Eat and Drink NYC celebrity-owned restaurants By Melissa Kravitz email@example.com Updated April 14, 2016 12:29 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Celebs get hungry too. And sometimes, they're going to do something about it. From Justin Timberlake to Jay Z to Robert De Niro, plenty of Hollywood's red carpet usuals have made a seat for themselves at their own New York City restaurants. Here's where to dine like, and sometimes with, the stars. Tribeca Grill Photo Credit: Facebook / Tribeca Grill Robert De Niro's old school American restaurant, the Tribeca Grill, just celebrated 25 years in TriBeCa. Along with restaurateur Drew Nieporent, De Niro has as stake in this steakhouse operated by Myriad Restaurant Group. Visit for dinner and enjoy hearty dishes like lobster cavatelli with Lacinato kale and sweet corn or a classic New York strip steak with fingerling potatoes. 375 Greenwich St., 212-941-3900, TribecaGrill.com Nobu New York Photo Credit: Facebook / Nobu Robert De Niro's love for sushi is evident at another one of his NYC restaurants, Nobu. Hollywood producer Meir Teper also played an integral role with De Niro in bringing Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's acclaimed sushi skills to New York City. Beyond sushi and sashimi here, you're going for hot dishes like noodles and a donburi power lunch. Try not to leave with out the $15 dessert bento box or matcha tiramisu. 105 Hudson St., 212-219-0500, noburestaurants.com Do Wah Photo Credit: Do Wah Quentin Tarantino co-owns Do Wah, a cozy Korean spot in the West Village. Tarantino is reportedly a frequent visitor to his restaurant, where he can drink an off-menu Reservoir Dogs-themed cocktail: Stoli Vanil, blue caracao, lime juice. Others can enjoy shareable small plates like beef and kimchi dumplings and a $30/person meal for four that includes all the Korean classics, from spicy bulgogi to japchae and deep-fried chicken. 55 Carmine St., 212-414-1224, dohwanyc.com Mermaid Oyster Bar Photo Credit: Flickr / pabo76 Former "Scrubs" star Zach Braff is a co-owner of this seafood spot, started by childhood friend and chef Laurence Edelman. Braff has shown his love for The Mermaid Inn on social media, including a tweet in December 2013 showing a "Romantic candlelit dinner with my BFF @Harry_Styles at Mermaid Oyster Bar in NYC." If you're not dining with a member of One Direction, stop by for $1 oyster happy hour and hang out past 7 p.m. for the “nearly famous” lobster roll served with Old Bay fries. 79 Macdougal St., 212-260-0100, themermaidnyc.com Southern Hospitality Photo Credit: Facebook / southernhospitalityhk Justin Timberlake is one of three founders at this Hell's Kitchen barbecue joint. He's been bringing baby back ribs back since 2007, when he opened Southern Hospitality. An eclectic menu featuring "fire starters" (Philly cheesesteak eggrolls, bacon mac and cheese spring rolls...) along with sliders, dinner salads, specialties from the smoker and tacos are more wide-ranging than any Timberlake album. 645 9th Ave., 212-265-1000, southernhospitalitybbq.com SPiN Photo Credit: SPiN Susan Sarandon has stakes in SPiN, part Ping-Pong club, part farm-to-table restaurant and bar, which just celebrated six years in NYC. You're not guaranteed to see or challenge table tennis champ Sarandon here, but you can munch on flatbreads, hot dogs, sliders, R-rated spiked milkshakes and more at this trendy spot. 48 E. 23rd St., 212-982-8802, wearespin.com The 40/40 Club Photo Credit: 40/40 Club via Facebook Beyonce's husband is a part-owner in this Flatiron bar and sports lounge. Investor Jay-Z raps about 40/40 club in 2003's "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" lyrics: "Now you chillin' with a boss ... at the 40/40 club ESPN on the screen." And yes, ESPN is often on. The menu ranges from game time finger foods to three bases of entrees, home run desserts and grand slam platters to share with all your A-list friends. 6 W. 25th St., the4040club.com The Cutting Room Photo Credit: Facebook / CuttingRoomNYC Chris Noth is a remarkably silent partner in The Cutting Room, a music venue and bar. You're probably not going to chat up Mr. Big during happy hour, but you can drink over 20 beers and enjoy bites like zucchini tacos or a $32 Pu Pu Platter including chicken wings, mini hot dogs, shrimp dumplings, vegetable Samosas and spring rolls. Check out the calendar for nightly concerts ranging from jazz to blues to funk to all-out ragers. 44 E. 32nd St., 212-691-1900, thecuttingroomnyc.com By Melissa Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.