Musso and Frank’s is Hollywood’s oldest restaurant.
And I don’t think the menu has changed since they opened. In terms of nostalgia and decor, that’s a good thing.
In terms of the food, not so much.
The food here isn’t great, let’s be honest folks.
In fact, the Welsh Rarebit was one of the grossest dishes I’ve ever paid for. It tasted like rotten cheesey wine soup. Sour and awful. I made myself eat most of it cuz I’m a sadomasochistic cheapskate.
The fact that they offered stuffed celery on the menu amused me so much I had to order it. BLUE CHEESE ALERT! It’s an apocalypse of blue cheese, it’s way too intense to actually be consumed. They also used the palest innards of the celery bunch, not the nice, crisp green stalks. It reminded me of something my grandmother would have noshed on, during the War. When rations were tight. (Except for her blue cheese rations, she probably acquired some extra on the black market).
The Chicken Pot Pie, on the other hand (the daily special) was excellent. Purely by accident, I would assume.
The French Onion soup was also pretty good. It’s because of these two items (and the place is charming, that I was generous to give it two Buns).
The waiters are old as Methuselah (but nicer. I think Methuselah was a real b*tch) so the dining process may take a tad longer than average.
Come here for cocktails and the pot pie and call it a day. Let’s face it, if you’re coming here, you’re probably a tourist and more likely to drink during the afternoon anyhow. So, welcome to Hollywood, folks! This place is what it’s all about.
Musso and Frank’s IS Hollywood.
Pretty old, a little gross and a little dirty but a good time can still be found here. As long as you’re drinking.
6667 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028