User Reviews (1 Review)
- The Proud Bird RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11First to ReviewAug 23, 2012
Well seems like mixed reviews for this place, but my experience was positive. This restaurant has been around since the 1960s, and is situated near the end of one of LAX's runways. It has a large area in front with real, retired vintage airplanes, like P51s from late WWII and the 1950s/60s. So it is really it's own little airplane museum.
So this is a great place for a business dinner, where you might be meeting up with associates near LAX. The restaurant is old school, and the planes and artifacts give you a good conversation starter, especially good for getting to know people more personally that you are negotiating with, especially if they have any interest in aviation.
The food is pretty traditional, too, but reasonable. Appetizers include Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms (all under $10). Homemade soups and salads, pastas like Chicken Fettucini Carbonara ($19.95) and Seafood Jamabalya with Penne ($28.95); seafoods of Scampi, Salmon, Crab Cakes, and Lobster; House favorite of Prime Rib (10oz $22.95, 14oz $26.95), plus Sirloin, New York, Filet steaks, Herbed Chicken and Lamp Chops. There are combo plates, too priced in the mid $30s. There are daily Chef Specials and desserts are featured on the dessert tray.
This is not a romantic couples place, a chi chi trendy or upscale joint, or a hip youngsters getting drunk spot. It is old school, traditional, and would be appropriate for the business dinner, or maybe "Meet the Parents" dinner, where they can fly in to LAX and fly back out just as easily! Lots of diversions in case the conversation gets uncomfortable, too! Example:
"So how did you two meet?" asks your significant other's parents.
"Well, uh, Mr. Jones, Ohhh! did you see that P51 outside? Isn't it fantastic!" . "Ohh, I think I'll have the Chicken!"