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Since 1919, The Musso & Frank Grill has been serving the perfect martini with timeless Hollywood class. Entrepreneur Frank Toulet and Oregon restaurateur Joseph Musso hired French chef Jean Rue soon after opening; he created the superb menu, which has remained mostly unchanged. In 1927, the California restaurant/bar was sold and in 1934 moved one door down on Hollywood Boulevard, where it remains today. To sit at the grill is to be steeped in Hollywood history. Deals were made on the payphone, the first installed in Hollywood; scripts were discussed over martinis; and contracts were signed over dinner. Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and other big names frequented the bar and restaurant; loyal waiters have tended to the well-heeled clientele for decades. At Musso’s, they treat locals like celebrities and celebrities like locals.


Tina Whatcott
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