Interesting Sunday Suppers in Los Angeles

Sunday Supper Los Angeles

Photo courtesy of Lauren di Matteo

Sunday night is a time to relax with family and friends, take stock, and steel yourself for the week. Learn about nine Los Angeles restaurants that serve special prix fixe menus on Sunday afternoons and nights, in many cases dialing up the value in an effort to provide a gateway drug for future meals. [Belcampo photo courtesy of Lauren di Matteo]

Numbers on the map correspond to listings below and appear in alphabetical order instead of order of preference.

1. Belcampo Meat Co.

At the Santa Monica branch of Belcampo, the vertically integrated meat company from Anya Fernald and Todd Robinson, you’ll find a weekly three-course prix fixe Home Cooked Sunday Supper menu for $35 per person. Head Chef Caleb Orth offers at least three choices per course, with the option to upgrade to steak frites (butcher’s choice) for an $8 supplement.

STARTER – CHOICE OF ONE
• BEEF TARTARE: cornichons, shallot, citrus greens, Belcampo yolk, grilled bread
• FRENCH DIP ECLAIR: roast beef, pate a choux, horseradish, bone broth jus
• FRILLY MUSTARD GREEN SALAD: cucumber, shaved carrot, sherry vinaigrette

ENTREE – CHOICE OF ONE
• GRILLED HALF CHICKEN: crispy farro, pomegranate, pickled grapes, sungold tomatoes, Meyer lemon vinaigrette
• LINGUINE BOLOGNESE: house pasta, guanciale, parmesan, parsley
• BELCAMPO BURGER: 1/2 lb grass-fed beef patty, caramelized onions, butter lettuce, house sauce, fries

DESSERT – CHOICE OF ONE
• CITRUS OLIVE OIL CAKE: citrus glaze, candied citrus, vanilla bean ice cream
• GOAT CHEESECAKE: Graham cracker crumble, creme fraiche, strawberries, pistachio
• DARK CHOCOLATE BUDINO: salted caramel, chantilly cream, hazelnut, olive oil

2. Lost at Sea


Sunday Supper Los Angeles

Chef-owner Tim Carey and business partner Santos Uy have created a wine-friendly seafood restaurant in Old Pasadena. Their three-course, $35, prix fixe menu is available starting at 5:30 p.m. A recent menu consisted of the following dishes:

• Early Fall Salad: apple, pomegranate, mustard frill, pistachio, pecorino, golden balsamic
• NZ King Salmon, zucchini, tomato, squash, salsa amarilla OR
Barramundi, delicata squash, kale, dandelion greens, tarragon fumet, prosciutto
• Pot de Crème, butterscotch, cajeta

3. Lucques

Sunday Supper Los Angeles

Photo courtesy of Matt Duggan

Suzanne Goin literally wrote the book on Sunday Suppers. Her book with Teri Gelber – Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes From Market to Table – captured some favorite recipes from her family-style meals on Melrose, which now costs $52 per person. The seasonal menu changes weekly and typically includes a set starter and dessert and choice of entree. Their December 10 menu consisted of the following:

• wild mushroom toast with Taleggio, grilled torpedo onions and hazelnuts;

• pan-roasted skate with kong’s sprouting cauliflower, anchovy butter and Meyer lemon OR
grilled hanger steak with winter squash pudding, goat cheese and horseradish gremolata

• Kir Royale vacherin with cassis sorbet and a splash of Champagne

4. The Mar Vista

Executive Chefs and Co-Owners D. Brandon Walker, Jill Davie, and Jorge Rivas now run Mar Vista’s most ambitious restaurant. Their Sunday Supper menu changes weekly and costs $35 per person.

The most recent Sunday Supper menu is as follows:

• HEIRLOOM TOMATO BISQUE: burrata, crunchy olives, fried sunchokes
• HOPE RANCH MUSSELS: pearl pasta, saffron carrot ginger sauce
• PECAN PIE: vanilla ice cream, spiced Chantilly cream

Bonus: children 12 and under eat for free on Sunday nights from the Kids Menu.

5. Nook Bistro

A blue and white arrow points the way to Nook Bistro in the back corner of a West LA strip mall. Chef Andy Zavala aims to “amaze diners” three courses for $25. The menu changes weekly and included the following on December 10:

• FIRST: Lentil Salad with Feta, Carrot, Roasted Shallot, Herb Vinaigrette
• THEN: Red Wine Braised Beef Shoulder, Sweet Potato Puree, Kale, Mustard Crema
• AND: Deconstructed Cheesecake, Graham Cracker Crumbs, Macerated Berries

6. Ocean Prime

Sunday Supper Los Angeles

Photo courtesy of Ocean Prime

At Ocean Prime, a seafood- and steak-leaning restaurant from Cameron Mitchell, chef Geoff Baumberger presents Surf & Turf Sundays. Each three-course meal costs $60 and includes a choice of starter, side, surf, and 8-ounce filet mignon.

First Course Options:
• French onion soup
• Caesar salad
• house salad

Surf Selections:
• shrimp scampi with white wine garlic sauce
• crab cake with succotash and corn emulsion
• sea scallops with seared spinach and cabernet jus

Side Dish Selections:
•jalapeño au gratin
• creamy whipped potatoes
• truffle mac & cheese
• steamed broccoli
• chophouse corn
• creamed spinach

7. The Pikey

Sunday Roast Los Angeles

Photo courtesy of The Pikey

At The Pikey, the British-inflected Hollywood restaurant from Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson, executive chef Jack Hotchkin serves Sunday roast starting at 3:30 p.m. Each $22 plate includes stuffing, roasted Potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.

• Roast Short Rib with Beets & Horseradish Cream
• Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Caramelized Apples & Parsnips

8. SOCA

Sunday Supper Los Angeles

Photo courtesy of SOCA

SOCA, the globally inspired Sherman Oaks, CAlifornia from Boneyard Bistro chef-owner Aaron Robins, offers a three-course, $36 menu from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Select bottles of wine are half-price. The menu changes weekly and might star herb-roasted half chicken or petite New York steak served with sautéed wild mushroom demi-glace. Here’s a recent edition, with two choices for each course:

START
• Aviator Caesar: hearts of romaine, house-made croutons, raw egg garlic anchovy dressing
• Laundry Salad: arugula & frisée, fennel, onion, goat cheese, pears, walnuts, tarragon vinaigrette, orange zest

ENTREE
• Al Pastor Chicken Breast: Spanish fried rice, avocado salad, guajillo sauce
• Petite New York: sautéed wild mushroom demi, mashed potatoes, heirloom carrots

DESSERT
• Triple Chocolate Cake: Valrhona chocolate mousse, chocolate Devil’s food, chocolate glaze
• P.O.G. Pavlova: passion fruit pate de fruit, orange curd, meringue, guava sorbet

9. Wilshire Restaurant

Sunday Roast Los Angeles

Photo courtesy of Wilshire Restaurant

Now that Brendan Collins is executive chef after closing Birch, he’s brought a British-style Sunday Roast to Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica. From 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., he serves three different main courses with a whopping seven trimmings: Brussels sprouts, carrots, peas, roast potatoes, cauliflower & cheese, gravy, and Yorkshire pudding.

• Roast Beef, horseradish cream ($27/person)
• Roast Half-Chicken, sage and onion stuffing ($24/person)
• British-Style Veggies in the Hole ($16/person)

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Blog Comments

After Belcampo we had to take a snack break. We’re going to need to take full notes on this feature for a future CA trip. Triple Chocolate Cake, Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Mussels and French Dip Eclair (just to name a few) are giving us serious cravings.

Glad to hear you’re inspired to check out one of the Sunday Suppers.

Absolutely. Will this be an ongoing feature?

If you know of any Sunday suppers that didn’t make this guide, leave a comment. Thanks!

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