Beginning January 18th and going through January 31st, the first Restaurant Week of the year is coming to Pasadena and South Pasadena. Many of the restaurants that routinely participate in the Los Angeles County-wide food event are once again creating affordable options to entice and delight.
DineLA presents the opportunity to enjoy 2-course lunches for $15, $20, or $25 and 3-course dinners for $29, $39, or $49 and many restaurants often offer supplements and substitutions for an additional fee as well as drink pairings. Some restaurants have both lunch and dinner menus, while others are only offering dinner deals.
Over in South Pasadena, Canoe House has a lunch option for $15 that includes not only a starter and an entrée, but dessert as well. And the casual Central Park Restaurant has a similar deal that includes a soup or salad and entrée with Shaker’s carrot cake for dessert. Both are great deals considering a burger alone can set you back nearly $15.
If you’re looking for an excuse to dine on the higher end, then head to The Royce for a rare opportunity to enjoy haute steakhouse cuisine without breaking the bank at $49. Shiro in South Pasadena has a $49 3-course prix fixe menu with an optional $15 wine pairing to augment your selection.
Check out the official website where you can find all the participating restaurants, look at the menus and pricing as well as learn about some of the additional deals going on this year. For instance, holders of certain American Express cards may be able to enjoy exclusive menus from select restaurants. There’s also a photo contest so that diners can win airline miles by taking a photo of their meal and uploading it to social media.
If you do decide to participate in the massive food event, be sure to make your reservation through the official DineLA website. For this Restaurant Week, DineLA has partnered with OpenTable and The Midnight Mission, a non-profit organization that provides homeless Angelenos with food and shelter. By making your reservation through the website, OpenTable has agreed to donate $1 for every seated reservation, equating to one meal for someone that needs it. So eat out a lot to make a bigger difference.