Where Celebrities Eat in Washington, DC

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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.

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  • Italian Penn Quarter/Chinatown
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    Fiola Map 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia | 202-628-2888
    Food28 Decor27 Service27 Cost$89
     

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

  • American West End
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    Blue Duck Tavern Map 1201 24th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia | 202-419-6755
    Food26 Decor25 Service26 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.

  • 14th Street Corridor
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    Le Diplomate Map 1601 14th Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia | 202-332-3333
    Food25 Decor26 Service23 Cost$52
     

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

  • Tysons Corner
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    Palm Restaurant Map 1750 Tysons Boulevard, Tysons Corner, Virginia | 703-917-0200
    Food25 Decor21 Service25 Cost$65
     

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

  • Steakhouse Georgetown
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    BOURBON STEAK Map 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia | 202-944-2026
    Food25 Decor24 Service25 Cost$94
     

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

  • Steakhouse Capitol Hill
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    Charlie Palmer Steak Map 101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia | 202-547-8100
    Food23 Decor24 Service23 Cost$68
     

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

  • Italian Georgetown
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    Cafe Milano Map 3251 Prospect Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia | 202-333-6183
    Food20 Decor20 Service20 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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