(Credit: Little Next Door)

(Credit: Little Next Door)


Eating well and saving money may seem like two separate things, but you can grab a good bite and not break the bank. These restaurants offer prix-fixe menus or specials that feature quality food you can enjoy without spending an entire week’s paycheck.
Credit: Jakob Layman

Credit: Jakob Layman


L’Assiette
7166 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 274-2319
www.lassiettesteakfrites.com

Spend a night in Paris with L’Assiette’s two-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $25 that features the classic French version of meat and potatoes–Steak Frites. Your starter is either a bowl of creamy sorrel soup or a house salad. The star of the meal though is the tender, sous vide-cooked steak in a rich sauce and beef tallow-fried potatoes that come to the table in two portions, so the entire meal remains hot all the way through. Pescetarian and vegetarian substitutions available with the catch of the day or grilled, marinated portobello mushrooms, respectively.

(Credit: Little Next Door)

(Credit: Little Next Door)


Little Next Door
8142 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-1010
www.littlenextdoor.com

Step inside West Hollywood’s favorite romantic French eatery, The Little Next Door, and enjoy a two-course prix-fixe bistro menu for $25 that includes your choice of the soup du jour or market salad and your choice of entrée. Large plate options include Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak, Roasted Chicken, Roasted Salmon, or a trio of small plates. The bistro menu is available all day.

(Credit: Dominick’s)

(Credit: Dominick’s)


Dominick’s
8715 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 652-2335
www.dominicksrestaurant.com

Dominick’s serves up a weekly three-course Sunday Supper for just $15. A recent menu’s selections included Roasted Beet Salad, English Pea Risotto and Sweet Cream Gelato. Dominick’s sister restaurant, Little Dom’s in Los Feliz, also hosts its own three-course prix-fixe on Monday nights for the same price. Visit the restaurants’ respective websites for update menus.

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(Credit: Pizzeria Mozza)


Pizzeria Mozza
641 Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 297-0101
www.pizzeriamozza.com

You wouldn’t think you’d see Pizzeria Mozza on this list, but you’re in luck! Snag a seat at Pizzeria Mozza’s bar Monday-Thursday from 12-5p, or Sunday-Thursday from 10p-12a, for a $20 per person menu that includes your choice of pizza, dessert and a glass of Bastianich wine. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so do your best to beat the lunch crowd.

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(Credit: Goldie’s)


Goldie’s
8422 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 677-2470
www.goldiesla.com

If you have a hard time saying no to fried chicken, Goldie’s has a prix-fixe menu dedicated to the crispy, crunchy bird for just $25. On Sunday nights, fried chicken comes to your table in a bucket with all the right sides–mashed potatoes and gravy, kale salad and green beans. It’s a finger-lickin’ kind of night.

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(Credit: Kiwami Restaurant)


Kiwami
11920 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 763-3910
www.katsu-yagroup.com

Part of the famed Katsuya group, Kiwami’s lunch menu includes a $20 Tray complete with seared albacore, yellowtail sashimi, salmon sashimi, a baked crab roll and spicy tuna on crispy rice. Known for their fresh, quality seafood, you can be sure that this lunch assortment at Kiwami is worth every penny. In addition to the Tray, Kiwami offers many midday specials that all range from $12-18.

Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS
Los Angeles
and Basil Magazine. She is the co- editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, as well as her personal lifestyle blog, Any and Everywhere.