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Saddle  & Sirloin Restaurant 12449 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA
Sand's Round Up Restaurant 8401 S. Figueroa

Sardi's Restaurant

Owned by Eddie Brandstatter - see the restaurateur page - 6315 Hollywood Blvd. Now the Cave Adult Theater (although I think the original building burnt to the ground) - oh how the mighty have fallen.

Sarnez 170 N. La Cienega, Beverly Hills, CA
Schaber's Cafeteria 720 S. Hill St. and 665 S. La Brea, Los Angeles California

Scandia Restaurant

 

 

The Scandia building as it appears today.

9040 Sunset (1946-1989). The original location was across the street, but they moved to 9040 Sunset in 1957.

Very elegant - with paneled woods, copper and brass fixtures, bright red chairs, royal blue and white china and crystal vases. The principal decorations were coats of arms. The owner was Ken Hansen and his sister Teddy (who died in 1979). They were immigrants from Copenhagen. Chef des Cuisine in 1963, Chris Rasmussen. Specialties here were "Lammesaddel", "Viking Sword" and "Bof Med Log". The "Club of the Vikings" met here including Errol Flynn, Victor Borge, and Everett Crosby (Bing's brother and manager).

Schwab's Drug Store

8024 Sunset, Hollywood (1935-1988)Owned by Leon, Bernard, Martin and Jack Schwab (brothers). The first Schwab's drug store was downtown on 6th St. Yes, I know you've heard Lana Turner was not really discovered here (it was Top Hat Soda Shop in 1935 where she was discovered). There is a restaurant now using this name celebrating the tradition of this place.  The interior of the original can be seen in the movie Sunset Boulevard.

Seven Seas Restaurant

6904 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, California The sign for this place in the rear (near the El Capitan parking lot) lasted up until very recently.  Water pouring on the roof gave the sound effect of a South Seas downpour. Hawaiian band and dancers.

Ship Café (The)

Venice Pier, Venice, California

Ship's Coffee Shop

1016 S. La Cienega Blvd, also 10877 Wilshire Blvd. (Westwood), also Overland Ave. Culver City. Ship’s Westwood (RIP 1984) was designed by Martin Stern, Jr. I know at least one Ship’s sign still stands.

Showtime Restaurant 15423 Ventura Blvd.

Silver Slipper Restaurant

110 E. Market Los Angeles California

Simon's Restaurant

A take out place at Wilshire and Fairfax

Singapore Spa 119 S. Fairfax, Los Angeles, California (Chinese)

Slim Obley’s Restaurant

4149 S. Western Ave.

Somerset House 133 N. La Cienega, Beverly Hills, California
Soochow Restaurant 454 Jung Jing Rd. Los Angeles, CA
Spanish Kitchen 7373 Beverly Blvd. Hollywood, California
Stear's for Steaks 116 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Steven’s Restaurant

1222 W. 7th Los Angeles California

Stowaway Room Stowell Hotel, 416 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, California

Studio Inn

602 S. New Hampshire

Stuft Shirt (The) Restaurant 2241 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA

Sugie's Tropics Restaurant – (see also “The Tropics)

421 North Rodeo Dr. (later known as the Luau). Famous for Sugie's Indian Curry Chicken

Sunny Rancho Restaurant 939 N. Western Ave. Hollywood, California

Sutton’s Grill

1419 S. Western Los Angeles California

Swanee Inn (Lew Le Roy's)

133 N. La Brea

Swing Club

1710 N. Las Palmas

Switzerland Restaurant 

4057 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA

Tail 'O The Cock (The Valley)Restaurant Ventura Blvd. at Coldwater Canyon. also 477 S. La Cienega. owner Sheldon McHenry

Tait’s Restaurant

518 S. Broadway, 424 W. 6th. One of the first 24 hour restaurants, George M. Keller, general manager

Talley Ho (The) Restaurant

(Generously provided by Patricia B.)

8750 Beverly Blvd.
Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe, Pacific Coast Highway on the way to Malibu, Los Angeles, CA

Standing eerily almost unchanged up to today is Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe, one of the best preserved 1930's Nightclub exteriors (although this den of inequity is now ironically owned by a religious group). Thelma Todd, the blonde actress seen in Marx Brother movies, opened this spot in the thirties. Rumored to have hidden gambling activities and connected to the Mob.  Thelma Todd's mysterious death from carbon monoxide poisoning in her garage remains one of LA's great unsolved mysteries, up there with the murder of Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahlia), George Reeves mysterious death and the murder of director William Desmond Taylor.

The 41 Club (The Swanky)

833 S. Spring, George Distel manager

The College Inn

8373 Sunset

The Gypsy Camp Restaurant

8524 Sunset

The Manhattan Restaurant

4527 So. Western

The Maryland Restaurant

7210 Beverly Blvd.

The Open Gate Restaurant

1712 Whitley, Hollywood

The Rose Tree Tea House Restaurant

167 N. Orange Grove Ave. Pasadena

The Spanish Kitchen Restaurant

127 North Broadway, Los Angeles

The Tropics Restaurant (Beverly Hills Tropics)

421 N. Rodeo Dr., Harry M. Sugarman, owner, opened 11-27-1935  with rain room and Chinese and American dishes.

The Village Restaurant

425 W. 8th, Los Angeles California

Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Café -

17575 Pacific Coast Highway. Her murder or suicide remains one of Los Angeles' great mysteries.  The building that housed her cafe appears to be in pristine condition (at least the exterior).

Tick Tock Tea Room Restaurant

Started by Arthur and Helen Johnson. It started with one clock and ended up with 48 decorating the place. Famous for their Sticky Orange Rolls. The Hollywood branch at 1716 N. Cahuenga had an early American design. It opened on 11/34.  Other addresses were 301 N. New Hampshire and Wilcox at Yucca (also apparently called the Town House Tea Room for a while). Also a branch at 10123 Riverside Dr. in the Valley.

Tiny Naylor’s Restaurant

Sunset at La Brea also La Cienega in Beverly Hills.  I know there is at least one building formerly holding a Tiny Naylor’s still standing.  I think it’s near Koreatown. Many were later owned by Richard O'Neill

Tips Restaurant 4th & Wilshire, Santa Monica

Toby Jug Restaurant

13920 Ventura Blvd.

Tom Breneman's Restaurant 1539 N. Vine St. Hollywood, California (where the show "Breakfast in Hollywood" was done).
Tonga Lei Restaurant 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Tony Merlow Italian Restaurant 1551 N. Vine
Topsy's Cafe 8101 Long Beach Blvd. Southgate, CA

Town House Restaurant

2961 Wilshire. Still there but gone is the famous nightclub the Zebra room - 2961 Wilshire. I believe the welfare department may have used this for low income housing at one point.

Toyo-Chop Suey Restaurant (also Toyo Cafe)

1138 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, California  (early Japanese restaurant)

Travaglini’s Roma Rotisserie Restaurant

1801 W. 7th, Los Angeles, California also 17500 Ventura Blvd.

Trianon Ballroom Cafe 2800 Firestone Blvd. Southgate, CA

Tricolore Restaurant

1433 N. La Brea

Trocadero (The or Café Trocadero)

8610 Sunset. One of Hollywood’s most elegant and star filled restaurants

Trocadero Café Restaurant

6600 Hollywood Blvd. (1919). Not to be confused with Cafe Trocadero on Sunset. 

Tuey Far Low Cafe 768 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, CA
Uncle John's Pancake House 3201 Wilshire, Santa Monica, California
Vagabond's House Restaurant 2505 Wilshire, Los Angeles, California (Polynesian)

Vendome Restaurant

6666 Sunset.  Owned by Billy Wilkinson.

Vernon Country Club Cafe

Opened on May 2, 1912 in Vernon California by Baron Long, this was the first great nightclub.  At 49th and Santa Fe, music dancing and shows, Jerry Strayer, manager in 1926. Another manager, Bill Payne. Open until 4:00AM

Vickman's Restaurant

1228 E. 8th St., Los Angeles, California (est. 1919).  Known for the odd hours it was open (3AM to 12 noon). The hours had to do with the clientele which included workmen from the Produce Market next door.  It had a great bakery inside and was known for the fresh strawberry pie.

Victor Hugo Restaurant

233 N. Beverly Drive at Wilshire. Table d'hote Dinner in 1937 - $2. Owned by Hugo Aleidas. First location was 619 S. Grand.

Villa Capri Restaurant

6735 Yucca. St.  Owned by famed restaurateur Pasquale "Patsy" D'Amore (and co-owned by Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio). A James Dean favorite - he liked to enter and exit through the kitchen. Scene of a very well publicized Mickey Cohen fight with a waiter. Recently callously torn down. See Patsy D'Amore on the great restaurateur page. Neapolitan cuisine. Patsy's Pizza in the farmer's market is still run by Patsy's daughter, Filomena.

Villa Roma Café

400 Sunset

Villa Torino Restaurant 7318 S. Broadway near Florence
Wan-Q Restaurant 8751 W. Pico, owner Benny Eng
Westwood House Restaurant 1097 Glendon Ave. Westwood
White Spot Restaurant (The) 7266 Beverly Blvd. and 5467 Wilshire Blvd.
(Sand) Wich Stands

(Provided by Patricia B.)

Figueroa and Florence, and Slauson and Overhill
Wilcox-Finney Cafeteria 217 W. 6th, Los Angeles, California

Wilshire Bowl Restaurant

5665 Wilshire. Beautiful art deco building on the Miracle Mile. Manager K.L. Loeb,later Slapsie Maxie's

Windsor (The)

 

 

3198 W. 7th St. Los Angeles.  Once one of Los Angeles' most elegant French restaurants in its time. Its specialties were "filet de Boeuf Pique 'Forestiere' ($42) and Calf's sweetbreads Saute, Mascotte ($18.50). The prix fix lunch included several courses brought to your table on carts for you to make a selection.  Fortunately the interior of the Windsor lives on almost unchanged in an excellent new Korean restaurant called the "Prince" (same location). There was also a Windsor at the Wilshire Terrace Apartments, on Wilshire at Beverly Glen.

Windsor Inn (The)

West 7th at Catalina, Los Angeles, California – predecessor to the “Windsor” in the Windsor Apartments (dates from the 1920’s)

Windsor Steak House Restaurant

1754 N. Cahuenga, Hollywood

Wu's Garden Restaurant 2628 Wilshire, Santa Monica

Wood’s Tea Room Restaurant

4920 Melrose

Ye Alpine Tea Shoppe Restaurant

650 South Alvarado, Los Angeles, California

Ye Bull Pen Inn Restaurant

633 South Hope, then 8204 Beverly

Yee Hung Guey 956 Castelar St. Los Angeles, California

Zenda (Ballroom or Dance Cafe)

936 W. 7th, Los Angeles, California (largest dance café) – ladies 40c, gentlemen 60c during the depression

Zephyr Cocktail Lounge

3401 Wilshire, Chapman Park Hotel, Los Angeles, California

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