Vintage Menus from the West Coast

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & SightThe 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.

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & Sight 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!)

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & SightThe Moulin Rouge in Los Angeles, 1950s.

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & SightDan & Louis Oyster Bar, Portland, Oregon, 1960.

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & SightBuena Vista Cafe, San Francisco, California, 1950.

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & SightDon the Beachcomber, Palm Springs, California, 1941.

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & SightThe Venus Room at the New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1955.

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & SightCoral Reef, Sacramento, California, 1950s.

Vintage Menus from the West Coast | Thought & SightNyack Lodge, Emigrant Gap, California, 1950s.

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    • If you visit the museum’s archive, most menus are fully scanned, so you can see the offerings and prices. $5.50 for Filet Mignon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1955!

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