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Apr 27, 2007 10:03 PM

Fred's 62 Worth a trip?

I never been to Fred's 62. Is it worth goig and what do they do right / wrong?

Fred's 62
1850 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-0062

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  1. depends on what you mean by a trip. It's decent diner-ish food with a hipster twist. It's a late night sort of place but I actually like their breakfast food the best. I would say it's more of a if-you're-in-the-neighborhood sort of place.

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    1. re: sarahvagaca

      Well, Fred (Eric) does not own it anymore--which might be good or bad. I like the Thai Cobb Salad. The burger with a paper bag of fries is an artsy touch.

      1. re: mc michael

        Eric? How did it come to be named Fred's 62?

    2. Attitude was hipper-than-thou, and service has been notoriously bad. After many moons of staying away from the place -- due to that attitude from them -- a friend dragged me there for breakfast one weekday morning. It wasn't crowded, and the server and food were just fine.

      I'd still rather go to Millie's, but Fred 62 doubtless has a more varied menu, and it doesn't have to be an insufferable experience.

      Of course, some people enjoy being surrounded with people who like to believe they're hip. And for that matter, pretty much everybody is hipper than me...

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      1. re: Muskrat

        "Hipper-than-thou." i understand. It runs in that area like a vein ( or maybe Vain is better) all the way to Sweet Lady Jane. Not every place, but enough. Thanks to you all

      2. Maybe to spot a celeb or two, but everything on the menu is typical diner fare, except for the prices ...

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          Is this place expensive? Or is it really affordable? I'm assuming you meant IT AIN'T CHEAP. If so, =(.

          1. re: WORX4FUDE

            It's diner fare with OK prices (slightly higher than what I would expect), most of the dishes are around $8-$14.

            Their Website menu used to list prices, but I guess that changed :\


        2. i'd go for the tart tatin pancakes or the waffles.

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