MIRABELLE RESTAURANT, at 8768 Sunset Blvd. east of Palm. Now closed, the name and the script of the red neon sign screamed “French.” But Mirabelle offered a more diverse and sophisticated menu of food and cocktails. Photo by Joshua Barash.
SADDLE RANCH CHOP HOUSE, 8371 West Sunset Blvd. near North Kings. The concept is “Rock meets Western,” telegraphed by the cowgirls on either side of the bright red neon sign. And in case you don’t get that, inside you’ll find a mechanical bull. Photo by Joshua Barash.