A trip to Los Angeles wouldn't be complete without catching a glimpse of the lifestyles of the rich and famous. The good news is that celebrities are practically everywhere in LA and, for the most part, they’re used to causing a scene amongst the everyday folk. For those who wish to catch the A-list crowd in their natural habitat without looking like a tourist, the following LA restaurants are celebrity hot spots.
The Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard is buzzing with bold and beautiful celebrities. The on-site restaurant and bar are great for grabbing a quick bite (or Cosmo) while rubbing shoulders with the A-list crowd.
TIP: If you’re heading here during the day, dine on the patio (a favourite of Jake Gyllenhaal and Lindsay Lohan) at the hotel's main restaurant and keep your eyes open. Just remember the hotel's "no photography" policy.
8221 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
There’s an extremely high chance you’ll spot a celebrity at The Ivy, especially if you see a hoard of paparazzi against the white patio fence outside. Passersby have also been known to snag autographs from the likes of George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston pre-meal.
113 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
This West Hollywood meat mecca serves extremely fresh seafood and superb steaks. But if the 40-day dry aged New York Strip isn’t enough entice you, then maybe the chance of bumping into the likes of Paris Hilton, Nicki Minaj or Hayden Panettiere while you dine is.
9200 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this sexy sushi restaurant is popular with health-conscious celebrities. The extremely trendy Katsuya is a favourite among the A-list clan with Jessica Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Miley Cyrus and Mark Wahlberg singing its sashimi praise.
6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Spago Beverly Hills
Owned by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, Spago Beverly Hills is frequented by many stars seeking a taste of the extravagant menu featuring touches of Italy, Japan and China. From actors to politicians, the restaurant has hosted a range of heavyweights such as Justin Bieber and Bill Clinton.
176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
For years celebrities have counted on Crustacean for Euro-Asian cuisine. Crustacean's owner, Helene An, serves up her tightly guarded, secret family recipes including dungeness crab, chilean Sea Bass (which Mel Gibson adores), royal tiger prawns with garlic noodles (a favourite of Will Smith) and lobster in tamarind sauce (Leonardo DiCaprio's top choice).
9646 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Nobu can almost guarantee you a celebrity sighting like no other. Not to name drop, but A-listers like Eva Longoria, Mary J. Blige, Renee Zellweger, and Bradley Cooper have all been spotted here.
903 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069