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Dine alongside celebrities at fine Los Angeles restaurants

27 Sep 2013 4:50 PM
Dine alongside celebrities at fine Los Angeles restaurants

Due to the plethora of film studios found within Los Angeles, Calif., the city boasts a substantial number of residents with Screen Actors Guild memberships. These rich and famous celebrities can regularly be seen around town, going about their lives. Often, actors and actresses patronize many of the high-end retail shops on Rodeo Drive, and dine on gourmet meals at upscale restaurants found throughout the expansive metropolitan area. And, while numerous new eateries are opened each day, a few established hot spots continue to draw recognizable personalities routinely.

If you currently own lavish Los Angeles real estate and hope to see a few stars during one of your daily outings, you should be sure to make a reservation at the following restaurants. 

The Ivy
Located in West Hollywood on North Robertson Boulevard, this eatery's outdoor dining area is a favorite among many celebrities - and paparazzi hoping to snap a shot of them. Founded by Richard Irving and Lynn von Kersting in 1983, this establishment is regularly featured as a backdrop within the pages of magazines such as People and Us Weekly, but also as the main subject in publications like Fortune and Haute Living

The menu is populated with delectable dishes crafted using fresh, lavish ingredients. Popular choices are the mesquite-grilled wild Maine lobster tacos, Santa Barbara crab salad and steak tartare. Aside from the multitude of offerings, The Ivy also boasts an extensive list of organic juices and creative cocktails touting such names as The Super Model, Black Pearl and The Ivy Gimlet.

Casa Vega
If you're interested in taking part in celebrity sightings, but not in such a public setting, then this restaurant located on Ventura Boulevard is for you. Established by Rafael Garcia back in 1956, this eatery has seen hundreds of celebrities pass through its doors, thanks to its policy that focuses on maintaining patron's privacy. Special entrances and exits allow diners to visit the restaurant without media outlets taking notice.

Though the eatery's ambiance and atmosphere is notable, its menu may be more so. House specialties include such dishes as crab and shrimp enchiladas, the Vega rib eye and carne chile Colorado. If you're able to save space, you can enjoy ending your dining experience with any of Casa Vega's savory desserts and after-dinner drinks.