Your table is ready.Los Angeles is the heart of the entertainment industry, so you'd expect that a lot of the restaurants you see in movies to be actual places that you can visit... and you'd be correct! The infamous "snail scene" in Pretty Woman takes place in Cicada, located in the Art Deco James Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles. In the postcredits scene of The Avengers, our favorite Marvel heroes assemble at Elat Burger at 9340 W Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles to eat shawarma, which the casual restaurant actually does serve. Formosa Cafe popped up in 1925 and is located on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood across from what was once the United Artists lot, and many movies have used it as a filming location. George Clooney and Brad Pitt can be seen drinking and scheming in Ocean's Eleven in Musso & Frank Grill, Hollywood's self-proclaimed oldest restaurant that was established in 1919. Faye Dunaway's Chinatown character dines at what is called the Brown Derby in the movie, but it's actually the Prince.
Restaurants from other movies such as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, L.A. Confidential, The Big Lebowski, Swingers, Rush Hour, The Doors, Boogie Nights and many more can be found in this slideshow. If you're a movie fanatic and are visiting Los Angeles, here is how to eat your way around town just like your favorite big-screen characters. Get Started