Nickel Diner

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Nickel Diner is a Los Angeles, California, restaurant known for its versions of diner food including dishes a maple-glaze bacon doughnut, baked eggs, steak sandwich, and catfish.

Fixtures and fittings[edit]

The window is decorated with mannequin heads including TV chef Guy Fieri and a Marie Antoinette. Some of the light fixtures are floor lamps glued upside down to the ceiling. The restaurant occupies the site of a long-forgotten diner, hand-painted wall menus with prices last current in the late 1940s.

Critical praise[edit]

LA Weekly has described Nickel Diner as "an unlikely success", stepping from "what used to be considered the most notorious intersection in town".[1]

The Los Angeles Times guide refers to the restaurant as a "trendy new diner" that is "located on a historic stretch of Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets." and claim that "Inside you're greeted with a picture-perfect model of a pre-WWII-era diner. High ceilings, vintage wallpaper, wooden tables, scuffed tile floors, cushy red leather booths and an old-school, lunch counter-style open kitchen make for a historically sentimental scene." [2] and also say that "The Nickel dishes up a big helping of downtown L.A."[3]

Los Angeles magazine names Nickel Diner as one of the three best restaurants in LA.[4]


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