Stars Who Own Restaurants and Bars
Stars Who Own Restaurants and Bars. Celebs act, sing and dance, but they can also stuff your face with food. Yep -- they own restaurants, and depending where in world you live, a celeb could be responsible for your next meal and accompanying cocktail. If you've got an appetite for fame, have a look at which celebs own which establishments.
Superhunk Ryan Gosling may hail from Canada, but the Beverly Hills restaurant he owns, Tagine, took inspiration from Morocco. Tagine beverly hills, Crazy, Stupid, Love,
 Lady Gaga may be one of the busier people working in show business today, but that didn't stop her in becoming a silent partner in Vince & Eddie's, a New York restaurant owned by her parents, Joe and Cynthia Germanotta.
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Ashton Kutcher In addition to owning the Geisha House chain of Japanese-themed restaurants, Kutcher also happens to own the Los Angeles Italian eatery Dolce Enoteca with his "That '70s Show" co-star.
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If you're looking to get drinks in Austin, Texas, you may well end up patronizing a bar owned by "Bachelor" star Brad Womack. The guy claims ownership to four drinking establishments throughout the city.
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 Every the businessman, Jay-Z owns a chain of bars that has steadily grown since he established it in 2003. A little trivia: The name comes from a term for baseball players who manage to steal at least 40 bases and hit at least 40 home runs in a given season: 40/40.
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Well, she definitely has the theme down. Eva Longoria owns a restaurant and adjacent club in Hollywood. The eatery is called Beso, while the club itself is called Kiss Lounge. Get it?
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Of course a guy as multitalented as Justin Timberlake couldn't limit himself to just one style of cuisine. In fact, Timberlake has opened three restaurants, and while one, Chi in West Hollywood, has closed, two remain open in New York: an Italian joint, Destino, and a Southern food eatery, Southern Hospitality.
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 Sandra Bullock is a Virginian by birth and a Louisianan by choice, but she has established two different establishments in Austin, Texas: a Creole fusion restaurant, Bess Bistro, and a catering company, Walton's Fancy and Staple.
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Though you might expect that Zach Braff's restaurant project would involve ironically self-aware entrees, appetizers flavored with bittersweet ennui and a soundtrack of twee indie pop, it's better than that. His joint, which he opened with a friend in 2009, is New York's Mermaid Oyster Bar.
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Sammy Hagar's drinking establishment, however, is exactly what you'd expect it to be: The Cabo Wabo restaurant and nightclub is a spring break landmark in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where Hagar's personal brand of tequila flows like water.
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Hollywood makes for some surprising alliances sometimes, and certainly one of them would have to be Rose McGowan's co-ownership of a Dominick's, a popular West Hollywood Italian eatery, with Laura Dern and Ben Harper. Who would have guessed?
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Though Michael Jordan's first eatery -- the appropriately titled Michael Jordan's Restaurant -- went out of business around the time he retired, he still operates Michael Jordan Steakhouse, an establishment in New York's Grand Central Station.
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When she's not winning acting awards, Susan Sarandon is shutting down much-younger opponents in matches of pingpong. It follows, then, that she happens to own SPiN, a chain of hipster pingpong clubs slowly spreading across the country.
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When Pete Wentz decided to open a nightclub in New York, he did so with peers from bands like Gym Class Heroes, the Academy Is... and Cobra Starship. It must have been a winning combination, because the owners have since opened additional Angels & Kings locations in Chicago and Barcelona, Spain.
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"Sex and the City" star Chris Noth knows about New York nightlife firsthand. He operated a music bar there, the Cutting Room, beginning in 1999, and during that time it hosted quite an all-star list of performers. It's now closed.
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 Though widely respected for his accomplishments onscreen, Richard Gere rose to new levels of fame when he in 2009 opened the Bedford Post in Westchester County, New York. The place's two restaurants have earned positive reviews.
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 If the rhythm somehow does not get you, then perhaps the flavor will. That was Gloria Estefan's thinking when she opened Bongos Cuban Cafe, a food-by-day, dancing-by-night Cuban culture extravaganza in downtown Miami.
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Actor Josh Lucas has a hand in one of New York's more super-exclusive (and super-scandalous) nightspots: the Box. Known for celebs, skin and an "anything goes" mentality, the place guarantees you'll leave with a story or two.
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Naturally, the establishment owned by U2 frontman Bono can be found in the band's hometown, Dublin, Ireland. There, he and bandmate the Edge own the Clarence Hotel, which boasts multiple restaurants.
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 Robert De Niro knows food. In fact, the man is almost as accomplished a restaurateur as he is an actor. He is currently the owner of two popular Manhattan restaurants: Locanda Verde and Nobu & Tribecca Grill. Rumors suggest he may be opening more.
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The story goes that Quentin Tarantino was so impressed by the pork ribs served at Do Hwa, a Korean restaurant in New York, that he became an investor. He makes a point of stopping in whenever he's passing through.
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It's probably one of the few instances of a song inspiring a restaurant, but if you're at all familiar with Jimmy Buffett's body of work, you can probably guess the name of the eatery (and drinkery) chain he owns. Yep, you actually can get wasted away again in Margaritaville.
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Warm, casual, rustic, a little folksy. These words all describe Robert Redford, so it makes sense that they also describe Zoom, the restaurant he owns. It's part of his Sundance Resort and therefore frequented by the celebs come film festival time.
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