I haven’t been to Roy’s since back in my USC days when I lived at the Medici downtown (back when the Medici was still reasonably priced and not filled with grungy hipster FIDM kids who smoke in the pools.) I wasn’t as much of a food addict then, and typically put most of my calories towards frat-provided Popov screw drivers & Bud Light. But I do recall thinking Roy’s was pretty delicious, albeit rather expensive (especially for someone living off student loans and scholarships.)
Due to my traffic-phobia and lack of desire to leave the Mid-City/West Hollywood area after work, I haven’t had much inclination to head back downtown to Roy’s since. But just reading about their Monday prix fixe deal and dreaming up the typically expensive combos I could create is making me hungry and slightly more inclined to head East for dinner tonight:
Roy’s Monday Prix Fix
3 Courses: $35.95
Available Until April 18th
Typically, prix fixe menus include one, maybe 2, maybe even 3 options for each course. But Roy’s is letting you select ANY appetizer, ANY entree, and ANY dessert from the menu to create your prix fixe dinner perfection. Okay, tiny writing excludes Yamaguchi Sushi and Sashimi, and Mixed Plates from the offer, but still this leaves you quite a few options!
If you want to get the most from your money on this prix fixe dinner we recommend you go for the big buck items: starting with a Tazmanian ocean trout tartar appetizer ($13.95), and moving on to the steamed Thai snapper as your entree ($31.95). There you’ve already beaten the system and spent more than $36 and haven’t even gotten dessert yet!
For those who just don’t want to spend $36 on dinner, regardless of regular dinner prices and quality of food, Roy’s also offers a happy hour every Sunday – Friday. Happy hour is offered at the bar from 4:30-6:30pm, and then again from 9pm – Close and features a menu of $5 food and drink items. The menu sounds far better than your typical HH menu of fried foods, featuring item like Wagyu beef sliders, lobster pot stickers, and California rolls all for just $5. Booze includes a selection of wines, beers and Hawaiian specialty cocktails all for $5 as well (plus a $3 Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale.)
Outside the downtown area, there are quite a few other Roy’s locations, each of which also offer the Prix Fixe Monday and the Aloha Hour deals (Pasadena, Newport Beach, Woodland Hills…) However we recommend you check each restaurant’s webpage to confirm hours and pricing, as not all locations offer the later happy hour like the downtown one does.
800 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles