This week, New York’s restaurant scene felt a bit D.C. Malia Obama took after POTUS’s penchant for dining excursions (albeit of the “hip” Asian fusion-y kind), Bill and Hill had a lavish meal, and Dennis Rodman got thrown out of a restaurant for telling everyone that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s a great guy. But this week’s appearances weren’t all political; the starlets were out and about, too. Lindsay Lohen stayed out late, Hayden Panettiere go-go-danced, and Sienna Miller romanced her sweetie. Here, once more, your weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
Buddakan: Surrounded by Secret Service, First Daughter Malia Obama and eight friends (including Giants chairman Steve Tisch’s daughter) had dinner at the Chelsea restaurant. While noshing on rock shrimp and short ribs, one of the girls was overheard saying, “This place is so hip.” [Page Six/NYP]
Catch: At the meatpacking seafood restaurant, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom shunned Kris Humphries like he was rotten fish. Days earlier, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, and Solange Knowles were also spotted. [Page Six/NYP]
Four Seasons: Senator John McCain met Henry Kissinger, AIG’s Hank Greenberg, and thirteen others for a “very private lunch” at the Grill Room, after which McCain glad-handed his way through the restaurant. [Page Six/NYP]
The NoMad: A week after celebrating their daughter Chelsea’s birthday at Lincoln, Bill and Hillary Clinton dined here. They were later spotted “looking sweet and holding hands” in Union Square. Stay tuned for next week on Keeping Up With the Clintons. [Page Six/NYP]
No. 8: After drinks with Ashley Olsen at the Electric Room, Mary-Kate Olsen and boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy ordered “tons of champagne” at the Chelsea hot spot. Also present was Dave Matthews, who “felt old” after Olsen told him “she was his biggest fan when growing up.” [NYDN]
Serafina: Prince was spotted dining with “a young Iman look-alike” at the Time Hotel restaurant. This was days after Dennis Rodman was kicked out of the spot for talking about his love for Kim Jong Un. [Page Six/NYP]