The BEST episodes of Dinner for Five
Every episode of Dinner for Five ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dinner for Five!
Dinner for Five is a television program in which actor/filmmaker Jon Favreau and a revolving guest list of celebrities eat, drink and talk about life on and off the set and swap stories about projects past and present. The program seats screen legends next to a variety of personalities from film, television, music and comedy, resulting in an unpredictable free-for-all.
#1 - Ron Livingston, Kevin Pollack, Sarah Silverman, and Rod Steiger
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/29/2002
This episode was taped at the Saddle Peak Lodge, Calabasas on November 19, 2001. Jon's guests are: Ron Livingston, actor, Swingers and Office Space; Kevin Pollack, actor, The Usual Suspects and Avalon; Sarah Silverman, actress, Saturday Night Live and School of Rock; and Rod Steiger, actor, On the Waterfront and Doctor Zhivago.
#2 - Gina Gershon, Dennis Farina, Ron Livingston, and Faizon Love
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/9/2004
Host Jon Favreau chats with Gina Gershon, Dennis Farina, Ron Livingston and comedian Faizon Love. Gershon's reminisces about “Showgirls”; Farina talks about his career as a Chicago cop; and Livingston discusses “Band of Brothers.”
#3 - Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Seth MacFarlane, and Jon Heder
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/2/2005
Tony Hawk, Stacy Peralta, Seth MacFarlane and Jon Heder are the guests.
#4 - David Duchovny, Dax Shepard, Tim Blake Nelson, and Stephen Root
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/29/2005
This episode was taped at Le Meridien, Beverly Hills. Jon's guests are: David Duchovny, actor/director, X-Files and Kalifornia; Tim Blake Nelson, actor/director, Oh Brother Where Art Thou? and The Thin Red Line; Stephen Root, actor, Office Space and Dodgeball; and Dax Shepard, actor, Punk'd and Idiocracy.
#5 - Rob Zombie, Bruce Campbell, Roger Corman, and Faizon Love
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/15/2005
This episode was taped at La Cachette restaurant in Santa Monica. Jon's guests are: Bruce Campbell, actor, Evil Deadand Bubba Ho-tep; Roger Corman, producer/director, Death Race 2000 and Carnosaur; Faizon Love, actor/comedian, Wonderland and Torque; and Rob Zombie, musician/director.
#6 - Peter Berg, Billy Bob Thornton, Brian Grazer, and H.G (Buzz) Bissinger
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/8/2004
Peter Berg; Billy Bob Thornton; Brian Grazer; H.G. (Buzz) Bissinger. Host: Jon Favreau.
#7 - Neve Campbell, Henry Winkler, Dave Foley, and Jeff Garlin
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/10/2004
Henry Winkler, Dave Foley, Neve Campbell and Jeff Garlin. Host: Jon Favreau.
#8 - David Milch, Tim Olyphant, Michael Rapaport, and Jay Mohr
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/1/2005
This episode was taped at Le Meridien, Beverly Hills. Jon's guests are: David Milch, writer/producer, Deadwood and NYPD Blue; Jay Mohr, actor, Action and Last Comic Standing; Tim Olyphant, actor, Deadwood and Go; and Michael Rapaport, actor, Boston Public and War at Home.
#9 - David Cross, Molly Shannon, George Hickenlooper, and Phillip Baker Hall
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/25/2004
David Cross, Molly Shannon, Philip Baker Hall and director George Hickenlooper are the guests. Host: Jon Favreau.
#10 - John Waters, Colin Quinn, Danny Aiello, and Delroy Lindo
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/11/2004
John Waters, Colin Quinn, Danny Aiello and Delroy Lindo are the guests.
#11 - Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, and Charles Nelson Reilly
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/4/2004
Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning and Charles Nelson Reilly are the guests. Host: Jon Favreau.
#12 - Jennifer Esposito, Barry Pepper, Luis Guzman, and Stephen Dorff
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/21/2004
Jennifer Esposito, Barry Pepper, Stephen Dorff and Luis Guzman are the guests. Host: Jon Favreau.
#13 - Jeff Ross, Hector Elizando, Kevin Pollak, and Laura Kightlinger
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/7/2004
Guests: Kevin Pollak; Laura Kightlinger; Jeff Ross; Hector Elizondo.
#14 - Kevin James, Tony Shalhoub, Richard Lewis, and Burt Reynolds
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/16/2004
Kevin James; Tony Shalhoub; Richard Lewis; Burt Reynolds. Host: Jon Favreau.
#16 - Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, and J.J. Abrams
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/17/2005
Guest host Kevin Smith welcomes Mark Hamill; Jason Lee; Marvel Comics illustrator Stan Lee; and executive producer J.J. Abrams (“Lost”).
#17 - Ed Asner, Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Fisher, and Blair Underwood
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/10/2003
Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Blair Underwood (Full Frontal), former SAG president Ed Asner (TV's Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Ed Begley, Jr. (HBO's Six Feet Under)
#18 - Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner, and Kevin Smith
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/20/2003
On the guest list: Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith. Jon Favreau is the host. Topics include auditions, financing films and dealing with the press.
#19 - Sean Combs, John Leguizamo, Juliette Lewis, and Vincent Pastore
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/7/2002
This episode was taped at Dylan Prime restaurant in New York City on April 7, 2002. Jon's guests are: Sean "Puffy" Combs, musician/actor, Made and Monster's Ball; John Leguizamo, actor, Summer of Sam and Moulin Rouge; Juliette Lewis, actress, Cape Fear and Natural Born Killers; and Vincent Pastore, actor, The Soprano and Made.
#20 - Martin Scorsese
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/10/2004
Jon Favreau interviews Martin Scorsese at the Lake Placid Film Festival. Included: Scorsese's cinematic influences; his camera work and use of music; the difference between plot and story; and “The Aviator,” Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic.Watch Now:Amazon
#21 - Tracy Morgan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bonnie Hunt, and Jason Bateman
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/8/2005
This week Jon's guests are: Jason Bateman, actor, Arrested Development and Dodgeball; Bonnie Hunt, actress/Director, Jerry Maguire and Return to Me; Tracy Morgan, actor/comedian, SNL and The Longest Yard; and Jeffrey Tambor, actor, The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development.
#22 - Lili Taylor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Sayles, and Vanessa Martinez
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/27/2003
Jon Favreau is joined by director John Sayles and the cast of his film “Casa de los Babys,” including Maggie Gyllenhall, Lili Taylor and Vanessa Martinez.
#23 - Vince Vaughn, Cole Hauser, Rory Cochrane, and Brian Cox
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/3/2003
Vince Vaughn (Made), Cole Hauser (White Oleander), Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) and Rory Cochrane (C.S.I.: Miami)
#24 - David Byrne, Dave Eggers, Janeane Garofalo, and Joe Pantoliano
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/17/2003
Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer), Joe Pantoliano (Daredevil), A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius author Dave Eggers and Talking Heads musician David Byrne
#25 - Dom Deluise, Peter Falk, John Herzfeld, and Richard Lewis
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/27/2003
Dom Deluise (Blazing Saddles), Richard Lewis (HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm), Peter Falk (A Woman Under The Influence) and director John Herzfeld (15 Minutes)