Hollywood's 25 Top Power Lunch Restaurants
Its industry bona fides are obvious, from the sight of owner Michael Ovitz at his favorite table to the menu, which features more than 60 creations named in honor of such loyal patrons as Christina Applegate (baked salmon, crab, avocado and sweet soy nigiri) and Robert Pattinson (whose “Twilight” roll features spicy tuna, crab, avocado and seared albacore).
“The food is delicious, but the sense of belonging when you walk in is the real draw,” says Bones executive producer Stephen Nathan (a popular Hamasaku spider roll is the namesake of Nathan’s turntablist son, DJ Spider).
Executive chef Wonny Lee and head sushi chef Yoya Takahashi accommodate customization and are prepping a robata (grill) menu for those with limited expense accounts.
There’s something new for top power players, too: a still-unnamed $100 roll packed with langoustine, toro, uni, truffle and caviar and dusted with 24-karat gold flakes and an expanded sake program that includes Flying Pegasus, a $500 bottle rarely found in the U.S.