“The Sunset Grill is a place to sing About”
Wine Bar/ Cocktail Bar | Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm
The original Sunset Grill opened in 1957 on Sunset Blvd and immediately became popular in Hollywood, Los Angeles for its’ fine burgers and friendly Hollywood Restaurant service. The original owner, Joe Froelich, emigrated from Vienna with his family. He was referred to as “The old man from the old world” in Don Henley's famous 1984 song “Down at the Sunset Grill.” Joe was well known among famous celebrities for his burgers (especially the double Chili Cheese Burger!) and customer service. Don Henley's song was heard at many restaurants in Hollywood from Hollywood Blvd to Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood to the East Hollywoods and even to the shores of Santa Monica.
There were old wrecked Dodge vehicles parked alongside the celebrities newest Mercedes and Cadillacs because everyone wanted to be a part of the legendary eatery in Hollywood Los Angeles. For a while, members of Guns N’ Roses lived behind Sunset Grill in a storage on Sunset Blvd and rehearsed behind the Hollywood restaurant and were regulars of the then Los Angeles cultic hangout spot even after becoming famous. Over the past 62 years Sunset Grill was infamous for Celebrity spotting as numerous famous musicians passed through the essential Hollywood restaurant doors and it’s been consistently popular with customers stating "food was delicious!"