Keeping up with the booming restaurant scene in Los Angeles is hard work. It's growing faster than your 6-foot-4 cousin on a growth spurt. And it's expensive.
Not to fret, that's what Sunday suppers and prix-fixe dinners are for. Here are some restaurants with multi-course menus for $25 or less.
L'Assiette Steak Frites: The restaurant has a $25 prix-fixe dinner menu with its famous sous-vide coulotte steak, 24-hour beef tallow pommes frites and a sorrel soup or house salad. The meal is technically two courses, but because the steak and fries are served in two portions, it feels like three. You can also select vegetarian or pescetarian options with Portobello steaks or salmon served with peanut oil pommes frites. 7166 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 274-2319, www.lassiettesteakfrites.com.
Dominick's: This West Hollywood restaurant has been serving Sunday supper specials for more than a decade. The menu changes frequently but is always priced at $15. On the menu Sunday is an escarole, avocado and Parmesan salad; roasted paprika chicken; and rice pudding with honey and pistachio. 8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 652-2335, www.dominicksrestaurant.com.
Goldie's: Stop by on a Sunday, when the restaurant does a $25 fried chicken dinner. There's buttermilk fried organic chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. And if you feel the meal's a little too indulgent, don't worry — it comes with a kale salad. 8422 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 677-2470, www.goldiesla.com.
Little Dom's: Every Monday night the restaurant offers a three-course menu for $15 along with $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon and $15 bottles of red or white wine. The menu changes weekly, but recent dishes included cucumber, tomato, olive and feta salad; strozzapretti beef Bolognese; and chocolate torte. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 661-0055, www.littledoms.com.
Little Next Door: For $25, choose between the roasted salmon with basmati rice pilaf and lemon caper sauce; the grilled marinated skirt steak with pommes frites and green peppercorn sauce; the roasted chicken with Madeira wild mushroom sauce and roasted fingerling potatoes; or a trio of small plates. The meal comes with your choice of soup du jour or market salad. 8142 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 951-1010, www.littlenextdoor.com.
Pizzeria Mozza: Grab a seat at the bar and order the daily special. Offered from noon to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight, Monday to Thursday, you can get a pizza, a desssert and a glass of Bastianich wine for $20. 641 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 297-0101, www.la.pizzeriamozza.com.
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