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post #2341 of 2355
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post


I realize this is only marginally responsive to your question, but my advice would be to stay away from the Dine LA thing. In my limited experience it's kind of a clusterfuck. Go to the restaurants you want to try when they're back in normal operation.

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So the deals aren't worth the crowds?

post #2342 of 2355

I hate long lines. Try lunch. 


Edited by LALurker - 1/23/15 at 12:08pm
post #2343 of 2355
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

So the deals aren't worth the crowds?

That's been my experience. But that's based on, I think, two or three data points over several years. Plus I'm a cranky, impatient misanthrope who hates crowds, restricted choices, and crappy service. And as a general rule, I'd rather economize in other areas and pay a bit more for dining out if it means I'm doing so entirely on my terms. But everyone balances those trade-offs differently, and I haven't looked at the DLA press this year so there could well be crazy good deals that make a lot of sense.
post #2344 of 2355

Dine LA is a shit show... don't bother. The participants are so overwhelmed by frugal diners that service and quality suffer terribly.

post #2345 of 2355

Pretty much +1 everything lawyerdad noted about DineLA - but there are always diamonds in the rough - not vouching from this based on personal experience, but Eater LA tends to put out good recommendations - here are their best deals for dinela 2015:

 

http://la.eater.com/maps/the-25-best-deals-for-dinela-2015

post #2346 of 2355
restaurants hate dine-la only a little more than they hate valentines and new years eve.
post #2347 of 2355
Yeah I learned that lesson last year. Restaurant weeks have been solid in NorCal but when I went done LA it was terrible. Every meal had some sort of issue. Granted spago in general seems to be terrivle everytime I go (not by choice) and capped it off last visit with soft shell crab sauced with 'amazing homemade sauce inspired by asian cusine' that was actually just a standard sauce you can buy in a grocery store in Asia
post #2348 of 2355
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Yeah I learned that lesson last year. Restaurant weeks have been solid in NorCal but when I went done LA it was terrible. Every meal had some sort of issue. Granted spago in general seems to be terrivle everytime I go (not by choice) and capped it off last visit with soft shell crab sauced with 'amazing homemade sauce inspired by asian cusine' that was actually just a standard sauce you can buy in a grocery store in Asia


govt should put some regulations restricting on naming of dishes on a menu.

post #2349 of 2355
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Yeah I learned that lesson last year. Restaurant weeks have been solid in NorCal but when I went done LA it was terrible. Every meal had some sort of issue. Granted spago in general seems to be terrivle everytime I go (not by choice) and capped it off last visit with soft shell crab sauced with 'amazing homemade sauce inspired by asian cusine' that was actually just a standard sauce you can buy in a grocery store in Asia

I don't know if you're paraphrasing or quoting, but as a matter of principle (admittedly the only real principle involved is me being persnickety) I refuse to order anything on a restaurant menu that is described as "homemade" unless I have some reason to believe the chef is really making it at home and bringing it to work in tupperware. Pretty sure that's not happening at Spago.
post #2350 of 2355
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post


I don't know if you're paraphrasing or quoting, but as a matter of principle (admittedly the only real principle involved is me being persnickety) I refuse to order anything on a restaurant menu that is described as "homemade" unless I have some reason to believe the chef is really making it at home and bringing it to work in tupperware. Pretty sure that's not happening at Spago.

I'd only order it if I got the tupperware too.

post #2351 of 2355
Going to Bestia tonight. Benn there before, but forgot the must order items. What can't be missed....?
post #2352 of 2355
The uni pasta
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Originally Posted by Spencer View Post

Going to Bestia tonight. Benn there before, but forgot the must order items. What can't be missed....?

the uni pasta
post #2353 of 2355
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Originally Posted by djblisk View Post

The uni pasta
the uni pasta

Done
post #2354 of 2355
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post


That's been my experience. But that's based on, I think, two or three data points over several years. Plus I'm a cranky, impatient misanthrope who hates crowds, restricted choices, and crappy service. And as a general rule, I'd rather economize in other areas and pay a bit more for dining out if it means I'm doing so entirely on my terms. But everyone balances those trade-offs differently, and I haven't looked at the DLA press this year so there could well be crazy good deals that make a lot of sense.


funny you mention "crappy service".  i don't mind so much of the restricted choices or even the crowds, but what i don't get is the seemingly poor service in some supposedly good restaurants.  it's as if we are treated differently because we are paying a little less...

post #2355 of 2355
Agreed @doctorman. I've gotten lucky and been to a couple that have been pretty good, but the reviews I've read lately mostly indicate it's not worth it. Seems counterproductive if the goal is to broaden your customer base.
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