Ellen Pompeo  and Patrick Dempsey  shared a meal together last night at Dan Tana's in LA. It's been a few months since the pair filmed their Grey's Anatomy season seven finale , and, during the hiatus, Patrick kept busy racing cars and promoting Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Ellen, meanwhile, has had an active Summer of hanging out with her family on both the East and West Coasts. Ellen and Patrick's doctor drama returns with a two-hour special on Sept. 22, though there were rumors he might not return after a misconstrued quote in Italy's Vanity Fair. The magazine insinuated that Patrick may leave the show at the end of the eighth season, and Patrick cleared things up during a recent sit-down with David Letterman . Patrick said fans shouldn't be "too worried" about McDreamy's future since they're just doing contract renegotiations.
Ellen Pompeo  jumped in her car after dinner in LA.
Patrick Dempsey  let his famous tresses fly freely in the wind.
Patrick Dempsey  mixed dark hues black and blue for his dinner date.
Patrick Dempsey  layered up with a leather jacket.
Patrick Dempsey  smiled for photographers.
Patrick Dempsey  strutted out of dinner to his awaiting car.
Patrick Dempsey  led the way for Ellen Pompeo .
Patrick Dempsey  and Ellen Pompeo  parted ways after dinner in LA.
Patrick Dempsey  enjoyed a friendly dinner date with a friend.
Ellen Pompeo  picked a sheer shirt for her night on the town.