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Beyond all the street entertainers and souvenir shops, the movie capital offers great places to dine. Most interesting are those restaurants where tourists, locals and entertainment stars have enjoyed eating over the many decades since silent movies.

Musso & Frank Grill: Still very popular with locals and tourists after more than 90 years, this venerable steak house is flourishing at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard. It was a hangout for Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Falkner, Saroyan and other authors when they were adapting their books into screenplays in the 1920s and 1930s. Greenblatt's Deli This destination for those who enjoy hot pastrami reubens, corned beef on rye, kosher pickles and matzo ball soup has been serving those specialties and more since 1926. Located at 8017 Sunset Boulevard, it also has a history of famous patrons, including Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, the Marx Brothers, Bela Lugosi and many of today's celebrities.

Greenblatt's delivers, so for travelers staying in hotels on the Sunset Strip, Hollywood and Beverly Hills, a Greenblatt's dinner is only a phone call away at 323-656-0656.

Barney's Beanery: There are currently five Barney's Beanery restaurants in the Greater Los Angeles area. The original roadhouse started more than years ago, and is still welcoming guests at 8447 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood . How many restaurants can claim their list of patrons have included Jean Harlow and Errol Flynn, as well as Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison? Photos and news clippings cover the walls with the history of this Hollywood landmark.

Miceli's Hollywood: Opened in 1949, this off-the-boulevard Italian-style eatery offers a great menu to go along with nightly live music. Miceli's is at 1646 North Las Palmas Avenue. Enjoy home-style cooking, as well as melodies from jazz to Italian opera solos.

Yamashiro: In a beautiful setting in the nearby hills overlooking Hollywood, this Japanese gourmet restaurant has been a favorite since it opened in 1948. Located at 1999 North Sycamore Avenue, it was originally a mansion built in 1911. The elegant woodwork, reflecting pool and colorful Asian gardens still dazzle visitors, as do the views.

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