Best Restaurants for Celebrity Spotting in Los Angeles

Best Celebrity Spotting LA

Where to See Celebrities Eat

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.


West Hollywood, CA

Glitzy clientele like Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro come for the casual Italian food at Los Angeles’ version of an upscale Tuscan trattoria. Dine at the al fresco terrace or by the open kitchen and bar for a true star experience. See more…


Los Angeles, CA

This sprawling trattoria from Sprout LA restaurant group 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.  See more…


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. See more …


West Hollywood, CA

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. See more …

Château Marmont

West Hollywood, CA

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 (aka Mr. Robot) and Christopher Walken. Just don’t dare break out your iPhone — photo taking is strictly prohibited. See more …


West Hollywood, CA

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. See more …

Crossroads Kitchen

Los Angeles, CA

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. See more …


Beverly Hills, CA

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.

Dan Tana’s

West Hollywood, CA

This L.A. mainstay may serve predictable Italian fare in a rather basic setting, but everyone from Cameron Diaz to the Hilton family just can’t get enough. Read more 


West Hollywood, CA

Stars and models, including Kendall Jenner and Drake, party like Gatsby at Art Deco-themed Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood. If you can get past the velvet rope, you’ll enjoy sophisticated cocktails and luxe supper club fare. See more…


Venice, CA

Snag a table at this perennially popular Abbot Kinney eatery and you might find yourself elbow-to-elbow with a celebrity. Victoria Beckham, Julia Roberts and Ryan Seacrest are just a few of the stars who have been spotted at this Venice hot spot. See more…

Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

Santa Monica, CA

With its rich wood and white linen-topped tables, this Italian staple is a best-kept secret among Hollywood’s glitterati. Maybe it’s because it’s hidden along Channel Road at the intersection of PCH; maybe it’s because it has the feeling of a hideaway from another place and time. Whatever the case, you just might end up rubbing shoulders with the likes of Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga or Eva Longoria. See more…


Beverly Hills, CA

Despite the unassuming decor, the innovative Japanese cuisine at Matsuhisa is more than impressive. So it only makes sense that celebrities like Heidi Klum and Cameron Diaz want to get in on the culinary action. See more…

Mr. Chow

Beverly Hills, CA

It might not be the best Chinese food in town, but celebs head to this Beverly Hills mainstay for old-school Chinese fare and an old Hollywood movers-and-shakers atmosphere. The main room is where all the action and people-watching goes on, but celebs like Madonna, Jamie Foxx, Al Pacino and Mariah Carey often prefer the private dining areas. See more…

Nobu Los Angeles

West Hollywood, CA

Nobu Los Angeles is a stylish link in chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s global chain of upscale sushi spots. The lounge-like atmosphere and fusion cuisine attracts a hip, young and star-studded crowd such as Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles. See more…

Osteria Mozza

Los Angeles, CA

One of LA’s most popular restaurants, Osteria Mozza offers regional Italian dishes and an all-Italian wine list. Its dark decor creates a New York City atmosphere, drawing in celebrities like JLo, Jennifer Aniston and Charlize Theron.

PUMP Restaurant

West Hollywood, CA

Owned by Lisa Vanderpump of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” this restaurant has a whimsical, upscale ambiance with twinkling lights, crystals and overarching trees. You might just spot stars like Lady Gaga amidst the glitzy decor. See more…


Hollywood, CA

Frank Pellegrino’s Los Angeles location of famed New York Rao’s Italian restaurant offers its fair share of celeb sightings — Owen Wilson, Drew Barrymore and Marisa Tomei have all been spotted here. See more …

Spago Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, CA

He has his own star on the Walk of Fame, but Wolfgang Puck isn’t the only celeb you’ll see at his flagship restaurant in Beverly Hills. High-powered execs, movie moguls and celebrities flock to this bright space serving modern California cuisine. Just ask Dreamworks head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg, legendary actress Jane Fonda or pop sensation Gwen Stefani. See more … 

The Ivy

Beverly Hills, CA

Despite the sky-high prices and long wait for a (patio) seat, The Ivy is always a scene for the see-and-want-to-be-seen crowd. The outdoor patio on Robertson Boulevard — surrounded by that famed white picket fence — is the primo spot for people-watching, which always includes B-listers and sometimes includes celebs who want to be snapped by the paps. (JLo, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell, we’re talking about you.) See more…

The Polo Lounge

Beverly Hills, CA

A Beverly Hills legend since 1941, the Polo Lounge is where to go for a (pricey) taste of Old Hollywood — whether on the patio or at the bar, you just might end up spying one of the famous patrons. Is that Chris Rock at the next table? See more …


Brentwood CA

A fixture on the Brentwood dining scene for more than 30 years, you’ll rarely find this clubby little trattoria empty. The small space has hosted many a celebrity like John Stamos and Ben Affleck. See more…

Urth Caffe

West Hollywood, CA

This undisputed king of Melrose cafés is an LA mainstay. Come for the fair trade coffee, delectable pastries and stay for celebrity sightings of stars like Jessica Alba and Malin Akerman. See more…


Los Angeles, CA

This Japanese restaurant has long been a tourist destination for its sweeping views spanning the world-famous Hollywood sign to downtown LA to the ocean. A-list stars like George Clooney and Halle Berry have been within the palace walls, but these days you’re more likely to spot a B-lister from a movie, TV series or band you know. See more…