restaurants where celebrities want to go

The pop culture Instagram account @Deuxmoi, which has been compared to a real gossip, shared with Eater NY the places where celebrities dine all over the city

In September 2020, a follower on Instagram sent me a message with the first live celebrity image. He was saying something like “I just saw Hugh Jackman on Blaker Street,” followed by a photo of Hugh Jackman standing on the turntable. I’m the anonymous creator of Deuxmoi, the pop culture rumor factory on Instagram that people liken to real life gossip. I think it was natural for the account to start posting real celebrity appearances.

My first post with Jackman standing on the sidewalk in New York has been shared thousands of times. Within a week, I began receiving reports of celebrity appearances throughout New York and Los Angeles. There were many restaurants where celebrities were seen dining out. . My Instagram account has become an encyclopedia in which restaurants prefer to dine with celebrities. One of New York’s busiest celebrity restaurants, Carbone, was deliberately removed from the list. It is by far the most popular Italian restaurant in New York for celebrities and guests. Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, John Mayer, Kanye West and Julia Fox are just some of the celebrities my followers have seen there.

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a. The leopard in the des Artistes

Leopard at des Artistes, an excellent Italian restaurant located at the same address as the former Café des Artistes on the Upper West Side, is as beautiful and elegant as its predecessor. Former New York Times food critic Sam Sifton once wrote that the Leopard Restaurant at des Artistes is for those looking for “fame in power, not the other way around,” which is probably why Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg and himself James Bond – Daniel Craig – is seen dining here.

2. The Lobster Club

Located in the former Four Seasons complex, this Japanese brasserie, also owned by Carbone but lesser-known dudes, is one of Midtown Manhattan’s most well-designed restaurants. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Yost recently attended a party here, where I think Johansson enjoyed lobster pasta, beef wagyu and spicy toro rolls. If you go, do not even think to ask if California rolls are served here.

3. Barbuto

I would literally go anywhere Julianne Moore dined and I think Deuxmoi readers feel the same way. So you can catch me at Barbuto next week eating smoked salmon pizza. This West Village restaurant, which recently reopened with rave reviews, has served restaurants such as Andy Cohen and Bella Hadid. Its menu is small, but it does not matter much because it’s all there for one thing: tender fried chicken with salsa verde.

4. Morandi

Like any other Keith McNally restaurant, the Morandi is also a celebrity favorite. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have been spotted here ordering a very expensive bottle of wine, Sarah Jessica Parker is a regular and Saturday Night Live alum, Maya Rudolph is also a fan of Morandi rustic Italian cuisine. This West Village hotspot serves dishes such as hand-cooked spaghetti with lemon and parmesan, and Sicilian-style meatballs with pine nuts and raisins.

5. Bouvet

It’s all so polite, but the sensitive French heartthrob Timothée Chalamet was spotted dining out at this French restaurant in the West Village. A. Reading a book. (Enter the sound of Deuxmoi readers fainting here.) Buvette, which also hosted OG Gossip Girl’s own Blake Lively, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. However, in the humble opinion of this New Yorker, they are more popular for the brunch menu, which includes buttery madam and monsieur crunches and a variety of flakes of French pastries.

6. Other Paradise

This luxurious Italian restaurant is a favorite of Hollywood queens Jennifer Lawrence, Zoë Kravitz and Lily Rose Depp. However, my favorite regular Altro Paradiso is the hunter Christopher Abbott, who has been spotted dining in the countryside (and yes, according to my followers, spotted in Raya, so if you are free and think Christopher is just as hot as me, stay on the corner of Spring Street and Sixth Avenue).

7. Lure Fishbar

I’m starting to think that the Gossip Girl Reborn cast looks more like real-life gossip than the characters they play. The actors are trendsetters on their own, so when you see Evan Mock and Eli Brown having dinner at Lure Fishbar, you know you can add them to the list of New York’s great restaurants. Also a favorite of Hailey Bieber and Savity, this seafood hangout has an extensive menu of raw bars and sushi, as well as lobster rolls, clams and miso-glassed salmon.

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eight. Brown Fanelli

Succession’s Nicholas Brown, also unofficially known as New York’s friend, was spotted at this 175-year-old store in Soho with Superbad’s McLovin’s best friend (yes, his name is Christopher Mintz-Plasse, but only his mom calls him that). ). ). Also, New York’s original computer lady Chloe Sevigny was spotted here and I would like to imagine she ordered Pat Lafried hot dogs because, like hot dogs, Chloe is a staple of New York. But Fanelli’s most common celebrity protector may be Chris Rock. They saw him here eating alone at the bar (we love the Independent King) and sitting at one of the outdoor tables a few hours before they opened. Maybe he wanted to be first in line for the bacon, egg, cheddar and arugula sandwich for breakfast?

nine. Balthazar

If you do not dine at Balthazar, are you a celebrity? I think literally every celebrity going through New York has broken down on sourdough bread in Balthazar, including Zoey Deutch, Gwafina, Sienna Miller, Jared Leto, Mary Kate Olsen, Fran Lebowitz, Tom Hiddleston and Meryl Streep. Balthazar is also the favorite of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Windour, who often appears here at business meetings drinking coffee on her own.

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ten. Ruby’s Cafe

Warning: Do not go to Ruby`s if you want your relationship to last. Just kidding, this Australian-influenced coffee was the favorite of Jacob Elordi and Kaia Gerber, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello before their separation. Ruby’s, which has many locations in Manhattan, offers a menu that includes Australian products, such as vegetable toast, which may explain why it is one of the favorite places of Australian Elordi in New York.

eleven. Locanda Verde

Is it for lamb meatballs that celebrities flock to Locanda Verde or are they there to support Hollywood heavyweights and restaurant co-owner Bobby De Niro? We may never know, but if Locanda Verde is good enough for Harry Styles, then good enough for me. In addition to Harry, Drew Barrymore and Paul Savannah Guthrie dined here. If you pass, be sure to order the famous sheep’s ricotta.

12. Lily

This is Pete Davidson’s “Native New York” and we all just live in it. One of his favorite restaurants is Lilia, which has become the hangout of many famous couples, including Anwar Hadid and Dua Lipa, and Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay (though not a couple, unless you dig into some fan theories). Pete even had lunch at one of the stands of the Italian restaurant on the street with his new girlfriend Kim Kardashian. I’m dying to know what Kim Kay ate from this menu – did she stick to her vegan diet and try spaghetti with pine nuts without parmesan? For limited reservations, Lilia also offers packed lunches in the adjoining café during the day, serving Italian pastries and breakfast items.

thirteen. The Odeon

For all the celebrities who have been to Tribeca, if you are in the area, you should dine at the Odeon. A celebrity-only bat must come from a restaurant because, like Balthazar, virtually every celebrity in America has dined at the Odeon at some point, including Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne, Katie Holmes, Naomi Watts, Ben Affleck, Margaret Qualley and Jack Antonoff. Do not miss the salmon tartare with soy sauce or rustic frisee salad.

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