This is a busy restaurant, mainly because the food is great, the have a parking lot, and the service is fast and friendly. It's a very Hollywood crowd for the valley, with agents and managers, producers, etc. I don't know how many pitches I've heard there, but it's fun to feel the buzz in this restaurant. It's a fairly well dressed, more professional crowd for a Valley restaurant.
We love this restaurant. It's "our" local neighboorhood restaurant that is perfect for all our out of town guests to dine for breakfast or lunch. We wish they served dinner. Parking is street only and hard, but if you fight for it, it's soooo worth it. My favorite is their breakfasts and you have to try the zucchini shredders with sour cream. The food is always delicious here and never, ever disappoints.
I'm a big fan of vegetarian and a big fan of Mexican, but we missed the spicy in the Mexican and the flavor in the veggies. The combinations created here were pretty bland, so use the condiments they provide in their formica booths.
It's not super expensive, and it's not super delicious, but if you're hungry enough you'll eat it. It's not very exciting @ Tony's but it certainly made us curious enough to stop in one evening and check it out. It's very typically Italian down to the checkered table cloths and lit candles on the tables. It reminds me of Pizza Inn back home, so it was fun in that aspect.
We took a group of people to Ernie's after a theater show that was across the street. Unfortunately, the restaurant had only one table dining, and was pretty vacant. So vacant, that it took 5 minutes for someone to come to the hostess stand. Once we were seated, we were forgotten, so we got up and left.
This comedy store of the valley is clean and the food is okay. The comedy there is mainly showcases and isn't too bad of seating in comparison to the bigger stand up joints in Hollywood or Pasadena. Plan on looking around for parking for a while, so don't be late, and know you'll be shelling out $ for the minimum drink fee, which most of these kinds of places have.
The only time I've ever been here was for their special Princess Tea Party that included the movie of The Princess Diaries 2 and an afternoon tea party. This is a beautiful old theatre, perfect for the little princesses that came dressed up to see the movie in their gowns. The buckets of popcorn are genius, because you can take the buckets home as a souvenier and they hold your popcorn in case you don't finish it all.
great food, great atmosphere but plan on making reservations and plan on arriving early for your reservations to find parking. the waiters and hosts are so accommodating and friendly. it was very refreshing all around.
Well, I've seen a few movies here and it's just so much fun to be able to go into the main theater and see a movie. You definitely feel what TV has portrayed about this old Hollywood piece of nostalgia. It's fun to look around before the previews start. Plan on spending money on parking.
If you can get parking, this is a neat little theater that offers indie films to LA at a nice central location. I've seen many indies there, but what I like most about this theater is that they apparently rent it out to young or new filmmakers so that their films can be screened. I've been to several screenings there and it's quite delightful! AND they still serve popcorn even for the screenings!