Like many of its surrounding neighborhoods, Eagle Rock has had a slew of trendy eateries open in recent years, with varying degrees of success. But if you want a glimpse into the real heart and soul of the neighborhood, there’s no better place to find it than at Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse & Jazz Club, a restaurant that has been serving this community since 1954. People of all ages and all walks of life gather in the big circular booths and dine on old-school, upscale Italian cooking while listening to live jazz, which begins at 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. nightly. The bar is always packed with regulars, and the atmosphere is always joyful. The music’s pretty damn good, too. What should you eat? The steaks are the best bet, though if you’re in the mood for sauce-slathered pasta, or chicken piccata, there’s plenty of that type of thing to be had. But this isn’t a place for serious food snobs. It’s a place for reveling in the type of community — and the type of fun — that hasn’t been commonplace in L.A. restaurants for decades. Let’s pray it’s here for decades to come. —Besha Rodell
Review By: LAweekly
Serving the neighborhood since 1954, this Italian steakhouse features live jazz most evenings.
Come kick back and relax at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – now serving lunch and dinner at Universal CityWalk – where there’s always shrimp on the grill and margaritas in the blender.
Join us for Happy Hour specials at Margaritaville Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
Enjoy delicious coastal inspired, made to order entrees like Volcano Nachos, Coconut Shrimp, Key West Quesadillas and the iconic Cheeseburger in Paradise. Find out Who’s to Blame while you sip on one of our thirteen signature margaritas like the Mango Margarita or LandShark Lager – served at the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar. Plus, live music by the Margaritaville house band will keep you humming to the island vibes.
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The kitsch is “unparalleled” at this “so-square-it’s-hip” Los Feliz Continental “time warp” best known for its appearance in the film Swingers as well as being the home of the “crown jewel of lounge acts” (Marty and Elayne, who’ve been singing here “longer than most of the clientele has been alive”); devotees of the “off-the-charts cheese factor” say come with “a sense of humor” and avoid the weekends, which can be “standing room only.”
Review By: Zagat
Featured in the film “Swingers,” this throwback lounge offers classic Continental eats & live music.