Katie Couric Tastes Tao; Taylor Momsen Eats Noodles on St. Marks

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This week in celebrity dining: Katie Couric and Mario Lopez brought their mutual friends to Tao, home of the big Buddha, while T-Mom kept it real with simple sushi on St. Marks. Mayor Bloomberg, meanwhile, rolled ten deep to Brooklyn for Japanese cuisine, and Michaels began tweeting its boldface diners. The well-heeled are well fed, below.

Barbuto: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg dined with friends. [Page Six/NYP]

Buonitalia: Rachael Ray picked up porcini mushrooms. [Page Six/NYP]

DBGB: Mad Men stars Vincent Kartheiser and Michael Gladis dined together. [Page Six/NYP]

Fraunces Tavern: Clive Owen, Andrew Stein, Bruce Willis, and Audrey Tatou had lunch. [Page Six/NYP]

Fresco: Rudy Giuliani and John McCain had a serious conversation over Italian. [Page Six/NYP]

Gallaghers Steakhouse: James Gandolfini ate a New York strip. [Page Six/NYP]

Hibino: Mayor Bloomberg, with ten cohorts, ate Japanese food. [Page Six/NYP]

JeBon Noodles: Taylor Momsen with an older man, possibly her father got cocktails and sushi at one of St. Marks many pan-Asian dining options. [Just Jared]

Lincoln Centers 65 Caf : Salma Hayek ate a coconut cake and drank two cappuccinos. [Page Six/NYP]

Lure Fishbar: Bar Refaeli and two mystery males dined at the Soho seafood restaurant. [Just Jared]

Marea: Anna Wintour ordered off-menu chicken, with avocado salad. [The Cut]

Marfa: Matthew Modine sipped a Lone Star. [Grub Street]

Michaels: The New York media mainstay has begun tweeting its boldface diners. This week, Liz Smith, Mark Burnett, Tom Brokaw, and Howard Rubenstein all stopped by. [Twitter/Michaels New York]

Nobu: While in town, Jessica Simpson dined at the celebrity favorite with her mom. [Cityfile]

Swiftys: Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver dined with HBO execs. [NYDN]

Tao: Katie Couric, Mario Lopez, and some pals ate dinner together. [Page Six/NYP]

Teds Montana Grill: Toni Braxton dined with Ted Turner at his restaurant. [Page Six/NYP]

Trestle on Tenth: Susan Sarandon drank beer with her dinner. [NYDN]

The Waverly Inn: Gerard Butler dined with two well-dressed gents and a sexy blonde. Naturally, the Post suspects an after-dinner orgy. [Page Six/NYP]