PHOTOS: Bill Murray Danced in the Kitchen at Le Diplomate Wednesday Night

He came here to give up an award on Sunday. Maybe he's sticking around?

Bill Murray was in DC this past Sunday to pass off the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to David Letterman (and sell his autograph to raise money for a Puerto Rico fund). But Murray’s trip to DC apparently didn’t end with his trip to the Kennedy Center. On Wednesday evening he enjoyed a real night on the town. Murray was spotted at the Black Jack bar after grabbing a late-night meal at DC hotspot Le Diplomate.

There, he arrived with a group of friends and dined on the restaurant’s signature escargot a la bourguignonne and steak frites. After a few martinis, he announced to the manager that he loved his meal so much, he simply had to meet the chef. He then emphasized his gratitude with an impromptu dance party in the kitchen. Below, a couple of our favorite photos of the night.

When Bill Murray tells you to pose, you pose. Thanks for joining us at @lediplomatedc, Bill!

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Bill Murray coming back to the kitchen to thank everyone and take a few awesome pictures. #BigErn #Itsinthehole

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