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All the major star sightings from this week

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Welcome back to StarWatch, Eater’s handy feature for discovering where celebrities wine and dine in Los Angeles. Here’s a rundown of exactly where the Hollywood types are hanging out, for those interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

February 15, 2017

Oprah Winfrey has been making her rounds in Los Angeles this week, and dined at Melrose mainstay Lucques on Tuesday night, which assures it was an exciting evening at Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s market-driven California restaurant.

The Office star BJ Novak proudly celebrated Singles Awareness Day last night with a boys night out at Toca Madera. The crew ordered some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes including the chipotle Caesar salad and Ensenada-style tacos with sea bass.

— Another day, another celebrity sighting at Nobu Malibu. This time it’s a strong showing of the Kardashians crew, with the matriarch Kris Jenner, Scott Disick, and a very pregnant Khloe Kardashian in tow.

— A table for two at Madeo was undoubtedly a hot ticket on Valentines Day. Surprisingly, perpetual D-list actress Tara Reid was able to nab a seat last night with her date.

January 26, 2017

Wednesday evening, Boston Celtic Jayson Tatum received an embarrassing lesson in Hollywood clubbing. After defeating the Clippers, Tatum and his teammates headed to the Warwick, but the NBA rookie forward was denied entry. TMZ was on hand to capture Tatum’s dismissal not once, but multiple times. Apparently Warwick has a notoriously strict door policy, and will not make exceptions, even for a hotshot NBA player. In 2016, the Warwick would not allow entry for Brooklyn Nets D’Angelo Russell. TMZ provided footage of the Warwick denying entry to the young point guard, even though Russell was only a few months shy of drinking age.

It’s been pop diva week at Craig’s in West Hollywood. Singer Katy Perry dined at Craig’s on Tuesday night. The following night, recording artist Christina Aguilera arrived for dinner. Perry is a Craig’s regular, having been seen at the classic American restaurant in November 2017.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and 50 Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson were seen together at Soho House in Malibu last week. The pair were also spotted at West Hollywood’s Sushi Park in December.

Another celebrity couple made it to Sushi Park this month. Actress Amber Heard, and CEO and Tesla founder Elon Musk were seen leaving the Japanese restaurant hand-in-hand, only days after Musk was reported to receive a $55 billion payout. But only if Musk builds a $650 billion company valuation within ten years.

December 14, 2017

Supermodel Rose Huntington-Whiteley stepped out last night to enjoy dinner at West Hollywood mainstay Madeo. No word on if the new mother who just had a son with actor Jason Statham dined on the restaurant’s signature bolognese.

— Joe Jonas capped off the Jumanji movie premiere with a dinner at celebrity favorite Craig’s in West Hollywood. The DNCE singer was accompanied not by his Game of Thrones fiance Sophie Turner, but by friend Dani Vitale.

— Some of the world’s biggest new names in modeling, Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber, showed particularly impressive taste in restaurants when they chose Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen in Beverly Hills for lunch on Wednesday.

— Another member of the Kardashian clan was spotted dining out early this week, with paparazzi hounding Kourtney Kardashian and her new beau, French model Younes Bendjima, at West Hollywood’s Little Door.

November 30, 2017

There was quite the commotion outside of Poppy on Monday night, when TMZ caught C-list celebrity Chanel West Coast being denied entry to the new h.wood nightclub. The rapper who rose to notoriety with her appearances on MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory even arrived with a member of the Black Eyed Peas, and still was denied entry to the exclusive venue. It’s worth watching the hilarious video of her slinging profanities at the poor bouncer. Yikes.

— Recently opened Cal Mare had the very welcome guests of Food Network star Ayesha Curry and Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry last night. Not a bad way to open the restaurant with a bang.

— The cast of This is Us, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, and Jon Huertas, took over the entire eight-seat counter at Phillip Frankland Lee’s Sushi|Bar. The group enjoyed the Encino restaurant’s 17-course tasting menu, with a member of the party bolding declaring on Instagram that it was the “best sushi of my life.”

Chrissy Teigen, who recently announced she is expecting her second child with singer John Legend, stepped out with her crooner husband Tuesday afternoon for a lunch date at Il Pastaio. The Beverly Hills Italian restaurant is no stranger to paparazzi, as celebrities are often caught enjoying leisurely afternoons with in its Golden Triangle confines.

October 30, 2017

Fast & Furious star Tyrese took his daughter out to enjoy some burgers and fries at In-N-Out in Van Nuys on Sunday, conveniently after a monitored visit at the office across the street.

— Newly linked Kendall Jenner and NBA star Blake Griffin were seen together after a three hour dinner date at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

— Kim Kardashian celebrated her 37th birthday on Thursday by grabbing Armenian cuisine at the Carousel Restaurant in Glendale accompanied by her family and best friend, Jonathan Cheban. The restaurant was her late father Robert Kardashian’s favorite place to eat.

— Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski instagrammed a photo of herself holding a Jon and Vinny’s Italian takeaway pizza box on Monday, cheekily captioning it “Pizza delivery.”

October 19, 2017

— The rumored-to-be pregnant Kylie Jenner hid any sign of a baby bump last Friday when she stepped out for dinner at Toca Madera. Accompanied by friend Jordyn Woods, the duo dined on tacos, Mexican rice, and street corn.

— Apparently Jenner’s famed ex Tyga also was craving upscale Mexican fare, as he was spotted at the same West Hollywood hotspot on Sunday. The rapper shared guacamole, street corn, Mexican rice, and American wagyu beef topped with shaved winter truffles and habanero salt.

— Avril Lavigne and new music producer beau JR Rotem selected West Hollywood staple Dan Tana’s for date night on Sunday. No word on whether the restaurant’s signature chicken parm was involved.

— The ringleader of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, Kim Kardashian, was ambushed by paparazzi last night outside Delilah after a pop up show by comedian Dave Chappelle.

October 12, 2017

— In not-so-surprising celebrity news, Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod selected perpetual StarWatch staple Craigs for their date night last Tuesday.

— The famed songstress and baseball star weren’t the only ones enjoying date night at Craigs that night, as Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne also dined at the WeHo hot spot to celebrate the Black Sabbath singer’s 65th birthday.

— A first time StarWatch restaurant, La Conversation scored a major win Wednesday when Halle Berry and beau Alex da Kid stopped by for lunch at the West Hollywood French bistro.

— Olivia Munn swung by The Highlight Room for a birthday brunch, sharing shrimp cocktails, oysters, avocado toast, and hamachi crudo while sipping rosé and Instagramming the festivities.

September 22, 2017

— Jessica Alba and her family recently dined at CUT, Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse in the Beverly Wilshire, celebrating Alba’s father’s birthday with a meaty meal that concluded with a baked Alaska.

— Kanye West has kept a relatively low profile since he canceled his Life of Pablo tour. That didn’t keep Kim Kardashian’s husband from enjoying a night out with friends at Matsuhisa. Apparently the rapper has great taste in sushi.

— h.wood Group’s newest nightlife venture Poppy has played host to many a celebrity ever since it opened just a few weeks ago. The surrealist club open only on Thursdays and Fridays saw the likes of Justin Beiber’s model ex, Chantel Jeffries, who left the club last night.

— Even La La Land star Emma Stone needs to get her meat sweats on, as the starlet was spotted outside the Beverly Hills location of Fogo de Chao in celebration of her friend’s birthday.

September 7, 2017

— Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio picked up lunch for herself Wednesday at Gratitude in Beverly Hills. The eatery is the newest location of the Cafe Gratitude/Gracias Madre family of restaurants, and markets a vegan, healthy-living ethos that no doubt appeals to the Victoria’s Secret icon.

— Courtney Cox enjoyed a little girl’s night out with Tobey Maguire’s ex-wife Jennifer Meyer at one of LA’s most prominent celebrity hot spots, Craig’s, for what was presumably a pasta-filled meal.

— Singer Christina Milian and Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran were all smiles as they headed into h.wood Group’s perennial favorite, The Nice Guy. The recently revamped restaurant and lounge is exactly the type of place for dinner-turned-late night debauchery, that is if one can score a reservation.

— DJ Skrillex chatted with TMZ on Tuesday night as he rolled solo out of Catch in West Hollywood, what is undoubtedly on of the city’s best spots of celeb spotting.

September 1, 2017

— It was another huge weekend at Tao, what with G-Eazy, Presley Gerber, and Cameron Dallas celebrating a birthday in one skybox, and Shawn Mendez dining in another. The rapper’s box shared crispy rice tuna, chicken satay, and concluded with the giant fortune cookie, while the teen heartthrob ate Chilean sea bass, and barbecue crispy chicken.

— Kendall Jenner seems to have moved on from rapper A$AP Rocky, as the second-youngest member of the Kardashian clan left Nobu Malibu with Clippers star Blake Griffin last night. The sceney restaurant is a favorite of the reality TV kingpins, who reside in the surrounding area.

— That wasn’t the first date night for the budding couple, as the duo dined with Haley Baldwin and fellow NBA player Chandler Parsons at Craig’s the night before.

— Last Sunday’s VMAs had droves of stars dining at Beauty & Essex, including The Chainsmokers, Vanessa Hudgens, Hailee Steinfeld, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and everyone’s favorite child actor Millie Bobby Brown. After dinner, the celebrities dispersed to Tao and The Highlight Room to continue the evening’s festivities.

August 23, 2017

— It was a big weekend at Tao Los Angeles, with Caitlyn Jenner stepping out to dine on filet mignon "Tokyo" style and king salmon rolls with a group of friends. Later in the evening, rapper Drake took over a skybox until the restaurant closed down.

— Drew Barrymore enjoyed a leisurely afternoon on the deck of the Hotel Erwin in Venice, snapping photos with fans while taking in the lovely view.

— Bouncers at Laurel Hardware denied Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem entry to the West Hollywood bar last night, when The Voice coach was trying to walk in while eating a taco. Paparazzi snapped plenty of photos of the startlet scarfing down the rest of her food to make her way inside the perpetual hotspot.

— It was a Friends reunion at Nobu Malibu, which may take the cake as top spot for celebrity sightings in LA. Jennifer Aniston and co-star Courtney Cox along with Justin Theroux and Jason Bateman enjoyed dinner together at the sceney restaurant.

— Following a trip to the Museum of Ice Cream, power couple David and Victoria Beckham also took their children to Nobu Malibu for a sushi meal after a very Instagrammable day.

August 17, 2017

— Ben Affleck celebrated is 45th birthday with his children on Tuesday night at Barton G. The soon-to-be divorced actor from estranged wife Jennifer Gardner ordered the restaurant’s whimsical lobster pop tarts, rake and ho garden salad, disco ball pasta, and concluded with the Marie Antoinette head cotton candy.

Barton G wasn’t the only place Affleck celebrated his birthday week, kicking off the day by eating breakfast at Tavern in Brentwood. A few days earlier, the entire family of five ate some of the city’s best pizza at Pizzana.

— Jamie Foxx can’t get enough of Beauty & Essex, as the triple threat is spotted at the Dream Hollywood hot spot just about every week. This week’s spotting has him eating his go-to dishes, the bone-in ribeye and truffle mac and cheese.

— Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte toasted to his 33rd birthday at BOA this week, diving into a meaty meal and hundred dollar bill-themed birthday cake.

— Caitlyn Jenner made the rounds this week, first dining at Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi with friends Tuesday then eating at celeb favorite Nobu Malibu last night.

August 10, 2017

Working Girl actress Melanie Griffith celebrated her 60th birthday last night at none other than Craig’s, West Hollywood’s enduring hotspot for the celebrity set.

— The Dream Hollywood scored a three-peat last Thursday, as Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio picked up a fringe necklace in the Pawn Shop at Beauty & Essex before stopping in for dinner. Afterwards, everyone’s celebrity crush headed up to the newly opened Highlight Room for an evening of dancing and, presumably, plentiful cocktails to fuel the evening.

— Apparently Kim Kardashian still runs errands like normal folk, as the reality TV star was spotted at Stanley’s Sherman Oaks on Sunday picking up takeout for herself and husband Kanye West, who sat waiting in the car.

— The Keeping Up With The Kardashians figurehead continued to keep it real, choosing Manny’s Pizzeria for dinner, what is likely a convenient stop for the Valley resident on her way to and from the heart of the city.

— Looking extra cozy at The Sunset Tower Hotel’s Tower Bar this weekend was Katy Perry and Twilight star Robert Pattison, further sparking rumors that the two megastars are romantically involved, albeit his claim that he is “kind of engaged” to girlfriend FKA Twigs, whatever that means.

August 3, 2017

— Beyonce and Jay-Z aren’t letting the recent birth of their twins prevent them from date nights. A few weeks ago, the Malibu-residing duo were spotted at their local Nobu, and just last night Jay and Bey dined at Sushi Park, the second-floor strip mall gem in WeHo.

Veep star Julia Louise-Dreyfus stopped in to Culver City’s Maple Block Meat Co. with her family for a barbecue-filled dinner of brisket and chicken.

— Halle Berry celebrated the premiere of her new movie Kidnap at Beauty & Essex, taking over the upstairs balcony patio to mingle over grilled cheese tomato soup dumplings, salt and vinegar fries, and tuna poke wonton tacos.

— After dinner at Catch last night, Faye Resnick made it very clear to TMZ that she would not comment about the release of O.J. Simpson. Hopefully she at least had a decent meal at one of LA’s scene-iest rooftop spots.

July 27, 2017

Divergent and War Dogs star Miles Teller celebrated his sister’s birthday at Tao this week, with tipsters writing in to report an over-the-top dessert display presented in her honor.

— Self-proclaimed coffee addict Lucy Hale got her caffeine fix at Alfred on Tuesday, keeping cool with an iced coffee from the highly Instagrammable shop.

— Perpetual headline maker Justin Bieber may have let down fans when he canceled the rest of his tour dates, but at least the teenage heartthrob proved he has good taste by addresses the controversy to TMZ while he headed in to lunch at Sugarfish Beverly Hills.

— Another day, another diva sighting at Nobu. This time it’s Mariah Carey at Nobu West Hollywood, who enjoyed what was presumably a sushi-filled meal after helping kick off Lionel Richie's most recent tour.

July 21, 2017

— Jamie Foxx sure does love Beauty & Essex, as the Baby Driver star visited the restaurant three times this week to dine on the singer’s favorite dishes, the kale and apple salad and the bone-in-ribeye.

— Newly engaged couple Quentin Tarantino and Israeli singer Daniella Pick visited longstanding West Hollywood hot spot Madeo last weekend. Chances are high that the duo dined on pricey plates of pasta, like the signature $36 bolognese.

— Nobu Malibu is quite the place for celeb stalking, as this week’s sighting is Cindy Crawford and her lookalike 15-year-old daughter. With such stunning views and LA’s balmy evenings, it’s no wonders the stars are flocking to the westside haunt.

— If the name Jeremy Meeks doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps his famed mugshot will, as the formerly incarcerated model quickly rose to fame after photo gave him the nickname of “world’s hottest felon.” Apparently Meeks is lapping in the attention, recently dining at the paparazzi-hounded Catch with Topshop heiress Chloe Green.

July 13, 2017

— Last night, Beyonce made her first public appearance since giving birth to twins with husband Jay-Z. The R&B overlords chose Nobu Malibu for the big night out, staying at the restaurant with ten security guards until 11 p.m.

— It was a full-blown High School Reunion, well, reunion at Beauty & Essex, where Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale celebrated Tisdale’s 32nd birthday with Thai-style deep-fried shrimp, oysters, filet mignon, and avocado, lemon, and espelette toast.

— Ben Affleck is officially back on the market after he and Jennifer Garner filed for divorce earlier this year. How does the A-list actor woo new love interest SNL producer Lindsay Shookus? According to TMZ, with dinner dates at Giorgio Baldi and morning-after coffee at Starbucks.

— Daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Delilah Belle Hamlin, is on a tear celebrating her recent high school graduation. So where do the young Hollywood-types celebrate such a momentous occasion? Craig’s, of course.

June 28, 2017

— It was a big weekend for Khloe Kardashian, who celebrated her birthday with boyfriend Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Tao in Hollywood on Sunday. The duo dined in a private skybox and enjoyed chicken satay and spicy shrimp.

— Nobu Malibu is known for having a heavy influx of celebs looking to see and be seen at one the LA’s best restaurants for outdoor dining. Kourtney Kardashian’s former flame Scott Disick was recently spotted leaving the hot spot yesterday, getting into his car that was parked in a handicapped spot. Tsk tsk.

— Disick wasn’t the only paparazzi magnet at Nobu Malibu this week, as loud-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay also stopped by on Monday with his daughter in a $200,000 Ferrari.

— Studio City’s Kiwami recently played host to Jenna Tatum, who ate a lunch that likely included the Katsu-ya group’s signature sushi dishes.

— The BET Awards selected ROKU and neighboring restaurant Blind Dragon to host its pre-party feeding stars like A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, and Lana Del Rey a menu that included Blind Dragon’s Wagyu and Japanese fried chicken sliders and ROKU’s avocado cucumber roll and popcorn shrimp tempura with miso glaze.

June 22, 2017

— Warriors point guard Steph Curry and food superstar Ayesha Curry chose Boa Steakhouse in Santa Monica last week on June 15 to commence what became a big night out, dining on filet mignon, brussels sprouts, and lobster mac and cheese before heading out to a Drake-hosted fete.

— Drake has a strong loyalty to The h.wood Group’s hotspots, and chose Delilah to celebrate the Golden State Warriors NBA championship title. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Jamie Foxx, and Wiz Khalifa joined Drake and the Currys at the party that featured chicken tenders, 'The Burger' sliders, kale salad, shrimp cocktail, and Drake’s favorite dessert at Delilah, Kendall's Slutty Brownie.

— After showing up rather conspicuously in a gold Bugatti, Jamie Foxx dined at Beauty & Essex after the Future concert, eating the restaurant’s signature grilled cheese, smoked bacon, and tomato soup dumplings.

— Apparently Bella Hadid hasn’t quite reached peak stardom, as the middle child of the Hadid clan was initially turned away from The Nice Guy on Tuesday night. The doorman apparently didn’t recognize the former Weeknd flame, who blocked her face as paparazzi snapped the rather awkward encounter outside of the Hollywood hotspot. Thankfully for the model, Bella was eventually allowed entry.

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