The question isn’t, who eats at Mr. Chow? It’s, who doesn’t? Don Rickles celebrated his 81st birthday by having Mr. Chow’s authentic Beijing cuisine. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony first appeared as a couple here in 2005. Gaze at celebs as well as at two original Andy Warhol paintings.
Stars you might see: Mariah Carey, Halle Berry, Venus and Serena Williams, Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Drew Barrymore, Kirk Douglas, and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Recommended cocktail: Lychee Martini ($12)
Star bites: Denzel Washington loves the squab ($18), peppered lobster ($45), and snow-pea sprouts ($6). Brad Pitt loves the chicken satay ($5.50).
Bargain bites: Consider a power lunch if you want to see stars eat with their agents. At lunch, the prices are slightly lower, and you can order the $37 prix fixe menu that comes with an appetizer and an entrée.
*open for lunch and dinner
344 North Camden Drive
George Clooney and the cast of Ocean’s 13 dined here. The Getty Center architect, Richard Meier, designed Cut with clean, modern lines; butcher-block tables; an open, visible kitchen; and great sight lines to showcase food, art, and people. Cut makes you glad to be a carnivore. You can sample Cut’s bar menu across the lobby at Sidebar, where Jamie Foxx prefers to hang.
Stars you might see: Christopher Walken, Cate Blanchett, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg, and Lionel Richie
Recommended cocktail: The Bellinissima signature cocktail with Cîroc Vodka, peach, lemon, and Prosecco ($17)
Bargain bites: Mini Kobe beef sliders on brioche buns ($20), prime sirloin steak tartare ($22), and hot gougères, which are cheese puffs with gruyère ($8)
*open for dinner
Beverly Wilshire - a Four Seasons Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
M Café’s contemporary macrobiotic cuisine captivates celebrity couples. Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon hold hands here. Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy cuddle here.
Stars you might see: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Matt Dillon, Joe Jonas, Jessica Biel, and Justin Timberlake
Recommended cocktail: Scarlet Lemonade made with beets ($3.50)
Star Bites: The Big Macro, a whole-grain brown-rice-and-veggie burger and DeGeneres’s favorite ($11.45), and Kale with Spicy Peanut Sauce deli salad, a Witherspoon habit ($7.45 for a two-salad combo)
*open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
9433 Brighton Way