The Grammys come early this year (they usually fall in Feb) and here is why: The Winter Olympics start in Sochi, Russia, starting Feb 7, and all the TV stations and viewers will be focused on that. Also moved are the Oscars (usually in Feb too) which are in March this year, just after the close of the games.
With the Emmys this weekend, we wanted to make sure you knew the best places to dine, and spot celebrities, in Los Angeles. Please see below for some great restaurants – and some celebs that have recently been spotted …
BLT Steak (8720 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA)
BLT Steak elevates the classic American steakhouse with a signature French style and all-around finesse. The restaurant offers a variety of cuts of USDA Prime, Certified Black Angus, American Wagyu and Japanese Kobe beef, each naturally aged for maximum tenderness and flavor and served finished with herb butter in a cast-iron pan. The menu also offers a selection of fish entrees.
Spotted: Meg Ryan, Halle Berry, Clive Davis, Zack Braff, and Steve Carrell
Comme Ca (8479 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA)
David Myers’ acclaimed French brasserie recreates the mood of a bustling French eatery for an LA audience: warm, welcoming and casually glamorous. The menu is rooted in French tradition and can only be described as pure brasserie fare, from hearty Steak Frites to the rich flavors of Escargot Persillade.
Spotted: Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel, Demi Moore, and Orlando Bloom
Cecconi’s (8764 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA)
Inspired by the original London location, Cecconi’s features classic Italian cuisine in a relaxed, elegant environment that calls to mind Venetian glamour.
Spotted: Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, and Madonna
Hatfield’s (6703 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA)
Hatfield’s recently re-opened in a new location on Melrose Avenue, one of Los Angeles’ most popular and trendy areas. The new space includes a full bar, conservatory with a living wall of succulents and a private dining room, creating a large space in which the Hatfield’s can both expand their menu and display the culinary team in an exhibition kitchen.
Spotted: Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Heigl, Ryan Seacrest and Jon Hamm
The Bazaar by José Andrés at The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills (465 South La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048)
The Bazaar provides a myriad of kitschy dining spots designed by world-renowned Philippe Starck. The Bazaar allows diners to explore a wide selection of classic Spanish tapas juxtaposed with modern interpretations.
Spotted: Sarah Jessica Parker, David Beckham, Adrian Brody, and Eva Longoria