Dan Tana, a former professional football player from Yugoslavia founded the restaurant “Dan Tana’s” in 1964. Tana had formerly been the maitre d’ at another Hollywood restaurant, La Scala. Since its opening, it has been a favorite of Hollywood and film industry personalities and professionals. It’s location next door to the Troubadour guarantees that a celebrity sighting could happen at any time.

In 1975, Glenn Frey and Don Henley of the Eagles wrote the lyrics to Lyin’ Eyeson a napkin at table 4 here. While there, they started talking about all of the beautiful women there who were obviously cheating on their husbands. Glenn came up with “She can’t even hide those lyin’ eyes” when he noticed a woman with a much older man.

The song was the second single from their “One of These Nights album, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was  the last Eagles album to feature guitarist Bernie Leadon, who left the band after the tour accompanying the albums release. Bernie was replaced by Joe Walsh.

One of These Nights

Side 1
One of These Nights
Too Many Hands
Hollywood Waltz
Journey of the Sorcerer

Side 2
Lyin’ Eyes
Take It to the Limit
After the Thrill is Gone
I Wish You Peace

Eagles Discography

1972 – Eagles
1973 – Desperado
1974 – On The Border
1975 – One Of These Nights
1976 – Hotel California
1979 – The Long Run
2007 – Long Road Out Of Eden

Frey also donated original train tracks from the old Pacific Red Car line to the restaurant. Those still hang on the walls today.

Dan Tana’s Restaurant
9071 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Dan Tana's