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“Good, if they know you. . . Need to be known as a regular” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rainbow Bar & Grill

Rainbow Bar & Grill
9015 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
310-278-4232
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Ranked #41 of 7,958 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good, if they know you. . . Need to be known as a regular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Went in a couple of times. A lot of Walter Mitty characters sadly dressed up to look like famous people. Suppose they're not really bothering anyone, and if they are spending money in the premises, hey - a good thing. Young server from Reno, if true, was friendly enough, but seemed a bit fed up with tourists asking for a well known American beer and diet supplement - bud and cheeseburger. . . 2nd visit I had really bad vomiting after throughout the following day at Lax, and during the flight. Not been like that since 1995 after bad chinese. Might not have been the meal in Rainbow, but this is true and it was only after the meal I knew something was wrong. If, next time, it will be drinks only. Waitress was nice but bar staff assume their celebrities. . . Quite funny to watch. If I see your pay packet, then I can choose whether to endorse that behavioural pattern, lol !

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“The integrity of this place has gone down!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

As a regular of this place for more than 30 yrs this place and its vibe has and is unfortunately deteriorating!

I remember a time when these waitresses were sexy, pervocative, fun and above all friendly with great service. Unfortunately that was not the case in my last visit!

This girl with long black hair & tattoos was nothing less than a rude stuck up C..T!

If Mario the owner had been there when I was, I assure that would've been her last night!

Don't let this review disrupt your self curiously, it does have a lot of amazing history, food and of course their killer PIZZA! Not to mention there's always a GREAT chance to meet & hang with rockstars & pornstars as I have had the opportunity to do many many times!


    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“If you are in LA and into Rock/Metal, you must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We got here about 7.20pm on Monday 3rd Sept (Labor Day) and easily got a table amongst the regular celebs (Kevin Bacon and Chuck Zito at the nearest tables to us).

We were served well, the food was good and plentiful. We stayed until about 10pm when we headed off to the House of Blues for a gig.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Historic but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Historic place (even going back to the previous tenants when Marilyn Monroe used to frequent) with big ties to Guns n Roses, Motley Crue and Motorhead but it isn't especially welcoming to tourists (particularly as we went as a family with kids) and we did feel out of place amongst some of the obvious regulars and felt rushed by the staff. Prices are also far too high for the beer and the basic food! Go for the novelty but don't expect too much!

PS check out Lemmys Ms Pac-Man machine by the bar and the band names on the wall outside.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Loved it, but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The portions are HUGE and the food is good. Our server was also very nice. Gotta admit though that we we were lucky to go for lunch cuz the place is small!! Way smaller than it appears in videos ;)

Reminded my husband of a Hard Rock Cafe, but it has way more history...and dust. So much so (on heir fake plants and blinds) that it old be a turn off o some people

I would go back in a heartbeat though

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