See the foodie hot spots that Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian and more stars can’t get enough of.

By People Staff
January 04, 2017
Want to Spot a Celebrity at Dinner? Here’s Where You Should Make a Reservation
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle dined with friends at one of their favorite Hawaiian spots while vacationing for the last time as the first family. The James Beard Award-winning restaurant was happy to serve them, posting on Facebook: "We are grateful for his continued support over all these years during his annual Winter vacation in Hawaii."

The Polo Bar

New York City

Hillary Clinton dined on burgers and chocolate sundaes at this exclusive Manhattan spot with owner Ralph Lauren on Wednesday. A source tells PEOPLE the "the love in the room for Hillary was palpable," and she even had a run-in with model Christie Brinkley.



The All We Had actress feasted at this South Beach Italian spot while in town for Art Basel, where chef Mike Pirolo made her a special vegan gemelli pasta with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, caramelized shallots and diced tomatoes.

O Ya

New York City

Blake Lively celebrated husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday back at the place where it all began. "We fell in love at your restaurant in Boston. We stay in love at your restaurant in NY," Lively captioned an Instagram shot at the modern Japanese restaurant in Manhattan. The couple, who just welcomed their second child, enjoyed creative sushi, sashimi and wagyu beef, a source confirmed to PEOPLE. Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman also surprised Lively and Reynolds with wood burning oven pizza from nearby Covina restaurant and, to end the night, a housemade Deadpool-themed cake.

Rosa Mexicano

New York City

While in town for the FFANY Shoes on Sale Gala, Jessica Simpson made a stop at her one of go-to spots, where the menu features modern and authentic Mexican cuisine like mole poblano and tortilla soup.

Lure Fishbar

New York City
Meghan Trainor just crowned chef Josh Capon's SoHo eatery the "greatest restaurant of all time." And despite its seafood chops, the upscale hot spot also has the "greatest burger of all time," according to the singer.

Beauty & Essex

Las Vegas
Lea Michele and Fashion Police co-host Brad Goreski hit up this spot inside the upscale Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, dining on the chef's selection of contemporary American small plates.


New York City
Helen Mirren feasted on classic French fare at this Manhattan restaurant on September 29 to celebrate her nephew Simon's new television series, Versailles. On the menu? A seafood tower, roasted chicken, salt-crusted salmon, mashed potatoes, and a macaron tower for dessert.

Blue Ribbon Brasserie

New York City
Sandra Bullock and her boyfriend, Los Angeles-based photographer Bryan Randall, recently stopped by the flagship Blue Ribbon restaurant for a "happy date night," a source tells PEOPLE. The eatery lined with red velvet banquettes and mustard-hued walls is known for its late-night dining scene, serving oysters, foie gras and matzoh ball soup until 4 a.m.

Pasquale Jones

New York City
Talk about a VIP crew! The galaxy of stars at this post-VMAs wine and pizza party included Beyoncé and Jay Z, Kanye and Kim Kardashian West, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, and hip hop mogul Diddy and his longtime romantic partner Cassie.

Del Frisco's

New York City
It may not be a pound of pasta, but Michael Phelps still knows how to indulge off-season. The Olympic swimmer was recently spotted grabbing a midnight snack at the Manhattan steakhouse with his fiancée, Nicole Jonson, where the two dined on a 12 oz. filet mignon, a side of Del Frisco’s signature lobster mac and cheese, martinis and Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon. "They were very affectionate and happy," says a source.

State Road Restaurant

Martha's Vineyard, MA
During their two-week family vacation to the Massachussets island, the President and First Lady dined at the West Tisbury-based eatery with friends. The Obamas are fans of the restaurant (which serves local seafood and seasonal fare) having eaten there "many times," reported the AP.


New York City
BFFs Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King popped by the hotspot for an early dinner, a source tells PEOPLE. They noshed on California-inspired dishes including the restaurant's green zebra pizza, which is topped with fromage blanc, stracciatella, herbs and garlic oil — and even took a selfie with another diner who approached their table, says the source.

The Nice Guy

West Hollywood
'NSYNC reunion alert! Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick celebrated their former bandmate, JC Chasez's 40th birthday at the L.A. hotspot. Timberlake, who was also joined by wife Jessica Biel, posted a photo of the sweet get-together on Instagram. The restaurant has also welcomed a slew of other celebs like Kylie Jenner and Tyga, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, Justin Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.

RM Champagne Salon

Gwen Stefani recently had dinner at the trendy French bistro with her three sons. The boys proved to be quite adventorous eaters, sampling exotic options like oysters, mussels and lobstered deviled eggs, a source tells PEOPLE.

Fiola Mare

Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama celebrated his 55th birthday on Aug. 4 at the Italian seafood restaurant on Georgetown's waterfront, according to tweets from the eatery. And he was treated to more than just a meal: After dinner, fans lined up outside to serenade Obama with "Happy Birthday" as he exited the restaurant.


Santa Monica, CA
Taylor Swift and her now ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston were spotted enjoying a romantic dinner at this upscale chain restaurant. "They were tucked away in the second floor of the restaurant," a source tells PEOPLE. "They seemed to really be enjoying each others' company." Another source shares: "Tom drove them to the restaurant. They held hands and looked very happy. Taylor was pretty in a black top and skirt."

Legal Harborside

Kate Upton is a lady who lunches. While visiting the city this week with fiancé Justin Verlander, the supermodel stopped in at the waterfront seafood restaurant for a midday meal with a view. On Upton's plate this day: salmon sashimi, tuna sashimi and spicy tuna rolls.

Brooklyn Farmacy

Brooklyn, New York

"Milkshake: check. Comfortable shoes: check. Having a slit in your dress to make you feel better about the aforementioned: check," Blake Lively captioned a photo of herself (and her bump!) outside the popular soda shop in the New York City borough. The family-friendly spot is known for their old fashioned sundaes and shakes—handspun to order, of course.


Los Angeles

Along with Rumer and Tallulah Willis, Demi Moore celebrated her daughter Scout's 25th birthday in the outdoor garden of the chic Japanese restaurant. On the menu for the big night: crab cakes, red dragon rolls, spicy tuna crispy rice and calamari. "The group celebrated for several hours, shutting down the restaurant and bringing their own cake complete with sparkler candles," a source tells PEOPLE.

Blue Water Grill

New York City
Amy Poehler recently popped into the Union Square restaurant for lunch with friends including Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Poehler noshed on a spicy tuna roll along with toro and salmon sushi and the table shared two dozen shigoku oysters, mini lobster rolls and fish tacos, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Emilio's Ballato

New York City
Rihanna and Naomi Campbell dined at the cozy Italian restaurant – located in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood – with six pals. The group noshed on antipasto, ravioli with meat sauce, pasta e fagioli and rigatoni alla bolognese, which they paired with bottles of Soldera Brunello and Gaja white wine, a source tells PEOPLE.

Bowery Meat Company

New York City
New parents Chrissy Teigen and John Legend recently stopped by the East Village steakhouse. "So happy to see our friend @chefcapon at @bowerymeatcompany, we missed you and your tomahawk chops!" Teigen wrote on Instagram.


  • New York City
  • Justin Bieber
  • got a very special treat when he popped into the SoHo restaurant. The singer went off menu and requested grilled cheese sandwiches, which he got with eggs, coffee, orange juice and buttered toast, a source tells PEOPLE. Bieber, who brought along a bodyguard and a pal, was "very cool and easy going," says an onlooker.

Delmonico's Kitchen

New York City
Ethan Hawke recently dined at the chic Midtown steakhouse with a friend. The pair shared "a bunch of appetizers" as their main meal, a source tells PEOPLE.

Serendipity 3

New York City
Leonardo DiCaprio was recently spotted cozying up to model Roxy Horner at the iconic dessert spot. The pair – who were accompanied by close friend Lukas Haas and another blonde, all wearing baseball caps – sat in a corner booth and dined on chicken pot pie, frozen hot chocolate and a specialty sundae. "They had a great dinner and snuck out," a source tells PEOPLE. Stars like Jimmy Fallon and Blake Livey have also been spotted indulging in the eatery's famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.

Gracias Madre

West Hollywood
Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus made their first public appearance together since reconciling at this L.Aplant-based Mexican restaurant. The couple enjoyed lunch with Hemsworth's two brothers Chris and Luke and Luke's wife.

Red Rooster

Mindy Kaling called Marcus Samelsson's New York City restaurant "Heaven" on Instagram. The Mindy Project star is in good company. Recently, Hillary Clinton named Red Rooster, known for their comfort food dishes like fried chicken and mac & greens, one of her favorite food spots in New York.

The Chester

New York City
Jim Carrey must have really enjoyed himself at the Meatpacking District hotspot. The actor left a giant tip (reportedly $225 on a $151 bill) for a waitress there after dining with friends. Located in The Gansevoort Hotel, Carrey spent time in the restaurant's outdoor Biergarten.

Two Urban Licks

Want to spot a celebrity? How about three – all dining together? That was the scene when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 costars Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell and Zoe Saldana stopped by the restaurant/live blues club for a recent meal. The group ordered salmon chips and empanadas for the table, an onlooker tells PEOPLE, who also noted that Pratt had a lean cut brisket, while Russell noshed on branzino. Saldana, who brought husband, Marco Perego, just stayed for appetizers.


The Asian-inspired eatery has recently hosted a slew of celebs including supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade and LeBron James since opening earlier this year. Known for their signature dishes like crispy wasabi shrimp and tuna porterhouse, the restaurant also boasts three-stories of indoor/outdoor seating and a garden.


New York City
Ariana Grande stopped by the Japanese bar/restaurant on back-to-back nights in March. The singer, who hit up the midtown Manhattan hotspot with a group that included boyfriend Ricky Alvarez and brother Frankie Grande, celebrated two listening parties for her "Dangerous Woman" album, a source tells PEOPLE.

L&E Oyster Bar

Silverlake, California
Parents-to-be Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman had a casual date nightat the cozy restaurant earlier this month. The L.A. neighborhood spot is known for fresh, seasonal seafood dishes, and of course, oysters.


West Hollywood
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam enjoyed a recent boys night out at the L.A. hotspot. The actor and his pals had a few drinks at the restaurant's rooftop bar, which offers stunning views of the city. "He was relaxed, cordial, and seemed in great spirits," says a source.

Plan Check Sawtelle

Los Angeles
The day after performing at the Super Bowl, Beyoncé dined at the modern American eatery with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy. The couple dug into the restaurant's signature burgers, beef tallow fries and root beer floats. Blue Ivy had a junior grilled cheese and shared cruller doughnuts with her parents. The family "was very low-key and cordial with staff and other diners," says an onlooker. "They had a very enjoyable lunch."

ABC Cocina

New York City
Expect to see Lea Michele at chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's eclectic eatery again. The actress called their shaved beets, portobello mushrooms, queso blanco and herbs dish the "best meal EVER" on Instagram after recently dining there with friends.

Tempura Endo

Beverly Hills
Gwyneth Paltrow raved about the Japanese hotspot – so you know it's got to be good! "@tempura_endo in Beverly Hills. Mind blowing. Sublime. Perfect." she posted on Instagram. During the visit, the Goop founder was spotted by an onlooker dining with three of her friends at the tempura bar, where she had the tempura bowl with ten–don and tsukemono.


Los Angeles
Brad Pitt dined at chef Stephen Kalt's Italian eatery Spartina in mid-January. "There was champagne on the table and he was eating tuna tartare. He was extremely friendly to the other guests in the restaurant," a source tells PEOPLE. "It looked like he even knew a few of them as he stopped by their table to say hi."

Mercer Kitchen

New York City
Kendall Jenner was recently spotted at Jean-George's upscale American restaurant– and past clientele has included Adam Levine, Isla Fisher, Kate Bosworth, and Nick and Vanessa Lachey.

Dirty French

New York City
Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, and Cameron Diaz had a "giggly" ladies’ night at this hot spot in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Just a few nights later, Andy Cohen posted an Instagram in front of the restaurant with the caption “Dirty NYC night.”


New York City
Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, and Emma Stone provided us with the ultimate #squadgoals when they met for dinner atthis upscale Mexican restaurant and feasted on the signature duck carnitas with salsa verde.


Leonardo DiCaprio dined at the Miami Beach location of celebrity chef Scott Conant's popular Italian joint while in town for Art Basel, where a source tells PEOPLE he and his party of 25 devoured yellowtail snapper, polenta, duck ravioli – and plenty of tequila shots.


Las Vegas
Jessica Chastain sipped on bubbly for a friend's bachelorette party at this Pan-Asian restaurant and nightclub inside The Venitian casino, posting an Instagram of the festivities with the caption "can't stop, won't stop." And she's not the only one – Kim Kardashian also celebrated her bachelorette party there back in 2011.

American Cut

New York City
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber recently feasted at this popular steakhouse, dining on their signature pastrami-spiced ribeye, yellowfin tuna, and a crackerjack sundae for dessert.

Waverly Inn

New York City
Sandra Bullock and her photographer-model boyfriend Bryan Randall had a swanky date night on Oct. 28 at this American comfort food spot – and stars like Jennifer Lawrence, and Julianna Margulies have been spotted there too.

Del Posto

New York City
Beyoncé and Jay-Z dined at Mario Batali's upscale Italian restaurant in the city's chic meatpacking district on Oct. 3.


Los Angeles
This sushi spot in L.A.'s Studio City neighborhood is one of George Clooney’s favorites, and he and wife Amal spent both Valentine’s Day and their anniversary there this year.

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New York City
Anna Kendrick had no regrets after recently feasting on a trio of pastries (including their signature "Chlostess cupcakes") at this vegan restaurant.


New York City
Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated her 43rd birthday with a lively brunch at this spot in Manhattan's east village along with ex Chris Martin, mother Blythe Danner, and pal Jessica Seinfeld.


New York City
Kim Kardashian sipped (and spilled) tea with Serena Williams at this Italian restaurant before the tennis star faced off against her sister, Venus, at the U.S. Open.

Lugo Cucina Itlaiana

New York City
Drew Barrymore was recently spotted having lunch at this restaurant in N.Y.C.'s Penn Plaza, where she caught up with two friends over meatballs and grilled octopus.

Fresco by Scotto

New York City
Fresh off her recent split, Miranda Lambert enjoyed a "#GirlsNight" at this Italian spot in Manhattan’s midtown east. "Thank you @frescobyscotto for an amazing dinner!," she captioned her Instagram pic, adding, "#foodcoma."


It's safe to say that this Japanese hot spot's 33 international locations all have a posh clientele, and their Malibu site is no exception. With a gorgeous seaside patio overlooking the ocean, the restaurant has attracted the likes of Kaley Cuoco, Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio, and – most recently – the Kardashian clan, who celebrated Kris Jenner’s Haute Living magazine cover there.

Da Silvano

New York City
An Italian mainstay in the Big Apple's Greenwich Village for 30 years (quite the accomplishment in the N.Y.C. restaurant world), Rihanna has frequently been spotted dining there.

The Forge

One of Justin Timberlake's favorite spots in South Beach, he treated wife Jessica Biel to a 32nd birthday celebration here. The farm-to-table steakhouse boasts high ceilings and intricate design in the main dining area, though the couple spent their evening in the private wine cellar below.

Cafe´ & Bar Lurcat

This equal parts cozy, equal parts hip restaurant is clearly the preferred dinner spot of rockers. Mick Jagger dined on Chilean sea bass, fries with béarnaise, crispy ahi and basil spring rolls right before his performance last week at TCF Bank Stadium, while Prince stopped by earlier in May for the house-made udon and the dark chocolate profiteroles.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Chicago-native Vince Vaughn dined at one of the city's most renowned restaurants, located in the River North Chicago neighborhood. The steakhouse seems to be a celeb favorite – their website boasts of guests such as Lana Del Ray, Drake and Common.

RPM Italian

  • Chicago
  • When in the Windy City, a must-stop for locals and celebs alike is Giuliana and Bill Rancic's
  • Italian eatery. Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen recently visited and dined on Mama DePandi’s bucatini pomodoro and wood-roasted octopus.


New York City
When they're seeking solitude, Beyoncé and Jay Z head to MAMO, the stateside outpost of the decades-old restaurant on the French Riviera. When the dine here, the couple "regularly order dishes like the Raviolini al Tartufo, the Focaccia al Tartufo and the Cheesecake alla Lavanda," a source tells PEOPLE.

ABC Kitchen

New York City
No one can deny it anymore – the elevator beef is officially squashed. Beyoncé, Jay Z and Solange Knowles enjoyed a healthy (and drama-free) dinner at chef Jean-Georges' award-winning farm-to-table restaurant.

Joe Fish

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but the highest form, at least for a chef, is actually sitting at his restaurant for three hours, spending over $1000 and tipping "very well," as Bill Clinton did at this Italian seafood spot in Chicago. The former president showed up with a 10-person entourage (and 10-person security crew) and enjoyed a range of dishes, including whole wheat linguine with spicy fresh tomato sauce and peppercorn-crusted wild salmon.

La Esquina

New York City
Demi Lovato and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama took full advantage of the newly spring weather, eating at La Esquina, a trendy, downtown Mexican taco spot. They were joined by their adorable dog – a major perk of outdoor seating.

Little Goat

When lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow flew to Chicago in April to open a Goop pop-up store, she couldn't not stop by Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard's Little Goat Diner for a three-course meal (heavy on the veggies and seafood, naturally.) Izard served a green papaya salad, ramp marinated shrimp and kohlrabi salad.


New York City
Just because you have a beard doesn't mean you can dine incognito! Leonardo DiCaprio popped into the kitchen of Daniel, an iconic French restaurant on the Upper East Side, to take a picture with chef Boulud and staff after enjoying a meal.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

Taylor Swift hit up the hotspot with Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge and her husband, Caleb Followhill, for a relaxed Indian dinner. "Everyone at the table was friendly and nice. They said that they loved everything!" the restaurant's chef and owner Maneet Chauhan gused to PEOPLE. "Caleb and Lily are regulars, so they brought Taylor along last night."

The Polo Bar

New York City
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West caused quite a commotion when they dined at The Polo Bar, designer Ralph Lauren's buzzed-about midtown restaurant. Lauren joined the couple, along with a few friends, for an intimate dinner on April 23. A source told PEOPLE that West ordered the steak, which must have been really good – the rapper was in such high spirits as he left the restaurant that he took several selfies with fans waiting outside.


New York City
Sofa Vergara enjoyed some quality family time with her son Manolo, 22, dining at her "fave NY restaurant!!" Illili serves Mediterranean-inspired plates, which Vergara happily noshed on after taking a quick pre-meal selfie, of course.


New York City
While the couple has been enjoying date nights all over their new city, George and Amal Clooney took a night off of their romance tour to dine with a close friend – Julia Roberts! – at the Greenwich Village restaurant. The meal apparently lasted three hours, and we're not surprised – it's the French way.