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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A new seafood palace taps into old L.A. glamour

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • January 12, 2023

2019, chef Hans Röckenwagner and his wife, marketing executive Patti Röckenwagner, aligned with Josiah Citrin, whose Santa Monica flagship, Mélisse, was in the middle of a renovation at the time, to revive once-famed Dear John’s in Culver City. Actor

through the 1970s. Harlowe sold the restaurant in the ’80s and Dear John’s languished in various ever-diminished iterations. Stone crab claws are on the menu at Dear Jane’s, a seafood-focused restaurant in Marina del Rey. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

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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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, Dear John’s ribeye with sides of German potatoes, creamed spinach, creamed corn and broccolini. (Silvia Razgova

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This is the only pink sauce I'm interested in eating

Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • October 24, 2022

seafood-focused restaurant is steps from the water of Basin C in Marina Del Rey. Like its sibling restaurant, Dear John’s steakhouse in Culver City, the atmosphere is celebratory, even midweek. Select items on the menu are prepared tableside. At Dear

John’s, it’s the Caesar salad. At Dear Jane’s, it’s a chopped shrimp Louie for two. The ingredients are pre-assembled, with tiny, sweet cherry tomatoes, slivers of avocado, plump poached shrimp and quarters of medium-boiled eggs with bright orange yolks

The best restaurants for caviar service in Los Angeles

Danielle Dorsey, Bill Addison, Stephanie Breijo, Cindy Carcamo • Los Angeles Times • March 7, 2023

caviar diversion is practically compulsory at the swank, seafood-focused sequel to Dear John’s, the 60-year-old entertainment industry haunt given new life by Patti Röckenwagner and chefs Hans Röckenwagner and Josiah Citrin. Peer out of Dear Jane’s

of Continental-cuisine camp hearkens to the caviar-studded “bougie tots” at Dear John’s. For a more traditional presentation, opt for kaluga (priced at $95 per ounce) served with a spread that includes buckwheat blinis, crème fraîche and sieved eggs

It's time to head to the SGV for Taiwanese breakfast

Bill Addison • Los Angeles Times • February 13, 2021

Pearl River Deli’s much-anticipated foray into poon choi. And tomorrow? Probably another fan tuan from Today Starts Here. Advertisement Dinner with Dear John’s and Jamie Lee Curtis The next Los Angeles Times Dinner Series event is on Saturday, Feb. 20

, featuring food from Dear John’s in Culver City, a restaurant whose retro coolness has landed it on The Times’ 101 list for the last two years. Food team colleague Jenn Harris hosts the event, which will feature actress Jamie Lee Curtis in conversation with

Chefs from Across the City Are Teaming Up to Raise Funds for the AAPI Community

Hailey Eber • Los Angeles Magazine • May 17, 2021

maker Speak Cheezy is teaming up with Cantonese barbecue Ricebox, steakhouse Dear John’s, Filipino pop-up Kuya Lord, and noodle maestros Estrano to offer a number of exciting pies—Char Siu Pozza, Longanisa Pizza—and other delights on May 21. Sightglass