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Are you travelling to New York City and trying to locate the restaurants where celebrities eat? 

Then look no further than these hotspots that celebrities are frequenting. There are plenty of celeb favourites in the city so we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favourites. Book a reso at one of these places on your next trip to get a great meal with a possible side of a celeb sighting.

Word of advice: Book your reservations well in advance as it can be hard to get a reso.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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1. Carbone 

181 Thompson St, New York 

An Italian restaurant located in a retro-glam space. You can’t go wrong with a visit to Carbone. Most known for their Spicy Rigatoni Vodka but we also love the Veal Parmesan. Most recently Kanye and Julia Fox were spotted their during their infamous impromptu photoshoot but tons of celebrities dine there.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, L’orde, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. The Polo Bar

1 E 55th St, New York 

An upscale dining experience by designer Ralph Lauren. The Polo Bar is privy to an influx of celebrity visitors and offers American Classics on the menu.

Celebrity Visitors Include:  Meghan Markle, Serena Williams, Tom Hanks, Bradley Cooper,  Martha Stewart, Barbara Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Rihanna, Bradley Cooper, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Emilio’s Ballato 

55 E Houston St, New York 

Established in 1956, this celebrity favourite offers Southern Italian food that is a must-try in New York. Emilio’s Ballato does not take reservations and operates on a first come, first serve basis.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, Halsey, George Clooney, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, President Barack Obama, Rihanna, Lily James, Matt Smith

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Pastis

52 Gansevoort St, New York 

Located in meatpacking district, Pastas is a French bistro with a lively and chic atmosphere. We’e heard that the Lobster Frites are a must try as well as the “sexy” burger and the soufflés.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Maude apatow, Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Beyonce, Jay Z, Kate Moss, Joe Jonas, Kate Bosworth, Ellen Pompeo, Kathryn Heigl, Sarah Jessica Parker

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Il Mulino

86 W 3rd St, New York 

An upscale restaurant offering classic and regional Italian cuisine. Get a taste of some of the finest Italian food in the city and spot a celebrity or two while you’re at it.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Hunter Schaefer, Dominic Fike, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Jennifer Lopez, Kendall Jenner, Tiesto

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Lilia

567 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Located in trendy Williamsburg, Lilia is one of our favourite spots for Italian food. Most recently, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson were spotted on a date there over the weekend. It’s often frequented by celebs though, and you can’t go wrong with this menu. Some of our favourites include the Sheep Milk Cheese filled Agnolotti, the Fettuccine with lamb sausage and the Cacio e Pepe Frittelle.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson, Jennifer Lawrence, Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie, Victor Cruz

 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Cipriani Downtown

376 W Broadway, New York

A swanky Italian restaurant with great service and tons of great items on the menu to choose from. There’s a reason Cipriani is a celebrity hotspot.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Kim Kardashian, Kanye, Kendall Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Sadelle’s

463 W Broadway, New York 

The perfect brunch spot located in the heart of SoHo. The menu at Sadelle’s offers housemade bagels, and smoked fish, among other delicious items.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Seinfeld, Teresa Giudice

 

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Gemma 

335 Bowery, New York

Another Italian restaurant cropping up as a celeb favourite that is located in the trendy Bowery Hotel. Gemma is an Italian Trattoria and also offers outdoor seating.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Thom York, David Byrne, Selena Gomez, Gemma Chan, Dakota Johnson, Ed Sheeran

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Park Side Restaurant 

107-01 Corona Avenue, Queens 

Located in Queen’s New York, this restaurant offers all the flash and great Italian food without the steep price tag. While it’s not right in the city, it can be worth the drive to check it out.

Celebrity Visitors Include: Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler, Hugh Grant, Ray Romano

 

 
 
 
 
 
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