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"Classics" in Los Angeles

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Over lunch yesterday, my friends and I were talking about the places in Los Angeles considered "classics" -- you know, those restaurants that have been around since the golden age of Hollywood or before.

Those we mentioned include:

Philippes French Dip
Taix
Cantors
The Pantry
Formosa
Musso & Franks

What are some others? I love going to the historical joints -- in Boston, the trip isn't complete without a lobster from Durgin Park and in London, I can't leave the city without eating at Rules. Ah, to have access to restaurants that have been around for 200+ years...

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  1. Clifton's Cafeteria, downtown. Haven't been in a while.

    Link: http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,141...

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    1. re: Jeff Shore

      Cole's P.E. Buffet, oldest restaurant in L.A.
      Langer's Deli
      El Cholo

      1. re: b brooks

        At El Cholo specifically green corn tamales in the summertime.

        Pinks.

    2. Taylor's Steakhouse on 8th Street in K town, 40+ years and still going strong.

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      1. At Farmer's Market (3rd & Fairfax) (or what's left of it), Magee's salad bar for fresh peanut butter and freshly ground horseradish, or at their sandwich bar, their hot corned beef sandwich and carrot salad.

        Nate'n'Al's deli in Beverly Hills.

          1. ...the one on Western near 11th street. Since 1923!!

            Cheers,
            JimHarris