Los Angeles’ rapidly evolving dining scene allows for plenty of satisfied palates, but if you dig a little deeper than the current trends, you’ll find quite a few time-honored eateries that seem a touch familiar. A terrible shootout was filmed in an unassuming bakery in the Valley, while a key scene in Pretty Woman was filmed in a downtown gem that also served as inspiration for the world’s most horrifying hotel in American Horror Story. Here are 10 restaurants where famous tales have unfolded in film and television.
Legendary Hollywood restaurant Musso & Frank plays itself in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood (1994), a biopic about the notoriously terrible filmmaker. It is at Musso & Frank where Wood (Johnny Depp) meets Orson Welles (Vincent D’Onofrio); this is a significant scene as Welles’ Citizen Kane is considered one of the greatest films of all time, while Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space is believed to be one of the worst. Swing by Musso & Frank today for a steak and a martini.