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Charlie Palmer Wants Hanks But Gets Gandhi

1/12/2009 3:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

So you're one of the hottest restaurants in D.C. Tables are hard to come by and you have to choose who gets a primo table -- Tom Hanks or Congressman Barney Frank. And the reservation goes to ... Tom Hanks!

Our spies at Charlie Palmer Steak tell us the restaurant will be open Friday and Saturday night to the general public and people are scrambling for reservations. We're told huge celebs will trump congressional regulars because they are more "special."

Unlike Hollywood, where stars throw their names around, in D.C. aliases are big. For example, on Saturday night there's a party of six at Charlie Palmer under the name Gandhi.

The restaurant is closed for private parties next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. On Inauguration day, there will be Secret Service snipers on the rooftop of the restaurant -- it's probably the best, most sweeping view in town. And we're told the lucky dudes with guns will get some free food from Charlie Palmer.

P.S. -- Charlie Palmer's is having a private bash on Inauguration day and the guests will be allowed to go rooftop to see the view, as the Secret Service scopes out the scene.

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99centz    

that'z a no brainer....sit barny at a table nearest the men;z room...........

2075 days ago
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VioletteUK    

ANYWHERE is better than Mickey D's! ANYWHERE!

2075 days ago
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yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

Jesus has holes in his hands for his pleasure...

2075 days ago
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allen antrim    

Is the party obsessed with excrement as much as Gandhi was? Maybe TMZ should check the menu.

2075 days ago
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Disgusting    

The restaurant owners are twisted, the world is twisted. When celebs whine about pap attention, they should think about stories like this. If Tom Hanks accepts the reservation, he should never whine about media attention again. You cannot accept the fruits of attention and complain about the attention.

2075 days ago
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yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

....WHO IS THIS GHANDI??!

2075 days ago
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yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

ALL RESERVATIONS WIDE OPEN. LET THE PARTY BEGIN. AWWWW POOR GHANDI...

2075 days ago
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yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

Ghandi endured much pain under the joke of the yew.......

2075 days ago
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DaJuice    

I eat there any time I'm in D.C. The food is truly fantastic! (if anybody cares)

2075 days ago
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mike    

my neighbor is the GM for Charlie Palmers in DC..... i bet i could find out who has the reservation.



2075 days ago
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billyboyhere    

Barney Frank is representative of every NE Patriots Fan----afterall, they are the fools who continue to elect this doofus in office---the guy who has cost this Country its Economic Power. Thanks PATs fans, and you too, SAWX fans for bringing your supposed tough liberty stance on all of us with this clown you people continue to elect.

dont any of you dare tell the rest of us how tough the pats and saws are when you people let this nut represent you.

2075 days ago
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oops    

do they serve pork rinds & cherry kool-aid here? or pigs feet & colt 45?

2075 days ago
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chuck    

WHAT'S ON THE MENU...lol that's funny,my hats off too you....good stuff.

2075 days ago
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Gwen    

I am sure that politicians are very aware of the effects of having a celebrity getting preferential treatment. That is what the comments are supposed to be about, and relevant to this particular blog. However the arrows that are being thrown around on here are without any intelligent knowledge and not relevant to the subject. I find the homophobia that is swirling on here about a United States Representative to be disgusting. "Forgive them, for they no not of what they speak."

Rep. Barnie Frank is widely regarded as one of the hardest working and most intelligent Representatives in the US House. To blame him for what has gone on for the 14 years that the Republicans controlled the the House is ludicrous. Even when the Democrats took control in 2006 they had the problem of Bush vetoes and a majority that was to small to effect quality changes.

2075 days ago

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