Directory of Classic American Restaurants

There are over 200 restaurants included in the directory at the end of “Classic Dining.” They cover the gamut from continental-style fine dining and historic ethnic restaurants, to old fashioned steakhouses and seafood emporia.  However, there are obviously many more that aren’t listed which you, the reader, might know and love.  So, after buying the book and reviewing the directory, if you don’t find your favorite(s) please add them below so that they will appear in the next edition of “Classic Dining.”  Include a URL if possible.


First two pages of the Classic Dining directory

About Peter Moruzzi

Author and historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture. Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. He is the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground," "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea," "Classic Dining:Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants," "Palm Springs Paradise: Vintage Photographs from America's Desert Playground," and "Greetings from Los Angeles." His latest pictorial history, "Greetings from Las Vegas" will be available in September, 2019.
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