Seeing stars? Check out Haute Living’s top five places to people watch inLos Angeles?
1 The Ivy
The Ivy is L.A. is leading celebrity hangout, attracting a virtual Who's Who of Hollywood stars and moguls. Since it is an open, patio restaurant, there are often papparazzi camped out across the street, hoping for photos of arriving celebs. Brad Pitt, Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Cruz, Beyonce and Madoona all love the Ivy's French rustic charm and nouvelle American cuisine. Not to mention, the attention.
2 MR C
Inside the lavish Mr. C Hotel, this intimate restaurant features Italian classics from New York hotspot Cipriani and brings the A-list crowd along with it. Keep your eyes out for stars at the rosewood-paneled bar. In the dining room, old-world opulence is the decor du jour, while it’s all hands on deck on the poolside patio illuminated by yacht lanterns.
3 The Soho House
Located off Sunset Blvd, this members only club caters to the privacy and exclusivity that stars crave. For dinner, you can find names like Sarah Jessica Parker, Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal at The Cookhouse. The bar in the Sky penthouse offers views over LA, while the terrace garden dining area is lined with olive trees and covered by a retractable roof. There is also a comfortable sitting room and a private dining and bar area for members’ events and screenings.
4 Mr Chow
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills is the ever so fabulously famous Chinese eatery, Mr. Chow known for being the celebrity go-to Chinese restaurant all over the world with delicious specialties such as Chicken Sate, MR CHOW Noodles, Ma Mignon and the arguably the best Beijing Duck in the world. Executive Chef Eddie Wong has been loyal to the establishment for over thirty years and brings to you creative original recipes by mixing contemporary trendiness with old Beijing authenticity. Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lopez are all regulars
One of the hottest steakhouses in LA, this spot boasts a list of celebrity fans almost longer than its wine list. Jamie Foxx, The Kardashians and Paris Hilton all hit up this West Hollywood eatery regularly. The patio is where you'll find most of the action as well as the modern vibe that suggests dinner is not just about eating but just as much about the social scene. The plush area is really all about the atmosphere that the Sunset Strip is known for.