Cupid's Pulse Article: NY Restaurants with the Most Celebrity SightingsCupid's Pulse Article: NY Restaurants with the Most Celebrity Sightings

By Melissa Lee

While most celebrities across the board call Hollywood their home, New York is the runner-up. Known for its busy streets, bustling nightlife, and resilient aura, New York is constantly hosting celebs, whether it be for work or play. Regardless of the intentions of their stay, at the end of the day, who doesn’t want to dine luxuriously at some of the city’s best restaurants? Celebrities are always eating at the most lavish spots, and when you hear that your fave star was spotted eating somewhere… well, you know it has to be good.

If you’re making a trip to the concrete jungle you have to head to these restaurants with the most celebrity sightings!

1. Carmine’s: Never mind the fact that celebrities are constantly being spotted at this restaurant — Carmine’s serves family style Italian food that is absolutely to-die for! Due to its popularity, the owners have opened several locations throughout the city, but that doesn’t mean stars have been going any less. For over 25 years, Carmine’s has hosted numerous celebs including Drew Barrymore, Tina Fey, and Tim Gunn. Can we make our reservation now?!

2. Bagatelle: Located in the Greenwich Village area, this classic French Mediterranean restaurant is a celebrity hotspot. Beyonce and husband Jay Z, Mariah Carey, and Sofia Vergara are only some of the stars that have dined at this five-star spot. Bagatelle has also revealed that Jamie Foxx even stepped into the DJ booth at one of their notorious parties, too!

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3. The Polo Bar: This All-American spot is extremely luxurious, and has seen Hillary Clinton, Andy Cohen, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The restaurant, which is very exclusive, honors fashion designer Ralph Lauren by showcasing his brand with artwork of horses, polo matches, and sports. The Polo Bar serves incredible American dishes, including their signature Polo Bar Burger.

4. Beautique: While an intimate, low-key place to dine in Midtown, Beautique is also a high-energy club and lounge. Stars like Kendall Jenner, A$AP Rocky and Leonardo DiCaprio have all partied here, partially because the spot is known for hosting internationally acclaimed DJs.

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5. Rao’s: The second Italian hotspot on this list is nearly impossible to get into — reservations are booked for months in advanced! However, if you manage to snag a table at this East Harlem spot, you’re guaranteed to see a celeb. Rao’s has served Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton, and baseball star Hank Aaron — just to name a few.

What are your favorite places to spot a celebrity? Leave your thoughts below.