12 Oscars Hot Spots in Los Angeles

    The 85th Academy Awards take place this Sunday, February 24 and the big question on everyone’s minds – other than whether host Seth MacFarlane will out-offensive Ricky Gervais – is: where the party at?

    We, so in the know as usual, may just have a few ideas. With that, discover twelve top L.A. hot spots to not only spot stars but have an Oscars weekend to remember.

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    Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills
    300 South Doheny Dr

    The Four Seasons is usually chockablock with celebrity goodness come Academy Awards time and this year will be no exception. From presenters to nominees, the posh property is one big party. Stand by the valet for a glimpse or grab a grappa at the Culina bar.

    Scarpetta
    225 North Canon Dr

    At the swanky Montage Beverly Hills Hotel another Italian restaurant, Scarpetta, buzzes with A-listers and has a bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary Sunday brunch.

    The Bazaar
    465 South La Cienega Blvd

    If Chef José Andrés’ culinary empire has a signature spot it has to be La Cienaga’s The Bazaar in Beverly Hills. There is virtually no way this place is bereft of famous faces come Oscars weekend.

    Bar Marmont
    8171 West Sunset Blvd

    The iconic bar at the iconic Chateau Marmont by André Balazs crawls with celebs. Come for a classic aperitif like a Sidecar or Aperol Spritz and eavesdrop, discreetly now, away.

    CUT
    9500 Wilshire Blvd

    Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills A Four Seasons Hotel has interiors by Richard Meier, the architect behind the Getty Center, and a decidedly starry vibe. Thankfully, the food is delicious.

    Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
    7000 Hollywood Blvd

    The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, site of the first Academy Awards and on the Walk of Fame across from the Dolby Theatre, hosts a splashy Oscars party with a six-course menu and cocktails.

    W Hotel Hollywood
    6250 Hollywood Blvd

    The W Hotel Hollywood has chic digs in an auspicious part of the city for Oscars fun.

    The Beverly Hills Hotel
    9641 Sunset Blvd

    Meanwhile, boycott movement aside, The Beverly Hills Hotel is always a strong contender when big events roll in to L.A. Just grab a place in the Polo Lounge and watch the action.

    Mastro’s Steakhouse
    246 N Canon Dr

    Mastro’s in Beverly Hills is a dark horse but a fave with celebs, like Robert De Niro, who prefer privacy to paps.

    The Ivy
    113 N Robertson Blvd

    The Ivy, on the other hand, is a shutterbug stakeout par excellence and as safe a bet for celeb glances as any.

    Sunset Marquis Hotel
    1200 Alta Loma Rd

    The stylish Sunset Marquis will almost certainly be a home away from home for many an awards show invitee. A gorgeous spot on Alta Loma with a superb bar and spa scene.

    Urth Caffé
    8565 Melrose Ave

    Everyone needs breakfast, or a hangover cure, the day after the Oscars in L.A. The organic grub at Urth Caffé is stellar and the coffee shops on Robertson and Studio City swell with celebs as well.

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