Actors, musicians and professional athletes are often no strangers to the business of restauranteering, after all, a little fame and the accompanying money makes entering the industry much easier.
We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to vote for their favorite celebrity-owned or -affiliated restaurants, and after four weeks of voting, the results are in.
The winning restaurant by a huge margin is Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant, an eatery in Red Bank, N.J. owned by rock legend Jon Bon Jovi. This isn't any ordinary restaurant either. JBJ Soul Kitchen encourages community and only asks for donations in exchange for wholesome, family-style meals.
Diners at Joanne Trattoria in New York, runner up for Best Celebrity-Owned Restaurant, might get lucky and catch a glimpse of Lady Gaga, as her parents own this Upper West Side Italian restaurant.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Celebrity-Owned Restaurant are as follows:
- JBJ Soul Kitchen - Red Bank, N.J.
- Joanne Trattoria - New York
- Ted's Montana Grill - Various Locations
- MARKET Restaurant + Bar - Del Mar, Calif.
- Watershed - Atlanta
- Zoom - Park City, Utah
- Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. - New York
- Bess Bistro - Austin
- Tribeca Grill - New York
- Jake's - Deadwood, S.D.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo