disappointing experience, recommend place, nice service nice management, worst food, decent breakfast food, nice backroom, not bad remodeling
New Owner = better quality, healthier food!.
I've been to Dolores before they remodeled and changed the menu. It was disgusting. I was dragged back there last night and was expecting a horrible meal. I was wrong! The menu has changed and the food is much better quality! Gone is the grease fest that left a coating on your tongue and a lump in your stomach.
The sandwiches were good, as were the hot wings and chicken salad. They have a surprising variety of beer for a diner. I had Firestone DBA. The new decor has updated the former eye sore, but it still smells a bit old in there.
Recent reviewers don’t seem to be happy with the change. They must older, enjoy bad food, or just stuck in their ways. I am a 30 year old Los Angeles native, and appreciate the updated menu that boasts fresher ingredients and lacks the heart clogging grease of yore. I will no longer advise people to run away from this establishment.
All in all, it’s a good place to drop in for a last minute or late night bite.
I came here late last night, thinking they were open 24 hours as I remember reading somehwere, but,..no. They said they are open til 4 Friday and Saturday,...Ok.
The place has it's own parking which is a blessing on the west side. Food was decent, I had the blue cheese burger with garlic fries,...I don't want to count the calories!
It is a big portion and with a Coke came to about $10. This is not fancy dining, but I would say an upscale diner, They have Wifi. Might be a good place for late night hangouts,..we'll see.
We came We left We're done.
I miss Dolores. Been going for years. Moved to the Westside in 1978. Went in during construction and had a mediocre experience and thought I better let the new owners get their place together.
After seeing their coupon on the back of Ralphs receipts for months I decided it was time to try Dolores again. We went last Friday at 6PM. The first warning was I was the only car in the lot. We continued in to see about 3 people in the place. The hostess was not exactly friendly but we were seated. She later came over as our server. She saw the coupon I placed at the table edge, took it, closely examined it and said something about trouble with the coupon vendor. Then she said we don't take this coupon anymore. Never mind it expires two months from now?? That was enough. We left.
I predict Dolores will close sometime during the Summer unless big changers see made. We're done.
Went to Rae's in Santa Monica and had a wonderful dinner.
Terrible. I used to go for the Jumbo Jim burger. My dad used to take there when we were kids. The new owner changed the menu, and also hired a cook that couldn't get eggs, bacon and hash browns right when there were 3 other people in the place. Don't go
Overpriced food and horribly managed restaurant. Oh what a waste of money this joint is. For ages it was a comfy homelike friendly place, with competent servers serving quality meals at a reasonable cost. Well, all that is in the past. New owners have taken over and for months the place was under construction right in the middle of business hours, making it impossible to sit & eat, or enjoy your meal without sawdust in your burger. It is now so overpriced for humdrum pablum food at poor quality that I won?t go back. A serious loss to the neighborhood. I rate it below average.
It?s under new ownership, ungone a remodel and unfortunately very few bits of charm remain.. Too bad this fabulous old LA landmark sold out. It's not that the remodeling is bad per se, it's what came with the new look that's a tragedy. The new owner has taken great pains to try to maintain the style of the old place; it's bright and shiny-new version of the old now boasting wi-fi connection. However, with the new decor has come an unpleasant new attitude and vibe. It's a vaguely pretentious feeling of putting on airs and trying too hard to make Delores Diner a fine dining establishment. The food is unchanged, and is just what you would expect from a diner; solid and consistently good, not outstanding or remarkable, and certainly not gourmet. Sadly, the charming, funkiness & quirkiness that naturally comes with an "always open" 24 hour diner is gone, as is most of the staff. All but a handful have been relieved of duty, leaving the remaining few rushed hurriedly running from table to table which is made glaringly apparent by the things forgotten like your toast order or that you needed a clean fork. Meanwhile, the boss stands back and watches with a critical eye never lifting a finger to assist. Delores is now generally understaffed; hence the level of service has dropped from good to less than satisfactory. Finally as expected there has been a substantial a price increase. Two eggs and a side of sliced tomatoes that cost $5.95 three months ago is now a whopping $8.25, fountain drinks are $2.50, overall a staggering 39% increase in price. It's a diner not Delmonico?s. Save your money and head for the IHOP, Norms, or Denny?s; each of equal quality and all within a couple of miles of Delores.
Good food, new decor, free wifi.
I go to this restaurant once or twice a week at night for the past two years. The decor is warm and the place is clean. Server are attentive, though sometimes they get really busy, the food leaves me with nothing to complain about. I order the burger and fries which is made fresh....I like that.
Overall I am very satisfied and can tell you after reading some negative reviewes, that it is hard to believe what the reviewers describe as their genuine "horrible" experiences. I eat out a lot and am active on review boards. I can say that sometimes people are either flat out lying or they have an ax to grind.
That is why, I won't let anyone else make my mind up for me. Just like the movies, sometimes movies have glaring reviews and I leave half way through the movie, because the reviews were flat out lies.
I love Dolores, It is a neighbourhood icon and she gets my vote.
Forget Doloreses unless your a MILLIONARE. My girlfriend and I saw dolores on logo as the place for GLBT's too eat breakfast/brunch. The service was fine and food was ok. We ate 2 orders of eggs and sauage, one slice of bacon, one dish of cottage cheese, 2 rootbeers and one coffee w/cream....IT CAME TO $35.83 are you kidding me? More than $40 bucks for breakfast after the tip! I can get the same service better food for $ 23.00 w/tip included at norms. We happen to eat breakfast every day and have been all over west LA for this same order. I would not recommend eating here unless you are just going to drink water. 2bucks for a soda is bad but this place charged 3. So if you have Money To Burn enjoy, but I don't. Me and my girl will be at NORMS!
Doleres Ain't the Gal she used to be!.
Maybe I have not paid much attention to what resturaunts charge for soft driinks, but $3.75 caught my attention as exhorbitant for a mediocore class of ice tea. It gets worse. My boyfriend ordered an open faced roast beef sandwich which was delivered up susupiciously quick, within 2 minuteslooking like the sole of an old shoe. One bite confimed that its looks matched its taste.
The shoe was sent back and exchanged for a burger. One bite of that confirmed our suspicions that Delores serves the worst food we've ever tasted. An avid user of toothpics following a meal, which in this case was only one bite of a burger and a shoe, my boyfriend said he could not even get the food from the one bite out of his teeth with a toothpick -- it was too rubbery!!.
I had a bowl of lentil soup which was fine. The bill was $30 for two ice teas (at $3.75 each) , one bowl of soup and an $11,95 burger that was not even eaten. Be warned. Delores ain'[t the gal she used to be!
best service nice management. i do have a very nice experience at Dolores , with nice servers specialy in hte morning i like the nice clientel they have off course some time arrive those wierdos from the strett and make the day very bad for every body in the restaurant
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