WHY Famous for the garlic bread, the Smoke House is best at old-school dinner-house fare like steak Sinatra, prime rib and shrimp Louie. A popular brunch buffet on weekends, early-bird specials and live entertainment in the lounge also draw fans.
WHAT Judy Garland is no longer dining at the Smoke House, but the faux-Tudor restaurant looks nearly the same as it did in her day. Studio workers from Warner’s and Disney, couples on dates and old-timers who have been eating here since opening day in 1946 love the vintage atmosphere, generous cocktails and retro menu. We usually stick to the cocktails.
WHO Your dad—and maybe your grandpa, too.
Region: East Valley
Features: A Scene, Breakfast, Dinner, Essentially L.A., Live Music, Lunch, Private Room, Quiet
Price Range: $17-$24, $25-$33
Cuisine Type: American