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"It really was one of the staples for industry lunches," Gray said of the restaurant that is arranged like a postmodern diner with a large sculptural sundial, a key early work by Pritzker Prize-winning architect kim kardashian pic Thom Mayne's firm, Morphosis. Kate Mantilini ranks as a top 10 business lunch spot for entertainment industry insiders, according to a Hollywood Reporter poll. "Everybody who comes here is an agent or lawyer or a manager and everybody table-hops - and they rely on good food," Lewis said, sitting at a round table with his brother and 84-year-old mother, Marilyn, who started the restaurant with her late husband Harry Lewis, a former Warner Bros contract actor and founder of popular chain Hamburger Hamlet. The restaurant also served as a backdrop in Michael Mann's 1995 crime drama "Heat" starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. "It was a real industry hangout ... because it had this amazing, huge menu," Gray said. "They had everything in the world on it." Dishes include chicken pot pie and other comfort foods, and health-conscious staples such as brown rice with vegetables. Marilyn Lewis, a self-described born-marketer who ran her own couture clothing line Cardinali in the 1960s-70s, said she named the restaurant after http://lonnyfxyu.blogs.experienceproject.com her uncle's mistress, whose long red-polished fingernails enthralled her as a child. "I liked the sound of it, and it would take a lot of letters, a lot of signage," she said. <br>Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/06/us-film-restaurant-idUSKBN0EH15X20140606



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