Atlanta Restaurant Scene

11 Celebrities that have dined in Atlanta

The Academy Awards are this Sunday, and that leads us to reflect on the celebrity scene in Atlanta. If you didn’t know, Atlanta is turning into the Hollywood of the South. While actors are in the city filming, or musicians and comedians are touring, they make appearances at Atlanta restaurants. Here’s the who, what and where of celebrity dining in Atlanta.

Buckhead Diner

The Celeb: Ryan Gosling

The Order: Maytag blue cheese chips ​and "sweet-heat" Thai chili calamari.

He was in town filming “The Nice Guys” with Russell Crowe. ​

Ryan Gosling at Buckhead Diner

Chops Lobster Bar

The Celebs: Jerry Seinfeld and George Wallace

The Order: USDA prime aged beef.

George Wallace at Chops Lobster Bar


The Celeb: Shaq and his wife

The Order: He had the chicken Parmesan and she had the pennesmoked chicken, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and walnut cream sauce.

Davio's penne and smoked chicken

Del Frisco’s Grille

The Celeb: Andre 3000 of Outkast

The Order: Deviled eggs, Kale & brussels sprouts salad.

Del Frisco's Kale & Brussel Sprout Salad


The Celeb: Jon Bernthal

The Order: Lamb and mortadella meatballs.

He also ran lines for his upcoming movie at the bar.

Ecco's lamb & mortadella meatballs

Le Bilboquet

The Celeb: Robert DeNiro

The Order: Tuna tartare, grilled squid and off-menu specialties such as escargot.

In one week, he dined during lunch and dinner service and always snagged a seat at table 21.

Le Bllboquet's Tuna tartare (Photo credit Heidi Geldhauser)

One Sushi Plus

The Celeb: Ludacris

The Order: Yellowtail jalapeño shots.

One Sushi Plus' yellowtail jalepeno shots

St. Cecilia

The Celeb: Selena Gomez

The Order: Pappardelle with lamb bolognese.

She also signed a menu for Craig Richards' daughter.

St. Cecelia's Pappardelle with lamb bolognese

True Food Kitchen

The Celeb: Sam Smith and friends

The Order: The table enjoyed several dishes including the Teriyaki brown rice bowl, panang curry, shaved turkey pita and vegetable crudité.

True Food Kitchen's vegetable crudites


The Celeb: Jennifer Lawrence

The Order: Spicy tuna crispy rice and black cod misoyaki.

She always orders a dirty martini to start.

Umi's black cod misoyaki

Varuni Napoli

The Celeb: Ludacris

The Order: Pako pizza, buffalo mozzarella, eggplant parmesan, meatballs and stuffed eggplant.

It also happened to be pasta night at the restaurant so the table was served fresh pasta with tomato and Bolognese sauce.

Ludacris and owner Luca at Varuni Napoli



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