*sigh* – I wish Mike Lyman’s Hollywood Grill was still open—it gets mentioned a fair bit in the memoirs I’ve read. It stood at 1627 Vine Street, where Al Levy’s Tavern used to be. In this shot we can see its neighbor, the Huntington Hartford Theater during a run of “The Man” starting Lillian Gish. This play was Miss Gish’s final Broadway appearance in the first half of 1950, which I guess she took on the road. Incidentally, her director was Martin Ritt, who went on to direct a number of great movies.
Back when it was Al Levy’s Tavern: