Celebrities are usually people who make frequent public appearances whether on a TV screen, a silver screen, or at public events such as sport games, premieres, or press conferences. While the majority of celebrities do such things, some of them have also decided to open a restaurant under their names after achieving success in entertainment industry.
Here's the list of celebrities who opened restaurants after they've become famous
1. Ryan Gosling
You would have never thought that Sebastian Wilder from La La Land and Noah from The Notebook opened a restaurant of his own in Beverly Hills, California. The restaurant is called Tagine and it is a Moroccan cuisine restaurant and offers options such as salmon, grilled lobster, and lamb chop. Owned by Ryan Gosling since 2004, the restaurant has attracted famous stars such as Meryl Streep and Richard Gere. Given that it is owned by a famous celebrity and that it is located in Beverly Hills, the prices of foods and drinks are quite expensive, with the tasting sets starting from $90.
2. Robert De Niro
It might be surprising that Robert De Niro owns not one, but three different restaurants. He owns Locanda Verde, Tribeca Grill, and Nobu. Locanda Verde is an Italian restaurant located in Tribeca, New York and opened in 2009. It serves authentic Italian cusine such as Focaccia Napoletana and Tonnarelli Cacio E Pepe. Also located in New York City, Tribeca Grill is a new American restaurant that features options such as pork chop, New York steak, and fried calamari. However, the most famous restaurant owned by Robert De Niro himself would be Nobu, the world's most recognized Japanese restaurant. Located in various American cities and also around the world, Nobu offers top-class Japanese cuisine to its customers.
3. Arnold Palmer
You might be familiar with Arnold Palmer who was an American professional golfer and champion, but you are probably not familiar with the fact he owns a restaurant of his own. Called Arnold Palmer's Restaurant, it is located in La Qunita, California. It features American classic foods such as French onion soup, fish & chips, and prime rib. The restaurant itself is one of the most popular ones in Coachella Valley and in addition to a collection of foods and drinks, the restaurant takes the customers through a journey of Arnold Palmer's golf career.
4. Lady Gaga
Even though Lady Gaga didn't open the restaurant from the very beginning since it was previous owned and ran by Gaga's parents, Gaga still became a part owner in 2010. Called Joanne Trattoria, it is an Italian restaurant that specializes in pizza and pasta, located in Upper West Side of New York City. Gaga decided to take a part in the restaurant because she very much enjoyed the cozy vibe that the restaurant gave off and the delicious food that the restaurant had. The restaurant also has a variety of entertainment by local bands and performers on Fridays and on the weekends for the customers to enjoy as they dine in.
5. Channing Tatum
The American actor who is better known as "Magic Mike" to the public also owns a restaurant of his own. Named Saints and Sinners, the restaurant was first established in 2012 in New Orleans. Slightly different from previous discussed restaurants, Tatum's Saints and Sinners features foods such as fried alligator tail and crawfish pie. The drinks for the restaurant really live up to the name of the restaurant since the cocktails are called "Saint," "Sinner," and "Cajun Sinner."
6. Ralph Lauren
The last celebrity that opened a restaurant is Ralph Lauren, the founder of the clothing brand Polo Ralph Lauren. Called Polo Bar, the restaurant is also located in New York City and it gives off three different vibes at once: classic, stylish, and timeless. The menu at Polo Bar is inspired by Lauren's personal favorites, even including the steak Lauren raised at his own ranch in Colorado. Other food options include veggie burger, roasted mushrooms, seafood plate, and crab cake. In addition to the Polo Bar, Lauren also owns the RL restaurant located in Chicago and Ralph's in Paris.
Staff Writer at FoodServiceDirect.com