Celebrity Restaurant Sightings: See the Hot Spots Where the Stars Are Dining — 2019
The former Real Housewives of New York City star enjoyed champagne and seafood at the chic hotel and restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten on Saturday. Bensimon was a guest at an intimate party at Topping Rose House hosted by Champagne Armand de Brignac. The bubbly brand, which is owned by Jay Z, paired their Gold Brut and Rosé champagnes with a raw bar, caviar and a clambake prepared by Vongerichten's team.
JIMMY KIMMEL & JUSTIN THEROUX
New York City
The Leftovers actor recently opened a "dive" bar in the Lower East Side, and the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host decided to paid it a visit. "If you’re young and cool and just out of college like I am, go to @raysbarnyc to mingle with like-minded people #beer," Kimmel jokingly captioned this Instagram post. Rustic and cozy in appearance with country Western vibes, Ray's is located on Chrystie Street, where the now-shuttered Le Turtle once stood.
Vanessa Hudgens reunited with BFF and former High School Musical costar Ashley Tisdale at the West Hollywood hot spot. An onlooker says the longtime pals were in a "festive mood" as they dined on the restaurant's signature dishes.
LIL NAS X
The 20-year-old singer celebrated breaking the record for the longest-running number one single in Billboard Hot 100 history, with his song "Old Town Road," with a luxurious meal at this steakhouse. According to the restaurant, he dined in a private room with 11 execs from Columbia Records, and they enjoyed Pinot noir and margaritas to drink, and lobster mashed potatoes, filets with truffle butter and Gorgonzola mac & cheese for their meal. For dessert? Chocolate strawberries, cheesecake, creme brûleé, chocolate layer cake and warm butter cake.
The actor stopped by the West Hollywood steakhouse and dug into jumbo lump crab cake, wagyu tri tip carpaccio and an organic grass-fed petite filet. On his way out, the star happily posed for a fan photo with a young fan.
The tennis champion went out on the town and enjoyed a Taco Tuesday at this beachy taqueria—taking full advantage of the karaoke machine all the while. According to the restaurant, she sipped on margaritas and downed tacos with a group of friends, dressed in a bubblegum pink, form-fitting dress and matching purse. And in case you're wondering what a Grand Slam champ sings for karaoke, videos show her belting out hits like "Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B, and classics like "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes.
The rock star stopped in for a late-night dinner at the Japanese eatery owned by restauranteur Stephen Starr with his son, actor James Jagger, 33, and a group of friends. The crew ordered rock shrimp tempura, Wagyu beef shabu shabu, spicy tuna temaki and sushi.
In town for the Rolling Stones concert at Lincoln Financial Field, Jagger also dined at Starr's farm-to-table restaurant Talula’s Garden during the trip.
The former Twilight star enjoyed a Saturday night dinner at this newly-opened Italian spot along the Chicago River waterfront. He noshed on their pepperoni pizza and garlic lobster before ending the night with espresso caramel gelato for dessert, a representative for the restaurant tells PEOPLE.
After headlining the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, the sister-band members enjoyed dinner al fresco at this Mediterranean spot from Top Chef alum CJ Jacobson. According to the restaurant, the ladies paired cocktails with several mezze dishes, including spicy hummus, Bigeye tuna, crispy short rib hummus, cauliflower kebab and halloumi.
The actress stopped by the upscale diner for one of their famous burgers while on a recent trip to the Windy City. Though the meal was delicious, the night was not without a series of unfortunate events, she shared on her Instagram story. Philipps said that while she was in the restaurant, her driver took off with her luggage instead of waiting outside for her. All was eventually well and the driver dropped her luggage off at her hotel. "Burger was worth the drama though, tbh," she wrote.
SOFIA VERGARA, JOE MANGANIELLO AND PAUL RUDD
Along with their families, the three stars enjoyed a meal together at Top Chef-alum Sheldon Simeon’s Hawaiian and Filipino-inspired restaurant inside The Shops at Wailea. The group is in Hawaii for the Maui Film Festival, where Rudd and Manganiello are both being honored with awards.
GEORGE CLOONEY & RANDE GERBER
The Casamigos founding partners (which they sold for $1 billion) stopped by Marc Vetri’s new restaurant at The Palms for dinner with a party of nine, which included actors Grant Heslov and Richard Kind. According to the restaurant, the group enjoyed foie gras pastrami, beef tartare and vegetable antipasti as appetizers before sampling every pasta on the menu for the main course. Casamigos and red wine were flowing throughout the night!
WHITNEY PORT & INA GARTEN
"OMG you guys. Look who is behind Timmy!!!! Do you die?!?!" The Hills star Whitney Port captioned a photo of her husband Tim Rosenman at Lil Bilboquet in New York.
New York City
The actor made time to take pictures with the staff of chef Chintan Pandya's West Village restaurant after enjoying an Indian meal. According to the restaurant, Farrell enjoyed their signature chili cheese toast.
The athlete dropped into sbe’s hotspot in Brentwood for dinner with his wife. The couple tucked into The King XXIII Roll, Katsuya's dynamite hand roll created to welcome "The King" to L.A. Made with king crab, A4 Wagyu beef, truffle butter, wasabi and ume topped with caviar, sbe donates $1 from every King XXIII Roll sold to the LeBron James Family Foundation to support its I PROMISE School in Akron, Ohio.
New York City
The country music star enjoyed a girls' night out with friends on a whirlwind trip to N.Y.C. before heading to Nashville for the Country Music Awards. The gal pals cheers-ed with Ocean Prime's signature cocktail, the Berries and Bubbles, before tearing into a few appetizers, including the sushi lobster roll, truffle fries and smoked gouda tater tots. According to the restaurant, Ballerini selected the Wild Alaska Halibut special for her main course, and a warm butter cake and creme brulée were shared for dessert.
"Cuori felici ❤️," the Jane the Virgin star captioned this heartwarming photo, which translates from Italian to "happy hearts." The actor has been traveling around Europe with his wife and kids. They made a stop at this B&B and enjoyed a cup of coffee.
New York City
“💫The last supper with my tv family ✨,” the actress captioned this photo with her fellow Big Bang Theory castmates. The group—which included Johnny Galecki, Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg and Jim Parsons—dined together at Ralph Lauren's restaurant in advance of the show’s series finale, which airs May 16, after 12 seasons together.
The late-night talk show host celebrated the one year anniversary of his friend Adam Perry Lang's barbeque restaurant. They were joined by "the Gods of #bbq," as Kimmel calls them: Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Pat Martin of Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint and Billy Durney of Hometown Bar-B-Que.
JAMES VAN DER BEEK
“When your #brunchsquad still requires a group trip to the potty every time one of them has to go... pick a fancy spot with a super fancy restroom,” the Dawson’s Creek star captioned this Instagram photo, featuring three of his five children: Emilia, 3, Annabel Leah, 5, and Joshua, 7. The family feasted on veggies, waffles and toast, along with other brunch items.
New York City
The model celebrated her 24th birthday at the Parisian restaurant inside the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store. Many of her celebrity friends and family—including sister Bella Hadid, mom Yolanda Hadid, Taylor Swift, Hailee Steinfeld, Luka Sabbat and Marc Jacobs—were in attendance, all dressed in the theme of "denim and boots." A sparkler-covered cake in the shape of "24" came out at midnight!
THE CAST OF SAVED BY THE BELL
The cast of the popular '90s sitcom Saved By The Bell reunited at this French restaurant to celebrate “30+ years of friendship,” as actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar stated in an Instagram post. The stars, joined by their significant others, ate "an obscene amount of food,” according to a post by Mario Lopez, who played A.C. Slater on the show.
New York City
"A mini reunion in New York City— former castmates, favorite dinner dates, forever playmates," the Alias actress captioned this Instagram photo. She reunited with her onscreen dad and onscreen boss, Victor Garber and Ron Rifkin, respectively, at the cozy Italian restaurant in Harlem. Garber's husband, artist Rainer Andreesen, snapped the photo.
New York City
Francesco Panella of Antica Pesa restaurant in Rome recently opened up a new spot in Manhattan, and the Loudest Voice actor stopped by with family and crew members. The group enjoyed a variety of the restaurant's Italian dishes, including Millefoglie di Melanzana, Fritto di Paranza, Pacchero al Pomodoro and Millefoglie di Melanzana. According to his Instagram caption, it was "seriously good."
The Orange is the New Black star returned to her hometown of Boston for a decadent dinner with her brother and sister-in-law. The group took advantage of the restaurant's seafood fare, indulging in appetizers like calamari, crab cakes and oysters, and entrees including crab legs, lobster tails and blackened salmon. They sipped on the Berries and Bubbles cocktail and some white wine as they said cheers to family.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, DWYANE WADE, GABRIELLE UNION, JESSICA BIEL
New York City
What a crew! After 16 years in the NBA, Wade celebrated his retirement from basketball with a '70s-themed party at the seafood restaurant after his team, the Miami Heat, took on the Brooklyn Nets. It was a star-studded afair, with his wife, Union, and friends Timberlake and Biel being joined by Lebron James, John Legend, Carmelo and La La Anthony and more.
The TV host took his crew out for a night on the town at the seafood restaurant in Orlando, Florida. The group enjoyed dinner, including the Bang Bang Shrimp, and several rounds of the Bonefish Grill Espresso Martinis and Smoked Old Fashioned cocktails.