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DC's Best for Celeb-Spotting

When celebrities and top politicos come to town, you never know who might walk through the restaurant door next. Here's a shortlist of restaurants noted for two highlights: good food and stargazing potential.

Fiola

ItalianPenn Quarter/Chinatown
4.8
Food
4.7
Decor
4.7
Service

Good to know: Recent celeb guests include Katherine Heigl and NJ Governor Chris Christie.

Blue Duck Tavern

AmericanWest End
4.6
Food
4.5
Decor
4.6
Service

Good to know: Celebrity diners include Barack and Michelle Obama (2009), Oprah, Gayle King, Ben Affleck, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Le Diplomate

French14th Street Corridor
4.5
Food
4.6
Decor
4.3
Service

Good to know: Sightings here include Joe and Jill Biden and actor Kevin Spacey.

Palm Restaurant

SteakhouseMcLean
4.5
Food
4.1
Decor
4.5
Service

Good to know: Recent celeb sightings include Madeleine Albright, Al Roker and Rob Lowe.

BOURBON STEAK

SteakhouseGeorgetown
4.5
Food
4.4
Decor
4.5
Service

Good to know: Michael Mina's chophouse in the Four Seasons attracts A-listers Owen Wilson, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

Charlie Palmer Steak

AmericanCapitol Hill
4.4
Food
4.4
Decor
4.3
Service

Good to know: Yes, that was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spotted dining here.

Cafe Milano

ItalianGeorgetown
4.0
Food
4.0
Decor
4.0
Service

Good to know: Look for a mix of athletes, actors and politicians here - sightings include Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, Buzz Aldrin, Newt Gingrich, Tina Fey, Mick Jagger and John Kerry.

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