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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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Art and Soul

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Bibiana Osteria & Enoteca

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BlackSalt

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BLT Steak

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Blue Duck Tavern

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Boundary Road Restaurant

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Bourbon Steak DC

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Béarnaise

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Cafe Milano

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Casa Luca

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The President and First Lady had dinner here with friends in December 2016.

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Chez Billy Sud

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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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Co Co. Sala

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Del Campo

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Eatonville

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Equinox

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Fiola Mare

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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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.

The Obamas went to Komi for date night in 2010. [Photo:Yelp/Ken L.]

Maketto

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Masseria

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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.

minibar by José Andrés

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Mintwood Place

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Mom's Apple Pie Company

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Momofuku CCDC

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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.

Open City

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Ottoman Taverna

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Michelle Obama ate at this Turkish restaurant with a large group in May 2016.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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Poste Moderne Brasserie

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Michelle Obama visited this Capitol Hill Italian restaurant in spring 2016 with a friend for lunch.