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casadei Oct 12, 2010 01:06 PM

I have a friend who will be flying into town for her 50th birthday and wants to go somewhere with a great Sunday brunch, that also has a good chance of celebrity spotting. Any suggestions? I never pay any attention. What are the new hot places for celebrity spotting for dinners, just in case she wants to do that too? The most impossible place to get into?

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    casadei Oct 13, 2010 07:12 PM

    Thanks guys!

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      shelbo Oct 13, 2010 02:45 PM

      The Ivy almost always has a star or two.

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        sparkareno Oct 13, 2010 02:18 PM

        What about Chateau Marmonte for brunch?

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          outshined Oct 13, 2010 12:24 PM

          Four Seasons LA. I've seen tons of people there. Is that gone now that Culina is there?

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          1. ipsedixit Oct 12, 2010 09:55 PM

            Eater LA runs a weekly post of "Starwatch" detailing celeb sightings at various restaurants. Might want to start there.

            Eater LA Starwatch threads: http://la.eater.com/tags/starwatch

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              foodiemahoodie Oct 12, 2010 04:40 PM

              Brunch. Hm...

              Hal's. No papparazzi out front (not always, but sometimes). But it depends on the celebrities you're talking about. Hal's will attract a more cerebral group - a variety of artists, writers, musicians, actors, directors and media types. David Mamet, Andrew Breitbart (with father in law Orson Bean), Sir Anthony Hopkins. I've seen Don Henley there with Larry Klein, songwriter David Baerwalk, Joni Mitchell, a variety of directors (TV and film) and screenwriters. But that's Sunday brunch. Different crowd at night.

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                Discokill Oct 12, 2010 06:48 PM

                Hal's not within a 3 mile radius.

                I'd vote Hugos or Toast. Polo Lounge also probably a good option.

                Colony or My Studio for nightclub.

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                  maudies5 Oct 12, 2010 09:43 PM

                  The irony is that if we really respect a restaurant which is favored by celebrities, we, the good customer, will never tell. If the maitre'd has a conscience, he will never tell. If you want to find a brunch with a star sighting, go to any of the above-mentoned venues. They are obvious. The discreet venues are discreet for a reason. Privacy is respected.

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                sparkareno Oct 12, 2010 02:41 PM

                Not for brunch but TMZ is always hanging out in front of Katsuya. I can't remember where else they film a lot--maybe Mr. Chows. Watch it a few times and you can get a feel for where the celebs are.

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                1. Servorg Oct 12, 2010 02:11 PM

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6780...

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                    casadei Oct 12, 2010 03:05 PM

                    thanks! I had read that one, but I know "what's in and what's out" can change pretty quickly, so thought I'd ask. And for a Sunday brunch I'm really clueless. I need to stay within about a 3 mile radius of the SLSHotel where she's staying. And, I'm dreading having to go to one, but she has also said she wants to go to the newest, hottest, most celeb frequented nightspot. sigh. I did capture reservations at Bazaar and Osteria Mozza :) So brunch and the nightclub are my remaining obligations.

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