Whether you’re looking to spot a celeb or just looking for an excellent meal, here are 10 A-list favorites where you can dine like, if not with, the stars.
1. Del Posto, (pictured above) 85 10th Ave. Serves upscale Italian set in a posh interior of rich, dark wood and marble. Spotted there: Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
2. Raoul’s, 180 Prince St., is a classic French Bistro–you know, the kind that makes a burger elegant. Spotted there: Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney.
3. Carbone, 181 Thompson St. A Major Food Group establishment (The Lobster Club, Dirty French)–but diner beware, it’s not easy to get a table. Spotted there: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez; Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx.
4. Manderley Bar, 530 W. 27th St. at the McKittrick Hotel features live bands and a sensual vibe. Spotted there: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
5. Babbo, 110 Waverly Place, is probably the brightest spot on this list of dark dining establishments, and serves delectable Italian out of a darling carriage house in Greenwich Village. Spotted there: George and Amal Clooney.
6. Landmarc, 10 Columbus Circle at the Time Warner Center, is chef Marc Murphy’s French and Italian Bistro. Spotted there: Lily-Rose Depp and Timothee Chalamet.
7. Lucali, 575 Henry St., Brooklyn. Does a thin crust = a thin waistline? You would think so at this Carroll Gardens pizza place. Spotted there: the Beckhams; the Carters.
8. The Polo Bar, 1 E. 55th St., is owned by Ralph Lauren and the equestrian-heavy surroundings show it. Spotted there: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost.
9. Park Avenue Autumn/Winter/Spring/Summer, 360 Park Ave. S. The eatery’s name is a mouthful in itself, but the menu and decor change according to the season for a fresh mood at every visit. Spotted there: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra.
10. Emilio’s, 55 E. Houston St. For a bunch of fit celebs, Italian sure does show prominently on their dining lists. This one does not take reservations, but we’re pretty sure some of the guests didn’t have to arrive early to get a table. Spotted there: President Obama and his daughter; Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.