Obamas celebrate Valentine's Day at exclusive Washington restaurant
February 14th, 2013
09:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Obamas celebrate Valentine's Day at exclusive Washington restaurant

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama shared a Valentine's Day dinner at an upscale Washington restaurant Thursday evening.

The first couple dined at Minibar, a restaurant in the district's Penn Quarter neighborhood that sits only 24 guests per night and where the window for reservations opens at least a month in advance.

The restaurant's website says the prix fixe menu is $225 per person. The restaurant is open only three nights a week.

The last time the Obamas went out to dinner on Valentine's Day was in 2009, when the recently inaugurated first couple spent the weekend in their Chicago home and dined at Table 52, a restaurant owned by Oprah Winfrey's former chef.


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  1. oldtowngal

    $225 per plate. Must be nice. My husband & I had to share a $7.50 meal tonight. Happy Valentine's Day. pfffffft. Suppose it's better than sharing a 'happy meal' at McD's, huh. $225 per plate. Irritates me. grrrrrrr

    February 14, 2013 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    What away to dine your wife out on sweet heart day. Obama an michell thats sweet names for a sweet couple.

    February 14, 2013 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  3. Wes

    Is this the uhbamas idea of shared sacrifice?

    February 14, 2013 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  4. WiredweirdinSF

    A nice $900 dinner and then another taxpayer paid vacation in Florida for his incompentency while Michelle jets off to Aspen. The most corrupt president in our history will have at least four more vaction days to add to the 57 he has already taken since he vowed to not rest until the economy recovers For all of you who were duped in to voting for him, did you have a $900 Valentine dinner or get whisked away to a free vacation? Do you feel stupid yet?.

    February 15, 2013 08:57 am at 8:57 am |