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DC's Best Restaurants for Celeb Sightings

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
    • Italian
    • Penn Quarter/Chinatown
    Food
    28
    Decor
    27
    Service
    27
    Cost
    $89

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

  • Blue Duck Tavern
    • American
    • West End
    Food
    26
    Decor
    25
    Service
    26
    Cost
    $70

    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
    • 14th Street Corridor
    Food
    25
    Decor
    26
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $52

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

  • Palm Restaurant
    • Tysons
    Food
    25
    Decor
    21
    Service
    25
    Cost
    $65

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

  • BOURBON STEAK
    • Steakhouse
    • Georgetown
    Food
    25
    Decor
    24
    Service
    25
    Cost
    $94

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

  • Charlie Palmer Steak
    • Steakhouse
    • Capitol Hill
    Food
    24
    Decor
    24
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $68

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

  • Cafe Milano
    • Italian
    • Georgetown
    Food
    20
    Decor
    20
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $64

    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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