Dining with the stars

Celebrities...they're just like us! They buy toilet paper, wear sweatpants, and eat out (presumably because they also spent so much time...

Celebrities...they're just like us! They buy toilet paper, wear sweatpants, and eat out (presumably because they also spent so much time watching Netflix that they forgot to grocery shop. Or maybe that's just me...) same as us plebians. If you want to dine (and by dine, I mean Instagram your food) like a star, and maybe even catch a glimpse of one in the flesh, then you're in luck! Urbanspoon has compiled a list of known celebrity hotspots-- just remember to play it cool if you do see, for instance, Nic Cage chowing down on a plate of spaghetti.

The Spotted Pig: Beautiful people, from Lebron James and Bono to Jake Gyllenhaal and Jay-Z, have been known to dine on British and Italian cuisine from locally-sourced ingredients at this NYC favorite.

Red Rooster: Katie Holmes, Denzel Washington, Neil Patrick Harris and Clive Davis are all regulars at this lively Harlem soul food joint-- and who wouldn't love this place? They've got the best fried chicken and biscuits with gravy in the city!

Antica Pesa: This Brooklyn restaurant brings Old World Italian into the 21st century with a trendy (and organic) menu. It sounds like a daunting task, but Morgan Freeman, Julianne Moore, Madonna, and Tom Hardy clearly think they've succeeded.

Sons of Essex: Drake, Rihanna, Jason Segal and The Biebs all dig the "Bowery Boys atmosphere" and delicious American-with-a-twist food at this Manhattan bistro.

Cafe Gratitude: Give thanks alongside Kerry Washington, Bey-Z, Rashida Jones, Jake Gyllenhaal, Connie Britton and more at this positively uplifting gourmet vegan eatery.

Umami Burger: Grab a bite at one of the multiple Umami Burger locations across LA and find out why Blake Lively, Wiz Khalifa, Emma Roberts and more are fans!

Chateau Marmont: Take in the old-school Hollywood glam vibe as you enjoy brunch at this historic celebrity hangout-- it will likely be riddled with celebs like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and John Mayer, among others. 

The Ivy: This charming little restaurant is located down the street from a big talent agency, so it's prime for stargazing. Justin Bieber, Reese WItherspoon, and Kim Kardashian are all fans!


Have you had a recent celebrity sighting at a restaurant? Let us know in the comments below!


Via NYDailyNews

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