Musso and Franks Grill, L.A - The Oldest Restaurant in Hollywood

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Musso Franks Grill


Located at the northwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue you'll find an old-fashioned restaurant which has become a Hollywood landmark. Almost 80 years old, Musso and Frank Grill is easily "the oldest restaurant in Hollywood". Happily, it is still one of the most popular.

Almost all of the other legendary restaurants of Old Hollywood have closed down, namely, the Brown Derby, the original Chasen's, Ciro's, Romanoff's, and the Trocadero. Yet right in the center of downtown Hollywood, Musso & Frank still exists today and has even prospered.

Opened in 1919, Musso and Frank is the first restaurant in Hollywood. It has long been a favorite hangout for screenwriters and different types of celebrities. On Cherokee is located the Writer's Guild, and because of this, Musso and Frank became a favorite watering hole of authors such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, William, John O'Hara, Dorothy Parker, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ernest Hemingway.

Actors from as far back as the 1930s dropped by the Musso and Frank from nearby studios.

Silent-movie star Tom Mix would have his meals next to a window to afford his fans a good view of him. Charlie Chaplin came for their martinis. He and Paulette Goddard were regular customers. Today,

seeing a famous face at Musso & Frank is quite the norm. You can usually see Tom Selleck at table 24 and Al Pacino at table 28.

 
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