Hamburger Hamlet captures the glamour of the rise of Hollywood and Movie Stars, such as James Dean and Frank Sinatra, with its red leather upholstery, bar, and live piano. It is a classy, exclusive restaurant tucked away at the end of Sunset Boulevard, near the Greystone Manor and frequented by old and young musicians and movie stars.
In 1950, Marilyn, a dress designer, and Harry Lewis, an actor, opened the first Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset Blvd; because of their commitment to quality, flavor and "simply marvelous food and drink," it became an immediate success. Hamlet quickly became a Hollywood landmark and was packed with celebrities every night of the week. Over the next 3 decades, Hamlet expanded throughout Southern California and Washington DC; to date, there is still nothing to rival the great food, casual comfort and superb service of Hamburger Hamlet.