The 47-year-old actor and director was spotted heading into Giorgio Baldi restaurant on Tuesday evening (October 1) in Santa Monica, Calif.
Ben and Laurene, who was married to Steve Jobs before his passing, arrived at the hot spot separately and spent several hours dining and chatting.
Despite the dinner date, sources say that the duo are just friends.
“They have been friends for a long time now,” a source told Page Six.
Laurene has also reportedly been involved with Ben‘s charity Eastern Congo Initiative since 2010.