FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
Red Tracton’s has been a favorite restaurant for fans of choice meats, friendly service and elegant atmosphere since it was founded in 1956 by restaurateur and businessman Harold “Red” Tracton.
Born in Philadelphia, “Red” established a restaurant founded on the love and respect of his hometown’s steakhouses. Having stood the test of time, Red Tracton’s is a testament to the man’s ideas about a certain type of food and lifestyle.
Initially opening in Los Angeles off La Cinigia and …, near the popular racetrack Hollywood Park, Red Tracton’s provided an unparalleled first class dining experience. The vibe of the nearby horse track quickly infiltrated the restaurant’s ambience—a characteristic that has remained to this day.
Establishing itself as one of the nicest restaurants in Los Angeles with big cuts of meat, strong cocktails, red leather booths and a dark, yet inviting aesthetic, Red Tracton’s grew to become a favorite hangout for track goers, steak aficionados, politicians and celebrities.
Having crafted the menu himself, “Red” managed to pay homage to some of his favorite East Coast food favorites while keeping a quintessential Southern California charm and ease of pace.
Throughout the 1960s, Red would own and operate five restaurants around Los Angeles: Red Tracton’s off La Cinega, another downtown, Salem House in Farmers Market, the Fox Hills Country Club restaurant and the Buggy Whip near Los Angeles International Airport.