Spot For Stars
By The Foodies./ firstname.lastname@example.org
For years, celebrities have been spotted at Huntington Harbor's
Prime An American Kitchen & Bar (117 New York Ave.,
Huntington 631-385-1515, www.restaurantprime.com). Owned by
The Bohlsen Restaurant Group, Prime is known for its breathtaking
views of the harbor, its top cuisine by Executive Chef Gregg
Lauletta, and exquisite interior design.
Here is a look at some celebs who have stopped at Prime during
Kiefer Sutherland: Kiefer Sutherland pulled up to Prime in
June of 2011 in his California-plated silver Aston Martin
DB9. Wearing flip flops, the 24 drama TV star
who had just wrapped up his Broadway debut in the Championship
Season two days earlier was seen dining on surf and
turf while his guest opted for a dragon roll, beet salad and
Billy Joel: Everyones favorite Piano Man
has been spotted at Prime several times over the years, with
his significant others, daughter, and even his mother.
Beth Stern: For a July 2011 North Shore Animal League benefit
featuring puppies, kittens, Ferraris, the wife of radio personality
Howard Stern, Beth (Ostrosky) Stern, visited Prime to help
Lloyd Banks: Rapper Lloyd Banks echoed good taste across the
Long Island Sound on March 2, 2011. Before headlining the
midnight show in Connecticut's Tuxedo Junction, the plaid-jacketed
and blue-jeaned Banks dined with friends at Prime, sharing
crab cakes, sushi, porterhouse and rib-eye steaks with all
Bill OReilly: Political commentator Bill OReilly
enjoyed dinner with friends and a view of Huntington Harbor
in April 2012 at Prime. The O'Reilly Factor host
downed a dozen littleneck clams followed by a gnocchi appetizer
specially prepared by Executive Chef Gregg Lauletta as a mid-course
to share, and a crab cake. O'Reilly also indulged in the chocolate
cake for dessert.
Natalie Portman: Academy award winning actress Natalie Portman
was spotted at Prime just last month. The Black Swan star
and animal rights advocate dined vegetarian with her son,
Aleph Portman-Millepied, and her parents.
Russell Crowe: After getting a bit disoriented navigating
the waters of Long Island earlier this month, actor Russell
Crowe found himself at Prime. Crowe, who was filming Noah
in Oyster Bay, went kayaking on Sept. 1 with a friend and
flagged down a Coast Guard rescue boat in Huntington Bay.
After being dropped off in Huntington Harbor, Crowe and his
friend sat down at a cocktail table overlooking the dock area
for a bite and a drink. He ordered a shrimp cocktail, burger
and fries, and a specially-ordered pineapple margarita.
Henry Winkler and Mark Feuerstein: It was a royal
scene Prime Sept. 10-11 as the waterfront restaurant became
a new filming location for the USA Network television series
Royal Pains. Among the cast filming at the restaurant
were series star Mark Feuerstein and his on-screen dad, Henry
Winkler. The scenes filmed at Prime are part of the season
four finale to air later this year.
Ashley Olsen: Ashley Olsen flew under the radar and enjoyed
a peaceful harborside dinner in July. Wearing a black bomber
jacket and maxi dress, the Full House star turned
fashionista, joined by friends, dove into sushi, salads and
strip steak with house dessert before being piloted away.
Other celebs who have had a taste of the upscale dining at
Prime include: Paula Abdul, James Caan, LL Cool J, Ron Darling,
Paula Deen, Cameron Diaz, Rick DiPietro, Mike Francesa, Kathie
Lee Gifford, Clark Gillies, Victoria Gotti, Bill Guerin, Sean
Hannity, Kevin James, Ashton Kutcher, Pat LaFontaine, Ralph
Maccio, Stephon "Starbury" Marbury, Demi Moore,
Scott Pelley, Patrick Roy, Alan Stillman, Sharon Stone, and