Restaurant Review: Nibbler’s (formerly Denny’s), Downtown Los Angeles

Nibbler’s in the new place in town. It has taken over for the Denny’s behind Union Station. I’m rushing to give this review, because I learned that they are switching back to Denny’s because the sales aren’t as competitive. I learned this news when I stopped in for blintzes this morning and, boy will I be sad to see them go, because Nibbler’s offers a wider variety of options than Denny’s.

Their blintzes happen to be very good. And they share the menu with other popular Jewish items such as lox, bagels and cream cheese and matzo ball soup. I have not tried the lox or the matzo ball soup. I actually don’t even like lox because I don’t eat fish, but I’m happy to know it is on the menu. Even if I don’t eat these items, I can try to make my family eat them.

There are a few things you need to know about Nibbler’s. It run by the same management and it looks exactly like Denny’s, but without the signage. In fact, they spruced things up a bit by decorating the stone walls with different colors and that is the kind of touch I appreciate. They also offer free items if you come at the right time. I won’t tell you that I’d take the free Philly cheese steak sandwich, mostly because I don’t like that kind of sandwich and because I’d feel embarrassed to take a free meal and leave. But the fact that they offer this service makes me think they are considering the customer.

And after my years of running a shoe store, I’ve learned a thing or two about customer service. That is really what matters when it comes down to it. Food is food. Sometimes it is a little better. Sometimes it is a little more authentic. But the customer service is the asset that really earns a restaurant a place in my heart.

My family happens to like Nibbler’s and we’ve made it our new spot. We will try to go a few times before they switch back to Denny’s and stop serving the flannel cakes and the fresh-squeezed orange juice. The staff is very attentive but they seem sad about switching back to Denny’s. I think there is more freedom when you are your own boss and that is nice but you really can’t argue with name recognition. When the Denny’s sign is back, I’ll fondly remember the brief but wonderful spell when we had Nibbler’s in our lives.
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See this review and Cutie’s other dining adventures at Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/nibblers-los-angeles#hrid:KTk3L4_2m55J3aV8-9ZU3A

Nibbler’s in the new place in town. It has taken over for the Denny’s behind Union Station. I’m rushing to give this review, because I learned that they are switching back to Denny’s because the sales aren’t as competitive. I learned this news when I stopped in for blintzes this morning and, boy will I be sad to see them go, because Nibbler’s offers a wider variety of options than Denny’s.

Their blintzes happen to be very good. And they share the menu with other popular Jewish items such as lox, bagels and cream cheese and matzo ball soup. I have not tried the lox or the matzo ball soup. I actually don’t even like lox because I don’t eat fish, but I’m happy to know it is on the menu. Even if I don’t eat these items, I can try to make my family eat them.

There are a few things you need to know about Nibbler’s. It run by the same management and it looks exactly like Denny’s, but without the signage. In fact, they spruced things up a bit by decorating the stone walls with different colors and that is the kind of touch I appreciate. They also offer free items if you come at the right time. I won’t tell you that I’d take the free Philly cheese steak sandwich, mostly because I don’t like that kind of sandwich and because I’d feel embarrassed to take a free meal and leave. But the fact that they offer this service makes me think they are considering the customer.

And after my years of running a shoe store, I’ve learned a thing or two about customer service. That is really what matters when it comes down to it. Food is food. Sometimes it is a little better. Sometimes it is a little more authentic. But the customer service is the asset that really earns a restaurant a place in my heart.

My family happens to like Nibbler’s and we’ve made it our new spot. We will try to go a few times before they switch back to Denny’s and stop serving the flannel cakes and the fresh-squeezed orange juice. The staff is very attentive but they seem sad about switching back to Denny’s. I think there is more freedom when you are your own boss and that is nice but you really can’t argue with name recognition. When the Denny’s sign is back, I’ll fondly remember the brief but wonderful spell when we had Nibbler’s in our lives.
*
See this review and Cutie’s other dining adventures at Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/nibblers-los-angeles#hrid:KTk3L4_2m55J3aV8-9ZU3A