The restaurant was sometimes referred to as a hotel. Although it was not a hotel, some of the employees did, in fact, live there.
The restaurant was a 104 foot long, two story building with a tower at each corner and dormers on the roof. It was connected to the music and dancing pavillions by open Roman pergola. The purpose of the pergola was to separate these buildings and the fountain from the amusment area of the park. The restaurant, like the other pavillions, was illuminated at night with thousands of incandescent lights.
During the early years of the restaurant, patrons could order a full seafood dinner for only 75 cents. That's right, 75 cents!