Since 1919, this place has been a Hollywood favorite, boasting Charlie Chaplin as an early regular, along with everyone from Bogie and Bacall to Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It’s also a literary landmark, with a back room that often saw Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald working late into the night. The draw for all these illustrious names? The Musso & Frank Martini, stirred perfectly for nearly a century here.
THE DRINK TO DRINK
If you’re not drinking a Martini, you’re doing it wrong. (Though you can get yours with either gin or vodka.)
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO The menu hasn’t changed much over the years. Expect old-school steakhouse eats, like roast lamb with mint jelly, grilled lamb kidneys (supposedly Chaplin’s favorite) and massive cuts of beef.