This week in celebrity dining: Katie Couric and Mario Lopez brought their mutual friends to Tao, home of the big Buddha, while T-Mom kept it real with simple sushi on St. Marks. Mayor Bloomberg, meanwhile, rolled ten deep to Brooklyn for Japanese cuisine, and Michael’s began tweeting its boldface diners. The well-heeled are well fed, below.
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg dined with friends. [ Barbuto: Page Six/NYP] Rachael Ray picked up porcini mushrooms. [ Buonitalia: Page Six/NYP] DBGB: Mad Men stars Vincent Kartheiser and Michael Gladis dined together. [ Page Six/NYP] Clive Owen, Andrew Stein, Bruce Willis, and Audrey Tatou had lunch. [ Fraunces Tavern: Page Six/NYP] Rudy Giuliani and John McCain had a serious conversation over Italian. [ Fresco: Page Six/NYP] James Gandolfini ate a New York strip. [ Gallagher’s Steakhouse: Page Six/NYP] Mayor Bloomberg, with ten cohorts, ate Japanese food. [ Hibino: Page Six/NYP] Taylor Momsen — with an older man, possibly her father — got cocktails and sushi at one of St. Marks’ many pan-Asian dining options. [ Je’Bon Noodles: Just Jared] Salma Hayek ate a coconut cake and drank two cappuccinos. [ Lincoln Center’s 65 Café : Page Six/NYP] Bar Refaeli and two “mystery males” dined at the Soho seafood restaurant. [ Lure Fishbar: Just Jared] Anna Wintour ordered off-menu chicken, with avocado salad. [ Marea: The Cut] Matthew Modine sipped a Lone Star. [Grub Street] Marfa: The New York media mainstay has begun tweeting its boldface diners. This week, Liz Smith, Mark Burnett, Tom Brokaw, and Howard Rubenstein all stopped by. [ Michael’s: Twitter/Michael’s New York] While in town, Jessica Simpson dined at the celebrity favorite with her mom. [ Nobu: Cityfile]
Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver dined with HBO execs. [ Swifty’s: NYDN] Katie Couric, Mario Lopez, and some pals ate dinner together. [ Tao: Page Six/NYP] Toni Braxton dined with Ted Turner at his restaurant. [ Ted’s Montana Grill: Page Six/NYP] Susan Sarandon drank beer with her dinner. [ Trestle on Tenth: NYDN]
Gerard Butler dined with “two well-dressed gents and a sexy blonde.” Naturally, the The Waverly Inn: Post suspects an after-dinner orgy. [ Page Six/NYP]