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About Vintage Cafe

Welcome to Vintage Café! Located in historic Uptown Whittier, we are one of the areas newest and most unique restaurants. Vintage Café is dedicated to creating a neighborhood restaurant experience that maintains American Classic attributes with a bit of a French influence, while serving superior food and delivering excellent service. Vintage Cafe offers a full bar. Vintage Café, where ambiance and great dining come together for a most memorable experience! We are open for lunch and dinner.

6741 Bright Ave
Whittier, CA 90601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 696-5050

Website:
http://www.uptownvintagecafe.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for your catering needs.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available, for your convenience there is also a public lot just a couple of doors down from Vintage Cafe.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Vintage Cafe is available for private events Mondays & Sundays. For other days, please contact us.

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Vintage Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (119)
Romantic (71)
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Fit for Foodies (69)
Great for Lunch (32)
Good for Groups (31)
Notable Wine List (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Hot Spot (17)
Late-night Find (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our most recent visit to Vintage Cafe left us with the impression that the restaurant may be going downhill. Unfortunately, there was a very long blonde hair sitting on top of the main course dish our dinner guest had ordered and the restaurant's response to this problem was crass and disrespectful. Finding a hair in your food is, of course, unappetizing, but accidents do happen. It was the response of our waiter that was particularly objectionable. He intercepted this dish that a busboy had removed from the table for us and brought it right back to the table. It appeared the waiter was simply going to serve the same dish to our table, which would have been unpleasant enough. However, he held the dish under our dinner guest's face and asked her to point out the hair that she had found. Because earlier the busboy had not offered to dispose of the hair our dinner guest picked out of her dish, we had waived down another waitstaff to do us the favor of removing the hair our dinner guest was still holding between her fingers. So the hair was already gone. Yet, our waiter was asking us for proof of our complaint. He could have learned all he needed to know about the incident by asking the busboy as well as the waitstaff who finally disposed of the hair. He would not have needed to cross-examine our dinner guest. This highly unprofessional treatment of long-standing customers by a waiter who has worked at this restaurant for years is unacceptable.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Cute local spot tucked away in uptown. Service was awesome. Food was decent, nothing particularly original, but tasty. Seats were comfortable and drinks were generous. A little pricey on some items, but not outrageous.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Wonderful and amazing restaurant in the heart of uptown Whittier. Every item was perfection, including the salads, fish and the clam special. Desserts are supreme. Service outstanding. Run, don't walk to this fine restaurant that excels in every way.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food and nice quiet atmosphere. We first visited just for a drink then came back the next week for dinner. Service was outstanding. It's in a great little "out of the way" spot in uptown Whittier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Came for pre-concert dinner. Got greeted by al the staff as we walked by on our way to the table. Service was excellent and everything we ate was very good. The drink that the waiter recommended was also very good. We didn't have to wait long for our food . Made it to the concert with lots of time to spare.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Birthday /girls night

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

A little uptown gem. Food is a bit pricey but it's very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Celebrated a family members birthday and we had a great time! Food and cocktails were great! Family came from various cities and said it was well worth the drive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Delicious food and the most Delicious cocktails

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Our first experience here and it was excellent. The atmosphere was great. The drink menu was versatile from the classic martinis to your modern make in cocktails. Blood orange cosmo was delicious. Appetizers and salads were fabulous and main courses were fantastic. Great value for amazing ambience, excellent service (Carlos is amazing!) and a superb meal. Highly recommend.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Martinis were wonderful! Especially liked the lemon blueberry! Loved the portobello fries and our entrees were very good. The bread pudding was also very good but we would have preferred a sauce other than chocolate. Would be nice to offer bread with dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentines day

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Very noisy with bare walls that magnify the decibel level. Everyone in the front part of the restaurant had to shout to be heard. Typical Friday dinner crowd?

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2017

It started off with tasty octopus salad. We had some spicy mango martini. Carlos was attentive and very helpful. I highly recommend the escargot and get some of that extra warm bread dip it in the leftover butter garlic sauce. We ordered the ribeye medium side of sauce and it was well worth it and very yummy. We had the tuna tartare which did not stand out compared to the rest of the meal. The cap off the meal had some dessert a creme brulee and that was yummy I love the atmosphere perfect for a dinner date.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Fantastic, cuisine and wonderful atmosphere. Each dish were ate was better then the last - for example, caesar salad, mac and cheese, tomato/basil soup, sublime. Run, don't walk to this true uptown Whittier treasure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Really enjoyed the good food and ambiance. Portobello fries are excellent as well as the Chilean Sea Bass, mac and cheese and bread pudding!!! It was a little bit of heaven. Great date place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This is our second NYE at Vintage Cafe and we really enjoyed ourselves. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We will definitely return for other occasions. Ambience is wonderful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The waiter was great and the food okay, but too noisy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We love this place it has great food, great service and drinks. We love the burgers here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Carlos was absolutely great! He was overboard to make sure everything was perfect.

We will be back real soon.

Food was awesome

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Food was delicious, amazing martini and great service !

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Fantastic!! Food was excellent!! Had the Sea Bass very, very delicious!
Lively atmosphere! Server was very helpful and personable.
Highly, highly recommend!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2016

2 couples out for a nice Saturday night dinner...they seated us in the rear ...an open area.....very noisy...
food was good not great...
the waiter was funny..it must have been his first night and he was soooo earnest...but we asked him a few times about the history of the restaurant and the chef's background......he didn't know and never found out...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Great all around

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This is an amazing and incredible eatery in the heart of uptown Whittier. Such a nice atmosphere and great staff. The owner is wonderful and all her employees are welcoming. Great service by Ray. The food is truly noteworthy, including superb lamp chops and the rib eye steak is perfectly cooked and seasoned with the mushroom sauce. Wonderful, memorable experience. Fantastic restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Great place for a date night or girls night out. Nice ambience and a great place for family gatherings.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2016

This outstanding gem in uptown Whittier is an excellent restaurant through and through. The service by Ray is outstanding - he's a very knowledgeable, professional and a service oriented individual. He knows the menu items and his recommendations were excellent. Lamb chops and the chicken piccata were both outstanding and prepared to perfection. It's amazing that a restaurant of this high quality and caliber is located not in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, but here in our local neighborhood. Definitely try this restaurant and enjoy fine, quality and expertly prepared cuisine with world class customer service by Ray.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2016

despite having a number of good things going for it i'm only fifty-fifty on this restaurant. it was 7:00, mid-week and the place was dead. maybe more lively later. the menu is a bit limited, ranging from sandwiches to a few rather expensive entrees

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2016

We really enjoyed our experience at Vintage Cafe. Service initiated and conducted by Ray was absolutely fantastic. He is customer oriented, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu items and the nightly specials. He was attuned to our dining needs and checked in with us frequently. He made our experience extra special. The food is spectacular - the lamb chops and rib eye cooked to perfection (get the mushroom side sauce - it's a nice compliment to the carne). Caesar salad was a special salad this night and it was one of the best I've ever had. Nicely seasoned and mixed to perfection. Might want to include it permanantly to the regular menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2016

We absolutely enjoyed our dinner. It was our 13 year old granddaughter's first time and her first comment when leaving was I will go back with you whenever you go again. She liked it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Edgar was a GREAT waiter. we had a large table, 12 people. He kept up with us and retained a very pleasant attitude! The food was excellent. everyone raved!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 30, 2016

This was recommended by a local and we very happy we came. Food
was excellent, service prompt and friendly and the ambience was peaceful and fun. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 30, 2016

I love Vintage. It's consistently very good after dozens of visits. Nice drinks. Great service. Nice booths for ambiance.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Great Whittier restaurant. We had a delicious spicy mango martini to start (get one!) an order of perfectly fried calamari and an order of mussels. Both delicious. Our dinners were perfectly cooked rib eye and filet mignon. We added the mushroom sauce which comes on the side and definitely takes the steaks up a notch! No room for dessert. Main courses were reasonable portion. Not a giant portion of mashed potatoes or spinach , but that's a good thing. No need to load the plate.

Highly recommend you try this place. It does get loud. Small place. Tends to amplify the sound. If you want quiet ask for back area.

Service was a bit slow for a tiny place. They don't rush to get you out. We had nowhere to go. But if you on a timeline, you may have to bug them to get out of there quicker.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 19, 2016

We have enjoyed the Vintage in the past, but this last time maybe our last time to eat at the Vintage. We have had a problem with the noise level before, but this last meal was so loud we couldn't hear each other. The server completely forgot our appittzer and the chicken piccata was over cooked and tough. From five stars to one overnight. Shame

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Excellent food and service. Food prepared to order and service was great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Second time there. Celebrated Valentine dinner. The filet mignon and rid eye are delicious. Mashed potatoes perfectly seasoned and the asparagus yummy. Calamari delicious as well. The sole and seabass was a hit with our party. The old fashion always pleases. Wedge salad was spot on. Thank you. We will be coming back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Decided to look for someplace to dine for Valentines evening. Don't usually venture out on this night due to how crazy it can be.
Happy we did and very happy to have given Vintage Café a try.
Food was excellent and service was above par.
My wife is a fussy drinker and she had a Moscow mule that was as good as she has ever had.
Looking forward to the next time we can visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Our food and drinks were very delicious.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2016

This was our second visit to the Vintge and it was up to our expectations. The food is excellent and service prompt and efficient. They were able to do a special order not on the menu but had been enjoyed on our last visit without any hesitation. We are visitors from Hawaii and will return when we are in the area again. A real winner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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