Best LA restaurants to spot celebrities

Let’s face it, when we visit LA there are two things we want to happen: to spot celebrities going about their lives, and to be discovered by a movie director and to become a celebrity in our own right. We can’t help you with the latter, but we do have some hot tips on the best LA restaurants to go celeb spotting!

Gracias Madre

This vegan heaven is always swamped with paparazzi outside, as the inside of this stunning white space is full of celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres, Jessica Alba, and Selena Gomez, drinking gorgeous craft cocktails and enjoying organic Mexican food.

Gracias Madre

Catch LA

This Insta-worthy restaurant is the West Hollywood version of a super hip NYC eatery and celebrities love it! IF you are lucky enough to get in (they are very picky and tend only to take the elite, rich or famous!) you might be eating sustainable sushi alongside the Beckhams, Paris Hilton or Mariah Carey!

Urth Caffe

A popular LA establishment with several locations, you can enjoy a healthy meal using sustainable ingredients while you spy on the stars. Be sure to visit the one at Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood for the best chance of seeing celebrities such as Katy Perry, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Lana Del Rey.

The Restaurant at the Chateau Marmont

Food is secondary at this country club, as the focus is certainly more on the famous clientele and the drama they cause. In fact, right back in the ‘30s, stars such as Clark Gable and F. Scott Fitzgerald regularly engaged in debauchery and now you can spot celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears!

The Polo Lounge

Back in the day, guests to the Polo Lounge included Marilyn Monroe and the Rat Pack, so if it was good enough for them, it’s good enough for us! Now you are likely to spot Janet Jackson, Taylor Swift and Leonardo DiCaprio to name just three! Even without the celeb sightings, it’s a fantastic place to visit, with a beautiful sunny patio space, and jazz music to enjoy as you eat.

The Polo Lounge

Musso and Frank Grill

If you want the chance to spot Brad Pitt, Nicolas Cage or Mila Kunis as well as enjoy a stiff martini and a medium-rare steak, then the Musso and Frank Grill is the perfect place! Charlie Chaplin and the Warner brothers themselves were regular visitors to this iconic establishment and the dark, noir vibes make you feel as though you could be in a movie. This has an entirely different atmosphere to many of the other restaurants which are all about light, airy modern looks, so it’s certainly worth a visit.

If you are lucky enough to spot your favorite star having food, remember to be respectful. Some celebs dont mind being asked for autographs or selfies, but most people wouldn’t like to be interrupted if they were in the middle of a meal with their family. Always be polite and kind and don’t just shove your phone at them and demand a picture. Happy spotting!