Musso & Frank to open on Sunday nights


The Hollywood Boulevard institution Musso and Frank Grill has been closed on Sundays for decades at least, but as of January 10 that is changing. Musso's is going to start serving the Sunday supper crowd, open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant, one of LA's oldest and most visited through the years, will still be closed on Mondays. The hours the rest of the week are 11 to 11.

"Sunday suppers are a family tradition, and now we're opening them to the public for the first time in a generation," Mark Echeverria, Musso's proprietor, told NBC 4's website. "Our loyal customers have been asking for Sunday night reservations, and now we're pleased we can welcome them in."

Musso's shows up in so much lore and literature of Hollywood and the city, most recently in journalist-turned-author Michael Connelly's newest Harry Bosch mystery, The Crossing. In the book, Bosch and his half-brother, the lawyer Mickey Haller, meet for drinks at Musso's and some trouble ensues from that.

Another insider stat from the book: Haller is the central character in Connelly's 2005 book The Lincoln Lawyer and a recurring character for Connelly. The newest book makes a meta-reference to Haller having tasted fame in a movie version of "Lincoln Lawyer" and played by Matthew McConaughey — which did happen in real life.

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