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NYC's Best Celeb-Owned Spots

When a restaurant is backed by a celeb, you never know who might walk in the door. Here's a shortlist of restaurants noted for two highlights: good food and celebrity ownership.

  • Do Hwa
    • Korean
    • West Village
    Food
    23
    Decor
    17
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $50

    Good to know: Quentin Tarantino is behind this scene-y West Village Korean.

  • Jack's Wife Freda
    • Mediterranean
    • SoHo
    Food
    23
    Decor
    19
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $32

    Good to know: Actress Piper Perabo is an investor in this homey Americana with kosher flair.

  • Waverly Inn
    • American
    • West Village
    Food
    22
    Decor
    23
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $74

    Good to know: Keep an eye out for publishing magnate (and owner) Graydon Carter and his clubby coterie. 

  • Tiny's & The Bar Upstairs
    • American
    • TriBeCa
    Food
    21
    Decor
    21
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $50

    Good to know: This trendy - and indeed, tiny - TriBeCan is helmed by nightlife czar Matt Abramcyk and former NY Ranger Sean Avery.

  • 40/40 Club
    • Sports Bar
    • Prospect Heights
    Atmo.
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    VE

    Good to know: Music mogul Jay-Z is a co-owner of this Barclays adjacent hot spot for hip-hop-loving big spenders.

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