Vickers-Seligman/Splash News Online
01/29/2009 AT 05:00 PM EST
Much more low-key, Johnny Depp
, ate a quiet poolside lunch at Los Angeles's Sunset Tower Hotel. Sharing his meal in cabana with an older gentleman, the actor turned more private as more diners arrived. "He just stood up and casually dropped down the flap of the cabana," an onlooker tells us. Among those deprived any further glimpses of the actor, a curious Nicole Richie
, who was dining at a nearby table with a female friend.