Clifton’s Brookdale Dining Terrace, Los Angeles, California

This image shows the terraced dining room of Clifton’s Brookdale set amidst trees and planters of flowers. The trees are in fact covers for the columns that support the floor above, while the other plants are real.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago ‘C.T. Photochrom’

The description states:


Within these doors, a forest calls to you —

A mountain land of redwood tress and sky —

Offering woodland peace and beauty to

The tired heart, the city-weary eye.


So enter, friend, to walk where brooklets run

Down rocky crevices, through fern and reed.

Dine here and rest; and when your meal is done,

May something more than food have met your need.

Esther Baldwin York

–The image is based on a black and white photograph which was manually colored to approximate the actual appearance of the restaurant interior.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

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