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6 Great Places to Spot Celebrities in West Hollywood

Dine at these acclaimed restaurants and you may see a few famous faces.


Equally startling and exciting, spotting A-listers is part of everyday life in star-studded West Hollywood. If you find yourself rubbing shoulders with the famous faces of the big and small screens, be nice! Remember, celebrities need space, too…even if they can ditch the unwanted attention via private entrances.

Check out these six restaurants that are frequented by celebrities in West Hollywood.

Urth Caffé

$$ Sandwiches, Coffee/Tea, Dessert

Always buzzing with a trendy Melrose Avenue crowd, Urth Caffé offers casual indoor/outdoor dining and some of the best organic coffees and teas in all of L.A. Touting themselves as the first exclusively organic coffee company in America, Urth was established in 1989, and five years later opened their first location on Melrose. The menu features fresh, healthy salads, soups and sandwiches.

Cavatina

$$$ American, Tapas/Small Plates, Mediterranean

Cavatina is located inside the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel, also frequented by celebs. The vibe is totally California; the ingredients, market-fresh. The main dining room exudes casual elegance, but hey, this is L.A., so sit outside and enjoy the stars both above and around you.

Dan Tana’s

$$$ Italian, Desserts

Showbiz types have been having dinner at this little yellow bungalow just south of The Sunset Strip since 1964. With red leather booths and checkered tablecloths, Dan Tana’s oozes family-style Italian charm with an added helping of Hollywood glamour.

Craig’s

$$$ American

Owner Craig Susser spent 23 years at Dan Tana’s and then ventured out on his own with this classic American eatery that’s one part old Hollywood charm and two parts upscale with a friendly vibe. Their menu is American-Italian with seafood, meat, pizza and vegan options. Famous visitors include George Clooney, Ozzy Osbourne, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and the cast of Game of Thrones.

Cecconi’s

$$$ Italian 

With Venetian roots, established in London and now in West Hollywood, Cecconi’s features a chic crowd, upscale Italian-inspired fare, and an elegant-yet-relaxed dining room. Open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends. We won’t be surprised if you’re tempted to stay all day long.

PUMP

$$$ American, Mediterranean 

PUMP, a restaurant and lounge opened by Real Housewives star Lisa Vanderpump, is as subtle as a Bravo reality show. The décor is a Mediterranean-inspired rococo explosion, featuring marble countertops, giant wrought-iron lanterns, carved wooden bars, an olive grove and (of course) the Vanderpump coat of arms. The often eponymous menu (including the Pump-tini, Pumpagranite Martini, etc.) features French and Italian-inspired cuisine. PUMP is as outsized and outrageous as the wildest of West Hollywood dreams—the perfect place to go when you want to see and be seen.

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