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Donald Trump Says He’s Ready to Explore D.C. Restaurants

The president is itching to dine outside White House

Trump [Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images]
President Donald Trump.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

President Donald Trump recently revealed on the "The Larry O'Connor Show" that he soon plans to wander beyond the confines of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in search of new dining opportunities, reports The Hill.

Most of his meals so far have come from inside the White House, as he’s a big fan of its dedicated kitchen staff.

"They do such a beautiful job," Trump says, in the interview. "This is such a beautiful, incredible place. I love it ... Special people, they've worked here for many, many years. Special people and the food is very, very good."

One of his New York City favorites was prix-fixe Jean-Georges; perhaps the chef-led tasting experiences at Michelin-starred Metier or Pineapple & Pearls might fit the bill for an unforgettable evening out. And his yearning for 21 Club could lead him to local power-dining spots such as the Oval Room or Bistro Bis.

As of now, Trump has only wandered as far as BLT Prime — the high-end steakhouse turned administration clubhouse tucked inside the former real estate mogul’s luxury hotel.

The Trump International Hotel is doing better than expected since he took office; it was projected to lose $2.1 million in the first four months of 2017 but has instead raked in $1.97 million, the Washington Post reported in August.

BLT Prime by David Burke

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, , DC 20004 (202) 868-5100 Visit Website

Pineapple and Pearls

715 8th Street Southeast, , DC 20003 (202) 595-7375 Visit Website

The Oval Room

800 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, , DC 20006 (202) 463-8700 Visit Website

Bistro Bis

15 E Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 661-2700 Visit Website


1015 7th St, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 737-7500 Visit Website