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"Defensive dining" suggestions for Musso & Frank?

I have out-of-town visitors coming who have their hearts set on going to Musso & Frank. Do any CHers have suggestions for things that M&F do well? I know the martinis are supposed to be good, and have read positive things about the flannel cakes at breakfast.

So, two questions:

1. What's good as opposed to merely palatable (or worse)?

2. When is "tourist low tide", i.e., the time when there's the lowest ratio of tourists to regulars?

Thanks!

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  1. Just keep it simple with a steak or chop or grilled fish. If you order vegetables, ask if they're fresh. If you order salad, get the dressing on the side, it was drowned in bland dressing last time I went.

    1. Do not order any seafood as it is frozen. For entree, best to stick with steaks or chops. Porterhouse steak and hearts of romaine salad with their fantastic Roquefort are personal favorites

      1. Liver and Onions is a good choice. They usu. have a daily special of some sort, if it's the chicken pot pie, that's worth trying.

        Eat ahead, and good luck.

        1. Closed Sunday & Monday, open 11am-11pm.
          One of the few places worth visiting in Hollyweird.

          1. Don't get the sweetbreads necessarily, even if you love them.

            I like to eat elsewhere and then go to MF to drink. Often I just order the Welsh Rarebit. This is good ... with a drink ...

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            1. re: George

              George where do you go in Los Angeles for Good Sweetbreads? The last I had here which were good where at Genio's in Burbank...long gone.

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              Genio's Restaurant
              1420 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506