Chez Jay | Los Angeles Conservancy
Chez Jay photo
Photo courtesy Jay Fiondella Family Trust

Chez Jay

Chez Jay opened in 1959 as a nautical-themed steak house and bar on a small scale, with room for only about ten tables. It quickly became a popular spot for celebrities, as longtime owner Jay Fiondella banned cameras and autograph seekers.

La Villa Basque
Photo by Larry Underhill

La Villa Basque

A unique landmark in the industrial city of Vernon for over half a century, its unique hybrid of coffee shop, lounge, fine dining establishment, and event space served everyone from truck drivers to wedding parties.
Photo courtesy www.you-are-here.com

Bob's Big Boy

This Toluca Lake landmark escaped the wrecking ball, thanks to the Conservancy's Modern Committee.
Clifton's
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Clifton's

This beloved downtown institution is restored and reimagined for new generations.