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5 Best Bars & Restaurants To Spot Celebrities During Fashion Week

February 11, 2013 3:00 PM

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As celebrities and fashion moguls  descend upon New York for Fashion Week, you don’t have to have a ticket to the hottest runway show to rub elbows with the famous folk. These New York hot spots draw both celebrities and super stylish New Yorkers during the fashionable festivities.

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Bryant Park Hotel

40 West 40th St.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 642-2211

Despite Fashion Week’s move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, the swanky Bryant Park scene lives on. The Bryant Park Hotel is chic and plays home to many fashion icons while they are in town. Head to the Cellar Bar in the hotel, and don’t be surprised if you spot a celebrity in the corner booth. All you have to do is order your martini and revel in the glow.

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Beauty and Essex

146 Essex S.
New York, NY 10002
(212) 614-0146

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Essex Street in the Lower East Side has recently exploded with super-hip restaurants, and Beauty and Essex was one of the first to open. Visitors walk through a pawn shop to reach the speakeasy-like dark foyer, and then are lead to their tables situated under chandeliers dripping with crystals. Celebrities have been spotted dining here. There is almost always a long wait for a table on the weekends, so be prepared.

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Freemans Restaurant

End of Freeman Alley
off Rivington between Bowery and Chrystie
New York, NY 10002
(212) 420-0012

Freemans Restaurant has an obscure entrance down an alley off Rivington Street. There isn’t a sign outside directing diners into its doors, making this delicious restaurant and bar a frequent hangout for celebrities. Freemans accepts reservations for six people or more. Be sure to arrive early or make a reservation to dine among the celebrities.

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Butter

415 Lafayette
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2828

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Butter is a hotspot for celebrities and society elite, boasting delicious food and a club-like atmosphere. Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli wows diners while bartenders serve up potent specialty cocktails. Reservations go quickly, so get one early or try your luck getting a spot at the bar.

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New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony at Angels & Kings (credit: Angels & Kings/Facebook)

Angels & Kings

500 E 11th St.
New York, NY 10009
(212) 254-4090

Angels & Kings is the baby of Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz. It is a hip dive bar with brick walls and lots of music on the jukebox. Candles light the room and cast shadows on the celebrities who come in to get a taste of Wentz’s brainchild. There’s a great happy hour here, making it an affordable and hip bar besides being a celeb hangout.

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Jessica Costello is a freelance writer with a degree in Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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