Among Hollywood Blvd.’s vape stores and souvenir shops selling California license plates with your name on them is an unexpected piece of actual culture: Musso & Frank. This classic American grill has been open since 1919, and not much seems to have changed since then. The waiters still wear red jackets and bow-ties, crab louie is still on the menu, and there’s a vintage phone booth in a corner that you’ll absolutely want to take a photo in. And while the food here is just not good, it’s also impossible to have a bad time. Which is mainly due to the very strong martinis, and the general sense that you’ve walked off Hollywood Blvd. and into a time machine.
Where we've featured it
The Old Hollywood Guide: 11 Classic Places You Actually Need To Try
LA is full of restaurants that Old Hollywood stars used to frequent. These are the ones you should still be visiting.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in HollywoodSee more
Plenty of new restaurants are good, but few are actually memorable. Kali leave its mark.
25 Degrees is the 24/7 restaurant inside The Roosevelt, with surprisingly excellent burgers.
More American spotsSee more
Dave’s Hot Chicken
Dave's Hot Chicken is an order-at-the-counter shop in East Hollywood with very good hot chicken.
Sunny Spot is only a mediocre Venice brunch spot, but it’s a great spot for day drinking.
Suggested by our writers
Dan Tana’s is an LA classic and the kind of place where every night feels like a celebration.
Jones Hollywood is a classic spot that works for pretty much anything, and is the version Hollywood we actually wish existed.
The Polo Lounge
The Polo Lounge seems like one of those classic Old Hollywood spots, but the food and the scene are awful. There are better places for star sightings.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more