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(Relaxnews) – Want to dine like the stars or increase your odds of seeing one? Urbanspoon has collected the best restaurants for celebrity sightings in a culinary map to the stars.
Compiled from user data, reviews and expert commentary, the list of top 50 restaurants and cafes for star-gazing spans nine cities across the US, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami and Washington D.C.
Urbanspoon is a restaurant guide that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and diners.
And though they’re frequented by the stars, not all addresses will set you back a week’s pay, as the list also includes affordable cafes and pizza joints.
Big Jay-Z fan? Try scoring a table at The Spotted Pig in New York, or Cafe Gratitude in Los Angeles, editors say.
In New York, fans of Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Jason Segal may want to try their luck at Sons of Essex, a restaurant inspired by the immigrant and gentrification history of the Lower East Side — think “Gangs of New York” and the Bowery Boys.
Diners tuck into hearty, rib-sticking meals like fried chicken with kohlrabi slaw, jalapeno cornbread and Asian spiced honey and double cut pork chops with potato puree, roasted king oyster mushrooms and mustard brown butter, that average $30.
In Tinseltown, a night at Fig & Olive may mean sharing a dining room — and upping your chance of a celebrity selfie — with A-list stars like Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr., Halle Berry, Johnny Depp and Ryan Gosling.
Here are some of the best restaurants for star-gazing in New York:
Bacaro: Jennifer Lawrence, Katy Perry, Russell Brand
Sons of Essex: Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Jason Segal
Philippe: Rihanna, Steven Tyler
The Stanton Social: Nicolas Cage, Carly Rae Jepsen, Robert Pattinson
The Sea Fire Grill: Emma Roberts, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Darren Criss, T.I.
The Spotted Pig: Jay-Z, Bono, Jake Gyllenhaal, LeBron James
Melba’s: Katy Perry, Prince, Ashton Kutcher
Red Rooster: Clive Davis, Denzel Washington, Neil Patrick Harris, Katie Holmes
Antica Pesa: Morgan Freeman, Julianne Moore, Madonna, Tom Hardy
Cafe Gratitude: Kerry Washington, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rashida Jones, Jake Gyllenhaal, Connie Britton
Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi: Rihanna, Drake, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan
Craig’s: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Timbaland, T.I., Rebel Wilson, Harry Styles
Umami Burger: Emma Roberts, Wiz Khalifa, Blake Lively
STK: Sofia Vergara, Wiz Khalifa, Chelsea Handler, Zac Efron, Kim Kardashian
Chateau Marmont: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, John Mayer
FIG & OLIVE: Amanda Seyfried, Robert Downey Jr., Halle Berry, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, Ryan Gosling, Bob Saget, Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen
BOA Steakhouse: Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Sofia Vergara, Alessandra Ambrosio, Olivia Wilde
Toscana: Heidi Klum, Christina Aguilera, Tom Cruise, Eva Longoria
The Church Key: Christina Hendricks, Khloe Kardashian, LL Cool J
Casa Vega: Mila Kunis, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Nicole Richie, Avril Lavigne
Crustacean: Barbra Streisand, Nicki Minaj, Josh Duhamel
La Poubelle Bistro & Bar: Amanda Seyfried, Justin Long, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher
The Ivy: Justin Bieber, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian