Lots of famous faces were in town for New York Fashion Week — a good thing for local restaurants because all that fashion-appreciating can make one pretty hungry. Lady Gaga mixed things up, slumming it at an LES dive one day and munching on ocean delights at Marea the next. Jeremy Piven wined and dined an Australian model at Miss Lily’s, while Gerard Butler eschewed food altogether and just made out with an Australian model at the Top of the Standard. And we found out that Rafael Nadal really, really, really likes pasta.
Armani Ristorante: It seems that when he wasn’t on the court, Rafael Nadal was filling up at this Fifth Avenue pasta purveyor. The tennis star carbo-loaded at the same spot nine times during his two weeks in the city for the U.S. Open. [NYDN]
Marble Lane: The swanky steakhouse-and-lounge in the new Dream Downtown attracted the likes of Jillian Michaels and DJ Avicii. [Grub Street]
Marea: This week, spotting celebs at Central Park’s seafood mecca was, well, like shooting fish in a barrel. Among the notables who were seen getting chum-my here (sorry!) were Lady Gaga, Francis Ford Coppola, Lucy Liu, Wes Anderson, and Anjelica Huston. [Grub Street]
Osteria Morini: John Mayer enjoyed a meal at Michael White’s Soho outpost. [Grub Street]
Top of the Standard: What happens at the Boom Boom Room stays at the Boom Boom Room … unless Page Six gets ahold of it. At Wednesday’s V magazine party, Gerard Butler and model Nicole Trunfio ignored the Magnum bars and bloodshed and, instead, spent the evening making out in a corner booth. [Page Six]
Welcome to the Johnson’s: Lady Gaga took a break from Fashion Week to visit her old neighborhood, where she partied with fans (sans drink) at her favorite bar. One little monster reported that Gaga was wearing talon-like faux nails; when asked how she did anything with those on, the superstar simply replied, "I don’t."