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The Dresden Restaurant

Lounge, Rock Club, and Bar$$$$
Los Feliz, Los Angeles
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  • Christopher B.
    "Omg the lounge singers are awesome Marty and elayne"(9 Tips)
    Rina
    "jazz bar from Swingers"(4 Tips)
    Stephen S.
    "Marty and Elaine have probably been there since the place opened."(3 Tips)
    Winston
    "LA institution of Marty & Elayne."(3 Tips)
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  • Privy.net
    Privy.netMarch 23, 2013
    "Dimly lit and old fashioned in the best sense, with brickwork, chandeliers, and a lounge, you’ll listen to jazz playing as you’re waited on by friendly and accommodating staff at your booth or table. Read more
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 6, 2012
    It can be tough to get in the front door on a Friday or Saturday night. If you’re stuck waiting outside, use the back entrance off The Dresden’s parking lot – the line is usually shorter Read more
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.December 24, 2016
    A good alternative to the classic Los Angeles dining room of Musso & Frank if you can't (or won't) go to Hollywood. Captured in Swingers, the 1996 film about being a young, struggling artist in LA.
  • Michaela
    MichaelaOctober 21, 2011
    If Marty & Elyane have the bar too packed to sit down, after 11 you can go hang out in the dining room, in one of the big white leather booths. The ones that are missing tablecloths are fair-game.
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineJanuary 5, 2016
    The Dresden opened in 1954, and its stunning, unchanged dining room will immediately remind you that Rat-Pack-dominated ’50s was the coolest decade ever.
  • Che L.
    Che LynneFebruary 28, 2011
    Marty and Elayne are the kindest couple ever. Pretty packed on sat. nights but good to listen to jazzy lounge music and meet new friends over good conversation. Dim lit, romantic, classic decor, fab.
  • Queena D.
    Queena DescheneDecember 17, 2013
    Its dark in here! With a loud live jazz band, you can come here for an intimate snuggle in the round booths or to huddle with a small group at the bar.
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 28, 2016
    Opened 1954. Classic mid-century steakhouse & lounge. Leather booths, river rock walls, preserved vintage.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McDonoughApril 23, 2015
    Very very cool, retro restaurant in Hollywood with really terrific food. Whole place and experience felt like I'd gone back in time to the early 60's.
  • Rina
    RinaFebruary 27, 2014
    The jazz bar from Swingers, and on many nights you can still see the geriatric lounge act and they're still fantastic. Very old Hollywood.
  • Winston
    WinstonOctober 13, 2013
    Here's a tip: go here. Try to get there early on weekends to get a table in the bar so you can say the LA institution of Marty & Elayne.
  • Idea Monkey, Inc.
    Idea Monkey, Inc.July 24, 2011
    This location started serving Italian food as Pucci’s in 1934. Bookie Herman Byron bought it in 1940 and named it The Dresden Room after his penchant for Dresden brand wallpaper and dinnerware.
  • Katrina G.
    Katrina GNovember 9, 2011
    It's all about Marty and Elayne, they're getting old but they still know how to rock. Bartenders have been here since before Elvis died and so have the light fixtures but that's part of the appeal.
  • D O.
    D ONovember 3, 2015
    Amazing space, great music and pretty good food. It's like a time travel in another era of Los Angeles.
  • meniscuszine.com
    meniscuszine.comSeptember 24, 2011
    Stepping into the Dresden is like walking into a time capsule, with Marty and Elayne providing the soundtrack. If you've seen the movie SWINGERS, you'll recognize the decor in a heartbeat.
  • Ken R.
    Ken RigbergMay 23, 2015
    I had my first taste of Escargot at the Dresden and it was awesome. Don't knock it till you try it!!
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DuprasFebruary 5, 2012
    This place is amazingly kitsch. It's like you step back in time! And Marty and Elayne...bless their hearts!
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    Listen to iconic duo Marty and Elayne (of Swingers fame) at the Dresden Room, every Tuesday through Saturday from 9 p.m. - 1:15 a.m.
  • Galo C.
    Galo CanoteFebruary 12, 2013
    The fried artichoke hearts are good appetizers....and of course the steaks are good as well -
  • Shannon
    ShannonJanuary 5, 2011
    Order the Blood & Sand. I have no idea what is in it, but it is fantastic! Watch out, though... They're lethal!
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SandersJuly 9, 2011
    Marty and Elaine have probably been there since the place opened. A really cool slice of Hollywood. A lot of fun!
  • Gillian
    GillianJanuary 29, 2010
    Yes, the Blood & Sand is their Hollywood classic drink. Yes, it is delicious. Yes, it will get you drunk / give you a brain freeze. HAVE ONE (or 10).
  • Erik J.
    Erik J.September 1, 2013
    The chateaubriand is amazing! Come with an appetite
  • Miramax
    MiramaxMarch 2, 2012
    "You're so money & you don't even know it." You're on Swingers turf! This is where Trent encouraged Mike to meet the Starbucks waitress at the bar. Marty & Elayne still perform here nightly!
  • Marushka B.
    Marushka BlandNovember 15, 2014
    Steer clear of the special cocktail and you'll have a great time.
  • Natalie N.
    Natalie NoblittJuly 4, 2014
    Marty and Elayne still have it. A fun place to have drinks.
  • BJ D.
    BJ DeHutNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the bar I bring all my friend's from out of town. Marty and Elayne will steal your heart!
  • Kimber T.
    Kimber TimberJuly 22, 2011
    Beautiful inside! Amazing staff and great food that's very affordable.
  • Queena D.
    Queena DescheneJanuary 5, 2014
    Live jazz in very dim spaces makes for great one on one conversations
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RandolphFebruary 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for Marty & Elaine. Stay for the old classic LA vibes.
  • Iyana G.
    Iyana GregoryAugust 17, 2011
    Technically it's Los Feliz but worth the trip to visit a historical landmark such as this.
  • KCRW
    KCRWMay 12, 2012
    At The Dresden Room you get a great discount when presenting the KCRW Fringe Benefits Card!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BAugust 29, 2016
    Omg the lounge singers are awesome Marty and elayne
  • Jathan M.
    Jathan McCollumJune 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't request Great Balls of Fire! I did, it was denied, and I cried.
  • Efrosini-Maria F.
    Great drinks and cool place for food.
  • Tamer K.
    Tamer KattanApril 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrive early and sit at the piano. Night in Tunisia is a great request to watch them perform
  • Allegra S.
    Allegra SinclairOctober 9, 2010
    Get the house drink. Its super fruity and potent
  • Cody K.
    Cody KennedyJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Corn cob pipe anyone? If ur O.G. You will understand
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WhelanMarch 7, 2010
    Get here early (by 9) to get a table...its worth it!!!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneMay 28, 2013
    Come for the boozy drinks... skip the food.
  • Chris M.
    Chris ManningDecember 8, 2011
    Sit at the piano and have a few!
  • Patricia R.
    Marty & Elayne 4ever 💘
  • Melinda J.
    Melinda JacksonAugust 24, 2014
    Live music, dark
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WeinbergMay 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Actually, the food is not great it's just fun here.
  • Jennifer H.
    Best night time bloody mary!
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney AbbottMay 15, 2011
    Delicious Maker's manhattan.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BranAugust 30, 2012
    Beautiful babies!
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChengFebruary 20, 2010
    MARTY AND ELAINE PERFORMED STAYIN ALIVE FROM SWINGERS...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IM SO HAPPY
  • Caleb S.
    Caleb SchultzMarch 28, 2011
    Marty & Elaine's 30th Anniversary Party on March 31st!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HsiehApril 1, 2012
    So money you don't even know it!
  • Jim H.
    Jim HabigJuly 7, 2013
    Cool scene, awful service
  • Taj F.
    Taj ForerMarch 29, 2010
    Sunday's live music: solid.
  • Charity S.
    Charity SanchezApril 13, 2012
    I did it my way
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LambertMay 16, 2009
    see Marty and Elayne. Some things you have to see for yourself. two drink minimum last I was there, but no cover. Come early for a table
  • Evan P.
    Evan PonterAugust 18, 2015
    People who are stuck up assholes go here.
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SvajianMarch 29, 2010
    Good salad
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SvajianMarch 29, 2010
    Good bread
  • David M.
    David MMarch 13, 2009
    Listen to the cute old couple sing you a song
  • Michael A.
    Michael AffeldtJuly 7, 2009
    Have a beer with Ben.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CortezOctober 4, 2009
    Go to the bathroom and hear people screwing in the stall...
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