Top 10 Restaurants Owned By Celebrities
Celebrities have a lot of power, influence and money at their disposal, so when they are not busy being in the entertainment business or having a holiday, they often branch out into other fields. Restaurant business happens to be a favorite among the celebs considering that there are so many celeb owned restaurants all around the world. So if you were curious about celeb owned restaurants, then here are the Top 10 Restaurants Owned by Celebrities.
Top 10 Restaurants Owned By Celebrities
10. Alice Cooper’s Town, Alice Cooper
At number 10 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned By Celebrities is Alice Cooper’s Town owned by Alice Cooper. Heavy Metal artists are the last person you would expect to open a restaurant but that is the case with “Godfather of Shock Rock”, Alice Cooper. Alice Cooper’s Town is a mix of sports bar and live music venue. It offers pub food menu like wings, dogs, burgers, BBQ along with some unique entrees like “Mom’s” Tuna Casserole. Add to it some local craft beers on tap and you have yourself the perfect place to eat during a big game or to listen to some local band.
9. Larios on the Beach, Gloria Estefan
At number 9 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned By Celebrities is Larios on the Brach owned by Gloria Estefan. After winning Grammy seven times, writing books, appearing on movies and TV and becoming the partial owner of Miami Dolphins, Estefan in her retirement has also decided to open Cuban restaurant in Miami. With great dishes like fresh paellas, ropa vieja, empanadas and Cuban Slow Roasted Pork, it has many signature dishes. Apart from the food, the hotel itself is a work of art tiled walls, sleek look and comfortable lounging areas.
8. Wahlburgers, Mark Wahlburg
At number 8 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned By Celebrities is Wahlburgers owned by Mark Wahlburg and his brother. Not so fancy like the others on the list as it is a gourmet burger restaurant but nonetheless it is successful. Apart from the regular ones, this place also sells Salmon Burger, Portobello Mushroom Cap Burger and Thanksgiving Burger.
7. Southern Hospitality, Justin Timberlake
At number 7 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned By Celebrities is Southern Hospitality owned by Justin Timberlake. After foraying into movies coming off from a successful music career and his various investments, every move that Justin has made him richer and Southern Hospitality is one of his successful ventures. Smokes meats, fried chicken with starters like chili, fried green tomatoes, BBQ corn, etc the restaurant has a southern vibe to it and is the perfect place for a good southern dinner. It also has a great collection of Whiskies, Bourbons and cocktails.
6. 40/40 Club, Jay Z
At number 6 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned by Celebrities is 40/40 owned by Jay Z. 40/40 Club has been there for more than a decade. It is 12,000 sq ft sports bar that is also a nightclub and dining spot. The club’s name is based on the fact that only 4 players in history have hit 40 home runs and stole 40 bases in a single season and hence the name 40/40. 40/40 Club oozes premium experience for the guests and it’s no surprise considering the fact it’s owned by Jay Z who has considerable wealth at his disposal. With golden bats on the wall to chandeliers hung from gold cables and gold Champagne bottles, it is one of the most upscale sports bar in New York.
5. Do Hwa
At number 5 is Do Hwa owned by Quentin Tarantino. Quentin’s movies are gory, raw and sometimes disturbing, but thankfully his restaurant doesn’t have the same qualities. Do Hwa is an upscale Korean BBQ Spot. Do Hwa enjoys a high profile clientele being located in an upscale and trendy locality of K-Town. Considering it’s location and the fact that it’s owned by Quentin, many celebrities come to Do Hwa, so it’s also a great place for those looking to do some celebrity spotting.
4. Soul Kitchen, Bon Jovi
At number 4 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned By Celebrities is Soul Kitchen owned by Bon Jovi. This is the most unique restaurant not only this list but also in the entire world. The restaurant that takes customer satisfaction to another level, the restaurant menu doesn’t have the price printed on it but rather the customer choose to pay as much as they want or however much they could afford. While hearing that it’s whatever you pay restaurant one might think that the food is not good enough or that it isn’t as good in the interior but that is totally wrong as it can rival any other restaurants in the all the criterions.
3. Tagine, Ryan Gosling
At number 3 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned By Celebrities is Tagine owned by Ryan Gosling. Tagine unlike the mainstream restaurants gives more attention to details with emphasis on quality rather than quantity. That is why it has only 10 tables with a view to give a cozy atmosphere to the guests just like the Moroccan restaurants. The idea for Tagine started when Ryan tasted the food of Chef Ben Benameur’s Moroccan food and Ryan decided that this was the food he wanted to eat the rest of his life. This incident started a friendship between the two and when Ryan found that there were hardly any restaurants in LA that made customers felt satisfied and valued by the service and the food, he decided to open Tagine. The restaurant is really well funded which can easily made out by the great aesthetics of the interior.
2. Zoom, Robert Redford
At number 2 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned by Celebrities is Zoom owned by Robert Redford. It would be surprising to know that this restaurant used be an Old Pacific Railroad station. Zoom is known for its “American Continental Cuisine” which in layman terms includes think ribs, buffalo osso bucco, Mexican dishes and local wine. Apart from the menu, the restaurant uses fresh local ingredients. Zoom has become really popular with the locals and tourists alike who come from all over the world to enjoy the atmosphere setting mixed with casual elegance. Apart from the aesthetics, the restaurant has also received rave reviews and many prizes like the Utah’s Best of State in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
1. Nobu, Robert De Niro
At number 1 in Top 10 Restaurants Owned by Celebrities is Nobu in New York City co-owned by Robert De Niro. After discovering the talents of Chef Nobuyaki Matsuhisa, De Niro urged his friends to help him create a flagship restaurant in New York City. Though now the actor owns many restaurants all around the world, Nobu remains his most renowned venture. Ithas received critical acclaim from many food critics for and being awarded the three stars from The New York Times and a Michelin Star. Nobu specializes in innovative and modern Japanese cuisine.
Many celebrities are self proclaimed food connoisseurs and many places often have a steady football of such celebs, so it isn’t surprising to find so many in the restaurant business. These restaurants in our list are not the only ten owned by celebrities but the ones with distinctive cuisine and great service.