Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood – Los Angeles

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Musso & Frank Grill is an institution in Hollywood that goes back to 1919 when it opened.  It has served the film industry and Hollywood residents ever since and is still popular and going strong after all these years. There is a large bar in the main dining room and another food counter along the grill station in the adjoining dining area.
Chef Jean Rue, who holds the longest tenure at Musso’s, created the menu that exists today. I first remember being introduced to him years ago by a longtime Musso customer, Tom Beyrle, who happened to be a regular customer of mine as well, down the road on Vine Street at Au Petit Café.  Chef Rue was with the restaurant from 1922 until 1976. He worked for 53 years and trained John Hellman and Michele Bourger, his successors.
They have items on the menu that harken back to another era including Welch Rarebit, although it is generally good advice to stick to the “grill menu” or signature items that you know to be good.
The Martinis are the best in town and are accompanied by a small beaker cradled in ice holding the refill as they are so large.

Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood (image credit: Musso & Frank)


One Response to “Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood – Los Angeles”

  1. Sandy Driscoll says:


    It was interesting to read this, as Tom was a longtime friend of mine. I spent many evenings with him at Musso’s (he always sat at Manny’s end of the counter, and usually ordered Romaine w/Roquefort and French Lamb Chops…….rare)

    He loved Au Petite Cafe and spoke of it often. As a matter of fact, when I moved to LA in the late 60’s, it was my first experience with really terrific French food.

    Tom was a wonderful dining companion, and he spoke kindly of you often.