matadors (Hollywood), Baleen*, Harold and Belle's, Ugo: An Italian Cafe*, Chinois on Main*

*Indicates the restaurant is slated to participate this year