Over the past eight years, the hottest restaurants for Washington’s power players trended toward wherever Michelle Obama was last spotted – from Rose’s Luxury and Chez Billy Sud to Fiola Mare and hip burger joints. But changing political tides shift Washington’s dining scene, so we consulted our DC Foodie Network on expected Trump-era hotspots.
The Trump Hotel’s sprawling Benjamin Bar & Lounge is, unsurpisingly, the nightcap hangout, while Equinox and BLT Steak remain insiders’ favorites. Capitol Lounge remains the go-to Republican bar while the Capitol Hill Club isn’t just for elites, but for Hill GOPers from interns to the Speaker.
– Adam Croglia, Story Partners