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President Joe Biden at Taqueria Las Gemeles in D.C.
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Where to Eat Like the Bidens in D.C.

The President and First Lady are visiting Washington restaurants again

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President Joe Biden at Taqueria Las Gemeles in D.C.
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When it came to going out to Washington restaurants, the Obama and Trump administrations were a study in contrasts. D.C. restaurants waited breathlessly for a visit from Michelle (and sometimes Barack) Obama, especially since it usually would be followed by a boost in business; meanwhile, during his four years in office, the only restaurant visited by Trump was the one within his own hotel.

It’s too early to say whether the Biden administration’s restaurant attendance will create as much fervor as the Obamas, but even in these first few months in office, the President and First Lady are dipping their toes into the D.C. restaurant community. This map will chronicle their official stops. Where will they head next? We have a few guesses.

A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le Diplomate

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1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333
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On Memorial Day, the Bidens met Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff for lunch at Le Diplomate, the ever-busy French brasserie from restaurateur Stephen Starr with a reputation for catering to VIPs.

2. Taqueria Las Gemelas

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1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 866-0550
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On Cinco de Mayo, Las Gemelas co-owner Josh Phillips got to hear directly from the V.P. that Las Gemelas is the first restaurant in America to receive a Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant. Biden also ordered four tacos and two quesadillas in the process.

President Biden Visits Washington Restaurant
Biden at Las Gemelas
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3. Call Your Mother

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3428 O St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Ok, so the President didn’t go inside, but the motorcade still swung by the Georgetown location of this uber-popular “Jew-ish” deli to place a pickup order for sesame bagels with cream cheese.

Secret Service agents outside Call Your Mother deli
Secret Service agents outside Call Your Mother deli
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4. The Sweet Lobby

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404 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-2404
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Just ahead of Valentine’s Day, First Lady Jill Biden purchased $100 worth of cupcakes and macarons from this Capitol Hill pastry shop.

Macarons from The Sweet Lobbby
Macarons from The Sweet Lobbby
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1. Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

On Memorial Day, the Bidens met Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff for lunch at Le Diplomate, the ever-busy French brasserie from restaurateur Stephen Starr with a reputation for catering to VIPs.

1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

2. Taqueria Las Gemelas

1280 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
President Biden Visits Washington Restaurant
Biden at Las Gemelas
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On Cinco de Mayo, Las Gemelas co-owner Josh Phillips got to hear directly from the V.P. that Las Gemelas is the first restaurant in America to receive a Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant. Biden also ordered four tacos and two quesadillas in the process.

1280 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

3. Call Your Mother

3428 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Secret Service agents outside Call Your Mother deli
Secret Service agents outside Call Your Mother deli
James Culcasi/For Call Your Mother

Ok, so the President didn’t go inside, but the motorcade still swung by the Georgetown location of this uber-popular “Jew-ish” deli to place a pickup order for sesame bagels with cream cheese.

3428 O St NW
Washington, DC 20007

4. The Sweet Lobby

404 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Macarons from The Sweet Lobbby
Macarons from The Sweet Lobbby
The Sweet Lobby [official]

Just ahead of Valentine’s Day, First Lady Jill Biden purchased $100 worth of cupcakes and macarons from this Capitol Hill pastry shop.

404 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

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