Food

Table-Hopping: This Week In Restaurant Celeb Sightings

Where were Richard Gere, Kiefer Sutherland, and Donald Trump caught unwinding?

Have you spotted any boldface names at restaurants or bars around town? E-mail your sightings to the Best Bites Blog at alimpert@washingtonian.com.

The original American gigolo Richard Gere makes a girl tremble at the Madison Bar, then follows up his Hill testimony on Tibet with a visit to the Monocole…

…Fellow silver-haired actor Richard Dreyfus kicked back at Jackie's Restaurant in Silver Spring…

Hillary Clinton, Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, and Sidney and Jackie Blumenthal shared a table last week at 701 in Penn Quarter…

24 star Kiefer Sutherland, in town for the DC Independent Film Festival, swilled scotch until 2 AM at Nanny O'Brien's in Cleveland Park…

…Following her ovation-getting performance on the opening night of Doubt, Tony winner Cherry Jones sipped a Manhattan at M&S Grill… 

…Vegan presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich loves Busboys & Poets so much, the U Street hangout named a soy yogurt parfait in his honor…

…In town to make an appearance at a Verizon Center wrestling match, Donald Trump breakfasted at the Four Seasons…

…Decemberists guitarist Chris Funk hankers for the Florida Avenue Grill and Ben's Chili Bowl…

…Senator John Kerry dined in a private room at Restaurant Nora…

…Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was seen lugging a jug of orange juice at the Arlington Harris-Teeter…

…South Carolinian Senator Lindsey Graham chowed on tortilla chips and guac at Oyamel…

And a reader writes in with the following sighting:

"I saw Don Cheadle at Jaleo (Spanish restaurant by Metro Center) on Monday, February 5.  He was there with a beautiful, young woman.  Upon exiting, he held the door open for a group of approx. 5 giddy 20-somethings who were impressed that they had been blessed by the favor."

 

 

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.