HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES - RESTAURANTS THAT ARE EXTINCT SARDI'S (Hollywood, CA) Restaurant  to the Villa Capri Restaurant (S-Z)

Saddle  & Sirloin Restaurant

Collection of Kathleen B.

12449 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA also 615 So. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA
101 Union Ave, U.S. 99, Bakersfield, CA
394 No. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
San Francisco Joe's 38 N. La Cienega
San Moritz Inn Restaurant 9030 Valley Blvd. Rosemead, CA
Sandy's Coffee Shop - Restaurant

Collection of Daniel Sullivan

3881 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
Sarada Cafe,  4505 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, California

Sardi's Restaurant





Owned by Eddie Brandstatter with food by Dave Covey - see the restaurateur page - 6315 Hollywood Blvd. Toward the end it included music and dancing. Now the Cave Adult Theater (although I think the original building burnt to the ground) - oh how the mighty have fallen. Later there was a restaurant "Zardi's" in the same locale. I believe that is the building that has unfortunately become the Cave Adult Theater.

Sarnez 170 N. La Cienega, Beverly Hills, CA
Schaber's Cafeteria

Both images Collection of Daniel Sullivan

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). Other locations at 6255 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, 401 N. Bedford Dr. Beverly Hills and 430 N. Roxbury, Beverly Hills, CA 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.

Schroder's Cafe 9766 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA  At one time Beverly Hills oldest restaurant
Scrivner's Drive In Crenshaw at Jefferson, Crenshaw at Manchester, Imperial Hwy at Western, Wilshire at Crenshaw, Western at Slauson
Seacomber (Frank Kerwin's) Malibu, CA
Serrano Tea Room Serrano at 6th

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.

Shelly's Manne-Hole  Jazz Club 1608 N. Cahuenga, Hollywood, CA

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. This chain was founded by Emmett Shipman in 1955.

Showtime Restaurant 15423 Ventura Blvd.

Silver Slipper Restaurant

110 E. Market Los Angeles California

Simon's Restaurant



Thanks to Bronwen B.

A take out place at Wilshire and Fairfax - demolished to make room for Romeo's Time Square (now Johnies).  Another near Bullocks on Wilshire and probably others I don't know about. These were classic 30's and 40's drive-in restaurants.



Collection of Daniel Sullivan

Singapore Spa 119 S. Fairfax, Los Angeles, California (Chinese)
Sir Michael's Restaurant

Collection of Daniel Sullivan

6309 East Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
Slapsy Maxie's,



5655 Wilshire, Los Angeles. Formerly the Wilshire Bowl was at this location. I know I've written about this place somewhere else on the website and can't remember where! Mickey Cohen had a hand in this place.

Donated by Jeremy of Australia.

Slim Obley’s  Restaurant

4149 S. Western Ave.

Slim Obley's Monterey Dinner House 7312 Beverly Blvd. Later "El Coyote"
Smith Brothers Fish Shanty Pacific Coast Hwy, near Redondo Beach, California
Simon's Cafe 6630 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California
Sol's Cafe 1033 Cahuenga, Hollywood , California
Solly's Restaurant 124 N. La Cienega run by Salvatore "Solly"  Santaella
Somerset House 133 or 155 N. La Cienega, Beverly Hills, California
Soochow Restaurant 454 Jung Jing Rd. Los Angeles, California
Spanish Kitchen 7373 Beverly Blvd. Hollywood, California
Spaghetti Inn 1810 Cahuenga, Hollywood, California
Stear's for Steaks 116 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Steeplechase Room 707 N. Sepulveda,

Steven’s Restaurant also Steven's Coffee Shop

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

Collection Daniel Sullivan

2241 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA, also 1000 E. Green St. Pasadena, CA

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

421 North Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, California (later known as the Luau). Famous for Sugie's Indian Curry Chicken. The Rain Room was for dancing up a storm!

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

Sutton’s Grill  also Sutton's Cafe Lido

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  Started out at the New York World's Fair.


Picture donated by the owner's grandson - Paul Moser

Sword & Shield, 8151 Santa Monica Blvd.
The Tahitian

Collection of Daniel Sullivan

12010 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA and 137 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Tahitian Village Restaurant Lakewood at Rosecrans, Downey, CA
Tail 'O The Cock (The Valley) Restaurant

Collection of Kathleen B.

12950 Ventura Blvd., North Hollywood  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

Talk 'o Town 1904 S. Robertson Blvd. owned by Petty Cleary
Talley Ho (The) Restaurant

(Generously provided by Patricia B.)

8750 Beverly Blvd. The building that housed this restaurant once housed horses (hence the Tally Ho name).
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 former 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 (see Rose Tree Tea House)


The Spanish Kitchen Restaurant

127 North Broadway, Los Angeles

Tack Room 615 S. Brand Ave. Glendale, California
Tait's Restaurant 518 S. Broadway and 424 W. 6th, Los Angeles, California
Tallyho 8750 Beverly Blvd.
Ted's M N X Cafe 635 South La Brea Ave.
Thistle Inn Glendale and Silverlake in Los Angeles, California
Tip Top Sandwitch Shop 6709 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood , California
Travaglini's Restaurant 6480 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood

Tropics Restaurant (Beverly Hills Tropics)


Collection of Daniel Sullivan

421 N. Rodeo Dr., Harry M. Sugarman, owner, opened 11-27-1935  with rain room and Chinese and American dishes. Later became Stephen Crane's Luau.


Tick Tock Tea Room Restaurant



Collection of Daniel Sullivan

Started by Arthur and Helen Johnson in 1931or 11/34 (depending on the source!). 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 (pre-dates the Cahuenga Restaurant) (also apparently called the Town House Tea Room for a while). Also a branch at 10123 Riverside Dr. in the Valley.

Tiffany Club 3260 W. 8th St. at Normandie, Los Angeles, CA -  A jazz club where Charlie Parker and Chet Baker appeared among others.
Time Restaurant

Collection of Daniel Sullivan

6th St. & Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA  open 24 Hours  The Hour Glass Cocktail Lounge inside.


Tiny Naylor’s Restaurant

Sunset at La Brea also La Cienega in Beverly Hills. Many other locations. 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

Menus from collection Kathleen B.

4th & Wilshire, Santa Monica, also Newhall Ranch at Castaic Junction (Rt. 99), Hollywood & Vine, Sierra Highway and others (est. 1925 by Tip Jardine).


Comment by Kathleen B: I remember my Dad talking about Tip's "on the alley" in Hollywood, maybe near the Chinese theater. He told me many of them were built off alleys, if I remember right

Toad-in-the-Hole Restaurant Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, California

Toby Jug Restaurant

13920 Ventura Blvd.

Tom Tom Club 806 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale, CA
Tom Breneman's Restaurant 1539 N. Vine St. Hollywood, California (where the show "Breakfast in Hollywood" was done).
Tommy Dotson's Steak House

Collection of Daniel Sullivan

La Brea at Olympic
Tonga Lei Restaurant 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Tony Merlow Italian Restaurant 1551 N. Vine
Topsy's Cafe 8101 Long Beach Blvd. Southgate, CA
Town Coffee Lounge Restaurant

Collection of J. Shirey

1317 East 7th St. Los Angeles, California

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 Hollywood, California  French Restaurant

Trocadero (The or Café Trocadero)




Both matchbooks from the Bronwen B. collection

8610 Sunset. One of Hollywood’s most elegant and star filled restaurants owned by Billy Wilkerson. See William Wilkerson on my great restaurateur page


Trocadero Café Restaurant

6600 Hollywood Blvd. (1919). Not to be confused with Cafe Trocadero on Sunset. Owned by J. Rodriguez formerly of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

Trovatore Cafe Restaurant 635 No. Spring St. Los Angeles Califonria
Tuey Far Low Cafe 768 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, CA
Turner Inn

Collection of Kathleen B.

634 W. 15th St. Los Angeles, CA
Uncle John's Pancake House 3201 Wilshire, Santa Monica, California, also 3902 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA
Vagabond's House Restaurant 2505 Wilshire, Los Angeles, California (Polynesian)

Vendome Restaurant

6666 Sunset.  Owned by Billy Wilkinson. Ralph Pauli- headwaiter

Robert Brothers Sandwiches Vermont Ave. at Wilshire,

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 Ave. Los Angeles, California

Vienna Hofbrau 7213 Sunset.

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. According to the Los Angeles Times, Patsy and his brother Franklin were the first people to bring Pizza to Los Angeles in 1939!

Villa Roma Café

400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California  their selling point was "booths for ladies".

Villa Torino Restaurant 7318 S. Broadway near Florence
The Village Restaurant 425 W. 8th, Los Angeles California
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. Also the same owners: The Zep,
Wilcox-Finney Cafeteria 217 W. 6th, Los Angeles, California
Wild Goose Restaurant (The) 13302 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA
Willard's 9625 Pico Blvd.
Wilshire Scandinavia Restaurant 3111 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA across from Bullock's Wilshire

Wilshire Bowl Restaurant


Courtesty of Bronwen B.

5655 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. See great restaurateur page for Ben Dimsdale. Co owned with Harold Dimsdale.

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

Worth's Cafe 5526 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California

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 Blvd.  Owners Charles and John DeLong. 
(Joe's) Zamboanga

Collection of Daniel Sullivan

3828 W. Slauson, Los Angeles, CA

Zardi's (not to be mistaken with Sardi's) 6315 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA

Zenda (Ballroom or Dance Cafe)

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

Zephyr Cocktail Lounge

3401 Wilshire, Chapman Park Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Zip's Restaurant 2500 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, California

Collection of Daniel Sullivan

Hermosa Beach, CA






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