The Dylan Social Eatery brings aesthetically pleasing dining to Brea

Lauren Pacheco

From the owners of Toast and The Benediction, Cynthia Vigil and Chad Reinhard have created an exciting new restaurant-The Dylan Social Eatery.

The regal building which hosted the once popular Claim Jumper for 25 years is now a place to dine and capture beautiful moments.

This rustic building is sought to be a historic piece of beautiful architecture; but was in deep need of restoration. Before Claim Jumper, the space was taken by the Rusty Pelican and remained for several years.

Bright restaurant sign in front entrance. Photo credit: Lauren Pacheco

“We Toastify buildings and make them fun, cool, airy and hip,” said co-owner, Cynthia vigil.

Toast and The Benediction draw attention to many through aesthetically pleasing food and social media influence. This successful idea has lead Vigil and Reinhard to expand their business to not only breakfast; but now lunch, dinner and a thriving bar.

“I wanted to create the experience that I loved in Hollywood, going to brunch was a way of treating myself. I wanted to create beautiful food,” said Vigil.

The era of franchise restaurants are beginning to fade and the desire for independent owned eateries are on the rise.

“I always say, phones eat first,” said Reinhard. Atmosphere and quality are key concepts of The Dylan and their two other restaurants.

The Lobster Burger paired with the Cucumber Spritzer. Photo credit: Lauren Pacheco

They not only take pride in their design, but also the quality of products used in dishes. “We have multiple meetings per week with different vendors to track down better and more high quality products,” said Reinhard.

Reinhard expresses,”Everything is made fresh to order, we do not have freezers or microwaves at any of our restaurants.” High grade food at a reasonable price sets The Dylan apart from the average food chain eatery.

The Dylan’s menu consists of American style dishes with a captivating presence and overall freshness in taste. This upcoming scratch kitchen has popular plates like: The Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast, Lobster Burger and always, their House Benedict.

Mornings are made right with the strawberry cheesecake french toast. The sweet toast is covered in fresh strawberries and topped off with a house-made cream cheese frosting.

The Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast at The Dylan. Photo credit: Lauren Pacheco

Creative coffee drinks like the Rose Latte and Lavender Latte are a nice addition to any meal. The slight flavor of extract enhances the taste, and small accent designs make for a good picture. Brunch mimosa’s are also a famous pairing with different juice options to choose from.

The Lobster Burger is a special dish made with quality ingredients. This well balanced dish is flavorful and vibrant in color.

Special menu items to try are: The Bacon Jam, Fried Green Tomatoes and Cheddar Jalapeño Potatoes. All are available as sides to selected dishes.

“The drinks pair well with the menu items and are so pleasing to the eye,” said customer Paul H.

The Dylan’s stunning bar generates tasty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the Rose Lounge. Many customers enjoy fancy cocktails like the Lavender spritz and Aperol Spritz.

Customers can enjoy The Lavender Spritzer in the Rose Lounge at The Dylan. Photo credit: Lauren Pacheco

Both Vigil and Reinhard provide discounts at all three restaurants to teachers, nurses and first respondents. Now, all Fullerton College students will receive a 10% off discount when dining at The Dylan; with proof of student I.D.

The Dylan Social Eatery has provided a bright new concept to dining and has created a fun environment for people to gather. The warm and inviting decor provide a comfortable ambiance; while maintaining an upscale feel. Whether it is drinks or brunch; The Dylan is the perfect place to be.

The Dylan Social Eatery had their official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 29.