Sit inside or poolside at this retro-chic restaurant located in the Beverly Hilton hotel and watch the passing parade headed to one of the almost daily celebrity-filled hotel happenings. Home to countless charity and industry awards galas, most notably the prestigious Golden Globe Awards, this hotspot can't be beat for celebrity spotting. For the past two years Circa 55 has been abuzz with stars such as Mark Wahlberg, Bill Maher, Jon Hamm, Sam Trammell, Olivia Wilde and 100's of others toasting the many victories at HBO's Golden Globes After Parties. And, oh yeah, California cuisine is the fare, playing a supporting role to the comfortable atmosphere and surrounding activities.
Had a crazed morning shopping or just met with your agent and ready for a relaxing lunch? Cafe Med on the famous Sunset Strip is the perfect spot. Sit on the fabulous outdoor patio, where Justin Timberlake has done the same, and make people watching the day's sport. Eva Longoria has been spotted multiple times and reality TV stars such as Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari, Brittny Gastineau and Heidi Montag are among the many celebs that frequent this well-kept secret ristorante serving authentic Italian dishes. And when not busy seeing celebs, the passing parade of tourists offers some of the best entertainment in town.
Being situated at the historic Hollywood and Vine intersection makes Lexington Social House an automatic destination. The high concept design combining a mixture of styles--both classical and contemporary--further draws visitors and locals. Indoors is more about dining, while the outdoor garden patio is where the action is...and lounging is the name of the game. Recently, Audrina Patridge was the main attraction at OK! Magazine's Hollywood Sexy Singles Party, while the Night of a Billion Stars Reality Gala was filled with reality TV celebs such as Lisa Rinna, Lo Bosworth and Whitney Port. Furthermore, the evening was kicked off by Joan Rivers introducing three very funny off-color comedic shorts in partnership with FunnyorDie.com and the crowd danced to the tunes spun by DJ Solange Knowles.
One of the hippest establishments in town is located on trendy Abbot Kinney in Venice, just minutes from the beach. Lindsay Lohan, a neighborhood resident, has been spotted multiple times along A-Listers Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Adam Lambert, and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey. Craving a squash blossom pizza but don't feel like waiting an hour or two for a table, you're in luck. Gjelina Take Away (GTA) next door has a delicious selection of market-fresh pizzas, sandwiches, salads, desserts and more. Gjelina is a hotspot, their outdoor patio is a hot commodity, and the staff and clientele are all pretty hot too!
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Susan Zechter is the author of 2012 Celebrity HotSpots Los Angeles Restaurant Guide: Where Your Fave Celebs Dine, which is available for purchase on Amazon.com, along with the newly published companion guide 2012 Celebrity HotSpots Bars and Clubs Guide: Where Your Fave Celebs Party. For more info, please visit www.celebhotspots.com