Romanian born Catalina Popescu opened the famous Catalina Bar & Grill back in 1986. Motivated by her love in jazz, and following the advice of the legendary Buddy Colette on presenting live music, the newest restaurant in Hollywood opened its doors on October 23, 1986. Since then, many renowned musicians have taken the stage including the likes of Dizzie Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Ray Brown, Joe Williams, Max Roach, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter,Tony Williams..
For fifteen years Catalina Bar and Grill has been delighting audiences with its great music and exceptional cuisine. It is not rare to find among the patrons famous personalities such as Clint Eastwood, Howard Hesseman, Garret Morris, Cybil Sheppard, Ricardo Motalban, Della Reese, Dionne Warwick, Joe Pesci, Prince, Iman and David Bowie, and many others.