With net worths in the millions, celebrities can afford to indulge in designer clothes, extravagant vacations, luxury cars and fancy meals. If you want to rub elbows with an A-lister, it might be worth dropping the $300 per person it costs to dine at the most popular star-studded restaurants.
From steakhouses to French eateries to sushi bars, we’ve rounded up the most expensive restaurants celebrities love. Click through to see how much it costs to eat like a star.
Priciest menu item: Surf & Turf for Two for $175
Celebrity chef Marc Forgione, winner of season three of Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef,” runs the kitchen at the Big Apple steakhouse American Cut. Some of his signature dishes include the Chili Lobster for $39, the “OG” 1924 Hotel Caesar at a more affordable price of $16, and the 42-ounce Tomahawk Rib-Eye for $125. Celebs such as Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts have dined at the popular New York restaurant.
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Priciest menu item: Cantonese Lobster for $89
Ever since it opened in fall 2016, the Los Angeles location of Catch has been a celebrity hot spot, attracting the likes of Cindy Crawford, Chris Brown and Kylie Jenner. The seafood restaurant’s signature dishes include the Catch Roll ($19), truffle sashimi ($29), Wagyu on a Rock ($26 per ounce) and Cantonese Lobster ($89), making it easy to drop $100 or more per person for a meal there.
Priciest menu item: Steak Frites for $55
Famed hotel Chateau Marmont has attracted celebrities for decades, with stars using its bungalows as their temporary home or stopping by the outdoor patio or bar area to dine and mingle. You’re almost sure to have a celebrity sighting if you snag a dinner reservation at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves classic American cuisine.
Dishes include a shrimp cocktail appetizer for $19 and steak frites for $55. All cocktails, including the Marmont Mule, cost $20. Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Victoria Beckham have all been spotted at the Chateau.
Priciest menu item: Whole Roast Pork Shoulder for Two for $92
Across the pond, stars like Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, David Beckham, Noel Gallagher and Lindsay Lohan flock to one of the most famous restaurants in London: Chiltern Firehouse. Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes serves American-inspired cuisine at the popular restaurant, best known for its crab-stuffed doughnuts for $10.50.
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Priciest menu item: Dinner starts at $151 per person
Leonardo DiCaprio is a fan of NYC’s high-end French eatery Daniel, owned by award-winning Chef Daniel Boulud. The restaurant has a four-course prix fixe dinner for $151, with optional wine pairings for $82 or $142. The dinner menu includes a range of delicacies such as wasabi-marinated hamachi, kabocha squash gnocchi, foie gras, bacon-wrapped monkfish with lobster, and roasted veal tenderloin with gorgonzola.
Priciest menu item: Dinner starts at $149 per person
Mario Batali’s Del Posto has attracted an A-list crowd, including power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z. The Italian eatery offers prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, but they will definitely cost you.
Lunch menus start at $49, and dinner menus cost as much as $334 per person for an eight-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Menu items currently include spaghetti ai ricci di mare with sea urchin, peperoncino, kombu and lemon, potato gnocchi with smoked cod collar, fiano crema and caviar, and veal involtino al carbone di cipolla.
Eleven Madison Park
Priciest menu item: Dinner starts at $295 per person
Currently topping the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Eleven Madison Park has attracted high-profile clientele including John Legend and Chrissy Teigen and is said to be worth every penny. The American-style NYC restaurant is helmed by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Humm and serves seasonal eight- to 10-course tasting menus, priced at a whopping $295 per person.
Priciest menu item: 8-ounce A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Steak for $180
You might spot Lionel Richie at this San Francisco steakhouse, known just as much for its incredible views of the Bay Bridge as for its high-quality steaks. If you want a premium cut, go for the 8-ounce A5 Miyazaki Wagyu steak — but beware that it will cost you $180.
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Priciest menu item: White Truffle Risotto for $150
Miranda Kerr, Rihanna and Taylor Swift head to Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, Calif., to get their pasta fix. The Italian restaurant serves up fresh seafood and pasta and is famous for its $150 white truffle risotto, available during white truffle season. Off-season, indulge with the aragosta saltata, a 2½-pound fresh Maine lobster sautéed with cherry tomatoes, basil, parsley, lemon juice, chili pepper and olive oil for $90.
Kaley Cuoco and the whole Kardashian family are frequent diners at Nobu Matsuhisa’s Nobu Malibu, located on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Japanese beachfront restaurant is best known for its tiradito, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño and black cod miso — all of which fall near the $30 per plate price point.
For the real A-list experience, order a tasting menu — though it will cost you a pretty penny. During dinner hours, the Nobu Signature Menu costs $125, and the Omakase tasting menu will set you back $175.
Priciest menu item: Filet of Beef for $46
When Leonardo DiCaprio is in Miami, he goes to Scarpetta for their renowned Italian cuisine. The restaurant, led by James Beard award recipient Chef Scott Conant, is known for its honey-glazed duck with caramelized endive, farro and truccioletto sauce ($38); roasted diver scallops with cauliflower, guanciale and salsa verde ($23); and spaghetti with tomato and basil ($24).
Priciest menu item: Dinner starts at $135 per person
For celebrity sightings in NYC, head to Shuko, which serves up high-end sushi and small plates to the rich and famous, including actresses Hilary Duff and Lea Michele.
Though the menu changes daily, typical dishes include spicy tuna rolls made with bluefin belly and pickled red Thai chili peppers. Get ready to spend if you want to dine there: tasting menus begin at $135, and dinner can cost as much as $300 per person — before tax and tip — if you opt for the multi-course menu with beverage pairings.
Soho House West Hollywood
Priciest menu item: Black Truffle Wood Oven Pizza for $48
The members-only Soho House in West Hollywood, one of the most popular celebrity hangouts in LA, actually has two restaurants and a nightclub on the premises. Its main restaurant, the Club and Garden, serves contemporary American cuisine. Dishes include black truffle pizza ($48), prime beef filet ($44) and lobster spaghetti ($42).
Although $42 for spaghetti might seem steep, it’s a small price to pay for the chance to rub elbows with Rihanna and Kate Hudson — though you need to be a member or dine with a member to even have access to the restaurant.
Priciest menu item: 34-ounce Cowboy Rib Eye for $72
The Atlanta location of the modern steakhouse STK has served celebs and athletes alike. If you go, you might even catch a glimpse of their elite clientele, which includes basketball star LeBron James.
You can actually find reasonably priced steak here, as a 6-ounce skirt steak costs $22. However, prices go up with premium cuts and larger sizes, with a 34-ounce Cowboy Rib Eye costing $72. To take your steak up a notch, add gourmet toppings such as truffle butter ($10) and Crab Oscar ($15).
Priciest menu item: Abalone with Cheddar Cheese Tempura for $28 (minimum order of $50 per person)
Beverly Hills, Calif., eatery Tempura Endo earned a celebrity endorsement from Gwyneth Paltrow, who raved about the food on Instagram. The restaurant serves Kyoto-style tempura dishes including sea urchin wrapped with laver and prawn and a variety of Japanese vegetables. Tasting menus range from $150 to $280. Tempura Endo also has an a la carte menu, but the minimum for diners before 9 p.m. is $150 — after 9 p.m. it drops to $50.
Priciest menu item: 24-ounce US Prime Bone-In Rib Eye with Fresh Shaved Truffle for $140
Gigi and Yolanda Hadid had a mother-daughter date at this contemporary Japanese restaurant in NYC, and Ariana Grande was spotted there on a separate night. Zuma’s signature dishes include the Kinoko No Kama Meshi, a rice hot pot costing $55, and the Lobster No Oven Yaki, a 1½-pound roasted lobster with serrano pepper and garlic hojiso butter, also $55. The restaurant also has two omakase tasting menus: the signature for $98 and the premium for $138.