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Thoughts on the Rainbow Bar & Grill?

I'd love to get some thoughts on what to order... I hear it's a dive, but some people swear by it. What do you think?

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  1. get the chicken soup. Pizza is prety good and so is the spinach salad.

    1. The steaks are good. The double stuffed potatoes are good too. I haven't eaten there in a year or so but it was pretty good.

      1. it has great atmosphere!!! i like the mozzarella sticks, chicken soup, chili, and pizza. it's nothing crazy great - but it's good and it's a fun place during the day (on the patio) and at night (inside & out - if you can get a table).

        1. The pizza is surprisingly (maybe even shockingly) good.

          Friendly but inept service keeps me from going back too often...I would order take out from them, but the parking situation can be really rough.

          1. The pizza is great and unlike ANY other I've tried in LA, as a matter of fact, if anyone knows of a comparable pizza please let me know. Usually eaten with a knife and fork unless completely cooled off (ps great the next day too right out of the fridge) The italian pasta dishes i.e. lasagna and eggplant parm are served in a deep dish baking dish, and are quick good but heavy. Dress like a rock star (or a has-been rock star) and you'll fit right in with the decor. And the prices are VERY reasonable.

            1. Go for the people watching and the pizza. Stay for the alcohol poisoning. Everything about this place seems to encourage heavy drinking and raucus behavior.

              All kidding aside, the Bow has one of my favorite pizzas in LA, other tasty bar apps (the fried mozz especially), and one of the most lively atmospheres anywhere in LA. On a fri or Sat make sure to call and get a res, which is actually not that difficult. ©

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              1. re: Pesky_Humans

                The Lasagne. YUMMY! (if it's still on the menu)
                And a side order of Nikki Sixx!

                1. re: tattud_gurl

                  Thanks to all of you for the recommendations! I got the pizza with mushrooms and pepperoni and although the mushrooms were from a can, there was something inexplicably yummy about them. It was a really really good hot gooey pizza, and paired with a pilsner urquel it was delish! The atmosphere was awsome as well. Loved it all the way and will definitely revisit when I'm in the neighborhood.

                1. Next time you gotta try either the burger or the fish & chips. Better yet, bring someone with you so you can taste both.

                  Having been there a few times when it was still just the ex-semiofficial LA Times watering hole, we were so pleased that the new owners cleaned the joint up and punched up the food, all without losing the original soul of the place. It doesn't reek of cigarettes anymore, but it looks kinda like it ought to, which to me is not a totally bad thing.

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                  1. re: Will Owen

                    i love this place... true dive for hair band fans. the pizza is quite tasty.

                  2. pizza. and an atomic(or nuclear) iced tea.