Boston’s Best Restaurants For Celebrity Sightings

May 21, 2011 2:20 PM

(Credit: Legal Sea Foods)

Since Boston has transformed into a second home for many big-budget movie sets, star sightings are becoming much more common. Perhaps you’ve crossed paths with one of the many celebrities mulling about our fine city. Chances are, they were on their way to one of Boston’s finest restaurants.
So, if you like to mingle with the rich and famous (or just admire from afar), this list of popular celebrity hangouts is for you.
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Upstairs on the Square

91 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-1933
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This highly raved-about Cambridge restaurant is appropriately located upstairs on Harvard Square. Staffers at Upstairs have served the likes of Emma Watson, Dutchess of York Fergie, former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

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Scampo/Clink/Alibi at The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 536-2100
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This power trio of bars and restaurants at the swank Liberty Hotel attracts all of the beautiful people. Tyra Banks, Chelsea Handler, Cameron Diaz, Brooke Shields, Ben and Jerry Stiller, and Elizabeth Berkley have all been spotted enjoying dinner or drinks.

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Legal Sea Foods

270 Northern Avenue
Liberty Wharf
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 477-2900

Famous for its seafood, Legal Sea Foods seems to be a huge draw for the rich and famous. Entertainers young and old, Ludacris and Bobby Brown; award-winning actors Tommy Lee Jones, and Donald Sutherland; and sports stars Mike Lowell, Kareem Abdul Jabaar, Michelle Kwan have all, at some point been seen chowing down at one of Legal’s many locations. If you have to pick one, it’s just a hunch, but we’re guessing the new Harborside location is going to be a huge hit with the in-crowd.

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Bristol Lounge

200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-4400
website and reviews

The Bristol Lounge is situated inside the Four Seasons Hotel on Boston Common, and is by far one of the fanciest spots in town. It draws some of the most recognizable names around. Tom Brady, Ben Affleck, Jerry Seinfeld, John Malkovich, Bruce Springsteen, and Brian Williams have all patronized the Bristol Lounge.

Some other spots with reputations for celebrity sightings include: Strega Waterfront, Bricco, Cafeteria, Stephanie’s on Newbury, and Sonsie.

And of course, if there’s a popular celebrity hangout that’s not on the list, feel free to add it in the comment section below.