There's a marvelous retro diner experience happening in West Hollywood in a little shopping mall on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Flores, across from Marix and Gelson's. (Note you can bring your own wine for no corkage otherwise have fun with Frostie's Blue Cream Soda.) Tony Di Lembo, formerly of Indigo, Breadworks and Tahiti is the chef/owner behind it and we stumbled upon it quite by accident, a bit beguiled by the 50's style neon signage.
A Roast Turkey dinner with Apple Sage Stuffing for $10.95 and a Fried Chicken Plate for $9.95 were served with perfectly cooked fresh vegetables and mashed potatoes and gravy. Both came with your choice of a small house salad or great Tortilla Soup. The homemade Apple Pie was just the right finish.
With all due respect, this is the experience I believe Fred 62 was meant to be, a true throwback to the coffee shops of our youth. There's tongue in cheek here, too, but mostly good old fashioned earnestness and good food. Shawn was our server and an exemplary representative of Chippie's hospitality.