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Apr 2, 2014 02:56 PM

Anyone know who/what will replace Tom Bergin's?

I was so sorry to see Tom Bergin's close a few months ago. I feel a bit guilty since I live so close by and only went there a few times. I should have supported it more. It was a fine bar, had decent bar food, and a nice atmosphere. Oddly, I just rarely ever considered going there.

Does anyone know what is going to move in to the space? Please tell me a great restaurant.

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  1. Tom Bergins recently reopened.

    11 Replies
    1. re: JudiAU

      As in, re-opened as Tom Bergin's? Great. I wonder what changed, if anything.

      1. re: JudiAU

        I answered my own question. Looks like they've stuck with their classic feel, but updated the menu some while keeping it simple. Smart.

        Who would have thought to see burratta and poutine at Tom Bergin's?

        Good for them.

        1. re: EarlyBird

          I have high hopes but "good for them" remains to be seen. Their previous, slightly fancy-fide iteration took off like a lead balloon. It lasted for only a few months.

          1. re: JeMange

            We live nearby. The menu is pretty classic and solid.


          2. re: EarlyBird

            Um, whatever that might be, poutine it's not. Irish cheddar's no match for cheese curds.

            The Canadian Cafe (?) that used to be somewhat east of Sierra Madre made a good poutine. Not *great*, mind you, but an honest version. Alas, they've been gone for at least five years. The "artisanal" poutine thingies that've been showing up around town just don't cut it...sigh...

            1. re: annagranfors

              Redondo Beach Cafe does poutine, they're owned by a couple of Greek Montrealers.

                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                    Thanks! Hadn't heard of Littlefork, but will try them soon! (Redondo Beach is too much of a drive, but thanks anyway, moreplease. And I'll have to look up Soleil, Kevin.)

                    1. re: annagranfors

                      I'm not surprised you haven't heard of Littlefork. It's a small-tine operation.

            2. I was gonna ask, did it reopen and close for a second time???