DC's Top Business Deal Restaurants
Truffle mac and cheese from Bourbon Steak
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-944-2026; bourbonsteakdc.com
Who Goes: Politicos, überlobbyists, the “beautiful people”
Where to Sit: Booth 105 if you want to be hidden, booth 133 if you want to be seen
The Vibe: Modern-day steakhouse with luxe trimmings, loads of flattering natural light and a swank Four Seasons address. Try not to fill up on the out-of-this-world truffle-rubbed rolls with fleur de sel.
Star Power: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris Matthews
1225 19th St. NW, 202-293-0162; cffolksrestaurant.com
Who Goes: Legit journalists, highranking policy wonks, oldschool movers and shakers
Where to Sit: Counter stools 4 to 7
The Vibe: Hole-in-the-wall lunch-only joint, known for good food, interesting conversation and ornery owner Art Carlson. Regulars know better than to skip the daily specials. The hand-cut fries are among the best in town.
Star Power: We were too afraid to ask Art.
1226 36th St. NW, 202-965-1789; 1789restaurant.com
Who Goes: Legal eagles, Georgetown stalwarts, professionals, White House types
Where to Sit: Corner tables in all of the dining rooms
The Vibe: Very traditional Washington, with antique finishes and romantic “country inn” décor. Perfect for power couplings, closing the deal or celebrating a special occasion
Star Power: Bill and Hillary Clinton, Paul McCartney, Caroline Kennedy, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Celebrating the start to the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner weekend at the British Ambassador's residence with the Entertainment Software Association.