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NYC celeb dinner haunts??? Come on I at least have to ask and ponder!!

NYC celeb dinner haunts??? Come on I at least have to ask and ponder!!

Apr 24th, 2009, 12:53 PM
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NYC celeb dinner haunts??? Come on I at least have to ask and ponder!!

Any ideas we would like a nice dinner, food first celebs second...I guess American or french cuisine...what are the thoughts of the hour???
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Apr 24th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Not American or French but if I was trying to see celebs and eat well I'd probably go to Spotted Pig (West Village).
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Apr 24th, 2009, 01:22 PM
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A New York tradition is allow celebrities their privacy.
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Apr 24th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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All the many celebrities that I've seen over the years were in the most unexpected places. You can't plan it. And ditto what aduchamp said.
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Apr 24th, 2009, 02:04 PM
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True, true...
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Apr 24th, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Katie is our Fodor's celebrity Do we know where she dines?
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Apr 24th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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Umm... don't they sell maps of celebrities' homes like they do in Hollywood?

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Apr 24th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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Dayenu - No, but we know where a lot of them live and pretend to ignore them!
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Apr 24th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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You're expected to leave them alone there too, but I eat at Joe Allen's a lot after theatre and don't think I've ever failed to see a couple of Broadway celebs, and often film or TV ones as well -- sometimes dining with their buddies they've flown in to see in a show. As you pass their table, a simple, "I saw you last night in ______, and it was simply amazing. Thank you", or similar will be appreciated -- then move on.
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Apr 24th, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Excellent advice Patrick.
As a general rule of thumb, you are more likely to see celebrities after a show at places like Joe Allen's than during the dinner hour.
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Apr 24th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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Oh, yes. I should have pointed that out -- definitely AFTER theatre. I tend to forget that some people eat before theatre rather than after -- LOL.
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Apr 24th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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No - they don;t sell maps - since you're just looking at the outside of apartment houses. Your best bet to see celebs is to go to the stage door of a theater - or watch to see if there are any premieres while you're here.

And which restaurant to go to depends on what you consider a celeb.

But really your best bet is to see them just doing things in their own neighborhoods. I've seen tons. And yes, unless they are in a public activity you are supposed to leave them alone. (That's why they live here, versus LA, where all the tourists bother them. Here they can have more anonymity.)

Neighborhoods to try are upper west side (Central Park West esp), SoHo, and the Village, Chelsea.

You can also check out the Page 6 of the NY Post online, which has a map showing where celebs have been reported being seen recently.

Or, you cn call 311 and ask if they have a schedule of movies and TV shows being shot. (But you will see mostly trailers, cables and grips - the actors are all in their trailers.)
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Apr 24th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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Oh - and if someone tries to sell you a bus tour of celebs homes - don;t do it. Buses are limited to certain streets in NYC and many of the celebs live on streets buses can't use.
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Apr 24th, 2009, 05:23 PM
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I had a conversation with Ann Jackson at Zabars
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Apr 24th, 2009, 07:03 PM
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Thanks for all the insight!!! I probablly will be to into my husband to worry about who else is there by then anyway...and do they ever look like they do on tv..probablly would never recognize them... fun to watch with a glass of champagne and realize how good my life really is...really want private life move to Tulsa,OK!!!! Thanks againfor all the help you all have the greatest city in the world, just enjoy it...
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