Los Angeles is one of those places where you can have a great time even without celebrity spotting on the list of things to do. The place that has it all, and attracts hundreds of dreamers from all across the globe, LA is a destination where you just cannot go wrong. The awards season is, of course, the best time to visit the city, but if you wish to avoid the hordes of tourists that head to the city during these times, any other time of the year works just fine.
You can spot celebs everywhere here, from sidewalks to the high-end fashion stores. Hey, you might even catch them staring at your vacation wear if they are classy or even weird enough! Even in this glamorous city, some restaurants turn out be the most notable spots and here’s a list you can depend on. If celebrity-hunting tops your list of things-to-do in LA, make sure you book your tables in advance at these restaurants.
300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048, United States
If you’re in the mood for some modern Italian delights on your table and beautiful celebrities in your sights, Culina is the place to be. From ‘a beautiful surprise’ to ‘lovely,’ these and many more expressions have been used to describe the restaurant at the Four Seasons. The food is of course delicious, and when you add this to the long list of excellent dishes and the celebrity quotient, you know you’re at the right place. The service is just right for celebrities as well as high-end clients, where the staff leaves you alone and yet knows exactly what you need at the table. Roasted peppers with fennel, freshly brewed Green Iced Tea Kale Salad or Zeppole – no matter what you order, you will find class and taste blending perfectly. It’s indeed no wonder this one’s a hit with the stars!
9200 Sunset Blvd #650, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States
You can walk into the BOA Steakhouse with food being the last thing on your mind and before you know it, the table will have the best dishes in line with your tastes and you just might push the food to a spot that tops even celebrity hunting! Walk into the restaurant and you will feel like you were on a movie set – great interiors, a beautiful aura, and wonderful people. Add to all this attention from the staff that is warm and welcoming and you will know just why celebrities love this place. They can have a hearty lunch or dinner, away from the paparazzi, with only the people they love around them, and yes, you can include yourself if you know how to obey the rules of stargazing too! A great mix of glamor and good food, the BOA Steakhouse is an excellent choice.
The Tower Bar
8358 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069, United States
If you wish for an evening that makes you feel like a star while you’re gazing at a few, the Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower Hotel is simply a beautiful choice. The live music lends an amazing note to the ambience of the restaurant, where people often come to celebrate their most important evenings. It’s pricey, but when you have a special treat lined up, price should hardly be a worrying factor. The food here is delicious and the cocktails are a crowd favorite. The staff here is great with food recommendations and while you are craning your neck to get a good look at the stars, you can be sure your lip-smacking order is well on its way even before you know it. Classy and smooth as well as old worldly and modern, all at the same time, this restaurant attracts celebrities like few others in LA.
11043 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, United States
When you’re in a city that has the world’s celebrities living it up, you can expect a perfect mix of great cuisines too and Hamasaku does complete justice to LA’s obsession with beautiful food. Arguably, the best place in the city to visit if you’re in the mood for some lovely Japanese fare, this one’s as popular with celebrities as it is with the tourists and regular diners. Even if you miss the stars at the table next to you, the special dishes on the menu named after them are sure to catch your attention. It’s a special treat for those who love spicy food while there are plenty of other delectable choices for those with more sensitive taste buds. The location may be a surprise though, being in a strip mall, but then, if it’s good food and great company, who’s complaining!
The Polo Lounge
The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States
Whether it’s a business lunch or a romantic dinner, no matter what you choose to combine your stargazing in LA with, the Polo Lounge is a perfect fit. The amazing ambience is a great backdrop to the good old Hollywood charm that still thrives here and while the prices are of course on the higher side, even for LA, the delicious food makes up for it. If you know all about great food and revere beautiful company, price hardly matters. Vegans are especially known to enjoy their outings here, thanks to the long list of choices they have, and this could be the reason for most celebrity vegans popping up here too. Though diners often protest the slow service, you can very well put this time to use by checking out the crowd.
Pick any restaurant from this list and you are sure to run into a celebrity or two. Even outside these joints, you can always spot a bevy of paparazzi assuring you that your choice is indeed the right one. So get going on those table bookings and prepare yourself for a stargazing evening that is quite different from any other – because in LA, every moment is drenched in celebrity glory!