While celebrities worked up appetites, they also did other kinds of work at the table this week. Business lunches were had and galas were attended — typical boldfaced dining behavior — but a few stars still managed to surprise us. Whoopi Goldberg picked up a fan’s tab; Alec Baldwin picked up a person; and Madonna helped turn a Williamsburg dining room into a dance floor (then again, that’s the sort of thing you’d expect from Madge). What else were the famous and famished up to this week? Find out in this week’s celebrity sightings.
Antica Pesa: Madonna watched as her backup dancers put on an impromptu show at the Williamsburg restaurant’s dining room. Witnessing the dance-off was Tom Hardy, who had his own fill of attention from female customers. Spotted on both stars’ tables: spaghetti cacio e pepe. [Page Six/NYP]
A Voce Columbus: Back from a vacation to Barbados, spouses Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem tasted more of each other than their meal, “kissing every five seconds” at the Columbus Circle restaurant. [Page Six/NYP]
The Plaza: At a Guild Hall awards ceremony held at the midtown hotel, Alec Baldwin helped up an awardee who’d tripped. Also in attendance to witness such beneficence were Sarah Jessica Parker, Lorne Michaels, and Dan Aykroyd. [Page Six/NYP]
Torst: Days after the Greenpoint brew haven opened, Strokes front man Julian Casablancas was snapped hunkering over a beer with the owner. He later vouched for its “crazy and amazing beers” on Twitter. [Eater NY]