06/28/2012 at 06:00 AM EDT
Liza Minnelli was just left of center stage Tuesday night in New York City while dining with pals at Upper East Side bistro Match 65.
"Her table was right near the hostess stand," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the iconic entertainer. "She looked fantastic and appeared to smoke more than she ate."
Minnelli munched on kumamoto oysters and escargot with extra garlic, while sipping on iced tea.
Dressed in all black, she put on an "amazing" wine-colored fedora before she left, says the observer, adding, "She looked like a pimp!"
– Kristin Boehm