When you think of your favorites artists, like Justin Timberlake and Gavin DeGraw, you think of all the hits they’ve given us. When you think of Robert De Niro, you think of those movies that taught you everything you know about Italians, right? Well, perhaps you didn’t know – but some of your favorite celebs may be closer than you think–in the form of restaurants, clubs and bars of course. By Vittoria Colonna, CBS Local.
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102 5th Avenue
Located in Union Square, celebrity chef Bobby Flay is serving up his signature American style cooking. The reasonably priced venue offers one of our favorite NYC brunch options.
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Laughing Man Coffee and Tea
184 Duane street
This coffee shop was the vision of X-Men star Hugh Jackman. He came up with the concept after he met a man on a trip he took to Ethiopia. The goal is to open multiple shops around the world and donate most of the money to charity. We hear the “Flat White” drink, a hybrid of a cappuccino and a latte, is a must for coffee lovers.
105 Hudson Street
This renowned Japanese restaurant is partly owned by our favorite local, Robert De Niro. Celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa is known for blending traditional Japanese cuisine with South American traditions as well. The A-list ownership, plus an A-list menu, comes with A-list prices. So if you just got paid and have money to spend, this is the place to be.
55 Carmine Street
The co-owner of this Pan-Asian flair restaurant on Carmine St. is none other than film maker Quentin Tarantino. The menus are an ode to the film maker and contain movie posters for the films he’s made.
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The National Underground
159 East Houston Street
Can’t afford fancy sushi and Japanese cuisine? Dancing With The Stars and “Not Over You’ singer Gavin DeGraw is the owner of this NYC dive. They serve good old fashioned charcoal grill pub food and drinks. His co-owner? His brother. There have also been some celebrities crawlin’ around this place. Check out some of the celebs who have stopped by.
New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony at Angels & Kings
Angels and Kings
500 East 11th Street
Former Fall Out Boy member and Ashlee Simpson’s ex husband, Pete Wentz, is responsible for the super cool downtown bar. If you’re looking for food, Angels and Kings is not the place to go–unless you want to drink your daily food groups in the form of beer, wine, and whiskey. Visits from celebs are documented using “mugshots”
and can be seen on the bar’s website. Check it out.
The 40/40 Club
6 West 25th Street
Everyone from New York knows that Jay-Z is the owner and founder of this 12,000 square ft. luxurious sports club. The club reflects his personality and lifestyle. And if you don’t know, now you know…
375 Greenwich Street
Robert De Niro makes the list of celebrity owned restaurants once again with this downtown landmark. Other well known investors include Bill Murray, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Lou Diamond Philips, Russell Simmons, Peter Max, Christopher Walken and Harvey & Bob Weinstein of the Weinstein Company
1460 Second Ave
This BBQ restaurant is owned by Justin Timberlake and has awesome drink specials! They have two locations: one on the Upper East Side on Second Avenue, and one in Hell’s Kitchen on Ninth Avenue.
891 1st Ave
The ‘Sexy Back’ singer also owns this elegant Italian family-style eatery on the East side.
377 Greenwich Street
Three time’s a charm! The goodfella, Mr. Robert De Niro, makes his final appearance as co-owner of this affordable, neighborhood Italian restaurant located in Greenwich Village.
This tourist attraction and family favorite is owned by Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone, and Bruce Willis. If you’re a local and you’re feeling a little tourist-y, Planet Hollywood in Times Square is a great place to grab a quick bite and a sweet t-shirt with the famous chain logo.
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Tiny's and the Bar Upstairs
135 West Broadway
New York Rangers left wing Sean Avery and goalie Henrik Lundqvist own this cozy bar and restaurant located on West Broadway. Check out more of our favorite places to party like a pro-athlete in New York City
70 West 68th Street
Lady Gaga’s father received harsh reviews for his Trattoria, respectively named after his sister who passed away. If you ever want to see for yourself or see if Gaga is in the area in which she grew up, the restaurant is located between Columbus Circle and Central Park.
Have you been to any of these celebrity owned hotspots? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.