Tarantino Gets Treated at Mercadito; Diaz and A-Rod Hit Serafina and the Lion

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Earlier this week, Quentin Tarantino got rewarded for taking a walk and just being himself. A Mercadito waitress (and aspiring actress) spotted the director walking by the West Village restaurant and chased after him. The brazen lady gave Tarantino her card and offered him a round of drinks on her if he came back, which he did the next day, bringing along Benicio Del Toro to make it a threesome. Also showing a bit more audacity this week were Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez, who were seen dining out twice together. The duo are still trying to keep their relationship on the D.L., however, choosing to sit in private areas of both Serafina and the Lion. Read our complete roundup of celebrity dining below.

Bergdorf Goodman’s Café: After a day of marathon-style shopping with girlfriend Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom reportedly threw a bit of a hissy fit, saying, “You've been trying on hundreds of pairs of shoes!” and left the department store’s café in a huff. [Page Six/NYP]
Hudson Terrace: NFL star Eli Manning left a $500 tip as he made his way out of the west-side lounge with his wife on Wednesday evening. [NYDN]
Le Caprice: Today Show host Matt Lauer and his wife drank, conversed, and traded bites with another couple at the restaurant in the Pierre Hotel. [People]
Mercadito: Quentin Tarantino and Benicio Del Toro were treated to a round of drinks by one of the West Village restaurant’s waitresses. [Page Six/NYP]
Monkey Bar: Courtney Love was on her best behavior when she dined with Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Nadja Swarovski, and Andrew Saffir the other night. Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Calvin Klein, and Rachel Dratch were also spotted at Graydon Carter’s midtown restaurant. [Page Six/NYP]
Osteria Del Circo: Regis Philbin was seen chatting and laughing. [Page Six/NYP]
Serafina: Cameron Diaz met new beau Alex Rodriguez at the popular Italian eatery, where she stole bites of his top-secret favorite dish that’s made specially for him. [Hollywood Life]
SL: ESPN’s Erin Andrews was seen canoodling and dancing up a storm with her Dancing With the Stars partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. [Page Six/NYP]
The Lion: Cameron Diaz and Yankee third-baseman Alex Rodriguez hosted a group of ten friends at the new West Village eatery. The couple kept things private, choosing to sit in the upstairs lounge, which was roped off and guarded by the restaurant’s staff. [Just Jared]