Chasen's Restaurant is well known as a part of Hollywood history, however, it's fame was broader than that. Every American president since 1945 (until the restaurant closed in 1995) ate a Chasen's meal. Even though Franklin D. Roosevelt did not dine there, Eleanor did. It was the restaurant where Ronald Reagan courted Nancy Davis for two and a half years; and the place where he proposed. After Reagan became governor of California, and went on to became president, a special back door was installed at Chasen's just for them. Their favorite booth, where he proposed, is now in the Reagan presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. This chopped salad was a popular item during this era, and yet it seems very modern.