Eat, Drink, and Be Socially Distanced: It’s Dine LA Restaurant ‘Week’

More than a dozen local eateries offering lunch and dinner specials through September 18
Published on Sep 7, 2020

Since this whole pandemic business began in March, restaurants in Pasadena and elsewhere have been riding a roller coaster of regulations and restrictions, with many falling victim to the slowed-down economy, as others somehow thrive. 

But Southern California’s semi-annual premier restaurant event, dine L.A. Restaurant Week, hasn’t gone away, and even in the midst of the pandemic, still showcases Los Angeles (and Pasadena) as a premier dining destination, while highlighting the range and diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. 

Diners can take advantage of special lunch and dinner menus at nearly 300 restaurants, and during the Summer 2020 event, in addition to on-site dining, there are new menu options for take-out and delivery. 

Here’s the thing: there are no tickets or passes required for dineL.A. Restaurant Week, and it’s not virtual. It’s real. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant, and ask for the dineL.A. Restaurant Week menu. 

Participating restaurants offer a special menu* for on-site dining, take-out, and/or delivery for lunch and/or dinner. Lunch specials from $15 to $35, and dinner specials run from $25 to $65. 

Make it a special occasion. Try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. But here’s the thing: advance reservations and ordering are strongly recommended, because COVID.

DineL.A. Restaurant Week runs through Friday, September 18, 2020, including weekends. For menu availability, please refer to the hours listed on the dineL.A. Restaurant Week menus.

As one can surely imagine, prices and meal periods vary by restaurant and exclude beverages, tax, and gratuity. Please contact the restaurant directly before making your reservations or ordering to ensure the restaurant will be serving their dineL.A. Restaurant Week menu. Menus may also be subject to change due to the seasonal availability of ingredients.

We recommend making a reservation on the dineL.A. website,  or calling the restaurant directly. 

One more time: Advance reservations and ordering are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome, but there is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated.

There are a score of restaurants in Pasadena participating. Start here:

Dine-LA Restaurant Week- Pasadena Restaurants

Sep. 1-18

1810 Argentine Restaurant Pasadena Argentinian $25 $35 On-site Dining, Take-Out
Alexander’s Steakhouse Pasadena Steakhouse $65+ On-site Dining
Arroyo Chop House Pasadena Steakhouse $65+ On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery
Beer & Claw Pasadena Seafood $35 $65+ On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery
Bone Kettle Pasadena Indonesian $15 $45 On-site Dining
Celestino Ristorante and Bar Pasadena Italian $45 On-site Dining, Take-Out
Gyu-Kaku – Pasadena Pasadena Japanese $20 $25 On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery
Malbec Argentinean Cuisine – Pasadena Pasadena Argentinian $45 On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery
Mercado Pasadena Pasadena Mexican $35 On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery
Mi Piace Pasadena Italian $35 $55 On-site Dining
Panda Inn – Pasadena Pasadena Chinese $35 On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery
Parkway Grill Pasadena American $65+ On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery
Smitty’s Grill Pasadena American $45 On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery
SUGARFISH by Sushi Nozawa | Pasadena Pasadena Sushi $35 $35 Take-Out, Delivery
Sushi Roku – Pasadena Pasadena Sushi $55 Take-Out, Delivery
The Raymond 1886 Pasadena Californian $65+ On-site Dining, Take-Out, Delivery


Paul Little – CEO of Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

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