We ate here while visiting The Petersen Museum. Easy walk from the museum and the burger was to die for. My husband got an excellent salad. Would eat here again.
Staying just about one block from this restaurant we decided to try it. Our server, Michael, told us that the restaurant opened in 1938 and used to be a favorite hangout for Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, etc back in the 40s. The place is very well decorated inside. Nice bar area and nice dining area. Good selection of beer. But if you don't like beer the cocktails are limited. You need to ask what they have as I ordered 2 different cocktails and they were "out." No sangria and no cactus flower. Dinner for 2 + 2 Irish coffee ( which was very good by the way) was $64.
Dress code is casual; reservations recommended but not required; The Irish Coffee is a must, it is perfect! I had the ribeye dinner which was that nights steak special. It came with smashed red potatoes and mixed veg. It was wonderful and really hit the spot. The host and my server were fantastic, friendly, and very willing to engage their guests. They made it very easy for other guests to engage each other, as I did. Atmosphere and seating A+. I wanted to go again while I was there but ran out of time. In addition to the Irish Coffee, Tom Bergin's offers a full authentic Irish Menu. The advertising says it is the oldest Irish Restaurant in LA. For an Irish Coffee, Iced Tea, and Ribeye dinner (I brought enough home for next day) it was $40.00. A great deal in LA.