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By Ibn Shakoor - 3 min read

5 celebrity-approved places in New York City

New York City is home to amazing fashion, incredible food, emerging trends, and of course, tons of celebrities! If you’ve seen or read celebrity interviews, you will likely notice that NYC often finds itself on top their list of favorite places in the USA, and sometimes in the entire world. If you’re planning a trip there soon, then you should check out the following celebrity-approved places that will make your stay in the Big Apple extra special! These spots are perfect for a memorable time, and you might even catch a celebrity having drinks or a meal if you’re lucky.


For the past 25 years, Carmine’s has been the personal favorite of many renowned personalities, including Tina Fey, Kim Kardashian, and even Drew Barrymore. From the classic spaghetti Bolognese to their unique specials, this restaurant is a place where you can expect to bump into a celebrity enjoying a delicious Italian dish. Go there before heading to a Broadway show for a special evening in NYC!

The Polo Bar

With a name paying tribute to the iconic Ralph Lauren polo (yes, Ralph Lauren does own the place), this restaurant has repeatedly welcomed Andy Cohen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Hillary Clinton within its walls. The menu is a culmination of all things delicious, and we highly recommend you check it out before leaving NYC.

Soho House

This place is known to be an exclusive hotel and club that has welcomed many celebrities over the years. The popularity of this hotel surged after it hosted the shooting of Sex and the City, and since then, it has become a famous celebrity haunt. You can be sure to spot famous faces quite often there, such as Victoria Beckham, Kendall Jenner, and Nicole Kidman.

Soho House has become so popular that the waiting list to get one of their memberships is approximately 27k -people long! If you get invited, consider yourself lucky, and don’t forget to snap a selfie to remember this special day.

The Top of the Standard

The name does live up to the expectations it gives! The place is often crowded with visitors and celebrities who make an appearance when the “fun” begins after 10 pm. There is a strict dress code that everybody must abide by, which makes this club quite fancy. Don’t be surprised if you run into faces such as Ashton Kutcher, or Jessica Biel sipping on amazing cocktails.

Please Don’t Tell

NYC wouldn’t be the same without its famous speakeasies. Please Don’t Tel is a bar that can only be entered in via a phone booth located in the Crif Dogs restaurant. Reservations must be made in advance! It is exclusive, and that’s why you will see celebrities like Ariana Grande, or Bella Thorne hanging out here.


Who hasn’t dreamed of spending an evening with a celebrity? Well, if you ever want to make this fantasy come true, one of the best places to do so is New York City! With its plethora of high-end restaurants, cafes, and bars the city entertains many famous figures that often visit. We hope that you check out these top restaurants and bars in NYC for glamourous evening!

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About the author

I’m Ibn Shakoor, a freelance writer, and artist. I’ve been writing for six years and have written feature articles for Qatar celebrities. “I tell the person whose hand I just shook.”