Oscar-winning actor Robert DiNiro owns several restaurants, including Rubicon in San Fransisco and Nobu and the Tribeca Grill in New York. He is also a partner in the West Hollywood restaurant Ago, which is co-owned by Ridley Scott and Harvey Weinstein.
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Basketball legend Michael Jordan is an investor in one sxtyblue in Chicago and Michael Jordan's Steakhouse in New York.
Actor Ashton Kurcher owns Geisha in Hollywood by himself but is also a partner in the West Hollywood eatery Dolce, which is also owned by actor Dule Hill and comedian Jamie Kennedy. Former "Big Brother 2" contestant Mike "Boogie" Malin was one of the restaurant's planners.
Singer Justin Timberlake is one of the owners of Chi, an Asian restaurant on the Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. He teamed with brothers Art And Allan Davis who own other popular Los Angeles bars and restaurants. Chi is surrounded by other celebrity venues like The Viper Room (owned by Johnny Depp), and Dan Aykroyd's The House of Blues.
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Innovative musician Moby owns Teany, a vegetarian teahouse located in lower Manhattan.
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Madre's Latin American and Puerto Rican restaurant in Pasadena, Calif., is owned by actress/singer/dancer Jennifer Lopez.
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Rapper and music mogul Jay-Z owns the 40-40 Club in New York, which bills itself as a high-end sports bar. It's known for its chicken wings.
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Legendary singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, musician Emilio Estefan, own Bongos Cuban CafLegendary singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, musician Emilio Estefan, own Bongos Cuban Caf
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Jimmy Buffett, the king of the parrot-heads, owns a Las Vegas restaurant named after his hit song, "Margaritaville."
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Actor, director and creator of the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford, owns the Tree Room in Sundance, Utah.
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Rapper, actor and businessman Diddy owns the upscale Justin's in Manhattan. It's a favorite among hip-hop stars. In October, rapper Fabolous was shot in the thigh outside Diddy's establishment.
Phoenix is home to heavy metal-rocker Alice Cooper's Town Sports Bar and Grill. The menu features traditional bar food like wings and onion rings.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon founded the Continental, located in Beverly Hills, Calif. The upscale restaurant is nostalgic for the old days of Hollywood and is decorated in an art deco style.
Actress Sandra Bullock is the latest celebrity to venture into the food industry with her restaurant Bess, located in Austin, Tex.