updated 08/05/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/05/2011 AT 3:15 PM ET
On Tuesday, Watson, 21, and Simmons, 24, stepped out for a meal together in Santa Monica, Calif., and looked very cozy.
Watson has been spending time in Los Angeles since filming Wallflower in Pittsburgh after wrapping up the final installment of her Harry Potter franchise. She does, however, plan to return to England this fall to spend a year studying at Oxford.
The actress has previously denied rumors that she and Simmons are romantically involved, though the two were photographed hiking together earlier this summer.