MOVIE QUEST 2006

Catch a Star: Celebrity Maps

Loads of famous folks live--and eat, drink, shop, and play--in New York City and Los Angeles, which makes celebrity-spotting an easy travel bonus. You just need to know where to look.

New York City

Barneys New York
660 Madison Ave.
212/826-8900, barneys.com

Whether browsing the trendy togs or snacking at in-store Fred's cafe (Mark's Madison Salad, $23), Halle Berry, Katie Holmes, Chloë Sevigny, and other fashion-forward bold-facers flock to Barneys's Madison Ave. flagship store.

Central Park
Fifth Ave. and 90th St.
212/360-3444, centralpark.com

Buy a pretzel ($2) from a cart, grab a bench near Engineer's Gate, and watch as runners descend from the reservoir loop, a favorite route of Nicole Kidman, Madonna, and other stars with carbs to burn.

The City Bakery
3 W. 18th St.
212/366-1414, thecitybakery.com

What Benjamin Bratt, Harrison Ford, and Susan Sarandon order at The City Bakery remains a mystery, but the odds are that admitted chocoholic Jimmy Fallon is after the hot chocolate served with a homemade marshmallow ($4.50).

Jeffrey New York
449 W. 14th St.
212/206-1272, jeffreynewyork.com

Jeffrey, a compact department store of cutting-edge styles, anchors the downtown shopping circuit of deep-pocketed fashionistas such as Hilary Duff, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jennifer Lopez. Even the lipsticks are spendy (Nars, from $23).

Madison Square Garden
Seventh Ave. between W. 31st St. and W. 33rd St.
212/307-1000, thegarden.com

Score cheap b-ball seats (from $10) and train your binoculars courtside. Tyra Banks and Rosie O'Donnell are fans of the WNBA's Liberty, while Beyoncé Knowles, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the ever-present Spike Lee follow the NBA's Knicks.

Pop Burger
58-60 Ninth Ave.
212/414-8686, popburger.com

Style setters such as Gisele Bündchen and the Williams sisters crowd this Meatpacking District café-lounge, which is open until 5 A.M. on weekends, for the perfect late-night nibble: mini-burgers ($5 for two) and fries ($3.25).

Sant Ambroeus
259 W. Fourth St.
212/604-9254, santambroeus.com

Folks both famous (Drew Barrymore, Sarah Jessica Parker) and fashionable (Helena Christensen, Michael Kors) who live in the 'hood rely on this West Village café for Italian treats (biscotti assortment, $7) and coffee (cappuccino, $4.50).

The Spotted Pig
314 W. 11th St.
212/620-0393, thespottedpig.com

The concept? Pub (Brooklyn Lager, $7) with good grub (Roquefort burger and frites, $15) and a hefty side of stars: Russell Crowe, Billy Crudup, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jay-Z, Julianne Moore, Edward Norton, and Natalie Portman, to name a few.

Starbucks
13-25 Astor Pl.
212/982-3563, starbucks.com

The East Village outpost of the omnipresent coffee chain is where Ashley Olsen sometimes fuels up before class at nearby New York University, as does her dropout twin sister, Mary-Kate. Matt Damon is also a regular. Venti sugar-free vanilla nonfat latte ($4.40).

Tenjune
26 Little W. 12th St.
646/624-2410, tenjunenyc.com

Lounge of the nanosecond, Tenjune is tucked below STK steakhouse and packed with booths in which Penélope Cruz, P. Diddy, Janet Jackson, Nick Lachey, and Kanye West have snuggled (though not all together). Tenjune Toast vodka-and-champagne cocktail ($14).

Los Angeles

Chateau Marmont
8221 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
23/656-1010, chateaumarmont.com

A list of who hasn't graced the Chateau would be shorter. Lunch on the patio (wild salmon with sautéed veggies, $25) and keep your peeps peeled for Colin, Leo, Keanu, Jude, and Justin--and the ghosts of John Belushi, James Dean, and Jim Morrison.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
7915 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
323/851-8392, coffeebean.com

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