8020 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 653-2027
Phone: (323) 655-5858
Fax: (323) 653-2027
Parking: Street, Lot
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, American, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy, Home Cooking, Vegetarian, Vegan, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Good For Groups: Yes
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An old stand by. Good diner food with all the basics: burgers and fries, a solid turkey club and a wide assortment of breakfast foods. I like sitting at the counter for breakfast on weekends even though it’s dangerously close the cupcake stands. The chilaquiles are my favorite and they have a lot of vegetarian options.
08/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
First of all when i the waitress was taking my order and i asked her to repeat to me what she wrote down to make sure she got the order right, she acted like I was making her life difficult. Next the order came like 30 minutes later one at a time. And at the end one part of my order didn't even make it. I ask her where it was and she told me i should have told her before when she was at my table that a part of my order was missing and said that there is nothing she could do. Something she could do is get my freaking order right. It's ridiculous, if I could I would give a zero stars out of 5. Never going there again.
11/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I travel to LA for work regularly, and often stay at the Beverley Laurel, so it's very convenient. In the past I'd always found the food to be good and the service okay, but this week it was pretty bad.
The staff are cool to the point of verging on surly, and the food is not as good as it used to be. Pity, as I used to really like this place.
Half a block along Beverley is House Cafe, and while the decor is pretty bland, the service and food are brillliant.
01/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Swingers is like that old trusty friend who you don't see that often, but they will come get you from the airport in a pinch.
If I'm with a mixed group of veggies and non veggies and/or if it's after 10 pm my mental rolodex defaults to Swingers. It's not mind blowing food, but it's exactly what you want from a diner- tasty comfort food that's consistent and reasonably priced.
I usually get one of 2 things here: the vegan cobb or the soyrizo scramble. Both hit the spot every time. When I am a famished I get the vegan sloppy joe- soooo soooo good, get it with the wheat bun and add avocado.
They also have vegan chocolate shakes and yummy fries for when you're feeling naughty.
03/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I absolutely love this restaurant. It satisfies any hunger you may have...whatever you are craving at what ever time of the day. You may have the urge to eat a PBJ sandwich or a large matzo ball soup, Swingers has it readiyl available. The service is fast & friendly, although sometimes late night it can be quite a line. The staff is always friendly and attentive to its customers. The restaurant has very reasonbale prices, again at any time of the day. It's also great because it is open for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You know it will never ever let you down. Highly recommend it !!!
02/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The service in this restaurant has declined to the point where it is worst than a fast food drive thru. I have had breakfast at this restaurant 3x in a two month span. Each time it has taken them a minimum of 10 minutes for someone to take a drink order. Once you order your drinks you have to wait at least 10 more minutes to receive them. And then you can count on your food order arriving completely WRONG! I complained to the manager and he got a twitch in his face and took it completely personally and half heartedly offered to re-order it. WE WALKED OUT. HORRIBLE SERVICE, HORRIBLE MANAGER, TERRIBLY RUN RESTAURANT, NOT WORTH THE WAIT. Go to Jinky's on 2nd street, they know how to treat a customer and get your order correct every time.
11/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The waitress was rude. The food was OK, but, overpriced for what it is.
The busboys were good. I enjoyed sitting in a booth. The jukebox music was way too loud. We had to yell to hear each other. Swingers is not a good place for conversation and the treatment from the waitress, who seems to be unaware that she is working for us, was deplorable. As someone who worked in the food industry, both the front of the house and the back of the house, I have a recommendation for the management- fire the mean waitresses.
05/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've eaten there on several occasions, and had great service and great food. Recently, I had the unfortunate circumstance to be waited on by a young man who couldn't care less about any of the diners he was serving. Not only did my five friends and I all have something to complain about with this waiter, the table next to us were shocked as well. The bus boys were doing all of the work, and when our waiter came around (only once) to check on us, we had already been taken care of by the bus boys. I wanted to tip the bus boys but couldn't do that without tipping the lousy waiter. I served drinks and food in LA since 1990 and tip really well, since I lived off tips for many, many years, but this was one of those rare circumstances where I actually brought something up with the owner/manager, and he was even rude with me. If you go there, only get waited on by anyone who's not a young, thin man who likes to flirt with other men. Wish I knew his name. It's too bad one lousy server and a encounter with an angry manager/owner can ruin a fun place to go after a movie. I wasn't going to go there ever again, until I met another manager and a waitress who work there, who were really cool. I told them about what happened, and lo and behold.... they actually knew who the waiter was, just from my description! Seems like the angry manager/owner really loves the guy that we had a problem with. Not only was his service bad, one of my friend ordered a shake, and tasted it. It was the wrong flavor, so the waiter took it back, but the other table ordered a shake too, so the waiter just took the shake to the other table without making a new one! EWWWW..... If the waiter had even cared to pause long enough from flirting with other men, we would have told him that our friend tasted it and that it should be dumped!
03/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Really like the vibe there, ..we sat at the counter as the cast (and I say cast, because in this diner, the wait staff looks cast, rather than hired) of friendly waiters gave us a menu of regular diner choices (burgers, chilli cheese fries, eggs and bacon etc.), yet in true L.A. fashion, there were also heaps of vegetarian and vegan options. like that they make an effort to serve organic produce.
My burger was so-so, kind of tasteless to be honest. And my blueberry shake tasted more like banana than anything else. But my boyfriend's classic selection of tuna melt (delish!) and chocolate shake (yum) raised the bar a little. Jukebox available to play all the edgy hits. Indie crowd with dark styled hair and girls with Betty Paige bangs.
02/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Ok - we've gone dozens of times for breakfast, so i can only speak to that. Its a really good place. Not excellent but really good. The menu has a variety of things and a veggie like me can always find something. The decor is fun and lively. The service is good, friendly and eager to please. Sure, there have been glitches however the good experiences far out weigh any problems we've encountered. I'm in my mid 50's and the young set working and frequenting the place never make you feel out of place. I guess that's why i keep returning -- consistently good food, lively atmosphere and reasonable prices. If you've had a bad experience there - give it another shot. The place grows on you.,,
02/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I love Swingers for casual post-dancing food, or just when I want to go out with friends and have a good time without spending much or getting dressed up. I reccomend the breakfast and the appetizer especially, and the desserts are uncommonly tastey for a ""diner"". I like they they use real maple syrup, olive oil an butter- none of the usual corn syrup/margarine stuff you et at a diner- it's not health food but it's ""real"" food.
What compelled me to write a review initially was actually a bad experience with a new server there- I went with a friend after celebrating her birthday with a group of friends, and when I pulled the waiter aside to ask if he could stick a candle in ""anything"" so we could surprise her and sing to her, his response was simply ""well, we don't have any free desserts if thats what you want"", to which I said ""no, I want to be able to sing happy birthday to her, I expect anything we order to show up on the bill"", he left, and later brought the bill with no candle in anything- not even the sandwich she ordered! So my friend got out a match, lit it, and we sang to her, which may have been more fun, but I felt rather insulted that th waiter brushed me off as trying to score a free 3.95$ cupcake and a 22 cent candle.
I still recommend Swingers for fun casual dining, just be aware that it's noisy with lots of juke box music, so this isn't a casual place to bring your family so much, more of a place to go with friends to get excited about a night out. The staff if usually fairly friendly and happy.
09/29/2007Provided by Citysearch -
i really love swingers because its easy to get healthy (quinoa instead of fries with a burger or hell, they even have a good veggie burger) food late at nite. my other favorites are the ahi sandwich, vegan cobb salad and tuna melt. recently there have been a few changes for the better- RED VELVET CAKES!!! oh so good. ive been a regular for quite some time and really love how cute all the wait staff is. ask for jen or pixie - they are both hot and realllll nice.
08/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Finally a place that has healthy food that doesn't make me feel like a hippy! It's nice to be able to eat at a place my friends love and not have to order from the ""Healthy Section"" of the menu. And they have green Tabasco and agave syrup on every table - impressive. Clearly the people who run this place pay attention to their clientele.