About Town: Power Lunch

Issue 53 - About Town: The Polo Lounge
Jonathan Rouse/The Dorchester Collection

Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber, the new co-chiefs of MGM, engaging in a conspicuous lunch at the Grill on the very day the MGM bankruptcy was announced. ... Over at E. Baldi on Canon, Amy Smart chat-lunching with girlfriends, while Brian Grazer and Ron Howard talked shop -- and pasta. Steve Tisch was at the next table. ... Bruce Willis bringing two buddies to lunch at his regular Westwood haunt, Napa Valley Grille. When the restaurant didn't have the particular Italian red wine he wanted, they ran out and bought it -- fast. ... Robert Duvall meeting with a foursome over lunch at Chateau Marmont. He sat inside on a couch, looking incognito in a sweatsuit and baseball cap. ... The Polo Lounge is not coasting on its laurels: Spotted last week were Elton John and David Furnish, Sherry Lansing, Tracey Jacobs, Al Ruddy and Maria Shriver.