All the major star sightings from this week
Welcome back to StarWatch, Eater’s handy feature for discovering where celebrities wine and dine in Los Angeles. Here’s a rundown of exactly where the Hollywood types are hanging out, for those interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
September 7, 2017
— Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio picked up lunch for herself Wednesday at Gratitude in Beverly Hills. The eatery is the newest location of the Cafe Gratitude/Gracias Madre family of restaurants, and markets a vegan, healthy-living ethos that no doubt appeals to the Victoria’s Secret icon.
— Singer Christina Milian and Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran were all smiles as they headed into h.wood Group’s perennial favorite, The Nice Guy. The recently revamped restaurant and lounge is exactly the type of place for dinner-turned-late night debauchery, that is if one can score a reservation.
— DJ Skrillex chatted with TMZ on Tuesday night as he rolled solo out of Catch in West Hollywood, what is undoubtedly on of the city’s best spots of celeb spotting.
September 1, 2017
— It was another huge weekend at Tao, what with G-Eazy, Presley Gerber, and Cameron Dallas celebrating a birthday in one skybox, and Shawn Mendez dining in another. The rapper’s box shared crispy rice tuna, chicken satay, and concluded with the giant fortune cookie, while the teen heartthrob ate Chilean sea bass, and barbecue crispy chicken.
— Kendall Jenner seems to have moved on from rapper A$AP Rocky, as the second-youngest member of the Kardashian clan left Nobu Malibu with Clippers star Blake Griffin last night. The sceney restaurant is a favorite of the reality TV kingpins, who reside in the surrounding area.
— That wasn’t the first date night for the budding couple, as the duo dined with Haley Baldwin and fellow NBA player Chandler Parsons at Craig’s the night before.
— Last Sunday’s VMAs had droves of stars dining at Beauty & Essex, including The Chainsmokers, Vanessa Hudgens, Hailee Steinfeld, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and everyone’s favorite child actor Millie Bobby Brown. After dinner, the celebrities dispersed to Tao and The Highlight Room to continue the evening’s festivities.
August 23, 2017
— It was a big weekend at Tao Los Angeles, with Caitlyn Jenner stepping out to dine on filet mignon “Tokyo” style and king salmon rolls with a group of friends. Later in the evening, rapper Drake took over a skybox until the restaurant closed down.
— Drew Barrymore enjoyed a leisurely afternoon on the deck of the Hotel Erwin in Venice, snapping photos with fans while taking in the lovely view.
— Bouncers at Laurel Hardware denied Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem entry to the West Hollywood bar last night, when The Voice coach was trying to walk in while eating a taco. Paparazzi snapped plenty of photos of the startlet scarfing down the rest of her food to make her way inside the perpetual hotspot.
— It was a Friends reunion at Nobu Malibu, which may take the cake as top spot for celebrity sightings in LA. Jennifer Aniston and co-star Courtney Cox along with Justin Theroux and Jason Bateman enjoyed dinner together at the sceney restaurant.
— Following a trip to the Museum of Ice Cream, power couple David and Victoria Beckham also took their children to Nobu Malibu for a sushi meal after a very Instagrammable day.
August 17, 2017
— Ben Affleck celebrated is 45th birthday with his children on Tuesday night at Barton G. The soon-to-be divorced actor from estranged wife Jennifer Gardner ordered the restaurant’s whimsical lobster pop tarts, rake and ho garden salad, disco ball pasta, and concluded with the Marie Antoinette head cotton candy.
— Barton G wasn’t the only place Affleck celebrated his birthday week, kicking off the day by eating breakfast at Tavern in Brentwood. A few days earlier, the entire family of five ate some of the city’s best pizza at Pizzana.
— Jamie Foxx can’t get enough of Beauty & Essex, as the triple threat is spotted at the Dream Hollywood hot spot just about every week. This week’s spotting has him eating his go-to dishes, the bone-in ribeye and truffle mac and cheese.
— Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte toasted to his 33rd birthday at BOA this week, diving into a meaty meal and hundred dollar bill-themed birthday cake.
— Caitlyn Jenner made the rounds this week, first dining at Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi with friends Tuesday then eating at celeb favorite Nobu Malibu last night.
August 10, 2017
— Working Girl actress Melanie Griffith celebrated her 60th birthday last night at none other than Craig’s, West Hollywood’s enduring hotspot for the celebrity set.
— The Dream Hollywood scored a three-peat last Thursday, as Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio picked up a fringe necklace in the Pawn Shop at Beauty & Essex before stopping in for dinner. Afterwards, everyone’s celebrity crush headed up to the newly opened Highlight Room for an evening of dancing and, presumably, plentiful cocktails to fuel the evening.
— Apparently Kim Kardashian still runs errands like normal folk, as the reality TV star was spotted at Stanley’s Sherman Oaks on Sunday picking up takeout for herself and husband Kanye West, who sat waiting in the car.
— The Keeping Up With The Kardashians figurehead continued to keep it real, choosing Manny’s Pizzeria for dinner, what is likely a convenient stop for the Valley resident on her way to and from the heart of the city.
— Looking extra cozy at The Sunset Tower Hotel’s Tower Bar this weekend was Katy Perry and Twilight star Robert Pattison, further sparking rumors that the two megastars are romantically involved, albeit his claim that he is “kind of engaged” to girlfriend FKA Twigs, whatever that means.
August 3, 2017
— Beyonce and Jay-Z aren’t letting the recent birth of their twins prevent them from date nights. A few weeks ago, the Malibu-residing duo were spotted at their local Nobu, and just last night Jay and Bey dined at Sushi Park, the second-floor strip mall gem in WeHo.
— Veep star Julia Louise-Dreyfus stopped in to Culver City’s Maple Block Meat Co. with her family for a barbecue-filled dinner of brisket and chicken.
— Halle Berry celebrated the premiere of her new movie Kidnap at Beauty & Essex, taking over the upstairs balcony patio to mingle over grilled cheese tomato soup dumplings, salt and vinegar fries, and tuna poke wonton tacos.
— After dinner at Catch last night, Faye Resnick made it very clear to TMZ that she would not comment about the release of O.J. Simpson. Hopefully she at least had a decent meal at one of LA’s scene-iest rooftop spots.
July 27, 2017
— Divergent and War Dogs star Miles Teller celebrated his sister’s birthday at Tao this week, with tipsters writing in to report an over-the-top dessert display presented in her honor.
— Self-proclaimed coffee addict Lucy Hale got her caffeine fix at Alfred on Tuesday, keeping cool with an iced coffee from the highly Instagrammable shop.
— Perpetual headline maker Justin Bieber may have let down fans when he canceled the rest of his tour dates, but at least the teenage heartthrob proved he has good taste by addresses the controversy to TMZ while he headed in to lunch at Sugarfish Beverly Hills.
— Another day, another diva sighting at Nobu. This time it’s Mariah Carey at Nobu West Hollywood, who enjoyed what was presumably a sushi-filled meal after helping kick off Lionel Richie’s most recent tour.
July 21, 2017
— Jamie Foxx sure does love Beauty & Essex, as the Baby Driver star visited the restaurant three times this week to dine on the singer’s favorite dishes, the kale and apple salad and the bone-in-ribeye.
— Newly engaged couple Quentin Tarantino and Israeli singer Daniella Pick visited longstanding West Hollywood hot spot Madeo last weekend. Chances are high that the duo dined on pricey plates of pasta, like the signature $36 bolognese.
— Nobu Malibu is quite the place for celeb stalking, as this week’s sighting is Cindy Crawford and her lookalike 15-year-old daughter. With such stunning views and LA’s balmy evenings, it’s no wonders the stars are flocking to the westside haunt.
— If the name Jeremy Meeks doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps his famed mugshot will, as the formerly incarcerated model quickly rose to fame after photo gave him the nickname of “world’s hottest felon.” Apparently Meeks is lapping in the attention, recently dining at the paparazzi-hounded Catch with Topshop heiress Chloe Green.
July 13, 2017
— Last night, Beyonce made her first public appearance since giving birth to twins with husband Jay-Z. The R&B overlords chose Nobu Malibu for the big night out, staying at the restaurant with ten security guards until 11 p.m.
— It was a full-blown High School Reunion, well, reunion at Beauty & Essex, where Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale celebrated Tisdale’s 32nd birthday with Thai-style deep-fried shrimp, oysters, filet mignon, and avocado, lemon, and espelette toast.
— Ben Affleck is officially back on the market after he and Jennifer Garner filed for divorce earlier this year. How does the A-list actor woo new love interest SNL producer Lindsay Shookus? According to TMZ, with dinner dates at Giorgio Baldi and morning-after coffee at Starbucks.
— Daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Delilah Belle Hamlin, is on a tear celebrating her recent high school graduation. So where do the young Hollywood-types celebrate such a momentous occasion? Craig’s, of course.
June 28, 2017
— It was a big weekend for Khloe Kardashian, who celebrated her birthday with boyfriend Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Tao in Hollywood on Sunday. The duo dined in a private skybox and enjoyed chicken satay and spicy shrimp.
— Nobu Malibu is known for having a heavy influx of celebs looking to see and be seen at one the LA’s best restaurants for outdoor dining. Kourtney Kardashian’s former flame Scott Disick was recently spotted leaving the hot spot yesterday, getting into his car that was parked in a handicapped spot. Tsk tsk.
— Disick wasn’t the only paparazzi magnet at Nobu Malibu this week, as loud-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay also stopped by on Monday with his daughter in a $200,000 Ferrari.
— Studio City’s Kiwami recently played host to Jenna Tatum, who ate a lunch that likely included the Katsu-ya group’s signature sushi dishes.
— The BET Awards selected ROKU and neighboring restaurant Blind Dragon to host its pre-party feeding stars like A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, and Lana Del Rey a menu that included Blind Dragon’s Wagyu and Japanese fried chicken sliders and ROKU’s avocado cucumber roll and popcorn shrimp tempura with miso glaze.
June 22, 2017
— Warriors point guard Steph Curry and food superstar Ayesha Curry chose Boa Steakhouse in Santa Monica last week on June 15 to commence what became a big night out, dining on filet mignon, brussels sprouts, and lobster mac and cheese before heading out to a Drake-hosted fete.
— Drake has a strong loyalty to The h.wood Group’s hotspots, and chose Delilah to celebrate the Golden State Warriors NBA championship title. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Jamie Foxx, and Wiz Khalifa joined Drake and the Currys at the party that featured chicken tenders, ‘The Burger’ sliders, kale salad, shrimp cocktail, and Drake’s favorite dessert at Delilah, Kendall’s Slutty Brownie.
— After showing up rather conspicuously in a gold Bugatti, Jamie Foxx dined at Beauty & Essex after the Future concert, eating the restaurant’s signature grilled cheese, smoked bacon, and tomato soup dumplings.
— Apparently Bella Hadid hasn’t quite reached peak stardom, as the middle child of the Hadid clan was initially turned away from The Nice Guy on Tuesday night. The doorman apparently didn’t recognize the former Weeknd flame, who blocked her face as paparazzi snapped the rather awkward encounter outside of the Hollywood hotspot. Thankfully for the model, Bella was eventually allowed entry.
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