Patrons at The Majestic got a pleasant surprise Saturday night when film star Robert Pattinson, most famous for his role playing a forever-young teenage vampire Edward in the “Twilight” films, strolled in for dinner with friends while in town for the White House Correspondents Dinner.
The Majestic is a cozy upscale diner on King Street in historic Alexandria, a suburb of Washington, D.C., in Virginia that specializes in comfort food.
Pattinson, 25, a London native, mingled easily with the crowd at the bar while waiting for a table, according to Jennie Kuperstein, publicist for The Eat Good Food Group.
Pattinson dined with four friends, ordering a steak—medium rare—prepared by Majestic Chef Shannon Overmiller and autographing a menu for Eve Armstrong, Chef Cathal Armstrong’s 13-year-old daughter.The steak on the menu is described as “All Natural Virginia New York Strip Steak” which comes with fries and sells for $27.
The Majestic was the go-to restaurant for a birthday dinner in July 2009 that included first lady Michelle Obama, her mother Marian Robinson and daughters Sasha and Malia.
Pattinson will appear as Edward later this year when the last of the “Twilight” films, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2,” arrives in theaters Nov. 16, 2012.
No word on whether actress Kristen Stewart, who plays opposite Pattinson in the Twilight films as Bella, and is reportedly seeing Pattinson, was in the entourage Saturday night.
Pictures of Rob arriving in D.C. here!
That’s a long way to travel for dinner, Mr. Pattinson! What a detour to Vancouver! 😉 He must have been there for something important!