Courtesy of Cecconi's

One of the city's top awards-season party sites, Cecconi's is a draw during regular hours for A-list agents as well as Ellen DeGeneres, E! Entertainment president Suzanne KolbJennifer Lopez and Tribune's Huffman (who filled out THR's survey while at lunch there with Core Media Group's Marc Graboff). Although not everyone will admit it, the street-level sister restaurant to Soho House is attractive partly for its ease and accessibility, with free valet during the day and a lunch menu that's a downright deal, with most dishes less than $20. There are few bad tables in the house, but the patio is the main attraction. Says top awards strategist Michele Robertson, "It's light, open and intimate at the same time."