It’s not easy to have an Old Hollywood feel on the day you open - but Dear John’s in Culver City pulls it off. Stepping inside feels like a time-machine trip back to the ’60s, when people wore suits to restaurants and ordered things like lobster thermidor. Come for a martini, chicken parm stuffed with cheese, and a tableside Caesar salad that’s perfectly briny. Unlike most restaurants, Dear John’s has a very real expiration date - its building is being torn down in 2021.
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