Celebrity Settings

Warren Sapp and Richie Rich Dine at Via dei Mille; Elton John Chats Up a Busboy at Monkey Bar

The NFL star and the fashionista were at separate tables on the same night at the Italian restaurant. Sapp ate jumbo shrimp and lamb chops; Rich ate less. Meanwhile, Sir Elton John stopped by Graydon Carter’s Monkey Bar and chatted with restaurant staff, Natalie Portman took her rumored new beau to Commerce, and Anna Wintour and Bill Clinton dined together at the Met. Celebrities being both like and unlike us, below.

Commerce: Tyra Banks, with boyfriend John Utendahl, had a Croque-Madame for brunch. Natalie Portman, with her new guy, ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, and his friend, ate at the noveau-American restaurant, too. [People, Grub Street]
Indochine: Exes Jessica Lange and Mikhail Baryshnikov caught up over dinner. [NYDN]
Maialino: William Shatner dined with Candice Bergen inside the Gramercy Park Hotel. [NYDN]
Minetta Tavern: Jerry Seinfeld dined with Kelly Ripa. [NYDN]
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Anna Wintour and Bill Clinton attended the Tribute Luncheon for Eunice Johnson. Guests ate at tables set up in the Egyptian art gallery. [Guest of a Guest] Monkey Bar: Elton John chatted up a busboy at the celebrity haunt. [NYDN]
Philippe: Al Gore ate the Peking duck. The night before, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, and their friends were loud enough to get in trouble with nearby diners. [Page Six/NYP, Page Six/NYP]
Ristorante San Pietro: Potential senatorial candidate Harold Ford Jr. lunched with hedge-funder Dan Loeb. [Page Six/NYP]
Rosa Mexicano: Ashlee Simpson went out for Mexican food. [Cityfile]
Sardi’s: David Hyde Pierce read a poem to producer Daryl Roth at the classic theater hangout. [Page Six/NYP]
Tia Pol: Ed Westwick was late for dinner with Jessica Szohr at the Spanish restaurant, and then he apologized profusely. [NYDN]
Tiffin Wallah: Glee’s Lea Michele ate at the Indian restaurant. [Page Six/NYP]
Via dei Mille: NFL star Warren Sapp ate two orders of lamb chops, three orders of jumbo shrimp, and Cannellini beans. Oddly, fashion personality Richie Rich ate there on the same night. [Grub Street]
The Waverly Inn: Pierce Brosnan strolled in and everyone swooned. Salman Rushdie dined with a pretty young thing. [Page Six/NYP]

Warren Sapp and Richie Rich Dine at Via dei Mille; Elton John Chats Up a Busboy