January 10th, 2017

A World of Good Taste Has Arrived in Marina del Rey — “dine L.A.” Begins JANUARY 13

When you live in Marina del Rey, you are quite simply living the dream. Seriously. Gorgeous harbor views and a sweet beach, killer sunsets every night of the week, low-key tranquility you wouldn’t trade for the world, and last but not least, a location that puts you smack dab in the middle of restaurant heaven.

For today, let’s just sit and savor on that final winning tidbit, shall we? We have so many epically great dining spots in our proximity, it’s almost impossible to try them all. But guess what? dine L.A. starts January 13th, and that means we’ll have a chance to try at least a handful of these gastronomic gems at do-able prices. What area hotspots are participating this season? Well, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best options in and around the Marina — both tried and true favorites and new additions. Plus, a few awesome vegan restaurants are participating — so if you’re not already a plant-based fan, give one or two a go at dine L.A. to see what all the fuss is about.


Dine L.A. runs from the 13th until January 27th so start booking now! Also, remember, gratuity is often not included in the quoted prices — so keep that in mind and tip generously.




Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Address: Villa Marina Marketplace Mall/13455 Maxella Ave. #230

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Dinner (M-F, 5 pm to 10 pm/Sat, 4:30 pm to 10 pm/Sun, 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm)

Price: $49

Eye-Catching Highlights: Petite Filet with Bourbon Glaze, Garlic Crusted Halibut, Mashed Potatoes, Chocolate Raspberry Divine Cake. Additional accompaniments for entrees, plus featured appetizer and wines are available at separate prices.

Reservations: Call 310.821.4593 or book online


Ruth Chris’ Filet




Address: 4722 Admiralty Way

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (M-Sat, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm/Sun, 12 pm to 3:30 pm) & Dinner (M-Sat, 3:30 pm to 10 pm/Sun, 3:30 pm to 9 pm)

Price: $20 & $39 (GRATUITY INCLUDED)

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch — Tuna Sashimi, Albacore Sushi, Crab Hand Roll/Dinner — Salmon Sashimi, Yellowtail Sushi, Sweet Shrimp Sushi, Large Scallop Sushi, Toro Hand Roll

Reservations: Call 310.306.6300 and mention dine L.A.


Whiskey Red’s

Address: 13813 Fiji Way

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (M-F, 11 am to 3 pm) & Dinner (M-Thur, 3 pm to 10 pm/F, 3 pm to 11 pm/Sat, 4 pm to 11 pm/Sun, 4 pm to 10 pm)

Price: $25 & $29

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch — New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Roll, The Whiskey Burger/Dinner — Warm Spinach/Artichoke Dip, Crispy Calamari, Fish and Chips, Chocolate Crunch Tart (with bourbon caramel sauce!). Wine Pairing available for an extra $10 per person.

Reservations: Call 310.823.4522 or book online.


Whiskey Red’s Crispy Calamari


Hornblower Cruise Ship

Address: Boarding at 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

Dine LA Meal Deal: Starlight Dinner — Friday & Saturday Evenings Only

Price: $49 + tax, service charge and landing fee

Eye-Catching Highlights: Panko-Crusted Salmon, Beef Short Ribs, House Special Potatoes, Dessert

Reservations: Call 310.301.9900 and mention dine L.A.





Café Gratitude — Vegan

Address: 512 Rose Ave.

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (Daily, 10 am to 4 pm) & Dinner (Daily, 4 pm to 10 pm)

Price: $20 & $29

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch — Maple Miso Brussels Sprouts, Tempeh Chili, Kelp Noodle Pad Thai, Coconut Cream Pie/Dinner — Autumn Bruschetta, Stuffed Phyllo, Mole Abuelita Enchiladas, Key Lime Pie

Reservations: Call 310.231.8000 or book online


Cafe Gratitude’s Kelp Noodle Pad Thai


Charcoal Venice

Address: 425 Washington Blvd.

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Dinner (M-Thur, 6 pm to 10 pm/F, 6 pm to 11 pm/Sat, 5:30 pm to 11 pm/Sun, 5 pm to 10 pm.

Price: $49

Eye-Catching Highlights: Cabbage (baked in embers with yogurt, sumac and lemon zest), Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings, Prime Hanger Steak, Coal Roasted Carrots, McConnell’s Ice Cream.

Reservations: Call 310.751.6794 or book online


Rose Cafe

Address: 220 Rose Ave.

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (Tues-Sun, 11 am to 2:30 pm) & Dinner (Tues-Sun, 6 pm to 10 pm)

Price: $25 & $49

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch—Cauliflower Hummus, Yellowtail Crudo, Smoked Bucatini Carbonara, Grain Bowl (heirloom grains, poached egg, squash)/Dinner — 6 Oysters, Wild Salmon Hong Kong-Style, Apple Crostada with Caramel Sauce.

Reservations: Call 310. 399.0711 or book online

Grain Bowl

Rose Cafe’s Grain Bowl





1 Pico at Shutters

Address: 1 Pico Blvd.

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (M-F, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm) & Dinner (Every Night, 6 pm to 10 pm)

Price: $25 & $49

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch — Tuna Tartare, Tagliatelle with Truffles, Steak Frites/Dinner — Manhattan Lobster Chowder, Slow Braised Short Rib, Roasted Shetland Salmon, Warm Chocolate Molten Cake.

Reservations: Call 310.587.1717 or book online


1 Pico’s Tagliatelle



Erven — Vegan

Address: 514-516 Santa Monica Blvd.

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (Daily, 11 am to 3 pm) & Dinner (Sun-Thur, 5 pm to 10:30 pm/F-Sat, 5 pm to 11 pm)

Price: $15 or $29

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch — Broccoli Chopped Salad, Romanesco, Crispy Cauliflower Falafel, Beer Battered Tofu, Oatmeal Raising Cookie/Dinner — Sunchokes, Kale Cavatelli, Potato & Heart of Palm Tamale, Chocolate “Liquid” Donut. Sangria will also be served!

Reservations: Call 310.260.2255 or book online


Malbec Argentinian Cuisine

Address: 2628 Wilshire Blvd.

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (M-F, 11 am to 3 pm) & Dinner (Daily, 5 pm until closing)

Price: $20 & $39

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch — Envuelto De Berenjenas (grilled eggplant dish), Papardelle Con Ragu De Cordero (pasta with lamb ragu and porcini mushrooms), Peras Al Malbec (slow cooked pears in Malbec syrup with Chantilly cream and berries)/Dinner — Cebiche De Salmon Al Maracuya (salmon with peppers, onions, avocado, crispy dough & more), Barramundi A La Plancha (wild pacific whitefish with champagne, lemon & caper berries sauce), Crepe De Crema De Mascarpone Y Narania.

Reservations: Call 310.315.5457 or book online


Malbec’s Barramundi




Meet in Paris

Address: 9727 Culver Blvd.

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (M-Sun, 11:30 am to 3 pm) & Dinner (M-Sun, 5 pm to 9:30 pm/T-Thur, 5 pm to 9:45 pm/F & Sat, 5 pm to 10:45 pm)

Price: $20 or $39

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch — Tomato Tarte Tatin (tomato confit, pears, blue cheese), Moules Escargot, Steak Tartare, Profiterolles (cream puffs!)/Dinner — Soupe A L’Oignon Gratinee, Escargots, Steak au Poivre (steak with peppercorn sauce), Ile Flottante (meringue with crème anglaise and caramel)

Reservations: Call 310.814.8222 or book online


Sage Vegan Bistro — Vegan

Address: 4130 Sepulveda Blvd.

Dine L.A. Meal Deal: Lunch (M-F, 11 am to 4 pm) & Dinner (M-Sun, 4 pm to 11 pm)

Price: $20 or $29

Eye-Catching Highlights: Lunch — Fried Artichoke Hearts, Chile Relleno Egg Rolls, “Crab” Cakes, Bahn Mi Tachos, Jackfruit Nachos/Dinner — Goatless Greek Salad, Butternut Squash Ravioli, “Bacon” Broccoli Alfredo Pasta. Lunch & Dinner feature additional a la carte options, as well — including a winter beer flight, wine and Casamigos Margaritas.

Reservations: Call 424.228.5835 or book online


Sage Vegan Bistro’s Bahn Mi Tacos



Remember, these are only a sampling of the restaurants joining the dine L.A. fun, so check out the full list here for even more choices! Tables book quickly so make your reservations soon and get ready to “Explore a Whole New World of Good Taste.” Bon Appetit!