Ann Coulter Dines at Gay Restaurant in West Hollywood


The Huffington Post‘s Rick Jacobs hit West Hollywood’s Murano over the weekend. The restaurant, owned by lesbian night club owners Robin Gans and Sandy Sachs and gay club promoter Jeffrey Sanker, is a popular new gay eatery. So Jacobs was understandably floored to see none other than Ann Coulter, known for her Falwell-praising gay hate, her “faggot” slurs, and her hobnobbing with “ex-gay porn star” Marines, feeding her piehole among WeHo’s finest.

We contacted Jacobs, who offered Towleroad the photographic evidence (above).

Writes Jacobs in the HuffPost: Coulter_2“Notorious people have the right to dine where they please. I also think that they have to eat their own cooking. It’s quite simple, really. If a person makes her money by being famous and that person has an addiction problem, she has the right to privacy to solve that problem. But if she proclaims her sobriety to get out of jail and then shows up at a bar, she has to expect that her public might inquire as to her truth. You can’t have it both ways: sober for the police and the press; publicly drunk for real. In time, you are caught in the lie. It’s one or the other, fame or privacy…How many adolescents in mid-America have heard Ms. Coulter saying they are ‘faggots,’ subhumans who should die, just so she could eat dinner at a gay-owned establishment and pay with blood money? How many lives have ended so that Ms. Coulter can giggle and guzzle in West Hollywood? I do not believe in bothering famous people when they are out in public. But Ann Coulter created her fame and fortune by cultivating a persona of hate. She has to be called to account. Next time, I hope the folks at Murano or any other public establishment will just say no to the Ann Coulters of the world. Let Ann Coulter eat her own cooking. I doubt she can stand the taste of what she dishes, but it’s worth letting her try.”

Read about Jacobs’ entire experience here:

Ann Coulter: On the Gay Circuit in West Hollywood [huffington post]


  1. Jake says

    Is this 1994? Is there still even the concept of a “gay restaurant?” What makes a “gay restaurant”?

  2. Jonathon says

    I hope that someone in the kitchen had the good sense to spit in her plate.

    I don’t understand why someone didn’t take her by the arm, drag her to the front door and kick her ass to the sidewalk.

    She makes her living, and a damn good one at that, by demonizing us and by fanning the flames of right-wing hate. Why anyone in the gay community would tolerate her presence among us is beyond me.

    She’s another clown that needs to be sidelined and exposed for the hypocrite that she truly is.

    It really is just too bad that she didn’t choke to death while she was there. Oh well, maybe next time.

  3. Jason says

    Um…gay-owned, heavy gay patronage, location in a gay area. Similar criteria to a “gay” bar I guess.

    Why do I feel slightly guilty over wanting to hit her with a cream pie if I had seen Ms. Coulter in person at a gay restaurant?

  4. she is a brave eater says


    I thought the same thing about the spit. Having worked in restaurants before, spit would be the least of her worries out of all the things I saw pissed off serving staff and cooks did to food.

  5. Rad says

    So tell me, other than the photographer, did ANYBODY else in the restaurant realize they had a viper seated in their midst?

  6. Jake says

    Spit is totally the right answer! I mean come on, how stupid do you people sound with your reverse discrimination? Say you and your BF/date/etc went to a “straight” restaurant and even such a thought was considered by the staff because you are gay.

    Ann Coulter is entiled to eat wherever she wants just as everyone here does. What she does on her political platform may be questionable but its not like she set the place on fire (kind of like the one the gay owners did to Mickey’s, also in West Hollywood).

    If we keep thinking of completley dated concepts of exclusively “gay restaurants” and exclusively “gay neighborhoods” and exclusively “gay clientele” we will continue to be compartmentalized and not able to really be accepted by the mainstream. But then again I can imagine someone who goes only to Elmo and Food Bar not even knowing there is a world outside of 8th and 9th Avenue.

  7. Tear says

    Jake stfu. People don’t got an issue with straight people going to the place. Just Ann Coulter and the people like her. It seems really fucking strange since she’s got this Anti-Gay agenda behind her.

  8. she is a brave eater says


    Serving staff spit in food, drop food in the trash and then put it back on your plate on purpose, drop on floor and back on plate on purpose, piss, buggers, etc for a ton of reasons. For example, you are known as a bad tipper, you are rude, you are ann coulter, etc. That is the reality of eating out. I bet servers have spit in your food quite a bit over the years. Just guessing that you aren’t the nicest person in the world.

  9. says

    Well, I regularly bitch on my blog about the rat problem and now the dead-birds-infested-with-west-nile-virus problem going unchecked in West Hollywood, but I had no idea such large, foul rats were lurking in our dinning rooms!

    David B.

  10. Greg S. says

    I couldn’t eat in a gay resturant
    that serves that bitch! The last time I checked, a restaurant has the right to refuse to serve anybody they choose. Would the
    owners of a jewish deli serve
    Hitler? I think not!!

  11. Anonymous says

    Is it possible that this wasn’t actually Ann Coulter at all, but just a tranny who is unlucky enough to look just like her? I mean, how could you really tell the difference?

  12. Gregg says

    Oh Jake – it’s not “reverse discrimination”. No one cares if Coulter is straight. This is specific hatred directed at a particular person (Coulter) due to her virulently anti-gay behavior.

    There are many predominantly African American restaurants with African American ownership in Manhattan, and they don’t have a problem serving white people. I imagine they WOULD have a problem serving David Duke. Similar standards in this case.

    If the phrase “gay restaurant” bothers you so much, think of it instead as “predominantly gay restaurant with gay ownership”.

  13. Ron says

    Seems like she only did this to get some press being the attention whore that she is. The worst thing we could do is to simply ignore her and maybe she will go away.

    Why did everyone attack Jake, he makes a valid point about tolerance.

  14. Paul says

    Or better yet, think of it as more proof that she’s really not as dumb as she pretends, and simply knows that her bombastic comments, blond hair, and slinky dresses are what earns her living. As with so many disgusting right-wingers (including Bill O’Riley), I doubt she truly believes most of what she says. She just wants attention, and the money that attends it.

    That said, I would have fed her rat poison. Hypocrisy is among the most hideous of traits.

  15. Leland Frances says

    Oh, puh-leeze! I’d bet Sanker would serve ANYONE! Money’s money. Unlike, e.g., Miami’s White Party whose entire profits go to fight AIDS, Sanker’s profit sharing appears more miss than hit. Sure, the Ivy pitches pennies at charity, but what % of the megabucks from the Palm Springs Tina Fest et al., goes to fight AIDS?

    And just because his partners in this feed bag are Lesbey Anns, why assume they aren’t Repugs like her? “Mary Cheney” and her partner in fascism ring a bell? Condosleazy Rice and her “house mate”? Coulter could have well been the guest of faglet Cyd “Reagan Was My Hero” Ziegler of and pimping Coulters books fame. And don’t expect someone like Sanker to insist on hiring politically conscious staff who would have recognized the card carrying cunt and thrown her out on her Swarovski swastika.

    Throw in Jake “her political platform may be questionable” Kapo and with friends like this who needs Ann Coulter?

  16. Leland Frances says

    Jessica H. Christ! It seems like there’s at least one “simply ignore her and maybe she will go away” retard in every group of posts about these fascists. How OLD the fuck ARE you? Do you still believe if you write Santa he will bring you what you want for Xmas? Grow the fuck up. Wait. This just in: the Jews ignored Hitler and he went away. My mistake. Sorry.

  17. says

    If I had been running the kitchen in that restaurant it would have been a scene straight out of the movie Waiting. “Ladies and gentlemen we have are first official BIOTCH of the day, what is your vote? Unanimous thumbs down from the line cooks and wait staff would have gotten her food “the full treatment.” After all, she deserves nothing less!

  18. justincredible says

    Leland, I bet if we all ignored her, she would go away. So let’s all right here and now agree to pretend she doesn’t exist. Now, she might have what’s called an ‘extinction burst’ where the behaviors we’re trying to extinguish just flair up, but it’s important that we stand strong and hold off reinforcement completely. Good. That’s settled. See how easy that was, everyone? Quite simple when you reduce everything to textbook behavior of learning psychology. If it works on rats, it could work on Coulter!! (I’m kidding, ppl)

    On to the REAL issue…

    She eats?

  19. noteasilyoffended says

    I don’t know Ann Coulter. I wasn’t at Murano to see her and see the situation. Ann Coulter’s public character is one of a homophobic, right-wing, sensationalist bitch. That’s all I know of her. (That and the fact that Bill Maher likes her. Weird!) She seems to thrive on money and attention. Murano took one of those and we are all fanning the flames of the other. So, let’s all let her shrivel in stature from attention deficit. How’s about that. I honestly don’t know how I would have reacted that night when it comes to serving her or not. I wasn’t there. I do know I would have confronted her about her past homophobic comments and told her how they offended me. And, YES, that DOES offend me.

  20. stevo says

    I have daydreams about seeing Ann Coulter dining out at a nice restaurant. In my dreams I calmly walk over to her table, grab a large steak knife and plunge it deep into her cold black heart. Then I laugh maniacally and start singing “Ding Dong the witch is dead” as I skip away.

    It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling just thinking about it.

  21. Leland Frances says

    “So, let’s all let her shrivel in stature from attention deficit.”

    Still retarded…after all these years and comments. Her stature doesn’t come FROM US you cretin! Though I would support you holding your breath until you….. The benefits of natural selection and all.

  22. Len Strauss says

    I had dinner at Murano last night. Food was OK, service sucked but nice eye candy. Everybody was still talking about the “incident”. The restaurant won’t last for long. Too expensive for us young gays and too trendy for the older gays who can afford it on a regular basis.

  23. krewson says

    Wow! She really has some balls to do that considering the crap she’s spewed about us. Why didn’t more people harass her? Get angry people!

  24. Andy G. says

    Let’s just hope that meanwhile back in the kitchen the staff were vying for the privilege of blowing their nose into Ms. Coulter’s mashed potatoes and peeing into her salad dressing. Considering the multiethnic and sexually diverse environments of most professional kitchens, it’s a mystery how that viper Ms. Coulter has managed to live this long without a food taster. May her luck run out soon.

  25. queendru says

    So she came in, she ate her meal in peace and left just like any other customer? That’s the “incident”? Oh the horror!

    She’s JUST a satirist and not very good at that! She’s not the two-faced Barack Obama, or Bill “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” “Defense Of Marriage Act” Clinton. You know, people with REAL power to affect change!

    How pathetic do you have to be to compare off color Coulter with Hitler’s treatment of the Jews AND gays?

  26. Awesome says

    Rich gay liberal club/restaurant owners are as bad as gay republicans. They just want to play with their money. As a activist, this Coulter bitch eating at this restaurant really pissed me off. Its exactly like Hitler coming into a deli or a rascist well known person going into a well known soul food restaurant in south central. Its unexceptable. She does NOT have a right to eat wherever she wants. No one does.

  27. Tread says


    As opposed to the conservative intolerance that spawned movements like Nazi-ism, fascism, etc.?

  28. dc8stretch says

    Where is Act Up when you need them? Don’t you queens know how to throw a cocktail at someone? The apathy of everyone in that restaurant is pathetic. Sanker and the dykes will kiss any ass, no matter how shit covered, just to make some more money to pay the botox bills. Fuck em all. they deserve each other.

  29. A in LA says

    Thing is, gays (despite a lot of being good sized men and with muscles) don’t pounce, lynch, threaten and get physically agressive and everyone knows it so she feels she can go to gay country central no problem – what are they gonna do to me? Nothing. All it would have taken was for a couple of guys to pick her up in her chair and put her out on the street where she belonged but most gays no matter how big and manly are too afraid to do something so simple.

    If it were an outspoken famous mean-spirited gay guy at a restaurant in Christian Cowboy Texas Central, do you think they would just sit there and maybe just complain to the MaitreD?

  30. hell's kitchen guy says

    I think that, barring Hitler or Bin Laden (and Coulter, as hateful as she is, isn’t quite in that class – quite), people have a right to eat in a public establishment in peace.

    BTW, if you believe she shoudl have been thrown out, that also works if a gay couple is eating in a “Christian” restaurant in the Heartland.

    See what I mean?

  31. Ron says

    similar situation happened here in Oz years ago – vile, far right wing politician called Pauline Hanson – media sensation, spewing her hate for the cameras – mercifully a spent force now, but still shows her stupid face occasionally…
    anyway – at the height of her fame (infamy?) she went to some gay bar in Cairns or somewhere in the deep north – and these stupid muscle queens apparently queued up to be photographed smiling and simpering with her.
    After all – she was famous.
    Why no one took her on and challenged her I’ll never know. Just don’t get it!

  32. anon ( says

    Bleh. Remind me to stick to the sushi bar when eating out. (I always warn my fellow patrons to not complain or send food back.)

  33. Leland Frances says

    Hell’s Kitchen ‘Tard et al.: No a gay couple being thrown out simply because they are gay, therefore, a “class of people” and Coulter being thrown out as an individual are not the same because you don’t want to serve her are not the same. Yet, thanks to people like Coulter, it is still entirely legal in at least 30 states for restaurant owners, store owners, whomever, to say, “You’re the kind of faggot Ann Coulter talks about. Get out of my business now!”

    Coulter is to “satirist” what AIDS is to a bad cold. Think of her as the Typhoid Mary of homohatred, spreading it wherever she goes, and, like the real Mary, refusing to stop spreading it though repeatedly asked. Unfortunately, bigotry and demagoguery are not yet recognized as diseases for which one can be quarantined as Mary was.

    But what’s the cure for those gays infected with so much participatory self-loathing that they are holding themselves and the rest of down?

  34. A in LA says

    Thanks Leland Frances, Hell’s Kitchen is playing Devil’s Advocate of course but I contend the gay community gets NOWHERE with that. Gays need to align and it takes those that want to play Devils Advocate to stuff it! Seriously, people like Ann Coulter all ALIGN creating a unified wall of disrespect to gays- so playing waffly Devils Advocate just justifies her marking gays as FAGGOTS; pushover, wimps. Apparently she responds to men and women like Edward’s wife who aren’t WIMPS and DO stand up to her. Firstly, I do not advocate any physical harm to anyone, that’s not what I mean. That being said, I’m saying that, say in this case of her being in Gay Central having fun laughing it up, she could be asked to leave the restaurant (so many restaurants have that sign that says they can refuse service to anyone) and if she refuses to leave she could be escorted physically. Dear Gay Friends, what you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have; if you put up with someone like Ann Coulter moving harmlessly through your midst then you will have her in spades my friends althewhile she is mocking YOU. She will continue to see you as a FAGGOT wimp no matter how hard you work out at the gym, no matter how hard you complain to a maitreD UNLESS you “explain” to her that although she can say whatever she likes- no one is exempt from consequence- perhaps if she was refused service in gay establishments and MAYBE mocked/spit on/laughed at as she was kicked out… doubt it but maybe she’d think twice before thinking gays were harmless and pushovers.
    Or is she right- are we gays just pussies who’ll put up with stupid tramps laughing at us in our midst?Are we that scared to walk up to her and “usher” her the heck out of our sight? Are gay business owners that whoreish to want someone like Ann Coulter dining in their restaurant for the publicity/have a celebrity there? I think if she were kicked out, it’d make that restaurant a National Hero if you ask me.

  35. jake66 says

    So Ann Coulter, gay hater, dines in a “gay” restuarant in WeHo and we’re supposed to be outraged by:
    1-the hypocrisy of it
    2-that none of our people had the balls to confront her on it.

    Meanwhile, said restaurants owner, Mr. Sanker, is the man behind the White Party weekend in Palm Springs, which has pretty much become a 3 day Meth-and-unsafe-sex-a-palooza, and yet a portion of the profits from the events go to AIDS organizations.

    Nobody ever calls Sanker out on the hypocrisy of that. WHy would this Ann Coulter “incident” be any different?

  36. noteasilyoffended says

    Dear Leland Frances and A in LA:

    Who died and made you hall monitor? Your intolerance of other’s opinions is just as offensive to me as Ann Coulter, and I really don’t like the woman or her “politics”. I find your views myopic. When I stated “we” should let her die in attention deficit, I was referring to the ENTIRE “we”, straight, homo, bi, queer, green, yellow, whatever. Your words make it sound like you have pigeon-toed yourself into some gay web ghetto.

    Show people the respect you so obviously think you are deserving of and you will receive that respect. Otherwise, you just look like angry old queens.

    It does not make me less of “a gay” because I offer opinions in a calm and respectful manner or offer a different view than your own. I’ve been a fag since I was five (1969) and seen the whole gamut of gayness unfold over the years from when homosexuality being considered a disease to city-hood for WeHo (I voted,”yes”) to marching on the FDA with ACT-UP in DC to having to take my own poisonous meds to stay alive so, shut the fuck up with your poisonous words. Be civil. Be respectful. Be strong. In-your-face ways have their place, but it is NOT when it comes to some whiny bitch like Ann Coulter.

    She is a WASP’y racist, homophobic opportunist. Even my Texan, Republican parents think. Let’s choose our battles wisely.

  37. A in LA says


    I read your outrage at J Sanker and hear you, what you point out is important. I’ve met Mr. Sanker and have nothing positive to say about him. So Jake66, sincere thanks for drawing our attention to it. Let us focus then and take on one thing at a time though.

    So, by your post, perhaps gays could confront, boycott or lambaste JSanker not only for not ousting Coulter but for fostering a harmful cycle within the gay community. Fair enough.

  38. A in LA says


    Gays will not get anywhere playing nice to those that are toxic to us. If you lay down before even small minds like Ann Coulter than you deserve to be called FAGGOT by her and to be laughed at by a room full of Republicans who’d just as soon see you outlawed and back in the closet. Think twice before you attack other gays trying to stand up for themselves.

  39. noteasilyoffended says

    Dear A in LA:

    You just don’t get it. I don’t like her. I don’t respect her. But I think we have many bigger fish to fry than to worry about some whiny white woman. I am not one to lie down in front of a fight worth fighting. Ann Coulter is not even on my radar. You give her power in your fight…for what? So she won’t call you a bad name? Big deal! Have you seen her interviews? She sounds like an idiot! And I bet “gays” aren’t the only ones that feel that way and are turned off by her disgust. She will wither into oblivion quickly enough. What’s funny is that I bet the way she turns people off might actually work to the benefit of the gay community or any other community she decides to “ridicule” and slander.

    And believe me, my words were no attack. You are just words on a screen to me…and I still will respect you if you respect others.

  40. A in LA says


    You admonish me with “Show people the respect you so obviously think you are deserving of and you will receive that respect. Otherwise, you just look like angry old queens…so, shut the fuck up with your poisonous words. Be civil. Be respectful.”

    Well NOTEASILYOFFENDED, you demonstrated that you are not practicing what you preach nor are worthy of respect yourself. Gays will never get anywhere if we attack each other my friend, we have to ALIGN. We have to work together to stand up to petty and huge attacks or else we deserve what we get.

    This “whiny white woman” as you call her is on the New York Times bestseller list IN HARDCOVER every time she publishes a book, on TV almost every week and has a regular column online/in major newspapers- and you’re telling me/and Jacobs and others on this post we should just ignore her. I disagree and by calling me names and attacking some of our ideas on how we should treat others that are outright mean to us differs. Let’s leave it at that please.

  41. noteasilyoffended says

    A in LA:

    Read your previous posts and get back to me. That was my last word on the subject.

  42. Gregg says

    Did anyone think that perhaps Coulter was DISAPPOINTED that they didn’t throw her out? She’s a publicity whore – that is all she is. She probably went there so she’d have a story for her talking head gigs. She could rant about how she got kicked out just because she wanted a nice meal.

    Well, LOL, didn’t happen, so she has no story. Poor thing had to eat a simple meal, probably weighed down with excretions from the kitchen and wait staff.

  43. Josey2006 says

    It’s hard to fault Ann Coulter for being gay. It’s not like she had a choice – she was born gay.

  44. JT says

    Wow. Great debate between “Notso” and “A in LA”.

    What I want to know is this: Is it possible for you both to be right?

    I mean, could not rejecting AC in the most definitive way, i.e. ejecting her from the restaurant, have had value? Assuming AC would “get” humiliation, that is?

    On the other hand, could not giving this person the attention she craves also be of value? It seems that she does a good enough job of self-assassination without anyone offering additional rope.

    The people who “get it” will get it from her message. The ones who love her will do their best in spite of reality to defend her. Unless it affects them personally, their desire to change will remain unchanged.

    My suggestion: Find an individual upon whom you can make an impression. That impression may move mountains. But remember the key ingredient: An actual interaction with an individual. Scream at AC from a blog, and preach to the choir. Or, flap the butterfly’s wings.

  45. eschewv says

    One phrase comes to mind, and I am surprised no one’s gotten to it so far, as I personally find it apropos:

    ‘Don’t shit where you eat.’

  46. Hephaestion says

    I feel certain someone at that restaurant must have spit in her drink and food. And I bet you anything there was a bit o’ piss seasoning her entree with an interesting taste.

    NO WAY a group of gay employees could prepare food and drink for her and fail to toss a bit o’ piss and spit in her consumables.

  47. tim says

    Why is everyone so quick to knife somebody in the back because they are ignorant? Is it wrong to take the high road and just ignore her? Kindness can somtimes be much a much better weapon than all the hatred I see.