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Dan Tana's

9071 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069-5520 (Central L.A)
(310) 275-9444
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Ranked #462 of 8,551 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My friend and I ate here at the suggestion of a relative of mine. The restaurant is VERY small, so it's not possible to not feel cramped in there. Not a place for private conversation, since neighboring tables can overhear each other. The waiters are the grumpy-old-man type you might find in touristy traps in Italy. They work on automatic... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have heard a lot about Dan Tana`s famous restaurant located in Hollywood. We want there on one Wednesday evening. Nothing special. The place was crowded and the waiter was very nice, but nothing else special we have experienced there. The restaurant itself is relatively small and old-fashioned, maybe some people like exactly this... We ate a pasta and a... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The atmosphere is wonderful. Not that I care, but you will see celebrities if you dine here.The service is spot on, I couldn't have asked for more. Now for the food...not good. I was served scallops that were previously frozen. At the prices they charge, that is just unacceptable. The pasta was mediocre at best, & from what I could... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is excellent and the service is always first rate. They try very hard to make what you want within reasonable parameters. The wait staff always are helpful.

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LA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Have been eating here on a semi-regular basis since about 1980. An iconic landmark restaurant in which the sum is greater than the parts. Our most recent experience was typical of the past 35 years or so except this time I felt the prices became a focal point of discussion both during and after the meal. For example their famous... More

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What my cousin and I thought was a quaint find, turned out to be an intimate Italian dining experience that has been enjoyed since the 1960's by many local and famous guests. The ambiance comes from its small amount of tables adorned with checked table cloths, wine bottles hung from the ceiling, red leather upholstery and white iron accents. The... More

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ct
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I think the waiters have been here well they've always been here. Excellent well cooked steaks, service is excellent, very old world.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Have been here a couple times with large groups of foodies...so have tried just about everything on the menu. It is all amazing. I have nothing negative to say! It is really small, but that's kind of part of the experience. There has been someone famous each time as well! Be sure to make a reservation, then plan on waiting... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Best restaurant in LA. Love the food love the atmosphere love the service! Michael at the bar is THE MAN! Tip him well!

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Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We had a reservation for 7:00 p.m. Arrived 30 minutes early, and restaurant was jammed. When the maitre d' asked us to come back at 7:00, we said "sure". Came back at 7:00. At least two tables of "regulars" without reservations were seated before us. We finally were seated at 7:30. That is unacceptable to me. Rack of lamb was... More

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