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Jay-Z and A-Rod Lunch at Nello; Tom Brokaw Dines at Grand Central Oyster Bar

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The bold-name sightings at Nello have not slowed down: This week, Jay-Z made a triumphant return to the Upper East Side haunt with world-champ third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who’s usually more of a Serafina celebrity, by his side. Elsewhere, newsman Tom Brokaw, predictably, ordered oysters at Grand Central while Uma Thurman had drinks with Amy Sacco. More famous folks eating out on the town, below.

Café Gitane: Carlos Leon ate lunch outside with his girlfriend. [Cityfile]

Elaine’s: Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek ate with John Sabini. [Page Six/NYP]

Grand Central Oyster Bar: Tom Brokaw had lunch at the midtown mainstay. [Gawker]

Hotel Griffou: At the bar: Uma Thurman with Amy Sacco, near Domenico Dolce with Stefano Gabbana. [Page Six/NYP]

Kiss & Fly: Sean Combs celebrated his 40th birthday. [NYDN]

Las Chicas Locas: Derek Jeter had Mexican with Minka Kelly. [NYDN]

Lure Fishbar: Kelly Ripa, Mark Conseulos, Howard Stern, and Beth Ostrosky dined together. [Cityfile]

Nello: Jay-Z returned to the celebrity haunt for dinner with baseballer Alex Rodriguez. [Cityfile]

Nobu: Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau ate Japanese with restaurateur Drew Nieporent. [Page Six/NYP]

Ollie’s: Ashley Tisdale dined at the midtown noodle chain. [Cityfile]

Pastis: Meg Ryan bundled up for lunch at Pastis. [Cityfile]

Primola: Former LAPD chief Bill Bratton was welcomed back to New York over upscale Italian. [Page Six/NYP]

Rouge Tomate: Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Meryl Streep, Jonathan Ames, Matthew Settle, and Waris Ahluwalia showed up for the Fantastic Mr. Fox premiere party; roast duck and cabbage were served. [Grub Street, Guest of a Guest]

Sant Ambroeus: Matt Damon lunched with his wife. [Pop Sugar]

The Smile: Naomi Watts checked out the Bond Street café. [Cityfile]

Tanuki Tavern: Brooklyn Decker dined with Elle editor Joe Zee at the new restaurant inside the Gansevoort Hotel. [Page Six/NYP]

Whiskey Park: David Blaine had drinks with friends. [NYDN]

Jay-Z and A-Rod Lunch at Nello; Tom Brokaw Dines at Grand Central Oyster Bar