ET Goes Inside Hollywood's Hottest Restaurant

by 5:07 PM PST, December 05, 2014
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George Clooney and Bill Clinton are regulars at Craig's Restaurant in West Hollywood, a place where the biggest stars go to eat and be seen, and ET went inside Hollywood's hottest restaurant.

After George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin, he went to Craig's for a boys' night out, and picked the American restaurant to host an Oscar bash to celebrate his Best Picture win in 2013 for Argo.

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Owner Craig Susser explained to ET why the restaurant appeals to the stars.

"There is a private way in and out," said Craig, which is ideal for camera-shy celebs. "We look after people. We serve good food, great service, and it's private. What goes on in these four walls stays in these four walls and I think people feel protected."

Before running his own celeb hotspot, Craig spent 23 years as the maƮtre 'd at another celeb favorite, Dan Tana's. His famous pals followed him when he opened up his own place, and it doesn't hurt that he serves George Clooney and Rande Gerber's Casa Amigos tequila.

"Craig is a cool guy," said patron John Stamos. "He sort of works the crowd great. He comes alive in his restaurant. I spent time there doing research and checking it out. It's a cool old school place. It's a good vibe."

Top Chef's Gail Simmons couldn't agree more.

"I think there is a lot about Craig's that is done right," said Gail. "This restaurant has the perfect balance for me of old school VIP -- very plush. You can have a private, intimate meal, but you can also come here to have a great time with friends be loud and have a lot of fun."