It's not the first time Richard Gere has been spotted in Central New York. He's from Syracuse and still has family in the area. But this time, he was observed enjoying lunch at Nola's Restaurant in Clinton, NY.

Ed Shepard, a cook at Nola's pointed out that Gere was there for lunch on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Other staff noted that he was possibly dining with his son. Could they have been touring nearby Hamilton College?

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So what did Richard Gere eat for lunch while he was at Nola's?


Owner Leah Johnson Fay acknowledged that he had the Fried Eggplant. For the most part, people left him alone to enjoy his meal like a normal human being. And it looks like the only autograph anyone got was on the credit card receipt.


If you haven't been to Nola's, it is one of the finest restaurants in the area. They feature lots of locally-sourced seasonal ingredients in their dishes. There are always mouthwatering dinners to try, like their current special - Crispy Duck Leg Confit, with cherry rhubarb agrodolce, mascarpone grits, and garlic rapini. Or try their fantastic brunch on Sundays. You can view their full menu on their website.

What other celebrities have you spotted dining in Central New York?