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Top 50 Restaurants For Seeing Celebrities

Top 50 Restaurants For Seeing Celebrities

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Want to dine like the stars or increase your odds of seeing one? Urbanspoon has collected the best restaurants for celebrity sightings in a culinary map to the stars.

Compiled from user data, reviews and expert commentary, the list of top 50 restaurants and cafes for star-gazing spans nine cities across the US, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami and Washington D.C.

Urbanspoon is a restaurant guide that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and diners.

And though they’re frequented by the stars, not all addresses will set you back a week’s pay, as the list also includes affordable cafes and pizza joints.

Big Jay-Z fan? Try scoring a table at The Spotted Pig in New York, or Cafe Gratitude in Los Angeles, editors say.

In New York, fans of Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Jason Segal may want to try their luck at Sons of Essex, a restaurant inspired by the immigrant and gentrification history of the Lower East Side — think “Gangs of New York” and the Bowery Boys.

Diners tuck into hearty, rib-sticking meals like fried chicken with kohlrabi slaw, jalapeno cornbread and Asian spiced honey and double cut pork chops with potato puree, roasted king oyster mushrooms and mustard brown butter, that average $30.

In Tinseltown, a night at Fig & Olive may mean sharing a dining room — and upping your chance of a celebrity selfie — with A-list stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Halle Berry, Johnny Depp and Ryan Gosling.

Here are the top 50 restaurants for celebrity sightings:


1. Watershed: Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth

2. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen: Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Drake

3. Antico Pizza Napoletana: Drew Barrymore, Conan O’Brien, Tom Brady, Steve Carell

4. South City Kitchen: Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Cameron Diaz, Ben Affleck


1. Sonsie: Katie Holmes, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Jon Hamm

2. Stephanie’s on Newbury: Jennifer Lopez


1. Poogan’s Porch: Amanda Seyfried, Calvin Klein, Justin Long, Bette Midler


1. Paris Club Bistro & Bar: Lady Gaga, Bill Murray, Drake, Matthew Perry, Michael Bay

2. RPM Italian: Zac Efron, Vince Vaughn, Lady Gaga, Jane Lynch

3. Chicago Cut Steakhouse: President Barack Obama, Robin Thicke, Lupe Fiasco, Derek Jeter

4. prasino: Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler

Las Vegas

1. Andrea’s: George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Deadmau5, Kate Upton

2. CUT: Blake Shelton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks

3. LAVO: David Spade, Madonna, Katy Perry

4. N9NE Steakhouse at The Palms: Matthew Perry, Robin Thicke, Adam Levine

5. Hakkasan: Anna Kendrick, Jessica Alba, Kesha, Kelsey Grammer

6. CRUSH eat, drink, love: Jewel, Joe Jonas, Brad Garrett, George Strait

Los Angeles

1. Café Gratitude: Kerry Washington, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rashida Jones, Jake Gyllenhaal, Connie Britton

2. Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi: Rihanna, Drake, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan

3. Craig’s: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Timbaland, T.I., Rebel Wilson, Harry Styles

4. Umami Burger: Emma Roberts, Wiz Khalifa, Blake Lively

5. STK: Sofía Vergara, Wiz Khalifa, Chelsea Handler, Zac Efron, Kim Kardashian

6. Chateau Marmont: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, John Mayer

7. FIG & OLIVE: Amanda Seyfried, Robert Downey Jr., Halle Berry, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, Ryan Gosling, Bob Saget, Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen

8. BOA Steakhouse: Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Sofía Vergara, Alessandra Ambrosio, Olivia Wilde

9. Toscana: Heidi Klum, Christina Aguilera, Tom Cruise, Eva Longoria

10. The Church Key: Christina Hendricks, Khloe Kardashian, LL Cool J

11. Casa Vega: Mila Kunis, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Nicole Richie, Avril Lavigne

12. Crustacean: Barbra Streisand, Nicki Minaj, Josh Duhamel

13. La Poubelle Bistro & Bar: Amanda Seyfried, Justin Long, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher

14. The Ivy: Justin Bieber, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian


1. Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge: Justin Bieber, David Beckham, Chris Brown

2. The Forge: Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Gabourey Sidibe

3. Cecconi’s: Miley Cyrus, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z

4. Casa Tua: Katy Perry, Jay-Z

5. Seasalt and Pepper: Beyoncé, Adriana Lima, David Beckham, Gloria Estefan

New York City

1. Bacaro: Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry, Russell Brand

2. Sons of Essex: Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Jason Segal

3. Philippe: Rihanna, Steven Tyler

4. The Stanton Social: Nicolas Cage, Carly Rae Jepsen, Robert Pattinson

5. The Sea Fire Grill: Emma Roberts, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Darren Criss, T.I.

6. The Spotted Pig: Jay-Z, Bono, Jake Gyllenhaal, LeBron James

7. Melba’s: Katy Perry, Prince, Ashton Kutcher

8. Red Rooster: Clive Davis, Denzel Washington, Neil Patrick Harris, Katie Holmes

9. Antica Pesa: Morgan Freeman, Julianne Moore, Madonna, Tom Hardy

Washington, D.C.

1. Blue Duck Tavern: Michelle Obama, Joel McHale, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

2. Bibiana: Claire Danes, Kevin Jonas, Michael Douglas

3. Cafe Milano: Kobe Bryant, Ludacris, Hillary Clinton

4. Bourbon Steak: Rob Lowe, Owen Wilson, Adam Levine

5. Fiola: Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl, Chris Christie