Fiddler's Bistro--always crowded but no one goes there.....
We walked by Fiddler's Bistro last night, and it was full. With all the great restaurants in the neighborhood and all of the less expensive food available at Farmers' Market....what are we missing? Is it ambiance, food, or just that it is attached to a motel?
6009 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Fiddler's is one of the great value "coffee shops" ( or family restaurant or diner) in the central city. Top omelets, great sandwiches, inexpensive wine and the lamb burger with feta cheese is one of the best burgers in the city bar none. You can add super friendly service by an efficient staff and a very convivial atmosphere for dining alone or with friends. There's your recipe for attracting crowds. (Their location right across the street from Park LaBrea doesn't hurt either.)
I know I'm coming in very late to this thread, like way late, but also wanted to give kudos to Fiddler's Bistro.
I should point out that most of the food at Farmer's Market is not less expensive, and certainly not nearly as good, as what they serve at Fiddler's Bistro. My wife and I have been going there for years (an easy walk from home) and we have never had anything but a wonderful meal, bar none. And we've had most everything on the menu. They do chops, fish and salads to die for. Their breakfasts are outstanding, large and very reasonable on the wallet. The service is excellent and efficient. It's a real gem.