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Lunch: 4 High-Class Spots With Low-Cost Lunches

Comme Ça
David Myers’s hip bistro delivers two courses of brasserie classics for $20. Spend the money you save on an afternoon rum fizz. » 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-782-1104 

Hatfield’s
Karen and Quinn Hatfield put on a show in their glass-walled kitchen. Maybe that’s why the $19 three-course lunch has been dubbed the “Studio” prix fixe. » 6703 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323- 935-2977

La Cachette Bistro
Enjoy the ocean breeze on the patio as you tuck into Jean-François Meteigner’s $15 three-course Cal-French meal. » 1733 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310-434-9509

Maison Akira
The $12.50 Bento Box du Jour from Akira Hirose offers a frugal taste of Japanese-French fusion. » 713 E. Green St., Pasadena, 626-796-9501

Illustration by Edwin Fotheringham