SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT, BURBANK
This is the setting for the scene in which Mia discovers Sebastian’s talent for the piano. The fictional Lipton’s restaurant – where jazz purist Sebastian grudgingly agrees to play Christmas music – is in reality a venerable eatery long frequented by actors, producers and other showbiz types. It has been on this spot, across the street from the Warner Bros studio, since 1949 (4420 West Lakeside Drive, smokehouse1946.com). In the film, the exterior of Lipton’s is the You Are the Star mural, which features Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and others, and is on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood.