Chrissy Teigen Compliments Food and Bathroom Lighting in L.A. Restaurant — Plus More Celeb Restaurant Sightings

Want to see a celebrity at dinner? Here are the restaurants and bars where you should make a reservation

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Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen
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Mother Wolf, Los Angeles

While this L.A. restaurant was serving Italian dishes, the Cravings author was serving looks in the bathroom mirror. "@motherwolfla : go for the mozzarella di bufala and fried squash blossoms, stay for the bathroom light" recommends Teigen in her Instagram caption.

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Gail Simmons

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Lafayette, New York City

The Top Chef judge and her children gave the French cafe rave reviews by smiling next to their empty plates of croissants and glasses of Shirley Temples. The family went out to eat to celebrate daughter Dahlia's 8th birthday.

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Dorinda Medley and Phaedra Parks

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The Russian Tea Room, New York City

The Real Housewives of New York City and Real Housewives of Atlanta alums met up on Medley's home-turf on Jan. 10. The pair shared videos at the chic tea room, but they weren't sipping on cups of earl grey — instead, they look advantage of the hot spot's extensive vodka menu and enjoyed martinis. The ladies also snacked on caviar, Russian dumplings and more delicious-looking dishes.

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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian Angelina’s Ristorante
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Angelina's Ristorante, Staten Island

On Saturday Dec. 18, the pair dined at the Italian restaurant in the comedian's home borough, where they also saw Marvel's latest Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Kardashian and Davidson were joined by Scott Disick for the fun night out. "Thank you Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Scott Disick & others for having dinner at Angelina's last night. Truly great to serve, come back anytime," read the restaurant's Instagram caption.

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Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg Nebo Restaurant
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Nebo Restaurant, Boston

The New Kids on the Block member had back to back dinners at the Italian restaurant and thanked one of the owners the 2021 way. A photo of Wahlberg shows them blowing kisses at one another from afar. "Is this what you call a long distance love affair," Nebo wrote on Instagram.

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Bobby Flay and Alex Guarnaschelli

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Barbuto, New York City

The Beat Bobby Flay star was joined by several friends, including Iron Chef Guarnaschelli and NBC reporter Lauren Scala at chef Jonathan Waxman's beloved restaurant. From a collection of pictures posted on Instagram, the table looks to have ordered many dishes including a crispy calamari salad, bucatini carbonara and chocolate pudding.

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Kevin Hart

Brooklyn Chop House Owner Robert Don Pooh Cummins and Kevin Hart
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Brooklyn Chop House, New York City

The comedian hosted a dinner in downtown Manhattan to celebrate his new Netflix drama series True Story. Hart hosted a dinner with ten friends to honor the new show and was pictured with restaurant owner Robert Cummins (aka Don Pooh). Cummins wrote, "Thank you @kevinhart4real for coming thru @brooklynchophouse for dinner tonight while you are in town. Continued blessings on all your endeavors and you continue to exemplify Black excellence on the highest level. Great chopping it up with you tonight at @brooklynchophouse see you next time."

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Jenna Fischer

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Petee's Pie Company, New York City

Former costars of The Office and current cohosts of Office Ladies podcast took a bite out of the Big Apple with a food tour. One stop: a pie shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan where Fischer struck a pose before she and Kinsey enjoyed a slice of pie.

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Angela Kinsey

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L'Artusi, New York City

The pals got some fresh air while enjoying Italian food at another stop on their food tour. While sipping on some wine, Kinsey enjoyed the tagliatelle with bolognese sauce from the West Village restaurant.

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Katie Holmes

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Black Tap, New York City

Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri Cruise, 15, were spotted Monday, Dec. 6 at award-winning burger joint Black Tap in NYC's SoHo neighborhood. The mother-daughter duo dined on buttermilk fried chicken tenders with Idaho fries. Suri also sipped on a Nutella classic milkshake.

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Mindy Kaling

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Meals by Genet, Los Angeles

The Sex Lives of College Girls creator, writer and executive producer posted a restaurant shoutout rather than a restaurant spotting. Mindy Kaling shared a selfie with the Ethiopian restaurant's chef and owner, Genet Agonafer, and wrote about Agonafer's delicious food and caring nature. While the restaurant may not be open for dining-in options (or possible Kaling spottings!), Meals by Genet continues to offer takeout, private events, catering and gift cards.

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Bill Murray

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Emmett's On Grove, New York City

On Thursday, Nov. 18, the actor hopped behind the counter alongside owner Emmett Burke to serve up some hoppy drinks at the opening preview party for the Chicago-inspired restaurant. Other than beer, the Ghostbusters star also ordered baby back ribs, spaghetti with meatballs, and cheese pizza, and told the staff that the experience brought him back to Chicago. The spot opens to the general public on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and while there's no guarantee you'll be served by a celebrity bartender, you never know.

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Paul Rudd

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Valerie, New York City

PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive Paul Rudd took his sexiness from the magazine pages and to the Midtown restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 16. With a group including Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind and Joey Lo Truglio, Rudd and company drank and ate throughout the evening. As if we needed another reason to wish for an invite, Rudd was heard ordering rounds of drinks for the table.

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Jimmy Fallon

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Rezdôra, New York City

The late-night talk show host traded his seat behind The Tonight Show desk for a spot in the kitchen at the Michelin-starred Italian restaurant.

Chef-owner Stefano Secchi posted a photo of Fallon looking chummy with the staff. "There is nothing funnier than old SNL skits where he can't keep a straight face…absolute #stand up, [front of house] and [back of house] so happy to see him," he wrote.

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Jill Biden

Don Angie, Jill Biden
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Don Angie, New York City

The Italian hotspot had a very special visitor for dinner. While on a trip to Manhattan on Oct. 20, First Lady Jill Biden and a guest dined on branzino with charred tomatillo puttanesca, chrysanthemum salad, stracchino gnocchi and charred broccoli, according to a representative of the West Village restaurant. (It appears she skipped the restaurant's famous lasagna pinwheels.) Before leaving, FLOTUS took a photo with Don Angie's co-owner and chef Angie Rito, whose new cookbook Italian American (which she wrote with husband and chef Scott Tacinelli) is out on Oct. 26.

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Penelope Cruz

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Philippe Chow, New York City

On Oct. 7, the actress sat with two friends and dined on green prawns and crispy duck. Cruz flew to NYC to see husband Javier Bardem, who is currently filming the upcoming Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile movie.

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Meek Mill

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Lola Taverna, New York City

The rapper was joined by fellow musician A$AP Ferg at the Soho-based restaurant on Sunday, Oct. 3. Rumor has it that even Lil Uzi Vert joined the table as they ate steak, lamp chops, spanikopita and other Greek dishes.

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Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard

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Gymkhana, London

The comedic couple cozied up in a booth at the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant. "Yummiest dinner at @gymkhanalondon 💕" the actress wrote about the London spot in her post.

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Mick Jagger

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Mick Jagger/Instagram

Thirsty Beaver Saloon, Charlotte

"So we were sittin at the bar listening to Sticky Fingers and look who showed up… #worldsgreatestrocknrollband" the iconic North Carolina bar posted after the rock-and-roll legend grabbed a drink at the saloon while on tour.

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Luke Evans

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Doña Lola, Cartagena, Columbia

The actor posted a series of sipping selfies at the Columbian restaurant. "Hot," commented his Nine Perfect Strangers costar, Zoe Terakes.

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Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli
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Shukette, New York City

The Iron Chef shared plates of stuffed grape leaves, fried zucchini flowers and other middle eastern dishes with her daughter. "Dear @shukettenyc just wow !!!!! You are crushing the game," she wrote in her Instagram post.

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Drake & Jordan Belfort

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Carbone Miami, Miami

The "Certified Lover Boy" and real-life Wolf of Wall Street dined at the Italian restaurant on Sept. 22. Originally based in NYC, the Florida-based Carbone is the fourth location of the Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Taraji P. Henson

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Brooklyn Chop House, New York City

In celebration of the actress's birthday, friends surprised Henson on Sept. 10. "Surprise Birthday celebration for our friend @tarajiphenson last night @brooklynchophouse . Great job everyone!!" captioned restaurant owner Robert Cummins (aka Don Pooh) regarding the party. Mary J. Blige and Angie Martinez joined the group at the Financial District restaurant in toasting to Teraji's birthday.

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Josh Duhamel

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TATEL, Beverly Hills

Josh Duhamel and his girlfriend, Audra Mari, joined friends for dinner and drinks at the newly opened restaurant TATEL Beverly Hills. At the new spot, the group shared plenty of laughs and dishes like tuna tartare and grilled octopus.

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Kendall Jenner

Aurora, Capri, Italy

"The angel @kendalljenner was with us tonight!!! 🦋" the family-owned restaurant posted on Instagram after the model stopped in during her recent trip to Italy. The eatery, known for their Neapolitan pizzas, is quite popular with celebrity visitors—they welcomed Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom in early August, Ciara and Russell Wilson in July and Beyonce and Jay Z in September 2020.

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Tom Cruise

Asha's, London

While in London filming Mission Impossible 7, the star spent a Saturday evening at this Indian restaurant in Birmingham. "Tom ordered our famous Chicken Tikka Masala and enjoyed it so much that as soon as he had finished, he ordered it all over again. The greatest compliment 😋," the restaurant wrote on Instagram following his meal on Aug. 21—adding that The Rolling Stones and Ed Sheeran have also been guests at the eatery. Cruise must have spread the word because the MI:7 film crew came in for a group dinner a few nights later.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonoya Mizuno, Sandra Oh, Michelle Yeoh & Awkwafina

Priyanka Chopra, Sandra Oh, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh Grab Dinner in London: 'Cool Kids' Table'
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Mandarin Kitchen, London

Consider this our dream dinner party! Chopra Jonas posted the ultimate group selfie on Aug. 14 after the friends enjoyed a meal — which included a steaming platter of lobster noodles — at the popular Chinese restaurant. "When u get a seat at the cool kids' table," Chopra Jonas captioned the photo with the hashtags "#queens" and "#Asianpride."

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Nick & Vanessa Lachey

Mugen Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

"Date Night... island style," Vanessa wrote on July 12, along with a sweet photo of her and husband Nick sharing a kiss in front of the fine-dining restaurant's open kitchen. "We enjoyed EVERY bite & sip at the perfect #chefstable." Located in Waikiki's $5,000-a-night hotel Espacio, the 8-course, fine-dining menu includes dishes like caviar atop a blini with uni panna cotta and green apple gelée.

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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Gigi's Hollywood, Los Angeles

On Aug. 15, the couple posed for a photo before their group "date night" with Pod Save America hosts Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor and their wives at the upscale French restaurant in Hollywood. "Get the branzino!!" Teigen urged her Instagram followers.

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Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck

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L'Opera, St. Tropez, France

Lopez and Affleck continued to pack on the PDA at the St. Tropez hot spot during their European vacation. The couple, celebrating Lopez's 52nd birthday, were seen sipping champagne, snapping photos and snuggling in a booth surrounded by a small group of friends. "She looked gorgeous and very happy," a source told PEOPLE.

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Dan Levy & Paul Rudd

Darjeeling Express, London

The actors stepped out for dinner together in early August, and sent social media into a tizzy. The duo posed for a photo alongside the restaurant's owner, chef Asma Khan, as they enjoyed her Indian cuisine. Another photo on Khan's Instagram shows the Schitt's Creek star posing in a close-up selfie as he holds up a peace sign. "When Paul Rudd returns for dinner to the restaurant and this time brings the lovely @instadanjlevy with him! ♥️❤️" Khan captioned the photo, referencing Rudd's first visit a few weeks ago.

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Jerry Seinfeld

Zazzy's Pizza, New York City

New Yorkers know their pizza and the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee star is throwing his support behind the pies at Zazzy's. The vegan-friendly joint located in the West Village of Manhattan has also attracted other A-listers like Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen.

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Nick Jonas

SONA, New York City

The musician and brother Kevin Jonas enjoyed brunch at his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas' modern Indian restaurant in Manhattan. Before leaving, the "This Is Heaven" singer posed for photos with chef Hari Nayak and owner Maneesh Goyal.

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Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom

La Fontelina, Capri, Italy

Life's a beach, at least for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who dined at famed Italian beach club. The duo enjoyed a summer vacation overseas, as documented by Bloom, to swim, boat, sample truffles, and ride on Vespas.

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John Travolta & Sammy Hagar

Cabo Wabo Cantina, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The actor and musician caught up over shots during a trip to Mexico. "Last night @ the Cabo Wabo I had the pleasure of closing down w/ the one & only John Travolta. Not only was it a pleasure being on stage again with the new house band, Julieta, but one of your favorite actors being more than you even imagined! Tequila & stories were flowing," the Red Rocker tweeted.

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Kate Bosworth

Britt's Donut Shop, Carolina Beach, N.C.

The Blue Crush actress embraced childhood nostalgia with a trip to North Carolina, punctuating her social media journey with a stop at a local doughnut shop. "And finally, FINALLY! found the perfect donut #brittsdonuts," she captioned in an Instagram post. "*BUT WHY are you only open on weekends... the addiction is real!!! 🍩"

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Nene Leakes

The Linnethia Lounge, Duluth, Ga.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star celebrated in a pajamas-inspired ensemble at her venue's Sunday Brunch Day party. Leakes, an investor, announced her latest business venture last year, promising that it would be "the place to see and be seen."

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Chrissy Metz

The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

The This Is Us actress hosted a benefit for the CMA Foundation, joined by Jimmy Robbins and Blessing Offor. "Thank you to all of wonderful people who made my first night at @bluebirdcafetn possible, especially this guy who lovingly goes above and beyond for me," she said of boyfriend Bradley Collins. "This Friday was the first time I sang the song I wrote about him over a year ago. Yes, I turned into mush looking at his face in the audience and really tried to keep it together. 🥺🤪😍"

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Viola Davis

The Sugar Factory, Los Angeles

Viola Davis and family satisfied their sweet cravings while celebrating her daughter Genesis's 11th birthday. "Can it get anymore perfect!?!?!" she asked in an Instagram caption. The Oscar winner also posted a video of a smoking watermelon beverage.

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Lance Bass

Chill Bar, Palm Springs, Calif.

The *NSYNC boy bander — who is expecting twin babies with his husband Michael Turchin, in November — celebrated his dessert getaway with a pit stop at the local gay bar. "When in Palm Springs! 🤷🏼‍♂️," he wrote on Instagram with a photo of a tattooed man carrying him around the space.

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