The Dresden in Los Feliz
- Gary Rolin
Going for dinner at the Dresden on Vermont on Friday night. Any suggestions?
I am assuming it is some offshoot of German food, is this correct? Don't know what to expect, except for what I saw in the movie "Swingers"
Any help would be appreciated.
I believe it's more of an old-school steakhouse than anything. I've never eaten there, but I have had a Jack-n-Coke while enjoying the musical stylings of Marty and Elaine. Worth a trip for the very dated decor alone.
Its not bad I guess. Its a steak/pasta place with steak being their specialty. Nothing to write home about, but the food's not bad. I had the filet mignon, which wasn't bad and some fried calamari and artichoke for appetizers.
The layout of the restaurant is actually a bar area (from Swingers) and the actual restaurant (which looks like some neo-70's James Bond hangout). Its a definite experience, and I would recommend going there solely for the old-school scene and the classic wait staff.
N.B. The bar area gets crowded, really crowded, as the night goes on. Also, Marty and Elaine are there as well!
I went there before the bar crowd came in, around 7, and the place was empty. My chicken marsala was bland and overcooked. The wine, overpriced. The apple martini, blech. The decor--what's so special? It's a bar that hasn't been renovated in 25 years. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think this places deserves the hype. Wouldn't recommend it for dinner OR drinks.