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2018 Best Place to Spot a Celeb

Strega Waterfront

When a Milwaukee restaurant made headlines during this year’s NBA playoffs for making the Bucks’ clutch player—the Greek Freak—wait so long for service that he left, we immediately thought of this Seaport hot spot. After all, owner Nick Varano would never let a 6-foot-11 baller go unnoticed at Strega Waterfront, not least because at any time, its glamorous dining rooms are likely hosting any number of pro athletes—and stars like Lionel Richie and Jamie Foxx. It’s no wonder: Here, the hospitality starts with valet parking and extends to generous portions of Italian specialties and splashy drinks that’ll make anyone feel like a VIP.

One Marina Park Dr., Boston, 617-345-3992,