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, modern renovation in 2004 by returning to white tiled floors, dark-wood accents, and red booths. Outside, the brick patio is surrounded by a seasonal 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. Speakeasy tunes and lounge standards gracefully transport everyone to a time when the Rat Pack would sit and sip martinis in swanky booths.
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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Warner Ebbink is a native Angeleno whose passion for restaurants extends beyond cuisine into architectural restoration. Ebbink and Boudet opened Hollywood’s 101 Coffee Shop in 2001. In 2004, Boudet and Ebbink, both proud of their Italian heritage, purchased the historic Dominick’s in West Hollywood, originally established in 1948. They went on to establish Little Dom’s in Los Feliz.
CO-OWNER, EXECUTIVE CHEF
Chef Brandon Boudet was born and raised in New Orleans, influenced by Louisiana and Italian cooking. Boudet began experimenting in the kitchen when he was eight years old. He has since refined his skills in simple Italian cuisine with California market influence. Boudet has been nationally recognized by MOTAC, Bon Apetit for Featured Recipes, the Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network & was the winner of Knife Fight and Chopped in 2013.
Kirk was inspired by baking with her mother as a child and attended school in Seattle before relocating to Southern California where she began her career working with famed chef Suzanne Goin in the kitchen at Lucques, as a pastry cook. Kirk has received rave reviews for her inventive Americana takes on dessert and her spin on Italian street-food favorites. Kirk's menu changes seasonally. Come Enjoy Dessert!