Want to Spot a Celebrity at Dinner? Here's Where You Should Make a Reservation
Palm Desert While in town for Coachella, Jamie Foxx stopped by the steakhouse with two friends and enjoyed salads, crab, chicken, salmon, steak bacon, and ahi tuna, as well as a dessert platter.
New York City Come for the pasta, stay for the fun! On Sunday night, Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy Juvonen had dinner at Danny Meyer’s Tuscan-themed hotspot near Manhattan's Gramercy Park. The couple—and avid food lovers—were in a jovial mood and "cracking up the staff by telling jokes," a source tells PEOPLE. The restaurant is quite a popular date-night destination—former President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stopped in for dinner while visiting the city in 2014.
New York City Bryan Cranston celebrated his 61st birthday with his wife and friends by enjoying dinner at the steak house downtown. The Power Rangers actor was in good spirits as he posed with the restaurant's executive chef, Billy Olivia (pictured).
Atlanta NBA star LeBron James sipped on Don Julio 1942 tequila with his fellow Cleveland Cavaliers teammates while they were in town to play the Atlanta Hawks.
West Hollywood John Wick star Keanu Reeves took a break from his busy promotion schedule to enjoy a low-key night at the sushi restaurant located off Sunset Blvd. The actor and a friend enjoyed hot sake and a round of shots before ordering plates of veggie tempura, shishito peppers, eel sushi, tuna sashimi and a Toro sushi roll to share.
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Los Angeles Mindy Kaling enjoyed a "great dinner" at Jonathan Gold's Koreatown restaurant—which serves eclectic dishes like frog legs, beef tartare and baby octopus—after receiving a recommendation from her Mindy Project costar Ike Barinholtz. "[B.J. Novak] says the name comes from a line from some movie he's seen," the actress joked of the famous Casablanca quote.
THE SEA FIRE GRILL
New York City Hillary and Bill Clinton enjoyed dinner at the upscale seafood restaurant last Friday, and ate salads, smoked salmon and branzino. Following their meal, one of the wait staff shared his immigration story with President Clinton, who reached out and held his hand while they both teared up.
Honolulu President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle dined with friends at one of their favorite Hawaiian spots while vacationing for the last time as the first family. The James Beard Award-winning restaurant was happy to serve them, posting on Facebook: "We are grateful for his continued support over all these years during his annual Winter vacation in Hawaii."
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Miami The All We Had actress feasted at this South Beach Italian spot while in town for Art Basel, where chef Mike Pirolo made her a special vegan gemelli pasta with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, caramelized shallots and diced tomatoes.
New York City Blake Lively celebrated husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday back at the place where it all began. "We fell in love at your restaurant in Boston. We stay in love at your restaurant in NY," Lively captioned an Instagram shot at the modern Japanese restaurant in Manhattan. The couple, who just welcomed their second child, enjoyed creative sushi, sashimi and wagyu beef, a source confirmed to PEOPLE. Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman also surprised Lively and Reynolds with wood burning oven pizza from nearby Covina restaurant and, to end the night, a housemade Deadpool-themed cake.
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Las Vegas Lea Michele and Fashion Police co-host Brad Goreski hit up this spot inside the upscale Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, dining on the chef's selection of contemporary American small plates.
New York City Helen Mirren feasted on classic French fare at this Manhattan restaurant on September 29 to celebrate her nephew Simon's new television series, Versailles. On the menu? A seafood tower, roasted chicken, salt-crusted salmon, mashed potatoes, and a macaron tower for dessert.
BLUE RIBBON BRASSERIE
New York City Sandra Bullock and her boyfriend, Los Angeles-based photographer Bryan Randall, recently stopped by the flagship Blue Ribbon restaurant for a "happy date night," a source tells PEOPLE. The eatery lined with red velvet banquettes and mustard-hued walls is known for its late-night dining scene, serving oysters, foie gras and matzoh ball soup until 4 a.m.
New York City It may not be a pound of pasta, but Michael Phelps still knows how to indulge off-season. The Olympic swimmer was recently spotted grabbing a midnight snack at the Manhattan steakhouse with his fiancée, Nicole Jonson, where the two dined on a 12 oz. filet mignon, a side of Del Frisco’s signature lobster mac and cheese, martinis and Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon. "They were very affectionate and happy," says a source.
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Martha's Vineyard, MA During their two-week family vacation to the Massachussets island, the President and First Lady dined at the West Tisbury-based eatery with friends. The Obamas are fans of the restaurant (which serves local seafood and seasonal fare) having eaten there "many times," reported the AP.
New York City BFFs Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King popped by the hotspot—which also recently opened a Miami outpost—for an early dinner, a source tells PEOPLE. They noshed on California-inspired dishes including the restaurant's green zebra pizza, which is topped with fromage blanc, stracciatella, herbs and garlic oil — and even took a selfie with another diner who approached their table, says the source.
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West Hollywood 'NSYNC reunion alert! Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick celebrated their former bandmate, JC Chasez's 40th birthday at the L.A. hotspot. Timberlake, who was also joined by wife Jessica Biel, posted a photo of the sweet get-together on Instagram. The restaurant has also welcomed a slew of other celebs like Kylie Jenner and Tyga, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, Justin Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.
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Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama celebrated his 55th birthday on Aug. 4 at the Italian seafood restaurant on Georgetown's waterfront, according to tweets from the eatery. And he was treated to more than just a meal: After dinner, fans lined up outside to serenade Obama with "Happy Birthday" as he exited the restaurant.
Santa Monica, CA Taylor Swift and her now ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston were spotted enjoying a romantic dinner at this upscale chain restaurant. "They were tucked away in the second floor of the restaurant," a source tells PEOPLE. "They seemed to really be enjoying each others' company." Another source shares: "Tom drove them to the restaurant. They held hands and looked very happy. Taylor was pretty in a black top and skirt."
Brooklyn, New York
"Milkshake: check. Comfortable shoes: check. Having a slit in your dress to make you feel better about the aforementioned: check," Blake Lively captioned a photo of herself (and her bump!) outside the popular soda shop in the New York City borough. The family-friendly spot is known for their old fashioned sundaes and shakes—handspun to order, of course.
Along with Rumer and Tallulah Willis, Demi Moore celebrated her daughter Scout's 25th birthday in the outdoor garden of the chic Japanese restaurant. On the menu for the big night: crab cakes, red dragon rolls, spicy tuna crispy rice and calamari. "The group celebrated for several hours, shutting down the restaurant and bringing their own cake complete with sparkler candles," a source tells PEOPLE.
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New York City
Amy Poehler recently popped into the Union Square restaurant for lunch with friends including Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Poehler noshed on a spicy tuna roll along with toro and salmon sushi and the table shared two dozen shigoku oysters, mini lobster rolls and fish tacos, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
New York City
Rihanna and Naomi Campbell dined at the cozy Italian restaurant – located in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood – with six pals. The group noshed on antipasto, ravioli with meat sauce, pasta e fagioli and rigatoni alla bolognese, which they paired with bottles of Soldera Brunello and Gaja white wine, a source tells PEOPLE.
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New York City
Justin Bieber got a very special treat when he popped into the SoHo restaurant. The singer went off menu and requested grilled cheese sandwiches, which he got with eggs, coffee, orange juice and buttered toast, a source tells PEOPLE. Bieber, who brought along a bodyguard and a pal, was "very cool and easy going," says an onlooker.
New York City
Leonardo DiCaprio was recently spotted cozying up to model Roxy Horner at the iconic dessert spot. The pair – who were accompanied by close friend Lukas Haas and another blonde, all wearing baseball caps – sat in a corner booth and dined on chicken pot pie, frozen hot chocolate and a specialty sundae. "They had a great dinner and snuck out," a source tells PEOPLE. Stars like Jimmy Fallon and Blake Livey have also been spotted indulging in the eatery's famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.
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Want to spot a celebrity? How about three – all dining together? That was the scene when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 costars Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell and Zoe Saldana stopped by the restaurant/live blues club for a recent meal. The group ordered salmon chips and empanadas for the table, an onlooker tells PEOPLE, who also noted that Pratt had a lean cut brisket, while Russell noshed on branzino. Saldana, who brought husband, Marco Perego, just stayed for appetizers.
The Asian-inspired eatery has recently hosted a slew of celebs including supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade and LeBron James since opening earlier this year. Known for their signature dishes like crispy wasabi shrimp and tuna porterhouse, the restaurant also boasts three-stories of indoor/outdoor seating and a garden.
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Ariana Grande stopped by the Japanese bar/restaurant on back-to-back nights in March. The singer, who hit up the midtown Manhattan hotspot with a group that included boyfriend Ricky Alvarez and brother Frankie Grande, celebrated two listening parties for her "Dangerous Woman" album, a source tells PEOPLE.