You practically fall over Hollywood stars in Los Angeles restaurants, and one of the current hot eateries - Breeze (pictured) - is located, appropriately, on the Avenue of the Stars in Century City. The sleek, sunny dining room, set within the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa where many stars stay, is ideal for an agent-studio exec lunch (the movie studios are nearby); and its recent clientele is definitely A-list, with everyone from Eddie Murphy and Rene Russo to Jackie Chan and David Duchovny. Chef Andreas Nieto turns out superb SoCal cuisine like white corn soup with apple fritters and bluefin tuna tartare with avocado. One of the best places to spot celebs these days is Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. Opened in the '80s, it has taken on a new chic as a hip-hop star hangout, with rappers like Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs and Babyface gobbling up the Chinese noodles, squab with lettuce, and Peking duck. Also in attendance on any given night might be Jim Carrey, Robert De Niro, George Clooney, and Kirsten Dunst.
Breeze, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, (310) 277-2000
Mr. Chow, 344 N. Camden Drive, (310) 278-9911