Restaurateurs Brandon Boudet and Warner Ebbink couldn't save Tom Bergin's, but they may have successfully rescued the happy hour at another of their champion warhorses, Dominick's, a Westside fixture and famously low-key celebrity hideout. Dom's has inaugurated the Five O'Clock Meeting, held 5 to 7 p.m. on weeknights. It's an intimate offering whose hallmarks include $4 "Littles" — vodka or gin martinis, Manhattans, Champagne cocktails and Tequila Daisies — all served straight up by engaging barkeeps and fashioned with brand spirits a notch or two above the usual well-drink swill. While diminutive in name, these cocktails are still shaken and poured generously, and they pack a decent punch. You can even order a large rice ball, or two large meatballs, or a plate of bruschetta with the cocktail, and the bar tab will be only about $8. It's a retro reimagining of happy hour, with a nostalgic price tag to boot. 8715 Beverly Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 652-2335, dominicksrestaurant.com. —Jeffrey Burbank

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8715 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90048
310-652-2335

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