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One of the great things about ordering up a dineL.A. menu at a restaurant inside a Westfield shopping center is that you’ll have plenty of shopping options to partake in on either end of your meal. You’ll be able to make a day of it, whether you’re in the mood for seafood, Italian, steakhouse fare, fusion or a cafe. Read on to find out where to make your next trip to Westfield a delicious dineL.A. lunch or dinner!
Located inside Nordstrom, Bar Verde is a casual but sleek bar that's a great place to convene for dinner, with its modern lines and light wood features. Start off on this $29 option with a fresh Spanish octopus salad and continue with a skirt steak topped with salsa verde or swordfish on a bed of warm couscous and mango relish. Add the cocktail pairing for just $12 per person for some libational fun.
OBICA MOZZARELLA BAR, PIZZA E CUCINA
There’s nothing like fresh product flown in from Italy every day, and you’ll get it at Obicà, an international mozzarella bar which is named for the Italian phrase, “Here it is!” Whether for 2-item lunch ($20 per person) or 3-item dinner ($39 per person), you’ll find delightful items to choose from. This includes shrimp and asparagus risotto, prosciutto pizza, red snapper with roasted heirloom carrots and summer squash, and more.
ROCKSUGAR SOUTHEAST ASIAN KITCHEN
Step into the Asian-influenced RockSugar for $15 lunch or $29 dinner with its wide variety of dineL.A. offerings. Better yet, bring some friends so you can corner the appetizer menu to share, with choices such as crunchy calamari dressed in coconut and chili-pepper sauce and chicken samosas with cilantro yogurt. Main courses include Singapore Hainan pork and black peppered shrimp, with the overall menu providing an affordable opportunity to survey a wide variety of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
A classic Korean-Japanese grilling restaurant, Gyu-Kaku is a fun, interactive choice to experience dineL.A., which is only $20 at lunch and $29 at dinner. The best plan of action is to bring friends so you can share your selection of grilled meats, which come in a choice of two sets and with four separate starters. Whether miso, sweet soy, or kalbi, omnivores will love Gyu-Kaku.
If you’re feeling like Italian, head to Il Fornaio, which is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious three- or four-course menu whether for lunch ($25) or dinner ($49). Begin with their excellent minestrone soup and continue with bruschetta on grilled ciabatta. Their pastas include angel hair with chopped tomatoes and garlic as well as linguine with clams. If you go for dinner, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of wine to be enjoyed with main courses like Pizza Cristina: thin-crust pizza with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, shaved Grana Padano, mushrooms & wild arugula; drizzled with white truffle oil.
Larsen’s Steakhouse offers an elegant and plush dining room for guests to enjoy a fantastic three-course prix fixe menu for $49 per person. Whether you’re in the mood for salad or soup, braised short rib or pan-roasted Jidori chicken, it’s all good at Larsen’s. Don’t forget to top it all off with their delicious buttercake or chocolate mousse cake.
NM CAFE AT NEIMAN MARCUS
NM Café at Neiman Marcus features a well-appointed dining room which is perfect for that two-course power lunch for $25 a pop. Choose from steamed clams and mussels, truffle parmesan truffle fries and artichoke spinach dip (great for sharing with your dining companions) to start off. Spring pea risotto with grilled chicken, pan seared snapper and grilled flat iron steak with panzanella salad are your choices for the main course. Dress it up with a peach bellini and/or finish it all off with a passion fruit trifle (additional charge).
RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE
There’s nothing like a visit to an old fashioned steakhouse with attentive service, which is what you’ll get at Ruth’s Chris Steak House for $49 at dinner during dineL.A. Of course, you’ll probably want the steak - select a petite filet mignon or petite rib eye - or you may want the salmon. For the duration of dineL.A., they’re offering special accompaniments to your entree like truffle butter crust and a lobster tail add-on for $17. Choose the premium, two-glass wine pairing for $21 per person to wash it all down well.
For a lovely dinner at Wokcano for $29 per person, begin with soup and salad, then continue with their signature spicy tuna on crispy rice appetizer. Your main course yields a choice of sushi and sashimi combo, black pepper beef, honey walnut shrimp and lobster garlic noodles. You’ll get a chef’s choice of dessert to top it all off with a perfect sweet note.
EMC SEAFOOD & RAW BAR
Oysters on the shell, crab, lobster, wine and cocktails - seafood lovers will welcome the introduction to EMC Seafood & Raw Bar by trying out their $49 dineL.A. menu. Start with a chef’s selection of oysters before moving on to your choice of scallop or salmon carpaccio. For your main course, choose from an impressive protein selection including charred whole lobster and uni pasta. You can’t go wrong!