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Michelle Obama and Barack Obama at Boundary Road
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Where to Eat Like Michelle Obama in D.C.

She's been to more than 40 restaurants and counting.

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President Obama's love of burgers is well-documented. So for this map, let's turn to the restaurants in the Washington area that Michelle Obama has visited over her past six years in Washington. MObama has a knack for picking both hot new restaurants and classic places, particularly those with a farm-to-table bent. This year, she's visited critical darling Rose's Luxury and Georgetown newcomer Chez Billy Sud (twice).

And the "Obama bump" matters. People want to eat where the First Lady eats. "The guests that were coming down here [last time the First Lady visited] came to investigate personally: 'Where did she sit? What did she eat? Who was she with? What was she wearing?' The 'Where did she sit and can I please sit in the same seat' was a request we had for weeks to come," Eatonville general manager Michael Woods told Eater DC back in 2011.

Here are more than 40 restaurants that Michelle Obama's dined at over the years, sourced through Eater's archives, from fine dining establishments like Komi and Fiola Mare to Sticky Rice, Red Robin and Mom's Apple Pie Company. Also noted: the First Lady's visited dearly departed establishments like Pinkberry in Dupont Circle and Georgetown's legendary Citronelle. This map focuses on confirmed reports, though also includes a few unconfirmed-but-likely sightings; Eater updated it today to include her most recent restaurant visit. —Missy Frederick and Adele Chapin

Aware of another First Lady restaurant sighting? Let Eater know in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Art and Soul

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415 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 393-7777
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2. Bibiana Osteria & Enoteca

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1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 216-9550
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3. BlackSalt

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4883 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 342-9101
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4. BLT Steak

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1625 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 689-8999
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5. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 419-6755
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6. Boundary Road Restaurant

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414 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4336
(202) 450-3265
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7. Bourbon Steak DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 944-2026
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8. Béarnaise

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315 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 450-4800
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9. Cafe Milano

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3251 Prospect St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-6183
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10. Casa Luca

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1099 New York Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 628-1099
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The President and First Lady had dinner here with friends in December 2016.

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11. Cedar

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822 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 637-0012
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12. Chez Billy Sud

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1039 31st St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 965-2606
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Georgetown's buzzy Chez Billy Sud. Obama ordered steak frites. She returned to the restaurant in July 2015 with Kathleen Biden. She was again back in November 2015. In August 2016, she made a return visit.

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13. Co Co. Sala

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929 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-4265
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14. Cork

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1720 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-2675
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15. Del Campo

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777 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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16. Eatonville

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2121 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 332-9672
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17. Equinox

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818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 331-8118
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18. Fiola

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601 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-2888
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19. Fiola Mare

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3050 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 628-0065
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20. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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750 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 489-0140
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21. Kapnos

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2201 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 234-5000
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The First Lady dined at this Mike Isabella restaurant in September 2013, shortly after it opened. She sat in sister restaurant G, but ordered off the Kapnos menu to celebrate a dining companion's birthday.

22. Komi

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1509 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 332-9200
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The Obamas went to Komi for date night in 2010. [Photo:Yelp/Ken L.]

23. Maketto

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1351 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 838-9972
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24. Masseria

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1340 4th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 608-5959
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Obama dined at this hip, tasting men-centric restaurant with a female friend not once, not twice, but three times in spring 2016.

25. minibar by José Andrés

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855 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 393-0812
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26. Mintwood Place

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1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 234-6732
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27. Mom's Apple Pie Company

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126A Commerce St
Occoquan, VA 22125
(703) 497-7437
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28. Momofuku CCDC

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1090 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Multiple diners reported seeing The First Lady at this New York transplant and hot spot in November 2015, though representatives would not confirm her visit.

29. Open City

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2331 Calvert St NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 332-2331
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30. Ottoman Taverna

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425 I St
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 847-0395
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Michelle Obama ate at this Turkish restaurant with a large group in May 2016.

31. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-1005
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32. Poste Moderne Brasserie

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555 8th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-6060
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33. Radici

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303 7th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 758-0086
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Michelle Obama visited this Capitol Hill Italian restaurant in spring 2016 with a friend for lunch.

34. Rasika

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633 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 637-1222
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35. Rasika West End

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1190 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 466-2500
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36. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

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21045 Dulles Town Cir
Dulles, VA 20166
(703) 421-0038
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Michelle Obama took the kids to Red Robin for burgers to celebrate Sasha's 11th birthday in June 2012.

37. Redwood

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7121 Bethesda Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-5515
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38. Restaurant Eve

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110 S Pitt St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 706-0450
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39. Restaurant Nora

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2132 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 462-5143
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40. Rose's Luxury

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717 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 580-8889
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41. RPM Italian

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601 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 204-4480
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A rep confirms that the First Lady at the Mt. Vernon Triangle Italian hotspot in September 2016. The restaurant is owned by reality stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic and is known for its pastas. The First Lady dined on lobster caprese, brussels sprouts salad, and more. She returned with friends in late November, ordering oysters, steak, and more.

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42. San Lorenzo

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1316 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 588-8954
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Chef Massimo Fabbri posed with Michelle Obama after dinner on September 9, 2018 at Fabbri’s Tuscan-inspired restaurant San Lorenzo in Shaw. 

43. Sei

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444 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-7007
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44. Shake Shack

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1216 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 683-9922
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In July 2011, tipsters spotted Michelle Obama eating a Shake Shack meal including Shackburger, fries, a chocolate shake and a Diet Coke. [Photo: Yelp/Carmen G.]

45. Sticky Rice

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1224 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 397-7655
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