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Musso & Frank Grill

American Restaurant, Historic Site, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
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  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 16, 2015
    Fodors, one of our reviewers, says, "Liver and onions, lamb chops, shrimp Louie salad, dry gin martinis, gruff waiters—you'll find all of the old favorites here in Hollywood's oldest restaurant." Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyNovember 13, 2012
    Best of LA 2012 - Best Martini. Like silent films, old-school in the martini realm does not mean boring. A martini here is best when "taken" as part of the entire steak & jellied consommé experience. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 5, 2013
    Musso's, if you look at it a certain way, is a living museum of 1920s American cuisine: avocado cocktails, crab Louie, jellied consommé, grilled lamb kidneys and Wednesday sauerbraten. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistApril 9, 2015
    Ruben Rueda has been bartending here since 1967, and has a lot of great stories, including that a certain James Bond doesn't drink martinis, but rather Crown Royal on the rocks. Read more
  • Michael S.
    Michael S.May 28, 2014
    You come to Musso & Frank's for the martini's and steaks but might i recommend the fettucini alfredo. It is much lighter than most with a taste that is out of this world...definitely worth a try
  • Pamela A.
    Pamela AbernethyDecember 10, 2016
    Best restaurant in LA! Everything we ate was beautiful & delicious. The champagne cocktail, steak tartare with a raw quail egg on top & diplomats pudding were the highlights. The waiters were charming
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Musso & Frank Grill is the place where Faulkner blew out his liver and generations of character actors learned to show up on Wednesday for the chicken potpie. Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 19, 2010
    They print their menu daily but their items have been around for decades. The perfect dinner: martini served with the side carafe + liver and onions. Period. Nuff said. -Alex Reznik, Top Chef
  • Doug C.
    Doug CaldwellJanuary 19, 2012
    My waiter, Mario, is a 3Rd generation family member to work at grill. His dad was bartender for 30+ years at grill. Grill Master is very good @ getting all food for party ready@same gimme.
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 1, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. They turn out a martini that Bogart would've judged worthy of the name. That counts for a lot. (And try the sand dabs, too.)
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MorganJuly 8, 2015
    Their Martinis and steaks are amazing. But if you opt to get them blended together, and served and a series of ice chilled cups, you'll have known true happiness.
  • Fiofio
    FiofioAugust 11, 2014
    Prime rib is amazing!!!!! Be sure to get it with median rare. Surely worth of trying and prob better than Lawry's!?
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.December 24, 2016
    Step off the tawdry, dirty streets of modern-day Hollywood and into the hushed historical dining room, straight out of a Los Angeles noir. Completely transportive. We suggest a martini with sand dabs.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DonnellyFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The most upscale and expensive when you're looking to impress. But the pot pie is only available on Thursdays! Don't forget to have one of their world class martinis!
  • SEGA
    SEGAMay 30, 2012
    I love this place, despite it being a bit of a tourist trap. Forget that Clooney and Pitt schemed here in Ocean’s Eleven. They do Sazeracs properly. Old school awesome. - Teri, Media and Events
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    It is hard to imagine Hollywood without Musso's wooden booths, Manny's martinis or the chicken pot pie on Thursdays. Read more
  • Jason C.
    Jason CApril 10, 2016
    Classic steakhouse but with plenty of other options. Medium and rare were a little blended on my medium steak. That's okay though. Key lime pie was amazing.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.August 25, 2014
    "It’s raining outside in sheets and you’re sitting at the bar and Manny is making you the best martini in town. Ghosts surround you, Sinatra, Monroe, Mickey Cohen." - p.g. sturges Read more
  • Munchies
    MunchiesMay 11, 2015
    We spoke to the longest-standing bartender in Hollywood about his ethos on slinging dry martinis, 86ing movie stars, and DD’ing For Charles Bukowski. Read more
  • Rebs Y.
    Rebs YApril 13, 2012
    Order the Faulkner's Breakfast: "flannel cakes, a side of bacon and a Ramos gin fizz, taken at the civilized hour of 2:30 in the afternoon."
  • Silent Hollywood
    Silent HollywoodMarch 15, 2012
    Since 1919 this dark eatery, with its mirrored bar and red booths, has been pulling in the lush set including Mix, Chaplin and writers who tied one on before teetering across the street to the WGA.
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 28, 2016
    Opened 1919. Old Hollywood classic; red leather & wood booths, amazing signs, vintage American food.
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    Musso & Frank Grill was voted the Best Classic Date Spot by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in Los Angeles. #daterschoice Read more
  • eHow
    eHowSeptember 13, 2010
    Founded in 1919, this has always been a popular hang out for celebrity actors, as well as screenwriters. The establishment was also briefly pictured in the 2001 movie Oceans Eleven. Read more
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesSeptember 6, 2013
    The fettucini Alfredo is none other than the original recipe Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford brought back from their honeymoon in Rome.
  • rogerallenward
    rogerallenwardSeptember 2, 2016
    THE classic Hollywood restaurant. Martinis, steaks and waiters in short red tux jackets. What else could you want?
  • CineTechNews
    CineTechNewsAugust 22, 2011
    Grab a booth at Hollywood's oldest eatery. Make sure you ask the waiters to tell you stories about the famous diners including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin and more.
  • LAist
    LAistAugust 1, 2014
    Musso & Frank Grill is equally as famous for their fantastics steaks and martinis as they are for being a magnet for the Hollywood elite. Read more
  • Ieva A.
    Ieva AndrukaitytėNovember 28, 2014
    A glamorous Hollywood restaurant that dates back to 1920s. Superb food quality, service and surroundings. Recommend.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    The cocktail and food menus (and the bow ties on the waiters) at Hollywood's oldest restaurant have remained virtually unchanged since the place opened in 1919.
  • Small Demons
    Small DemonsOctober 4, 2012
    "Musso and Frank's was an institution that had been serving martinis to the denizens of Hollywood—both famous and infamous—for a century." — Michael Connelly, City of Bones Read more
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisSeptember 16, 2012
    Try the Grilled Liver and Onions - When in an old school establishment, I find it important to eat old school.
  • Bekki K.
    Bekki KangSeptember 13, 2016
    I had the best lamb steak in my life here. The legend is worth to be called so.
  • Tim G.
    Tim GibbonsJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't listen to the idiots who have NO CLUE as to what the food/service is about. The food is from the 1920's, either like it or don't but stop bitching about it! It's an awesome look back!
  • Doug C.
    Doug CaldwellJanuary 19, 2012
    Chilly outside, sit at counter and get warmed by grill. Watch cook grill the food and argue how much longer till meal ready.
  • LA Home & Style
    LA Home & StyleSeptember 3, 2013
    This is the perfect place for a steak and a martini, but it's open for breakfast too with famous flannel cakes.
  • melissa r.
    melissa rJuly 18, 2014
    really old school steak house in hollywood. Can seem sort of dead but also has a great vibe
  • The Wall Street Journal
    It's such an artifact—totally untouched. Sitting at the bar and having a martini there is like being in a Raymond Chandler novel. Read more
  • Todd M.
    Todd MartinDecember 30, 2015
    Pastrami and Rye washed down with a pint of Guinness made for a great lunch before going to see Star Wars
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SandersJune 9, 2011
    I ordered an Old Fashioned from the gentleman in the red dinner jacket behind the bar. He smiled an said, "Excellent choice, sir." He was right.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 18, 2014
    Named Best Classic Cocktail Bar Los Angeles 2014 in our 2014 Best of LA issue! Read more
  • Tia
    TiaMay 25, 2014
    Yum lamb shank special; with side of homemade chips
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartJanuary 6, 2016
    Keep it classic. The beef grenadines are tender and coated in rich gravy.
  • Christy M.
    Christy McAbeeOctober 5, 2013
    The Chardonnay is delicious. Plus they have the cutest little bottle of diet coke!
  • Turner Classic Movies
    Turner Classic MoviesApril 11, 2012
    Legend has it that Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks raced each other down Hollywood Blvd on horseback; the loser had to pick up the dinner tab at Musso & Frank's!
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BalnisNovember 29, 2016
    Get the drinks, talk to the staff. Overdose on nostalgia.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 29, 2011
    Musso and Frank still hold the title as the "oldest restaurant in Hollywood." (Psst: Charlie Chaplin's favorite table was the first one on the left.)
  • Mary
    MaryNovember 15, 2014
    Came for the literary relevance. Loved the atmosphere and the food was good too
  • Ginger T.
    Ginger ThompsonMarch 13, 2015
    The staff!! And everything I had including the fried zucchini!!
  • James S.
    James SmealSeptember 17, 2013
    Food was great! I had the Rib Eye and it just melts in your mouth
  • Michaela
    MichaelaOctober 21, 2011
    Have Manny or Manny Jr. make you martini, then sit at the bar and pretend you're meeting Louis B. Mayer about your contract at MGM.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMarch 21, 2011
    Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info') Read more
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YatesApril 19, 2013
    One of the best ribeyes I ever had. Go there!
  • Stacey~Marie
    Stacey~MarieDecember 8, 2013
    Alfonso is the best server. John Wayne used to request him as his server.
  • Phillip C.
    Steaks are tender and delicious!
  • David L.
    David LitvakMarch 17, 2013
    Pasta is great here, vegetarians have a delicious choice here
  • Gizem G.
    Gizem GulcicekOctober 12, 2012
    Manny Aguirre is a legend.. Thanks for great dry martini!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 7, 2013
    Martinis with sidecars and a side of history.
  • Ray S.
    Ray SchollMay 11, 2014
    Tightly packed at the tables. Lots of crotch and ass bump into elbows. Good food though
  • Arya S.
    Arya SenboutarajMay 25, 2010
    My favorite Steak Place in LA, the staff has a lot of character, like traveling back into time and doing a "MadMen" lunch.
  • Bill
    BillMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the Grill and get great service and fireside ambience!
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonJanuary 11, 2016
    Drink a martini. Eat a steak. Experience Hollywood like it used to be. One of the few places left on Hollywood Blvd. that doesn't feel entirely like a tourist trap
  • Ed S.
    Ed SteinbergMay 23, 2013
    Amusing but so over. Fair quality food and dingy atmosphere
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 15, 2013
    The best martini in town. Don Draper would be envious.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HammersleyApril 10, 2013
    Old school. Tad pricey, slightly grumpy, but excellent cos play.
  • David M.
    David MSeptember 3, 2013
    They have whiskey that looks like it was brewed by George Washington
  • Cory W.
    Cory WilsonJanuary 31, 2015
    Sit at the counter at least once and watch the grill in action.
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MirandaMarch 21, 2012
    Flannel cakes. Martinis and Manhattans. Real-deal 1920s vibe.
  • D O.
    D OOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A classic and probably my favorite bar in the world!
  • Serena E.
    Serena E.December 8, 2011
    Try the Tomato stuffed with Crab ..will NOT disappoint!
  • Tugba
    TugbaNovember 18, 2016
    Go for the lemon drop martini!! It rocks!!
  • Charles J.
    Charles JohnstonJune 26, 2011
    Pounded steak w/ lyonnaise potatoes and country gravy is excellent
  • Fling Girl
    Fling GirlJanuary 24, 2012
    Not the best for dinner, but sitting at the bar and having a martini is an LA must
  • Ivan K.
    Ivan KudryavtsevAugust 17, 2014
    Johnny Depp was here. And many others. Very famous place. Juicy steaks.
  • Harvey G.
    Harvey GloverFebruary 3, 2016
    Great Sunday night place. Oldest restaurant in LA
  • Misty T.
    Misty TilsonMay 18, 2014
    Sit at the count and watch the chef work the grill.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
    Check out Musso And Frank Grill as seen on Drinking Made Easy Read more
  • Betsy E.
    Betsy EJanuary 13, 2013
    Go for the liver and onions... Ridiculously delicious!
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXJune 9, 2013
    Order a Martini. Or two. Just do it.
  • Diane O.
    Diane OshAugust 16, 2013
    Try the daily specials..so says my waiter.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GeisJune 23, 2010
    Chef Salad is amazing and enormous, it comes with an extra bowl. True!
  • Alison B.
    Alison Byrne FieldsNovember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A martini, of course.
  • Harry H.
    Harry HJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Juan, he will treat you right
  • Ken
    KenApril 8, 2013
    Think about it for a late breakfast or lunch in addition to dinner before 10 p.m.
  • Karen A.
    Karen AllisonJuly 18, 2013
    The Eggs Benedict is delicious!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KittoNovember 15, 2014
    Great food and a piece of LA history
  • Pete K.
    Pete KapustaMarch 23, 2015
    Old school. Historic. Have a steak and a classic cocktail.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MarousekMarch 17, 2013
    Wyatt Earp used to drink here. So did I. Guessing Earp's legacy will be a bigger draw.
  • Diversified A.
    Diversified AsphaltMarch 20, 2016
    The key lime pie is the best.
  • F.J. L.
    F.J. LennonJanuary 12, 2011
    Scenes from the Soul Trapper novel series occur here. A favorite of the book's protagonist and author.
  • Christina G.
    Christina GMarch 31, 2012
    Flannel cakes & Mimosas!!! Fabulous!!
  • Regina L.
    Regina LFebruary 19, 2011
    Huge disappointed! Atmosphere is amazing brings you back in time food is bland...tomato sauce is not edible! Service cannot qualify as semi friendly! Sad I've been waiting forever to come here!
  • Molly H.
    Molly HansenApril 14
    Everything!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 1, 2010
    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Jellied Consomme!
  • Mary T.
    Mary ThomasMay 3, 2014
    Lamb chops r fantastic!
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher K.March 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Add horseradish to the Bloody Mary ... Trust me
  • Ginger T.
    Ginger ThompsonMarch 13, 2015
    Angel Hair!!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 30, 2010
    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Alice F.
    Alice FerrisSeptember 16, 2012
    Try the Creamed Spinach
  • Nate T.
    Martini at Musso & Frank Grill
  • Алексей Г.
    Историческая атмосфера и неплохая еда. Десерты не впечатлили. Обслуживание приличное. Определенно специальное место а не просто перекусить
  • Yuri S.
    Yuri SolovievAugust 13, 2016
    Отличные стейки, классический американский рест, вполне атмосферный, чувствуется что намоленое место.
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