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Los Angeles has established itself as a culinary mecca, but highly rated restaurants come with a pricey bill. We’ve gathered a list of hot spots, bistros and top-notch restaurants, all with savings of up to 65%.

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AMERICAN: The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills is "a fine-dining landmark," notes Food & Wine; an exclusive four-course chef's tasting dinner for two is $99 (reg. $165) through Aug. 28.

ASIAN FUSION: At hot spot Chaya Beverly Hills, two can enjoy cocktails orwine while dining on lobster and rock shrimp ravioli with a three-course dinner for $59 (reg. $119).

BARBECUE: Head to the Naples Rib Company or Newport Rib Company (in Long Beach and Costa Mesa, respectively) for barbecue baby back ribs and half-barbecued chicken with $50 worth of food and drink for $25.

BRUNCH: The Six earns 91% approval from more than 400 Travelzoo reviewers for its weekend brunch with mimosas, available for $25 per couple (reg. up to $50) at West LA, Studio City or Calabasas locations. Or, try poolside brunch with bubbly for two for $55 (reg. $90) at CIRCA 55 at The Beverly Hilton.

CALIFORNIAN: The Glendon Bar & Kitchen in Westwood serves up California bistro comfort food; get drinks and appetizers for two for $39 (reg. $84).

GREEK: The Greek at the Harbor in Ventura dishes out traditional Greek cuisine; wine flights and appetizers for two are $29 (reg. $57.90).

ITALIAN: If you love Italian cuisine, try dinner for two with drinks at Nonna of Italy in West Hollywood ($49, reg. $156), Guido's Restaurant in West LA ($49, reg. $103) or Sage Room Ristorante in Agoura ($49, reg. $101). In Brentwood, Enzo & Angela two can get $65 worth of food for $40. Or, head to Marina del Rey, where four guests can have dinner and drinks at Locanda Positano for $105 (reg. $208).

JAPANESE: For mobile users only, Japon Bistro in Pasadena offers 20% off dinner, plus a complimentary sake sampler when you present the Travelzoo app through Aug. 31.

LATIN: Alegria Cocina Latina serves Spanish, Mexican and Latin American cuisine in Long Beach; for $25, get $50 worth of food and drinks. Or, try Latin-fusion cuisine at Zengo - Santa Monica, where $20 gets you $40 worth of dinner.

LOBSTER: At The Palm Restaurant, savor a four-pound Nova Scotia lobster dinner for two for $99 (reg. $149) at the downtown or West Hollywood locations through Aug. 31.

ROMANTIC: Overlooking downtown from the 35th floor, the famous LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites serves a special chef’s dinner for two with wine for $99 (reg. $206).

SPANISH: Named best Spanish restaurant, head to Bar Pintxo in Santa Monica for tapas and drinks for two for $35 (reg. $72).

UPSCALE: For "old Hollywood glamour" praised by The New York Times, try a four-course chef's dinner for two at The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel ($99, reg. $200). Or, in West LA savor a five-course tasting menu at Valentino, one of LA Magazine's top 75 restaurants; two dine with a glass of bubbly for $135 (reg. $250).

VIETNAMESE: In Venice, Le Cellier Restaurant Beer and Wine Bar specializes in French-Vietnamese cuisine; dinner for two is $49 (reg. $78).

WINE BARS: Primitivo Wine Bistro serves globally inspired tapas and wine for two ($59, reg. $116) in Venice. Or, head to Marina del Rey for a wine and cheese package for two at Bin 73 ($49, reg. $90).

Savings Tip: Take $10 off your bill every time you dine at restaurants featured in The Deal Deck.

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