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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin have a foodie date in Santa Monica

August 4, 2011 |  2:45 pm

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

Cooking enthusiast Gwyneth Paltrow may know the way to a man's heart, and it seems Chris Martin is no stranger on how to please his wife right back: The Coldplay frontman found himself a seafood spot this week so appealing he took his wife back the next night for a meal together.

After dining Monday at the Hungry Cat in Santa Monica Canyon, Martin apparently couldn't resist returning to the place Tuesday with Paltrow in tow, a tipster told the Ministry.

The one-sheet menu at the low-key beach joint -- which also has locations in Hollywood and Santa Barbara -- is simple but highly curated, offering goodies such as cherrystone clams, King crab, Maine lobster and Pacific blue prawns. Bottles of wine and Champagne fetch up to $300 a pop.

The Santa Monica location, which opened in April, comes standard with an impossibly long reservation wait list. However, something tells us that these repeat customers had no problem getting in.

The Sunday before, Paltrow attended Baby Buggy's annual summer fundraising dinner in the Hamptons. Martin shuttled to Los Angeles with his better half for a performance at the Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert, partially broadcast on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."


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Left photo: Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Right photo: Chris Martin. Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images