Have you ever wondered how you could catch a celebrity in Chicago? Thanks to having more blockbluster movies filmed in the Windy City like Transformers 3 and big name acts performing in Chicago’s many venues, stars without access to their home kitchens and/or personal chefs have to resort to eating out at top-rated restaurants.

Sunda

110 W. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-0500
www.sundachicago.com

If you’re looking for a very happening Asian fusion restaurant/bar, Sunda is it. This exotic concept is named after Southeast Asia’s Sunda Shelf. You might even run into Chicago natives Kanye West, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven or famous athletes like A Rod or Derek Jeter. During Lollapalooza, Sunda catered to Green Day, Soundgarden, and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.

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Hub 51

51 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-0051
www.hub51chicago.com

If you’re in River North and in the mood for American cuisine, Hub 51 has a diverse menu and interesting touches like spy cams in the bathrooms. I wonder if Fergie kept tabs on her man Josh Duhamel when they dined there while in town filming Transformers. Duhamel ordered sushi, including Tuna Thai Basil Roll and watched sports in the bar.

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Japonais

600 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 822-9600
www.hub51chicago.com

The city’s dining community enjoys Japonais’ extensive menu with contemporary and traditional items and the exciting yet intimate atmosphere. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora ordered sushi and sake while in town for July’s Soldier Field shows. You may even run into Former “Miami Vice” star and “Heartbeat” singer Don Johnson while enjoying your meal.

Bull and Bear

431 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-5973
www.bullbearbar.com

Looking for an upscale sports bar in River North with pay-by-the-ounce beer taps built right into the table? Bull and Bear has sports bar classic happy hour appetizers ranging from pigs in a blanket with citrus slaw to truffle fries with garlic-lemon aioli. Who would’ve thought you’d run into Hawks here? Patrick Kane, Bears’ Jay Cutler and Greg Olsen, O.A.R., Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith are among the most recent celebs spotted here.

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Market

1113 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 929-4787
marketbarchicago.com

If you’re looking for a high-end sports bar in the West Loop with impressive alfresco options, Market fits the bill. Its awesome rooftop deck with a view of the Chicago skyline attracts many celebrity patrons. Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade stopped by his friend’s birthday party on the rooftop and the Bears’ Corey Wootton and Henry Melton came out to watch Monday Night Football this September.

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