Is This the Least Expensive Prix-Fixe in L.A.?

IKEA’s prix-fixe menu this weekend is less than the price of the average restaurant valet

Leave it to IKEA, the maker of some of the world’s most economically priced furniture, to give dineLA a run for its dollars. L.A.’s restaurant week starts on Monday, but IKEA has one-upped the city’s best restaurants with a deal that will have families clammoring for a seat at one of the company’s TORSBY tables.

For $7.99, get a soup or salad, main course, and either tiramisu or Chocolate Overload Cake for dessert. Entrée selections include Swedish meatballs (15) with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce; North Atlantic Saithe with mashed potatoes and carrots; roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetables; or chicken tenders with French fries.

Despite the fact that IKEA food falls into the same category as most coach-level airline food—it’s about as appetizing as ketchup on cardboard—three courses for less than the price of a movie ticket is still a darn good deal. Note that this prix-fixe is only available this weekend, from January 18 through 20. IKEA food [IKEA]