A Rat Pack Favorite since 1948...
The original Dominick's restaurant and bar, established in 1948, was a favored watering hole for Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Only friends of friends were able to drink and dine in this exclusive Hollywood hideout. Now in the hands of Warner Ebbink, and Brandon Boudet, who also own the 101 Coffee Shop and Little Dom's, Dominick's returns to that original feel.
Ebbink and Boudet completed an extensive renovation in 2004 by returning to white tiled floors, dark-wood accents, and red booths. They incorporated a modern twist by infusing the open space with a marble bar and Thonet chairs. Outside, the brick patio is surrounded by a working herb garden tastefully set amongst fruit trees. In the center, a family style table and brick fireplace complement the foliage for a breezy New York rooftop feel.
The unique decor is but only one aspect of this New York neighborhood-inspired restaurant. Speakeasy tunes and lounge standards gracefully transport everyone to a time when the Rat Pack would sit and sip martinis in swanky booths, and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Billy Wilder were as common a sight as a plate of spaghetti and meatballs.
Set against this backdrop is the idea that every night at Dominick's is like "Sunday dinner" at home. "Brandon and I both came from families where our grandparents would cook for 30 people each Sunday and we want Dominick's to embody that familiar home spirit," said Ebbink.
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