The pair dine in New York
Benedict looked in high spirits as he jokingly hid his face with a napkin, which he held in place with his black hat and hilariously put his glasses on top of.
The pair – who both attended New York’s Met Ball on Monday – had earlier been seen chatting animatedly as they made their way to the eatery where they dined with a female pal.
Benedict was casual in a pair of maroon trousers, a stripy T-shirt and a blue jumper, while pretty Dakota donned a 70s-style knee-length flowery dress and patent shoes.
It’s believed that Benedict is single after splitting from long-term love Olivia Poulet in 2011 but Dakota was thought to be dating actor Jordan Masterson earlier this year.
The pair haven’t been seen together for a few weeks.