The Los Angeles Public Library has an impressive archive of vintage menus, mainly from the area, but with a smattering around the US and internationally. These are some of my favorites, but it’s worth browsing for yourself. Above, the restaurant at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1955.
The General von Steuben in Wiesbaden, Germany, from a hotel of the same name, 1957. (clearly not west coast, but way too cool to pass up!)
The Moulin Rouge in Los Angeles, 1950s.
Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, Portland, Oregon, 1960.
Buena Vista Cafe, San Francisco, California, 1950.
Don the Beachcomber, Palm Springs, California, 1941.
The Venus Room at the New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1955.