Where The Stars Dine… Back open in 2019
The restaurant has a long history of movie star and film industry patronage due to its proximity to studio lot across the street, which began as the United Artists lot and was later owned by Warner Bros. Generations of movie stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable have eaten meals at The Formosa. Frank Sinatra is reputed to have spent many nights at the Formosa in the 1950s, pining over Ava Gardner.
Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was an American mobster known as one of the most “infamous and feared gangsters of his day.” Described as handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page celebrity gangsters. He was also a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip.
Siegel was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1906. He was killed in Beverly Hills, California, in 1947. He is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.
The menu at Formosa includes Asian-influenced dishes such as Beijing Chicken, Mongolian beef, pork belly skewers, wasabi mashed potatoes, bok choy, and mushrooms.
Address: 7156 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046