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The Dresden

1760 N. Vermont Ave. (Kingswell Ave.) Send to Phone
323-665-4294 | Menu
Campy but cool, The Dresden features lounge act Marty & Elayne and an old-fashioned supper club menu.

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The Dresden Restaurant Review

: Carl and Sara Ferraro opened The Dresden back in 1954. In 1981, in what turned out to be a propitious pairing, they hired lounge singers Marty and Elayne Roberts. With the rise of California cuisine and its inventive chefs, continental fare fell out of favor, and restaurants like The Dresden seemed to retain only the most devoted customers. In 1996, thanks to the premiere of “Swingers,” a crop of young enthusiasts began clamoring for lounge and piano-bar music, and this spot in particular. Almost overnight, it became a cool hangout for a whole new generation. The menu continues to serve up old standards like shrimp cocktail, escargots and fried calamari. Entrées are highlighted by rainbow trout almandine, veal Parmigiana, Châteaubriand with béarnaise, and other retro favorites. Regulars, however, concentrate on the prime rib, available with or without the bone, and desserts such as peach melba. The dining room, complete with its startling white booths, is separated from the lounge, where red leather, crystal chandeliers and stiff martinis take you back a few decades.
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