Now that Amal Clooney is teaching at Columbia Law School, George Clooney has been spending a lot more time here in New York, and, since he needs to eat, he’s been making the rounds at some of the finest restaurants in town. So we went on a hunt for the best, since whatever’s good for Clooney will probably suit most of us just fine.

Clooney’s already been spotted dining up a storm all over the City, from Cafe Boulud and Kappo Masa uptown to Babbo and Carbone downtown. But Patsy’s Italian Restaurant on West 56th Street may hold a special place in his heart. After all, his mother ate there while she was pregnant with him!