Built in 1919, Musso & Frank is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. That makes the bar worth a visit if only to sit on the same stool that James Dean did—and sip those well-made Martinis. After nearly 100 years, the Hollywood landmark has remained virtually unchanged: Its bartenders still wear red suit jackets, and cocktails are still served with a sidecar.
The Drink to Drink: The dry gin martini—best when ordered alongside a steak
Know Before You Go: If it’s not too busy, ask the bartenders about the Hollywood history of the restaurant. They’ll tell you where silver screen stars like Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe sat and maybe even what it was like to give Steve McQueen the boot.
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