Top Spots to See Celebrities in New York City


Simyone Lounge (aka SL): Low lighting, leather banquettes and mirrored walls make this intimate space a favorite of celebrities, musicians and fashion-industry types alike -- Kim Kardashian, Madonna, and Elle McPherson, Canadian rapper Drake, Quincy Jones, and crooner John Legend have all danced the night away sipping champagne to the rhythmic beats of house and hip hop music in this venue. Don't let the velvet rope deter you.

Lavo: Courtney Love, Tinsley Mortimer, Kelly Bensimon, Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon have all been spotted chowing down on the upscale Italian food at this midtown hot spot since its opening in September. Finance-types and their model girlfriends can be seen sipping champagne before heading down into Lavo the nightclub. It's see and be seen here -- a sentiment that has many calling this spot the new Studio 54.

Meatpacking District/Pastis: It's one thing most celebrities are likely to agree on -- shopping and a plate of French fries can be good for the soul. Celebs such as Sarah Jessica Parker and reality TV star Whitney Port have been seen enjoying the shopping in the Meatpacking District -- defined as the old meat factory area between Gansevoort and 15th Street on the water front -- which has kept some of its gritty edge by hosting a variety of upscale design studios and boutiques. Pastis, a French bistro in the epicenter of it all, offers bistro favorites popular with celebrities for weekend brunch and afternoon coffee. We hear that even Marc Jacobs goes for the pommes frites when he orders his favorite sandwich....

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