Five Best Presidential Dining Experiences Washington DC Have to Offer

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White House invitations are hard to get for common folks, so why not dine out in any of these presidential places? Even the families of the US presidents have been at these much-acclaimed restaurants. Catch all First Family vibes when at these locales on a Washington DC tour.

1789 Restaurant

This restaurant consists of connected townhouses and intimate dining rooms, which have hosted powerful figures, including Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and American President Barack Obama. The restaurant has antiques dating back to the sixteenth century. While you must try the new tasting menu of this farm-to-fork favorite, you can count on its classic rib eye at all times. The recommended clothes for men are jackets, which are positively presidential.


It is fitting that American presidents have dined at this restaurant, which serves up Mid Atlantic-inspired menu, situated near the White House. It is easy to see why the likes of George Bush Senior have come here in the past. Seasonal fare informs its menus, which include the Sunday vegan brunch. Chef Todd Gray’s epic food items in the tasting menu are worth the try, or try all the dishes in its a la carte menu if you have a smaller appetite for food.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck

The Asian-inspired food items of chef Wolfgang Puck have not just been a favorite among the White House employees, but they also inspire the kind of buzz which has brought in the First Family members in Barack Obama’s first tenure. The restaurant’s takes on wonton soup and dim sum are enough to please any Commander-in-Chief.


While the name of this restaurant is a nod to its extensive collection of wines, Proof offers cocktails and a variety of craft beers. It is a popular lunch venue, as Michelle Obama learned back in 2011 when the then First Lady ordered its shrimp burger. The burger has been a fan favorite for a while now. Besides, dinner dazzles with salmon and grilled strip steak.


This is one more president-themed masterpiece. Situated in Downtown, the distinctive place has American Pop art, which includes pieces by Maggie O’Neill and Jasper Johns. Seasonal small plate menus mean you are sure to find something new and exciting when at Lincoln. It is a cousin restaurant to Teddy and The Bully Bar, which has items that pay tribute to Theodore Roosevelt.

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