Stars still celebrate opening night at Sardi's, and the titans of the publishing and fashion industries continually take all the tables at The Grill Room at The Four Seasons. But star gazing is a lot easier when a restaurant's owners include stars themselves who bring their friends, and Man Ray's owners include Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and John Malkovich, who in turn attract just about any celeb who's in town. Man Ray is one of New York's primo party venues for music, film openings, and fashion - Naomi Campbell recently threw a party there - and the very hip Shanghai circa 1930 decor, the beautiful waitresses in satin dresses, and chef Frederic Kieffer's enticing East-West menu keep Man Ray an odds-on bet for sighting stars most nights of the year.
The Grill Room, The Four Seasons, 99 E. 52nd St., (212) 754-9494
Man Ray, 147 W. 15th St., (212) 929-5000
Sardi's, 234 W. 44th St., (212) 221-8440