11 Places You Might See a Celebrity in NYC
Hint: not at the wax museum
When you're in New York City, you naturally want to spend every waking hour eating delicious food, shopping in Soho and seeing as many celebrities as humanly possible. Here are 11 places in the city you’re likely to spot one. Bring your iPhone and a Sharpie.
BEYONCÉ AND BLUE IVY: BUTTERMILK CHANNEL
Grab brunch at this Brooklyn comfort-food joint and you could be eating chicken and waffles right next to Bey and Blue Ivy--it’s one of their favorite spots in the city.
524 Court St. (at Huntington St.), Brooklyn; 718-852-8490 or buttermilkchannelnyc.com
TAYLOR SWIFT: THE SMILE TO GO
When Tay’s in NYC, she’s been known to start her day with a quick cup of Joe at this cozy Lower East Side coffee shop.
29 Howard St. (at Crosby St.); thesmilenyc.com
LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND RIHANNA: UP AND DOWN
Party with the coolest kids in the city…if you can get past the bouncer. (Hint: Dress as fabulous as possible and you might be doing the dab right next to Leo.)
244 W. 14th St. (at Seventh Ave.); 212-242-4411 or uadnyc.com
JIMMY FALLON: MARIE’S CRISIS
After filming The Tonight Show, the host was recently spotted drunkenly singing songs from Grease at this West Village piano bar. And hey, even if you don’t spot a celeb, you can practice that cover of “A Whole New World” you’ve been working on.
59 Grove St. (at Seventh Ave. S.); 212-243-9323
JENNIFER LAWRENCE, ADELE AND EMMA STONE: COSME
Um, we want to be in this group of friends immediately. The trio recently met up for dinner and “all the guac,” according to J-Law, at this new Mexican hot spot. Try the melt-in-your-mouth burrata and cross your fingers it’s at the same time they come back.
35 E. 21st St. (at Broadway); 212-913-9659 or cosmenyc.com
JENNIFER ANISTON: BLUE HILL FARM
This isn’t just the Friends favorite’s go-to restaurant--it’s also where her husband Justin Theroux proposed. Look carefully or you could miss it: It’s in the basement of a West Village townhouse.
75 Washington Pl. (at Sixth Ave.); 212-539-1776 or bluehillfarm.com
LENA DUNHAM: CORNER BISTRO
When the Girls creator and star gets a fast-food craving, she grabs a burger at this low-key pub.
331 W. Fourth St. (at Jane St.); 212-242-9502 or cornerbistrony.com
THE CAST OF “SNL”: DOS CAMINOS
Every Saturday night after cracking up the rest of America, the whole cast heads to a spacious restaurant to unwind--like this, their known favorite Mexican joint. (You technically have to know somebody to get in after hours, but who knows? Maybe Lorne Michaels will realize you’re the next Tina Fey and scoot you through.)
373 Park Ave. S. (at 26th St.); 212-294-1000 or doscaminos.com
ROBERT DE NIRO: LOCANDA VERDE
Some celebs collect cars, but this Oscar winner collects restaurants. Check out his newest NYC venture, a cozy Italian spot with to-die-for sheep’s-milk ricotta.
377 Greenwich St. (at Moore St.); 212-925-3797 or locandaverdenyc.com
EVERY CELEB EVER: “HAMILTON” ON BROADWAY
If you’re lucky enough to nab tickets to this sold-out Broadway show, you’re almost guaranteed to see a celebrity in the audience. Like Oprah and Gayle. And Meryl Streep. Even President Obama has seen it twice.
226 W. 46th St. (at Seventh Ave.); 212-221-1211 or richardrodgerstheatre.com