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Jan 26, 2009 05:37 PM

"Celeb" restaurants for older people

Hello everyone,
I read this site quite often but have never registered or posted here before. I have a question to ask which I have seen similar posts to, but not quite what I'm looking for. My question is: my parents are coming to town. They are in their late 50s, and love celebrity culture and read us weekly and people and watch the oscars like the best of them. However, they are asian immigrants and still kind of old-fashioned and would really not fit in that well into the celeb restaurant scene. Where can I take them, that has the celeb quotient but is maybe for older people where they wouldn't feel too out of place at? I looked into Madeo however it seems more for industry types, although I've never been there. What about Il sole? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. Don't rule out Madeo. Last I was there Don Rickles came and sat down with me.
    Il Sole skews a bit younger IMO.

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    1. Yep, you could call it lucky...

    2. Madeo, Dan Tana's, Cut, Spago, Matteo's, The Palm, The Grill, Anisette, Toscana, Craft, Ivy at the Shore...

      1. In a pinch you could take them to Pink's and the walls are covered with pictures of celebs and they could spend a half hour checking out who's who and maybe one will drive up to get a hot dog.

        1. Thanks for the suggestions. I might check out madeo after all. Spago and Dan tana's sound good too. I think I'll rule out Il sole, thanks for that cls.

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          1. re: dvkrani

            Capo in Santa Monica
            Michael's in Santa Monica

            1. re: westsidegal

              Ivy for lunch is a must for what you are looking for. Always a scene, but still great atmosphere and classic, though not great, menu. Saturdays are teeming with celebs and paparazzi- If they are into US and People they will recognize this patio and go home bragging to their friends.