by Michela Fitten - 0 Reviews - 13 List
Much like a movie can be a blockbuster or do a box-office belly flop, restaurants can be a major hit or a serious miss. Perhaps knowing about the potential pitfalls and payoffs of Hollywood, many celebs are translating their skills into another industry--the restaurant biz. If you're looking to chow down and live it up at one of LA's celebrity-owned restaurants, take a look at our list. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated: August 18, 2010
This red-hued, has-been party house disguised as a pan-Asian restaurant is owned by Ashton Kutcher and friends. Even if its days as a Hollywood "it" spot are over, out-of-towners still can't get enough of the sushi rolls, drinks and doucherrific scene.
Ashton Kutcher and the Dolce Group do it again, this time on the Sunset Strip. The ketchup-themed restaurant offers eight kinds of ketchup and an "upscale" (read: pricier) twist on American favorites like Kobe corn dogs, meatloaf and chicken pot pie.
Ryan (he's so cute!) Gosling is a partner in this Beverly Hills eatery that serves up Moroccan and North African cuisine. The candlelit, loungey atmosphere and concise menu will leave you wanting nothing else ... except a date with Ryan, of course.
Secret's out: Rose McGowan, Ben Harper and Laura Dern are all silent partners in this Greenwich Village-meets-speakeasy restaurant that serves up simple Italian fare. (We hear Britney Spears is among the many celeb fans.)
Once the forgettable restaurant known as Eat, this beautifully transformed corner spot on Sunset and Gower is where to go for Latin-tinged fare and delish drinks. Did we mention Gilles Marini --the naked guy from the "Sex and the City" movie and kickass dancer from "Dancing With the Stars"--is an investor? You might not catch him in his skivvies, but one can dream.