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Dominick's Rides Into the Sunset After 67 Years in West Hollywood

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Closing some time before the end of the year.

Dominick's West Hollywood
Dominick's West Hollywood
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Dominick's, a 67-year fixture in West Hollywood, is closing down some time before the end of the year. The haunt has catered to celebrity clientele and locals who wanted a comfort food spot with Italian-American classics since 1948. Multiple owners have taken control of the space over the years, but Warner Ebbink and Brandon Boudet took over about 12 years ago.

They're hanging up the hat before 2016, but decline to state exactly when they'll close the restaurant. The hideaway catered to the likes of the Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, Sean Penn, and Kiefer Sutherland over the years, retaining that old Hollywood feel of exclusivity.

According to ABC, a new restaurant named Verlaine is slated to take over the prime location, though it's unclear what kind of concept will take over. What's more clear is that Dominick's as a place will likely cease to exist once Ebbink and Boudet shut it down.

Meanwhile, Little Dom's in Los Feliz, which opened back in 2008, will continue to operate as is.

Update: representatives with Dominick's have told Eater that the final day of service will be December 20.