Celebrities are so much a part of New York City’s fabric that they’re old news to some of the city’s longtime residents. However, for visitors who love celebrity culture, there’s still a rush at spotting your favorite star off-screen. If you’re visiting NYC and are feeling eager to rub elbows with some A-listers, make sure to check out these celeb-friendly hotspots:
Loring Place | 21 West 8th Street
Chef Dan Kluger’s menu has made Loring Place a popular eatery for celebs and mere mortals alike. Conveniently located in the West Village, close to some of the city’s best shopping and new luxury condo development, like The Greenwich Lane, Loring Place has quickly become a must-visit for anyone who lives in or visits Manhattan. Snack on small plates of roasted beets with fennel, orange vinaigrette, and chevre, or enjoy a handmade portobello pizza while eavesdropping on stars like John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
Burger Joint | 119 West 56th Street
Located inside Le Parker Meridien, this Midtown hotspot has become an unlikely hang for the stars of stage and screen. While you’re chowing down on a double cheeseburger or pouring yourself another glass of beer, celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé might just be behind you doing the same.
Beautique | 8 West 58th Street
If you want to see the best and brightest of the Hollywood elite, there’s no place like Beautique. This Midtown haunt is one of Manhattan’s premier nightlife destinations and has hosted celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Kendall Jenner, and countless other supermodels who have walked the runway in the fashion shows hosted in this unique venue.
O Ya | 120 East 28th Street
There’s no place in Manhattan like O Ya for creative takes on classic Japanese cuisine. Enjoy kombu-braised shallot nigiri or roasted beet sashimi and sip some authentic sake while catching sight of celebs like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, who recently spent Reynolds’ birthday here.
ABC Kitchen | 35 East 18th Street
Grabbing a table at ABC Kitchen in the Flatiron District might just be your best opportunity to test whether or not you can keep your cool around your favorite stars. While you’re enjoying glasses of prosecco and plates of homemade pasta, stars who frequent this Jean-Georges eatery, including Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Russell Brand could be grabbing a bite, too.
Whether you’re dancing next to the biggest names in fashion or enjoying an intimate dinner just inches from your favorite movie star, there’s always a celebrity sighting to be had in New York — all it takes is knowing where to go (and maybe a reservation).