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Aretha Franklin Serenaded at Brasserie Ruhlman; Eliot Spitzer Diets for the Camera

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Perhaps a little fearful that the cameras for his new CNN show really will add ten pounds, Eliot Spitzer dined on just a salad and spinach at Prime KO this week. Over at the Brasserie Ruhlmann, Aretha Franklin’s waiter decided to serenade his customer with an aria from Puccini’s “Turandot.” Instead of recommending that he keep his day job, the Queen of Soul suggested he get an agent. Find our weekly recap of celebrity dining below.

Abe & Arthur’s: Matthew Morrison celebrated his Emmy nomination with a group of friends and some eclectic menu selections. [People]
Bistro Bagatelle: A postmidnight meal (and vodka sodas) for Jason Segel and pals. [People]
Brasserie Ruhlmann: For a change, Aretha Franklin wasn’t doing the singing while she ate at the Rockefeller Plaza restaurant. It was her waiter. [Page Six/NYP]
Cipriani Dolci: After their wedding ceremony, Lala Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony celebrated with their guests — including LeBron James, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, and Kim Kardashian, who gave a toast. [PopSugar]
Cookshop: Justin Bartha and a friend enjoyed the weekend’s good weather with an alfresco lunch. [Gawker Stalker]
Dorrian’s Red Hand: Rachel Uchitel kept the paparazzi waiting for their meager money shots. [Page Six/NYP]
La Esquina: John Mayer enjoyed dinner and, but of course, some casual flirtation at one of his favorite haunts in the city. [People]
Le Pain Quotidien: A camera crew ambushed Ruth Madoff at lunch, though no croissants were harmed — other than the ones being eaten. [ABC News via Gawker]
Prime KO: Eliot Spitzer ordered a healthy salad (at a steakhouse, nonetheless) while lunching with an old friend. [Page Six/NYP]
STK: Michael Lohan took a brief pause from his incessant tabloid commentary for a dinner with girlfriend Kate Major. [BuzzFoto]
Travertine: Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger was filmed with a client over lunch. [Page Six/NYP]

Aretha Franklin Serenaded at Brasserie Ruhlman; Eliot Spitzer Diets for the