President Obama Celebrates His Birthday at Rose’s Luxury

And here we thought the lines couldn't get longer.

Rose's Luxury often commands long waits. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Just when the lines outside Rose’s Luxury couldn’t get any more ridiculous, President Obama and the First Lady made a special stop at the Capitol Hill restaurant to celebrate POTUS’s 54th birthday.

While chef/owner Aaron Silverman has gone on record that even his own parents are asked to wait outside for the first-come, first-serve tables, the Obamas and their party reportedly skipped the queue. A source visiting the restaurant says the group sat at a table in the dining room instead of the private, prix-fixe-only rooftop.

This is the President’s first visit to the lauded Barracks Row spot, and the second for the First Lady.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.