Celebrity Settings

Madonna and Tom Hardy Eat at Antica Pesa; Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Smooch at A Voce Columbus

Bane likes Italian.
Bane likes Italian. Photo: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

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.

The Ainsworth: Bryan Greenberg and girlfriend Jamie Chung noshed on tuna tacos while catching the Knicks game at the Chelsea sports bar. [NYDN]

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 Darby: Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard had a few admirers at the West Village hot spot, but bouncers didn’t recognize Mira Sorvino. Is this the new haunt for faded Oscar folk? [NYDN]

Da Silvano: Anna Wintour, fresh from a job promotion, had dinner with Michael Kors at the West Village restaurant. At another table, Lou Reed dined with friends. [Page Six/NYP]

Forty Four: Emma Stone and producer Scott Rudin talked business over a meal at the Royalton’s lobby bar. [Page Six/NYP]

Harlow: Matt Lauer had a pleasant dinner with his wife at the new midtown seafood spot. [NYDN]

Hudson Common: Ashton Kutcher grabbed a business-inclined bite with Guy Oseary at the Hudson Hotel’s high-end burger joint. [Page Six/NYP]

Old Homestead Steakhouse: Whoopi Goldberg picked up a fan’s $400 tab at the meatpacking meat spot, while earlier in the week, Katharine McPhee waited for a friend at the bar. [NYDN]

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]

Madonna and Tom Hardy Eat at Antica Pesa; Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Smooch