Jon & Vinny’s Started a “Club” and Brentwood Is Going Nuts

Feb 15, 2019 448

BY: Garrett Snyder

Since opening in late January, Jon & Vinny’s Brentwood has become one of the toughest reservations in town. This is unsurprising, perhaps, given the enduring crowds at the original Jon & Vinny’s on Fairfax (go ahead, try to book a table after 4 p.m. anytime in the next month) coupled with the endless appetite that Brentwood residents have for pricey pasta and pizza.

Still, even by those standards, the crush of people outside the Italian-American restaurant’s new outpost on San Vicente has become a little ridiculous. Walk-ins faced with hour-plus waits react as if they’ve missed the last chopper out of Saigon. The desperation at brunch is palpable. There’s even been a dramatic uptick in business at the bar at Vicenti next door, thanks to beleaguered customers weathering the wait with a few of glasses of Chianti.

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