LA residents are accustomed to the fact that new bars, venues and clubs are opening all the time, and not all of them have staying power. What’s here today is often gone in a few months and revamped,  redesigned and renamed. Sometimes, however, you encounter a place that you never want to see go away, ever. And for us, that place is Franklin & Company Local Tavern.

While casually walking down one of the East Side’s go-to streets for satisfaction in food and beverage form, Franklin Avenue, you’ll find Franklin & Co nestled right in the mix of Birds, La Poubelle, and The Bourgeois Pig. This little strip has been a staple in the lives of most of the local Franklin Village folk, and believe us, once you try the  “elevated American fare” served at Franklin & Co, you’ll want to come back meal after delicious meal.

We’re talking Duckfat Fries with Black Cherry Ketchup, Truffled Lobster Mac N Cheese, Brussels Sprouts Salad, and Lobster Rolls. The ingredients sound exquisite because they really are, this isn’t your run of the mill burger here, although you might be surprised with the quality of the food given the prices.  Our favorite is hands-down the Pulled Bourbon Chicken featuring mesquite smoked, and sharp cheddar only $9.00.

 For some of us ladies, the term “tavern” might be a little off-putting in that it induces visuals of a bunch of brutes sitting around drinking beer, but this is definitely not the case at Franklin & Co! The lofty ceiling and dark wood create a luxurious ambience that’s as comfortable as your own home. Yes, luxury and comfort do go together! And while there ARE plenty of beers on tap, you’ll find a great mix of neighborhood locals, no brutes here!  It’s the perfect place for a lunch during the work week or for an evening cocktail and dinner.

Well we’ve told you all the reasons why we love Franklin & Co, now you can go find out for yourself!

Franklin & Company Local Tavern

Franklin & Company is located at 5923 Franklin Avenue. Valet parking is available an well as street parking.

Telephone: (323) 463-1552


Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.