Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Cole's & Varnish
Your next outing: Cole's 118 East 6th Street, in the Historic District of Downtown Los Angeles.
This was an amazing historic restaurant. It claims to have invented the French Dip sandwich (along with Philippe's, another downtown restaurant), but regardless of who invented it, Cole's French Dip is much better than Philippe's. The best part about this place is that if you go to the back of the restaurant, there is an nondescript door that leads to Varnish, the small bar in the back. This classy low-lit speak-easy has a live piano player and elegant cocktails. They'll take 5 minutes to make your drink, but it will be worth the wait. I would definitely suggest checking this place out for a nice outing. I'll definitely be returning.