Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American and Persian fare at Dolores Restaurant.
The last standing location of the famed Dolores Restaurant chain that first hit Hollywood in 1944, the newly remodeled West Los Angeles location adds a fresh spin to tradition by combining the chain's classic American eats with a new menu of authentic Persian dishes. Breakfasting lovers can dig into one of the three most important meals of the day by noshing on hearty eye openers such as country-fried sirloin steak and eggs with sausage gravy and a side of hash browns ($12.99). Or, wake up slowly with sips of french-pressed coffee ($2.50) made with freshly roasted beans from three continents, including a difficult-to-dry variety from Atlantis. Handheld fare such as an open-faced hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes ($8.99) or a bacon cheeseburger on a pretzel bun ($9.99) satisfy midday or late-night munchies, as does a hand-tossed thin-crust pizza ($7.99) with a choice of toppings ($1.50). Persian plates such as the grilled-chicken-tender kebab ($13.99) add an exotic flavor to the all-American feast, arriving tableside with a choice of rice and a side of seasoned yogurt, perfect for dipping or painting a white beard onto a portrait of Uncle Sam.
A retro diner counter and framed prints of French pop art pay homage to the storied history of former Dolores locations, including one that fed hungry travelers along Route 66. Comfy wrap-around booths provide an ideal perch for people watching, and raised ceilings and chandeliers add an elegant vibe while accommodating stilt walkers trying to read the menu.
West Los Angeles
11407 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90025Get Directions