Musso & Frank adds new dining rooms for the first time in 66 years


Musso & Frank is growing

One of LA’s oldest restaurants expanded its dining room for the first time since 1955. The Musso & Frank Grill took over two adjacent retail spaces to add three private dining rooms, one of which is one wine room and the other can be divided into two bedrooms. The bar and restaurant, which opened in 1919, is one of Hollywood’s most iconic dining destinations. Like with Musso’s Recent COVID-19 Pivots and Additions, the management team have worked to maintain the Old Hollywood aesthetic (expansion details include oak panels and hand-painted murals). One of the new rooms can accommodate six to eight people, while the other three areas can accommodate up to 50 people, and all four can be accessed through the restaurant’s existing dining room or a new dedicated entrance to the market. ‘Hollywood Boulevard by a red carpet. .

6667 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 467-7788,é

Goop Kitchen heads for the valley

Lifestyle brand Goop, founded by actor Gwyneth Paltrow, has launched a Westside meal delivery service – Goop Kitchen – in March, offering dishes such as lettuce wraps, salads, teriyaki bowls topped with organic chicken, and DIY tacos with cauliflower tortillas. Now Goop Kitchen is opening a second outpost, in Studio City, delivering to areas such as Burbank and North Hollywood. Kim Floresca, former executive sous chef at Napa Valley restaurant in Meadowood, oversees the menu.

Goodboybob is adding its third outpost in LA this week, opening a coffee bar in Manhattan Beach with options such as breakfast chapati and lattes.

(Sarah King)

Goodboybob Manhattan Beach

Coffee roasting and Goodboybob coffee is expanding to Manhattan Beach this week, opening its third outpost. The cafe that emphasizes eclectic global sourcing has a smooth opening through Wednesday with free coffee; the inauguration is scheduled for Saturday. The opening menu includes tonic espressos with yuzu syrup; a rotating selection of filter coffees; espressos; seasonal kombuchas; and bites like toast and chapatis, the whole wheat breakfast wraps also found at Goodboybob locations in Culver City and Santa Monica. The last location will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

1300 Highland Ave., Suite 109, Manhattan Beach,

The guest room is coming back

In 2020, the Hollywood Roosevelt temporarily closed the Spare Room due to the pandemic, but reinvented the cocktail bar and bowling combination in May 2021 as an entirely exterior (and more tropical) pop-up from spring to autumn. On Thursday, the Spare Room will reopen with a new bar manager and a new cocktail program. Tess Anne Sawyer – formerly of Mother’s Ruin, The Up & Up and others in New York City – now leads the bar team, adding a new emphasis on highballs with ice infused as well as cocktails inspired by the Sawyer’s Korean heirloom (including a twist with chili sesame oil and a kimchi-tinted martini). Open Wednesday to Sunday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 769-7296, bedroom

A cocktail on a black background

The Spare Room returns with a new drink track and a new line of drinks, including a kimchi martini.

(Wonho Frank Lee)

“Dinner to help”

The California Restaurant Foundation, a nonprofit and advocacy group associated with the California Restaurant Assn., Has launched its second annual statewide month-long campaign to engage Californians dining out and supporting the hospitality industry during the pandemic. The Grateful Table Dine Out program runs through November and encourages donations to the Restaurants Care Relief Fund; last year’s event raised over $ 62,000 for restaurant workers in need. This year, attendees can follow and tag Restaurants Care (@restaurantscare) on Instagram and Twitter for a weekly chance to win a $ 200 gift card to a restaurant of their choice by commenting on where and with which friend they would like to dine.

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