location: Quinn & George at a restaurant
George says it's a deal, and leaves him the wrinkled sack of money that Quinn originally gave back.
After George leaves, Quinn phones Nadia, and leaves a message saying to call him back.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A nice restaurant - but not in Miami.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This is La Vida Restaurant, at
1448 N. Gower Street, in Hollywood.
That's at the corner of Gower & Sunset, right across the street from the Sunset-Gower studio where they film Dexter.
They shot two different restaurant scenes here, for this same episode, on the same day: this scene (with Quinn & George) and the dating scene where Debra went out with crime writer Sal Price.
You may recognize La Vida from last season, when it was the place where Debra met Captain Matthews, to talk about his involvement with a dead hooker.
The restaurant has its own website, at www.lavidahollywood.com.
It appears the scene was filmed in the main dining room, in the back of the restaurant (on the far east side).
This space has housed a number of
restaurants over the years. Just before La Vida opened here, the space
was called "Eat on Sunset". And before that, it housed "Pinot Sunset".
Rick shot this photo of the La Vida entrance (on Gower Street) in 2011:
And here is a photo of the interior from their website:
(You can see the same unusual fireplace in the background of the Quinn/George scene.)
And here is a map link.
A. In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the now, though,
I've developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
This tip came from Rick. (Thanks, Rick!)
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