Dear John's

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Dear John's restaurant is now making heat-and-eat TV dinners

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • April 15, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing shutdown have left many restaurants uncertain about their future. As they grapple with new realities, we asked some of them to share their stories. When Dear John’s steakhouse was brought back to life last

are hoping to bring back some of its dishes in the form of Dear John’s TV dinners, now available at their Röckenwagner Bakery in Culver City. “It felt like a good opportunity to provide convenience and bring some of the Dear John’s fun and nostalgia

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Review: Sinatra hangout Dear John’s is going out in style

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • June 13, 2019

Stepping into Dear John’s in Culver City, my pupils dilate as far as they can. The dining room is as dark as a planetarium simulating deep space; the sparkle-coated drop ceiling above the bar glints like a far-off star system. As my eyes adjust, I

. In April 2021 the building will be razed to make way for a new development. In its time left, three new owners are throwing Dear John’s an extended farewell. For a trippy time-capsule romp featuring tuxedoed servers, heavy-pour martinis and

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L.A.’s 10 Best New Restaurants of 2019

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • December 17, 2019

decades-old restaurants with great histories and not-so-great food. That’s not the case at Dear John’s, a former Sinatra hangout that baker Hans Röckenwagner, his wife, Patti, and chef Josiah Citrin lovingly resurrected last spring. Candlelight flickers

and seeing what other cool cats are in the house. »Inside tip: Reservations at peak hours can be hard to come by, but the full menu is available at the 16-seat bar, where eating is an especially convivial experience. Dear John’s, 11208 Culver Blvd

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Welcome these newcomers to 2019's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles list

Bill Addison, Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • December 11, 2019

Angeles Times) Dear John’s (93) Actor Johnny Harlowe opened Dear John’s in 1962 under the advisement of his pal Frank Sinatra, or so the story goes. In April 2021 the building will be razed to make way for a new development. Meanwhile, three accomplished

far better than it needs to be, this is a party worth attending. — B.A. 11208 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 881-9288, dearjohnsbar.com Dear John’s ribeye with sides of German potatoes, creamed spinach, creamed corn and broccolini. (Silvia Razgova

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3 New Restaurants You Have to Try in July

Garrett Snyder • Los Angeles Magazine • June 27, 2019

nettle pesto and lamb shepherd’s pie. 4845 Fountain Ave., East Hollywood. Dear John’s View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dear John’s (@dearjohnsbar) on May 22, 2019 at 12:04pm PDT The good news: Josiah Citrin and Hans Röckenwagner have taken

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Josiah Citrin’s Reimagined Melisse Debuts Alongside Sister Spot Citrin

Andy Wang • Los Angeles Magazine • December 26, 2019

follow a string of recent hits for the 51-year-old Citrin, who has rather quietly become one of the city’s most dominant chefs. Dear John’s, the retro steakhouse he opened in Culver City with Hans and Patti Rockenwagner last year, is an old-school

Openaire at the Line Hotel in Koreatown is imperfect but go for the weekend brunch

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • October 30, 2019

out in intriguing new directions; his current projects include the retro Culver City steakhouse Dear John’s, the modern Venice grill house Charcoal, the new Coast in Manhattan Beachand a gourmet hot dog stand inside Staples Center called Dave’s

Review: The Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens suffers from convoluted cooking

Patricia Escárcega • Los Angeles Times • June 19, 2019

repurposed wine barrel exploding with flowering plants; even the parking lot smells of fresh roses. Early in the evening, on the cusp of summer, there may not be a lovelier patio in Orange County. Review: Sinatra hangout Dear John’s is going out in style

Here's what L.A. dining looks like now

Peter Meehan, Andrea Chang, Garrett Snyder, Bill Addison, Amy Scattergood, Jenn Harris, Lucas Kwan Peterson, Patricia Escárcega, Brian Park • Los Angeles Times • June 13, 2020

service tables near the kitchen; a ceremony at a safe distance. That’s similar to what Patti Röckenwagner, Hans Röckenwagner and Josiah Citrin envision for Dear John’s, the retro Culver City supper club they revived last year and that reopened on Thursday