This independent film premiered at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in April 1998. It brought Adrien Brody
a nomination for a Spirit Award for
Best Male Lead. Restaurant was a romantic comedy about young waiters with big dreams. Restaurant starred Brody, Elise Neal, Lauryn Hill, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, David Moscov and
Simon Baker. In 1999 Restaurant won an Atlantic City Film Festival award for Best Full Feature Drama. Restaurant was shot and set in Hoboken, New Jersey.