Food & Bars

Inside The Glamtastic Koreatown Restaurant That’s Been In All Your Fave TV Shows • The Prince

By Guy Parsons

Drink like Draper (or snack like Cece) at The Prince.

Next time you’re in Koreatown and fancy a bite to eat somewhere with a line in historic-glam, here’s one place you’ll want to check out.

The Prince Koreatown
Photo: robertrubymusic

The venue is coming up on its 100th birthday, as it was founded as ‘The Windsor’ way back in the 1920s. Having left the original decor more or less uncorrupted, it’s become a firm favourite of location scouts tasked with creating retro-dining scenes. Here it is in Mad Men, for example…

Mad Men Prince Koreatown
‘The Prince’ in Mad Men.

More recently, The Prince played the part of ‘The Griffin’, aka Nick Miller’s bar in New Girl. (Before  he was launched to fame as author of the Pepperwood Chronicles, of course.)

New Girl Bar

With curvaceous dining booths of red leather, quirky lamps and stained-glass windows, it’s certainly a feast for the eyes.

Photo: @not_that_bill_watterson

As for the other senses, the menu here is a decent-if-not-gamechanging Korean offering, where the fried chicken is always a popular choice.

prince bar los angeles
Photo: @alexasunamun

A quirky cocktail list promises to sharpen the wits after dinner, and don’t miss the opportunity to have a selfie printed on one of their drinks – or even a photo of your cat, should you prefer.

Printed cocktails
Photo: @thelorigee

A fun spot to try, then, the next time you’re feline fancy as a Prince.

Location: 3198 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA
Opening hours: seven days a week, 4pm – 2am.
Price: dishes run $12 – $24.