The notion that celebrities are just like us regular folks is often hard to justify. However, one thing we all have in common is our love of delicious food, and some celebrities, just like us, have developed a love affair with food. In fact, many celebrity foodies have put their famous names behind restaurants nationwide.

To find out which celeb-backed restaurants consumers love the most, tech platform Q.R. Code Generator meticulously analyzed Google reviews and found the 10 best. 

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“These star-studded ventures offer a unique dining experience that combines the glamor of the entertainment industry with the artistry of food,” a spokesperson from Q.R. Code Generator said in a statement. “From renowned actors to musicians and TV personalities, celebrities have ventured into the restaurant business to showcase their passion for food and hospitality.”

The methodology behind this report hinges on assessing the average total percentage of excellent reviews on Google, focusing on establishments with more than 10 reviews to ensure a reliable dataset reflective of quality and diner satisfaction. 

“These restaurants often reflect the personal style and taste of the celebrity owner, creating a distinct ambience that attracts fans and food enthusiasts alike,” the spokesperson said. 

“Whether it’s a fine-dining establishment, a trendy bistro, or a casual eatery, celebrity restaurants offer a chance to experience the culinary world through their love for food,” they said. 

The best vegan options at celebrity-owned restaurants

Read on for the top 10 celebrity-owned restaurants across the country and the vegan options they offer. 

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1JBJ Soul Kitchen by Jon Bon Jovi

A community restaurant with locations in New Jersey (Red Bank and Toms River) and a unique pay-it-forward model, offering American regional cuisine that emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients. Guests with dietary restrictions can be accommodated upon request. 

Vegan highlight: While the menu at all locations of Bon Jovi’s restaurant changes frequently, the Toms River outpost is currently serving vegan zucchini boats stuffed with quinoa, roasted peppers, and almonds, and comes topped with crispy chickpeas. 
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2Nic & Norman’s by Norman Reedus

Known for its laid-back vibe and Southern comfort food, this eatery is co-owned by The Walking Dead’s executive producer Greg Nicotero and actor Norman Reedus. The duo operates four locations of Nic & Norman’s in Senoia, GA; Chattanooga, TN; and Lexington and Louisville, KY.

Vegan highlight: The menu here is heavy on beef, dairy, and seafood. However, a plant-based Impossible Patty is not only on the menu but is featured in a burger build called “Norman’s Pick” which is topped with a fried egg (that can be omitted) alongside beets, avocado, spinach, and soy ginger sauce. The burger can also be ordered on a lettuce wrap for some extra plants on your plate. 
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3Nobu Las Vegas by Robert De Niro

This iconic restaurant is part of a group founded by Robert De Niro, chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, and producer Meir Teper. A global icon of modern Japanese cuisine, Nobu’s Virgin Hotel location ranks third on this list and offers an array of dishes that incorporate traditional techniques with a contemporary twist.

Vegan highlight: Nobu offers a selection of vegetable dishes, including vegetable maki and hand rolls, Brussels sprouts, spicy miso eggplant, roasted baby corn, roasted cauliflower with jalapeño, veggie tacos, and kelp salad. The menu also features a seven-piece shojin option to highlight the meat-and-fish-free Buddhist cooking style. 
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4RPM Steak by Giuliana and Bill Rancic

Co-owned by celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, this classic steakhouse in Chicago serves exactly what you would expect: meat and more meat, plus seafood towers. But despite this focus, a spokesperson for RPM Steak tells VegNews that the eatery is thoughtful of its vegan guests and offers exciting dishes upon request.

Vegan highlight: Currently, RPM’s off-menu plant-based options include Vegan Risotto With Roasted Mushrooms and Spinach; Tomato Tartare With Avocado Crema and Housemade Chips; and a seasonal Spring Pea and Ramp Bruschetta.
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5Tagine by Ryan Gosling

This intimate dining spot in Beverly Hills—owned by chef Ben Benameur and actor Ryan Gosling—offers a taste of Morocco with tasting menus and á la carte dishes that highlight the rich flavors and spices of this North African cuisine.

Vegan highlight: Tagine offers a variety of vegetable mezze dishes, including hummus served with Berber bread, roasted eggplant zaalouk, and tomato cucumber tartar. And if that’s not Kenough, Tagine also offers vegan Berber couscous and a signature vegetarian tagine with preserved lemon, sweet peas, carrots, and potatoes.
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6Crossroads Kitchen by Travis Barker

Blink-182 drummer (and longtime vegan) Travis Barker helped open Crossroads Kitchen with celebrity chef Tal Ronnen. The original Melrose location in West Hollywood continues to be a celebrity hotspot that serves an upscale, Cali-Mediterranean menu that focuses on housemade pasta.

Vegan highlight: The entire restaurant is vegan and classic menu items include kelp caviar-topped artichoke oysters, a kale Caesar salad, perfect carbonara pasta, and a piccata entrée made with a choice of Impossible chicken, pumpkin seed tofu, or lentil tempeh. Opt for either a five- or seven-course tasting menu to get the full experience.
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7S&P Lunch by Nicholas Braun

This New York City deli boasts a comfortable vibe, offering sandwiches, soups, and salads that focus on simple ingredients. Actor Nicholas Braun from Succession invested in the newest iteration of this 100-year-old business. 

Vegan highlight: Amid all the pastrami-loaded sandwiches, egg salads, and turkey clubs, the small print of the long menu points out that you can swap a veggie patty into all of the burgers to make a meat-free meal but you’ll have to navigate around all the dairy. VegNews has reached out to S&P to inquire if its veggie patty is vegan.
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8Ole Red by Blake Shelton

Inspired by country star Blake Shelton’s Southern roots, Ole Red is a multi-unit chain that features food, live music, and drinks. Locations include Las Vegas, NV; Orlando, FL; Tishomingo, OK; and Gatlinburg and Nashville, TN (with an outpost at the Nashville International Airport).

Vegan highlight: The good news about Ole Red is the vegan options are clearly labeled. The bad news is that they are limited to vinegar slaw. However, Beyond Meat can be subbed into many items, including burgers and taco salads, greatly opening up the plant-based choices.  
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9Rustic at Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery

Francis Ford Coppola is as much celebrated for directing and producing great films such as The Godfather as he is for his work in the wine industry. Rustic is an eatery that sits on the Francis Ford Coppola Winery property in Geyserville, CA, and serves Italian-inspired fare that changes seasonally.

Vegan highlight: While guests have been accommodated with plant-based fare in the past, Rustic’s current winter menu is low on vegan options. However, its sister eatery, Pool Café is a bit better at serving veggie crudité with hummus, fresh fruit, and meatless options such as the Pool Café Impossible Burger (which comes with dairy components) and Vegetarian Piadina. The wines at Francis Ford Coppola Winery are also typically not vegan as they use animal-derived fining agents such as gelatin, albumin, and casein. 
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10The Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren

Owned by Ralph Lauren, this New York City bar offers classic American cuisine that highlights the fashion moguls’ favorite dishes such as crab cakes, corned beef, and steak.

Vegan highlight: Despite its heavy focus on animal products, the menu here has specifically labeled vegetarian options. The Chopped Vegetable Salad and the Roasted Cauliflower are vegan as-is. 
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