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One Of Downtown's Hottest Restaurants Alma Is Doing $50 Tasting Menus

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Ari Taymor's downtown temple to farm-to-table cuisine was named the number one restaurant in the country by Bon Appetit magazine last year, adding another feather in the cap of DTLA's blossoming restaurant scene. Taymor was no stranger to accolades when that happened; he'd made Zagat's 30 Under 30 list, and gotten a ton of press from Bon App and Food & Wine mags. So when he changed the menu format to a single prix fixe and upped the price of the menu to $95 per person, there was certainly some sticker shock, but it wasn't unwarranted.

But starting this week the restaurant will be offering three-course tasting menus for $50, a throwback to the days when their five-course offering cost $65. They'll only be offering the deal from Tuesdays through Thursdays, so it's best to make your reservation stat.

And in case you're looking to impress some out-of-towners, here's our list of tasting menus that will help you ball on a budget, offering reasonably priced menus that won't break the bank.

You can find all of Alma's vitals here.

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Eds. Note: An earlier version of this story said the tasting menus are only offered this week, but they are being offered every Tuesday through Thursday starting on Dec. 2. LAist regrets this error.