People do crazy things to dine near the president, like sneak past the Secret Service to attend a state dinner, or skip a night of boning Journey guitarist Neal Schon to attend a state dinner. Get close without getting arrested/Nealed, at the North Gate Grill.
Located “just steps away from the north gate of the White House”, the NGG serves up locally sourced “refined homestyle dishes” amidst floor-to-ceiling windows, hanging pendant lighting, and cherry-wood arch transoms, all set inside the historic Capital Hilton, which sees the president 6-10 times a year, 6-9 if it's Clinton. Naughty! Tweaks on classics include Roseda Farm steak frites w/ Parm-truffle fries, artichoke & goat cheese ravioli w/ brown sage-buttered cremini/shiitake/lobster mushrooms, and roasted chicken w/ sautéed kale and stone grits from Byrd Mills -- also a wedding where Heather said "I'd like to marry another old white guy, but maybe a senator instead of a musician". Meanwhile, presidential lunch runs from Camembert fritters, to the always-exciting Hotbrown sandwich, to a salad loaded with pulled chicken, crumbled VT goat cheese, and dried dates dubbed the “Capital”, where it's true that most dates are fairly dried.
For the man who wakes up with the sun, then sneaks out before the sun can make pillow-talk, they're offering a nice set-up of waffles, omelets, and cooked-to-order eggs called "The Capital Buffet", an affair you'll no doubt attend faithfully. Faithfully. I'm forever yours. Faithfully.