Sometimes, celebs reach the top so fast, there's nowhere else to go. That's when, for some reason, they decide to open their own restaurants. If most of us decided to open our own eateries, the menu would consist of Top Ramen and Captain Crunch. But with money, contacts and a little luck, some celebs have managed to establish some pretty good restaurants.
Ryan Gosling: Tagine
: Gosling holds major stake in this Moroccan restaurant situated in Beverly Hills. It's got good buzz, good Yelp reviews, and Ryan Gosling is hot. No, that doesn’t have anything to do with anything, but I thought it was worth mentioning. Their best dishes are said to be the sea bass and lamb. It's also on Zagat's list of top celebrity-owned spots. Also, Ryan Gosling is hot.
Robert De Niro: Locanda Verde
: Robert De Niro's name is associated with more restaurants than Scorsese movies. How many eateries has he invested in? "I don’t know…23, 24, 25…" De Niro says. Many have failed, but Locanda Verde has good reviews. It's obviously an Italian joint, but De Niro's one guilty food pleasure is a pretty simple dish:
"Sometimes peanut butter. Even peanut butter and jelly. Rarely." ...what a rebel.