Best Restaurants for Celebrity Spotting in Los Angeles
Where Hollywood Stars Eat
Best LA Restaurants to See Celebrities
A trek through Los Angeles isn’t really complete unless you spot a Hollywood star. Although A-listers are notorious for having strict diets (another raw juice cleanse, really?!), they know that making an appearance at LA’s hottest restaurants is a must.
From trendy Italian hideaways (there’s more than one) to a rock & roll haven for al fresco dining, GAYOT’s list of the best restaurants to see celebrities is sure to put stars in your eyes.
> The selections are presented in alphabetical order.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
This sprawling trattoria is packed nightly with a handsome crowd including stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Quentin Tarantino. Chef Ori Menashe’s years at Angelini Osteria contribute to a menu of deftly tweaked Italian classics at Bestia.
Actor Andrew Garfield has dropped in for dinner at Capo, a hidden Italian gem in Santa Monica.
New York import Catch has maintained its trendy, à la mode reputation on the West Hollywood dining scene — there’s usually a pack of paparazzi out front waiting for an A-lister to arrive or depart. Past patrons have included Jamie Foxx, David Beckham and Sylvester Stallone.
This Melrose hot spot attracts a very trendy crowd with its chic setting and comforting Italian fare. The covered patio is a prime spot for celeb sightings — let’s just say Gwen Stefani, Ellen DeGeneres and Seal are no strangers around here.
Dining under the stars —with the stars — is de rigueur at this storied hotel. The outdoor patio is where you’ll see everyone from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to Rami Malek and Christopher Walken. Just don’t dare break out your iPhone — photo taking is strictly prohibited at Château Marmont.
This sceney Melrose Avenue eatery knows how to attract the rich and famous — the paparrazi practically live outside its doors to snap A-list regulars like John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Cindy Crawford and Jessica Alba.
L.A.’s temple to upscale vegan dining is a haven for plant-based, health-conscious celebrities including actor Tobey Maguire, rock & roll drummer Travis Barker and actress Emily Deschanel. And don’t forget Beyonce and Jay Z whenever they’re in town.
Crustacean in Beverly Hills has long been a favorite with celebrities. Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Bieber are just a few of the stars who have dropped in for Vietnamese fare.
Beverly Hills, CA
Wolfgang Puck’s modern, elegant steakhouse at the Beverly Wilshire is a see-and-be-seen crowd of L.A.’s movers and shakers — think major studio execs and more famous faces like Mary J. Blige, Anjelica Huston and, of course, Mr. Puck himself.
10. Dan Tana’s
Dan Tana’s may serve predictable Italian fare in a rather basic setting, but everyone from Cameron Diaz to the Hilton family just can’t get enough.