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Paul Bedard over at U.S. News & World Report runs down the 10 restaurants where you’re likely to spot what passes for celebrities in this town—-lobbyists and legislators, in other words.  It’s a handy list, I suppose, if you actually know what Bob Goodlatte looks like and care about where he dines.

Frankly, I’ve eaten out hundreds of times and have rarely spotted anyone famous, perhaps because my definition of famous run more along the West Coast/Hollywood axis than the East Coast/Wonk axis. Of course, it could be that I also don’t have a table reserved at Cafe Milano, Bedard’s No. 1 spot. Don’t see that happening anytime soon either.

Bedard is promising more restaurant lists in the future, such as “the dives favored by Hill staffers, and where top federal officials huddle for after-dinner drinks…” I’m tingling in anticipation, but for now, check out his top star-magnet restaurants after the jump.

  1. Cafe Milano
  2. Charlie Palmer Steakhouse
  3. Bistro Bis
  4. The Palm
  5. Equinox
  6. Capital Grille
  7. Bourbon Steak
  8. Blue Duck Tavern
  9. Tosca
  10. Twigs

Photo by Darrow Montgomery