Celebrity Settings

George W. Bush Avoids Bill Clinton at Gabriel’s; Leonardo DiCaprio Brings Ten Friends to La Petite Maison

Photo: Juan Garces / Splash News

Is there room in this town for two former presidents? There wasn’t at Gabriel’s this week, where our last Republican president “cut and run” when he found out his Democratic predecessor was already there. But there was plenty of room at La Petite Maison, which hosted Leo DiCaprio and his ten buddies — not to mention Natalie Portman, who ate at a less-crowded table. Lots more celebrity sightings straight ahead.

Atlantic Grill: Jodie Foster sat down for dinner after a long evening of defending Mel Gibson. [Gatecrasher/NYDN]
Café Mogador: Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied, perhaps conducting baby-name research, picked up some Moroccan. [Just Jared]
Gabriel’s Bar and Restaurant: George W. Bush got as far as the bar area before realizing that Bill Clinton and James Carville were already in the building. Bush, not known for graceful exit strategies, simply turned around and left. [Atlantic Wire]
Indochine: Sofia Vergara, dining with son Manolo and Rachel Roy, laughed and tweeted the night away. [People]
La Petite Maison: Leonardo DiCaprio had dinner with no fewer than ten friends. Natalie Portman wasn’t one of them, but she was eating at a nearby table. [People]
Locanda Verde: Shania Twain and her husband went out for a Cinco de Mayo dinner and maybe a margarita. [Page Six/NYP]
Metro Diner: Scarlett Johansson and her twin brother, Hunter, went out to a meal far less fancy than the one they went to last week. [My Upper West]
Mughlai: Macaulay Culkin was spotted eating with an unnamed dining partner. [My Upper West]
Southern Hospitality: Chris Rock took Louis C.K. and Paul Rudd out to the restaurant’s new Hell’s Kitchen location. [Page Six/NYP]
Telepan: Liam Neeson ate quietly at a corner table, while TV journalists Diane Sawyer and Leslie Stahl got “very serious” at another corner table. [Page Six/NYP]

George W. Bush Avoids Bill Clinton at Gabriel’s; Leonardo DiCaprio Brings