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David Geffen prefers the second booth from the left. When Clint Eastwood pops in with his lawyer Bruce Ramer, he orders the Dover sole ($44.75).
Sony TV's Steve Mosko meets every six weeks with Seinfeld producers Howard West and George Shapiro. "We will only have lunch in the same booth and sit in the same seats and order the same thing," he says. "It's been that way for 15 years."
Indeed, almost since it opened in 1984, the Grill has served as Beverly Hills' unofficial executive commissary, a daily check-in on who's commanding one of the L-shaped collection of 14 moguls-only booths perched slightly above the midlevel agents and finance types dining below.
Gawking at boldface names is frowned upon, but when a true double-A-lister walks in -- Muhammad Ali, Bruce Springsteen -- a 5-to-10-second silence falls over the dining room. Staffers call it "The Hush."