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Proud Bird, Los Angeles: 8 reviews and 15 photos

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Having gone through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) numerous times, it's a wonder how I'd never heard about this place sooner. Luckily, VT'er Yubert suggested it as the venue for an impromptu dinner during the 2nd Annual VT'er Weekend in SoCal (Manhattan Beach 2004). Great pick'ns Yubert! How very appropriate for our frequent flier group.

Themed after the WWII era, The Proud Bird Restaurant offers its guests a very unique dining experience. Situated right next door to one of LAX's runways, diners are also spectators to an aerial parade of planes preparing to land, all amid an atmosphere reminiscent of a bygone age. The Proud Bird is certainly a great place for aviation enthusiasts and really just anyone who can appreciate a one-of-a-kind dining encounter.

According to a websites I saw, The Proud Bird was founded by a noted warbird collector named David Tallichet in 1963, and that his collection claims to be the eighth largest private aviation museum in the world. There are approximately fifteen aircrafts on display, ranging from a vintage Fokker D.VII to a Spitfire to a MiG15. Pretty convincing replicas, these are. Inside the restaurant, walls tactfully display aviation memorabilia.

Favorite Dish: I don't exactly recall what it was I ordered during my VT meet, but I do remember enjoying it. Cuisine is American fare.

Address: 11022 Aviation Boulevard, El Segundo (Los Angeles)
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: The Proud Bird is located in El Segundo on Aviation Boulevard, just a few blocks from Los Angeles International Airport. Major cross streets are Aviation and Imperial.
Phone: (310) 670-3093
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 4
Theme: American

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 12, 2006
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